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Holmes and Watson

Presented by Kinetic Theatre Company

Fri-Sun, February 16-March 4

Sherlock Holmes has not been seen for more than three years and is presumed dead following his confrontation with Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes and charlatans who have popped up claiming to be Holmes. Suddenly…a newspaper clipping arrives. A remote mental institution on an island off the coast of Scotland reports that three patients have been recently admitted, each claiming to be the late detective.

Jeffrey Hatcher wrote the screenplay for the 2015 film, Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen. His ingenious new thriller receives its Pittsburgh premiere in a boldly atmospheric production by Kinetic Theatre, starring David Whalen.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, March 9-18

By Dr. Maya Angelou | Directed by Monteze Freeland
Adapted for the stage by Myra Platt

The regional premiere adaptation brings to life Maya Angelou’s landmark memoir as she finds her voice, rises above the challenges of growing up black and female in the South during the 1930s, and learns to use her identity as a source of strength. Prime Stage honors the work of Dr. Angelou and others who use their voices to positively inspire others.

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Rushing Horizons

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Fri-Sun, March 23-25

The mission of Texture Contemporary Ballet is to create and present authentic and dynamic movement that is based in classical ballet.  Our artists express originality and passion through collaboration and performance, with the goal to inspire an appreciation of dance, and to captivate our audiences.

Texture Contemporary Ballet’s season concludes with Rushing Horizons.

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Titanic

Presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Thu-Sun, April 5-8

The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. Titanic examines the causes, the conditions, and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the true story of that ship, her officers, crew and passengers. Titanic is a special presentation by the teens of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, backed by a professional Orchestra, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

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Büer’s Kiss

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, April 128PM

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Felecia’s body betrays her. Her husband rejects her. Her society exiles her to a place where the beliefs are a mockery, but whose residents welcome her with open (albeit misshapen) arms. Her new life is stable enough, but things are not what they seem. A quiet war of belief is about to erupt, and Felecia will be forced to take sides. Büer’s Kiss is a multimedia comics experience featuring voice actors, foley effects, and projected images.

Carl Antonowicz is a cartoonist and performer based in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009 and has been steadily building a body of comics work based around his independent research into Medical History, Epidemiology, and the Medieval Period. You can read some of his comics online at http://cantocomics.wordpress.com

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, May 4-13

By Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman.
Definitive Edition 2016
Directed by Richard Keitel

The production of this timeless classic brings to life the spirit of a young girl, Anne Frank, as she voices her belief in a world caught up in conflict, prejudice, and confinement. “In spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Prime Stage honors Holocaust survivors, Righteous Gentiles, Rescuers and their families.

Sensory-Friendly Performance

May 12th at 1:00

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Escape Velocity

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, May 318PM

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Imagine a circus shaped entirely by the audience and one very unique deck of tarot cards. Escape Velocity tells the story of a soul trapped in limbo, revealed one draw at a time. What scripts have we been handed? What prisons do we construct for ourselves?  What is our capacity for resistance, rebellion, and rebirth?

Double Blind Productions is an interdisciplinary performance collective spanning Pittsburgh, Colorado, and New York. Double Blind currently consists of Amanda Hackman, John Hackman, Moriah Ella Mason, Angela Whalen, and Miles Wilder with guest collaborators the Bombyx Collective and O’Ryan the O’Mazing.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.