Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael Mitnick
All performances are officially SOLD OUT
Patrons with tickets: We look forward to seeing you! See below for FAQ’s regarding weather and other site-related considerations. Please also be sure to allocate ample travel time and plan to arrive at Westinghouse Park by 7:30. We reserve the right to release any tickets not claimed by 7:55 to patrons waiting for rush tickets. No refunds or exchanges will be offered for tickets released in this way.
If you don’t have tickets: Tickets to our recording of The Current War, available June 12 – 27 are also available here. Join the waitlist by signing up here. See below for information about $40 rush tickets, available each night pending availability.
The Current War tells the story of the rivalry between Pittsburgh’s own George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison at the dawn of the 20th century. With a turn-of-the-last-century aesthetic, this world premiere musical makes the metaphorical boxing ring battle between Westinghouse and Edison literal and electrified.
The first professional theatre production in the region since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Current War will be staged for small socially distanced audiences outdoors under a large tent in Westinghouse Park, and performed by a fully vaccinated artistic company.
The Current War runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Westinghouse Park, 7051 Thomas Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Assistive listening devices will be available at all performances of The Current War thanks to support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District. Marked parking spots are available for patrons with accessibility needs. If you anticipate needing any sort of accommodation, or just have questions, please call 412-362-1713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 22 will be an audio-described performance. Please note in your order if you expect to make use of the audio-description service or email email@example.com so we can be sure to have an adequate number of earpieces for all participants. To book tickets for the audio-described performance, click here.
Click here to view a digital version of our show playbill.
All patrons must complete a pre-show safety questionnaire, and agree to have their temperature taken as a requirement for in-person attendance.Patrons must agree to properly wear a face covering and remain socially distant from other parties at all times. House Management staff will seat all seating pods individually and dismiss by row at the performance’s conclusion to allow distance to be maintained. No food or drink will be allowed under the tent, though socially distanced pre-show picnicking in Westinghouse Park is welcome.
Click here to view a digital version of our show playbill.
FAQs & Digital Help
How do I get there and where do I park?
Click here for directions. There is ample free parking around Westinghouse Park, especially along Thomas Boulevard, McPherson Boulevard, North Lang Avenue, and Murtland Street. Accessible parking spaces will be available at the park. Please be respectful of our neighbors.
What happens if it rains?
Thankfully, The Current War will take place under a large, covered tent which can endure some rain. However, if the rain is reducing audibility of the performance we will hold the show. If there is a need to cancel due to sustained heavy rain or severe thunderstorms make it unsafe to continue, we will reschedule guests into other nights with availability or provide refunds.
What if I get hungry?
Pre-show picnicking at Westinghouse Park is encouraged. Boxed dinners from our NearBuy partners will be available for all shows. Patrons attending between June 4 and 10 can place an order from Showcase BBQ using the form here. Each dollar spent will be matched as meal or gift certificate purchase distributed to neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Packaged concessions will also be sold at each performance. Please note that no food or drink will be permitted under the tent.
Will there be an opportunity to watch The Current War online?
Yes! You can now purchase access to our recording, available June 12-27.
Do I need to print my tickets?
Nope! When you arrive, Quantum staff will be there to check you in. Just give the name of the person who purchased the tickets. And do us a favor if that’s not you – give us your name and email address at the check-in table so we can make sure you know about future performances.
How do I purchase a subscription for the season?
Subscriptions sales for Quantum’s 2021-2022 season are coming soon. We look forward to sharing all of the exciting projects of our 30th Anniversary with you. To be the first to know when subscriptions go on sale, please fill out this form.
I’m being asked for an access code for the landing page, what is it?
When you click the button in your confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org, your access code should automatically populate. However, if it doesn’t, that code is just below the button – look for the text that says “If prompted, use code…”
How can I make the video full screen?
If you hover over the video player, in the middle you will see an icon that looks like the four corners of a square. Click it to go to full-screen.
Can I watch this on my television via my existing media center, or my Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, Roku, or similar?
If you have an Apple computer or mobile device running the most recent iOS/MacOS version, and an AppleTV, you can mirror with Airplay | LEARN MORE
If you have an Android mobile device or Windows PC, you can mirror a Chrome browser tab to a Chromecast | LEARN MORE
Rush and Wait-list Policies
If you are on the wait-list and tickets become available we will call and email you with an opportunity purchase tickets in advance. Releases of house seats (if any) happen on a daily basis, approximately 48 hours in advance of each performance.
Each evening we will begin accepting sign-ups for $40 rush tickets at 7PM. Upon arrival at Westinghouse Park check with the box-office staff who can point you to the rush sign up sheet. To expedite order processing and ensure the show starts on time, we will accept cash or check payments for tickets only.
Shortly before the performance is scheduled to begin all tickets booked for patrons who have not yet checked in will be released to the rush list in the order that names appear. Please be ready to pay for your seats and move quickly, if we are able to accommodate you.
We cannot guarantee that rush tickets will be available for every show, but so far we have had several no-shows at each of our performances.
As of right now most performances are sold-out. Clicking into individual dates may reveal scattered availability due to exchanges.
If you wish to be added to our wait-list, please use the form here.
On-demand access to our recording can be purchased here. Tickets grant 72 hours of viewing between June 12 and 27
- Wednesday, June 2, 8:00 p.m. – Pay What You Can Preview – SOLD OUT
- Thursday, June 3, 8:00 p.m. – Community Night Preview
- Friday, June 4, 8:00 p.m. – Opening Night – SOLD OUT
- Saturday, June 5 8:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT
- Sunday, June 6, 8:00 p.m. – Sunday Q&A – SOLD OUT
About Seating for The Current War
To provide the safest possible experience for audience members, and to ensure that social distancing requirements can be maintained at all times, seats to The Current War will be sold exclusively in 2, 3, and 4 seat pods. Pod pricing is as follows:
2 Seat Pods
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays: $84 + $7.00 ticketing fee
Saturdays: $100+ $7.00 ticketing fee
Opening Night (6/4): $110 + $7.00 ticketing fee
Quantum Quaff (6/10): $116 + $7.00 ticketing fee
Social Q (6/9): $88 + $7.00 ticketing fee
3 Seat Pods
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays: $126 + $10.50 ticketing fee
Saturdays: $150+ $10.50 ticketing fee
Opening Night (6/4): $165 + $10.50 ticketing fee
Social Q (6/9): $132 + $10.50 ticketing fee
Quantum Quaff (6/10): $174 + $10.50 ticketing fee
4 Seat Pods
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays: $168 + $14.00 ticketing fee
Saturdays: $200+ $14.00 ticketing fee
Opening Night (6/4): $220 + $14.00 ticketing fee
Social Q (6/9): $176 + $14.00 ticketing fee
Quantum Quaff (6/10): $232 + $14.00 ticketing fee