NEXTpittsburgh – Location: Carrie Blast Furnaces, the site of Quantum Theatre’s production of “Hamlet,” running through Aug. 27
Featured guests: Karla Boos, founder and artistic director of Quantum Theatre, and Cody Spellman, Quantum’s director of production
3 things that surprised me:
Pittsburgh Today Live – PTL’s Daisy Jade visits the Carrie Blast Furnace. The national historic landmark sets the scene for Quantum Theatre’s new production of “Hamlet.”
See it here.
Pittsburgh City Paper – Quantum Theatre has done plenty of shows outside in the elements over the years, but this is the company’s first time putting a barrier between the performers and the sky.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – “Reason in madness” seems the very definition of what Quantum Theatre does, so thanks, Shakespeare, for the quote. It happens to come from “King Lear,” which also is on point — Quantum’s latest adventure into the wilds of Pittsburgh is plucking down the epic tragedy amid the rusty ruins of the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark.
Tribune-Review – “The Q Ball: Get Your Heart On” gala is from 6 to 11 p.m. March 23 at HIP at the Flashlight Factory, an old stamping factory on the North Side built in 1887 which manufactured goods from automobile grills to train parts.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – On Jan. 7, citizens carrying weapons marched through Pittsburgh streets to demand their rights, and those opposed rallied alongside them. There were no incidents and no cause to believe that any minds were changed.
Pittsburgh CrossCurrents – The Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts comes around once every five years and I’ve seen virtually everything that its sponsor, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, has had to offer. I feel like it’s taken me around the world and transformed the way I looked at dance in a cross-disciplinary, cross-distance way, with art and theater from an astonishing number of foreign countries.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – It’s a mystery, or rather, several. A biography, or maybe three. A romantic narrative. A workout!
It’s Quantum Theatre’s multidimensional, sometimes daunting new “Chatterton,” a play by Karla Boos now having its world premiere among the sanctuaries, stalls, halls, balconies and hideaways of Trinity Cathedral, Downtown.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – It took a few conversations, the right play and 23 tons of dirt to cement a collaboration between Karla Boos and Anne Hamburger, kindred spirits in the creation of site-specific theater.