The Vivant Vault


Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

Encore for SOUTH SIDE STORIES at City Theatre

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 11, 2013)—After a sold-out, extended run last winter, City Theatre presents the encore production of South Side Stories, a vibrant, hometown adventure written and performed by Tami Dixon. Directed by Matt M. Morrow, South Side Stories is a City Events special presentation that will run in City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio from January… Read more »

12 Peers Theater presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of Glen Berger’s UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL

photo by Craig Thompson “Would you know a miracle if you saw one?” The Librarian in Glen Berger’s Underneath The Lintel doesn’t merely ponder this question, he is confronted by it – in the form of a library book returned 113 years overdue. Randy Kovitz, as The Librarian, leads us through an existential detective story,… Read more »

Review – MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE, Little Lake Theatre Company

The laughs and the martinis flow simultaneously as Lonnie the Theatre Lady, festively festooned, recounts the rollicking riot that is MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE, playing now through Dec 14th at Little Lake.  Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete interview in audio podcast for more details, and to hear your ‘Burgh Vivants… Read more »

A tip o’ the hat to MOTHERF***ER

– barebones productions has a tradition of doing new and edgy plays.  And they hold to that tradition with their current offering The Motherf**ker With the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgus. As evident from the title, the language is spicy, and this show is assuredly not for those easily offended. Motherf**ker is a love story. … Read more »

Point Park presents ‘The Alchemists’ Lab’

Show runs Dec. 10-15 in Rauh Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse PITTSBURGH – Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists’ Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. Under the master tutelage of seriously funny playwright, filmmaker and storyteller, Gab Cody, Point Park students… Read more »

KIM EL – Playwright, Poet, Actor, Director

Settle in for some straight-up wisdom form the “creatively blessed” Kim El.  Get an in-depth look at this Pittsburgh playwright, poet, actor, and director through her touching triumph over depression through art, her memorable encounter with August Wilson, and her advice for any artist who has ever suffered from self doubt.  But wait – there’s… Read more »