The Vivant Vault

Theatre

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.

Review – [TITLE OF SHOW], The Company of Pittsburgh (11/7 – 11/16)


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Holy Kitty Carlisle-Hart!  ‘Burgh Vivant contributor F.J. Hartland returns to review [TITLE OF SHOW] from The Company of Pittsburgh, directed by Nick Mitchell, and playing at the Grey Box Theatre now through November 16th.  F.J. and host, Brian Edward get their Rooney’s crossed (Andy and Mickey) and channel Abbott and Costello in clarifying the name… Read more »

Review – HECUBA, Pittsburgh Playhouse Conservatory Company


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Death, destruction, vengeance – it’s just another Monday for HECUBA – produced by the Conservatory Company of the Pittsburgh Playhouse, directed by Monica Payne.  Though an opening monologue by a ghost is a sufficient signal of at least a few torn togas on the horizon, no worries –  Euripides, we sew-a dem for you:  ‘Burgh… Read more »

“What do you mean I can’t take my champagne into the theater?”


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Review – THE CHALK LINE, Attack Theatre


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Lonnie the Theatre Lady stops by for a cocktail and a discussion of THE CHALK LINE now playing at Attack Theatre through November 16th at Attack’s Spring Way Studio.  Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete interview, unedited in podcast to hear chalk techniques to disarm your foes, tales from Lonnie’s fabled history in… Read more »

DEK INGRAHAM – Director, 2nd Stage, Prime Stage Theatre


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Dek Ingraham, director of Prime Stage’s 2nd Stage series, discusses the restless spirits of TURN OF THE SCREW, directed by Joe Warik, now playing at the New Hazlett Theater, and GHOST STORIES, following the Nov. 8th performance, celebrating the 45th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead.  Want more chills and thrills?  Listen to “The… Read more »

Review – PARLOUR SONG, Quantum Theatre (11/1 – 11/24)


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Get the “Buzz” from Buzzelli on PARLOUR SONG the latest show from Quantum Theatre, running now through November 24th, directed by Martin Giles, starring Cameron Knight, Brendan McMahon, and Sarah Silk.  For more delicious details, listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete, unedited interview in audio podcast, and receive an exclusive rendition of the… Read more »

F.J. HARTLAND – Playwright


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He’s been called “Pittsburgh’s Playwright.”  His works have been likened to a particular dessert with a particular surprise inside (you’ll have to watch to find out what exactly, though we welcome your creative culinary guesses).  He’s also known as a director and actor, and he’s the latest addition to ‘Burgh Vivant’s roster of sassy, classy… Read more »

Review – THE ZERO HOUR, Off the Wall Productions (10/25 – 11/9)


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A duo review-o!  ‘Burgh Vivants Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli and Lonnie the Theatre Lady just HAPPENED to run into each other at the opening of THE ZERO HOUR, directed by Robyne Parrish at Off the Wall Productions last week, so naturally they wanted to dish on it over a couple of ‘Burgh Vivant martinis – and… Read more »

Review – GOD OF CARNAGE, Little Lake Theatre Company (10/17-11/2)


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The coming of the GOD OF CARNAGE is upon us – and Brian and Lonnie get a godly case of the giggles discussing this Tony Award-winning play by Yasmina Reza, now playing at Little Lake Theatre, directed by Sunny Disney Fitchett, and starring Gregory Caridi, Art DeConciliis, Mary Liz Meyer and Jennifer Sinatra.  If these… Read more »