June 4 – 27, 2021

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael Mitnick
Directed by Tomé Cousin
Music Direction by Douglas Levine

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.

 

Location

Westinghouse Park, 7051 Thomas Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Accessibility

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 quantum@quantumtheatre.com.

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 quantum@quantumtheatre.com so we can be sure to have an adequate number of earpieces for all participants.

Safety Plans

All patrons must complete a pre-show safety questionnaire, sign a COVID-19 waiver, and agree to have their temperature taken as a requirement for in-person attendance. Patrons also must also agree to properly wear a face covering and remain socially distant from other parties at all times. No food or drink will be allowed under the tent, though socially distanced pre-show picnicking in Westinghouse Park is welcome.

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

Performance Calendar

Special Performances

Opening NightMost Popular

$ 110+

Post-show champagne reception with cast and crewFriday, June 4

Sunday Q&A

$ 84+

With the cast & directorSunday, June 6

Social Q

$ 88+

6:30PM preshow event at East End Brewery with beer and pizzaWednesday, June 9

Quantum Quaff

$ 116+

Onsite preshow wine tasting at 6:30PMThursday, June 10

Quantum on the Couch

$ 100+

Post-show analysis with Dr. Manuel ReichSaturday, June 19

Meet the Cast

Location & Directions

Westinghouse Park, 7051 Thomas Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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