Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Pittsburgh theater’s best shows live and online in 2020 and ’21

By January 5, 2022 Uncategorized

The season of ho ho ho and “Christmas Carols” is at a close, but the hourglass does not run out on best-of lists until we show our appreciation for Pittsburgh theater.

Amid COVID-19, local companies have forged ahead online, with offerings such as Pittsburgh CLO’s CLOse Ups and PICT Classic Theatre’s webinars. We will focus on the best of online and in-person productions, along with some extraordinary measures taken and innovations made during the toughest two years in memory.

Quantum’s leap

The consummate local production of 2020-21, on screen or in person, was Quantum Theatre’s daring online presentation of “Far Away.” The dystopian Caryl Churchill play, co-directed by Karla Boos and filmmaker Joe Seamans, featured the top-notch trio of former PG Performer of the Year Lisa Velton Smith, her husband, Andrew Smith, and Ingrid Sonnichsen in a harrowing tale that could easily be a best-of “Twilight Zone” episode.

Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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