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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.

MARTIN GILES – Director, PARLOUR SONG, Quantum Theatre


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Director Martin Giles discusses “a love story gone odd” on the set of PARLOUR SONG, performing Nov 1 through 24 at the former Pittsburgh Burger Co. in The Waterfront, West Homestead.  Why the Waterfront? Which of the characters in this strange love triangle does Marty relate to most?  More questions?  Get your tickets at www.quantumtheatre.com… Read more »

Review – ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Brisbane Management Group (10/16-10/31)


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It’s that time of year again: Pumpkin flavored vodka and Rocky Horror.  ‘Burgh Vivant contributor Andy Coleman discusses a very original take on this cult classic, presented by Brisbane Management, and directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith, with musical direction by Lisa Harrier.  We hope your leather dominatrix boots are made for walkin,’ because this particular… Read more »

Review – VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, City Theatre (10/12-11/3)


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By the end of this review, you will know these names and the order in which to say them!  Lonnie the Theater Lady gives her take on the 2013 Tony Award-winning play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, by Christopher Durang, directed by Tracy Brigden, playing at City Theatre Oct. 12th – Nov. 3rd…. Read more »

VIRGINIA WALL GRUENERT – Artistic Director, Off The Wall Productions


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Get a peek inside Off The Wall, Pittsburgh’s Regional Theater Company!  Artistic Director Virginia Wall Gruenert reveals the origins of Off The Wall Productions, and her inspirations as an actress and playwright.  Impressed?  Intrigued?  See this dynamic company in action with its production of “The Zero Hour” by Madeleine George, directed by Robyne Parrish, Oct… Read more »

Quantum Theatre to open the regional premiere of Parlour Song

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Quantum Theatre, known for its deep experimentation, produces the regional premiere of British playwright Jez Butterworth’s 2008 play Parlour Song, which originated on Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Co. and London’s Almeida Theatre. Acclaimed (and Olivier Award-winning), its Broadway cast included Emily Mortimer. Critic Ben Brantley said, “Now this is adult entertainment…… Read more »

JAMES MICHAEL SHOBERG – Artistic Director, Rage of the Stage Players


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Rage of the Stage Players has its own special tassel on the edge of Pittsburgh fringe theatre, and this week Artistic Director James Michael Shoberg puts back a martini with host Brian Edward and reveals what special qualities set Rage apart from the rest. PLUS – get an inside look at the upcoming premiere of… Read more »

REVIEW: “Accomplice” – Little Lake Theatre Company


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Who doesn’t love a good british murder farce?  Lonnie stops by the ‘Burgh Vivant bar to share her thoughts on “Accomplice,” the riotous comedy now playing at Little Lake Theatre.  She tries her best not to reveal any of the play’s many surprises, but dishes plenty on playwright Rupert Holmes.  “Accomplice” runs through Oct. 12th… Read more »

REVIEW: “Our Town,” Pittsburgh Public Theater


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Lonnie “the theater lady” shares her thoughts on “Our Town,” performing Sept 26 through Oct 27 at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, directed by Ted Pappas.  No single script has plagued Lonnie’s extensive theater-going history more than this well-known American classic.  Will the Public’s production change her tune?