Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – ‘The Current War’ opens as a musical in Westinghouse Park

By July 21, 2021 Uncategorized

On the night before his first class at the Yale University School of Drama, Michael Mitnick was writing a scene featuring two famous inventors locked in a cutthroat competition over whose version of electricity would dominate the world.

Think of it as the Gilded Age version of Mark Zuckerberg vs. the Winklevoss twins.

“The head of the program asked us to bring in a scene that featured a character from history. My mind flashed to Thomas Edison. We saw his laboratory and home in New Jersey,” said Mitnick, a Fox Chapel High School graduate, playwright, songwriter and screenwriter.

– Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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