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Grey Gardens

Presented by Front Porch Theatricals

Fri-Sun, August 17-268 PM Evenings; 2 PM Matinees

Grey Gardens is a frequently funny, tragic and utterly unforgettable musical about two “staunch” and legendary American women – Edith Bouvier Beale, and her grown daughter, Edie. The Beales were Jacqueline Kennedy’s aunt and cousin, respectively. Set at Grey Gardens, the Bouviers’ mansion in East Hampton, Long Island, the musical weaves documentary text with imaginative speculation to trace the Beales’ journey from royalty to ruin. With a diverse musical songbook, including Tin Pan Alley jigs and soaring ballads, Grey Gardens is a unique tapestry of lost dreams, sacrifice, and unstoppable hope– heartfelt, witty, and compassionate.

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For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Emma at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or emma@newhazletttheater.org

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How I Learned What I Learned

Presented by Ever Forward Productions

Thu-Sat, August 30-September 1

Wali Jamal has performed in all ten plays in the American Century Cycle. He will be the only actor in the world to perform all ten plus this one-man show, How I Learned What I Learned. Don’t miss history in the making.

How I Learned is an autobiographical play by Pittsburgh’s own August Wilson. This solo show allows us a look into the life of one of the most celebrated playwrights of the twentieth century through stories about friends, work, racism, music, and love. Co-conceived by Todd Kreidler.

18+ audience only, by request of artist.

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the waiting room

Presented by CORNINGWORKS the glue factory project

Wed-Sun, September 5-9

a surreal, multi-disciplinary, transcendent, dance theater work where death meets life. . .
Using the catalyst of a little known Jewish tradition, where from the moment of death until the moment of burial, a body should not be left unattended, a SHOMER (guard) is engaged to sit through the long overnight vigil.

What is it like sitting in a room alone with death for hours?

Through the integral use of creative projections, theatrical innovations, and Corning’s poignant choreographic style, this group of performing and visual artists collaboratively create a stunning, often times surreal and otherworldly experience, proffering a transcendent work that touches more on life, than on death. How can it not?

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The Father

Presented by Kinetic Theatre

Fri-Sun, September 14-23

Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was Andre an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he is losing control.

A sensation in Paris, London, and New York, French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Father has received an impressive number of awards, including a 2017 Tony Nomination for Best New Play. The play’s brilliantly simple theatrical conceit allows us to see the world through the eyes of a patient suffering the debilitating effects of dementia.

The Father by Florian Zeller an English adaptation by Christopher Hampton and Directed by Andrew Paul. Starring Sam Tsoutsouvas, Catherine Gowl, Darren Eliker, Erin Krom, Lisa Ann Goldsmith & Gregory Johnstone

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The Speed of Sound

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Fri-Sun, September 28-30

The second performance of the 2018-2019 season for Texture Contemporary Ballet with new choreography by Artistic Director Alan Obuzor, and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Bartman.

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Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

Presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of Season 6 CSA

Thu-Fri, October 11-12

Fusing soul and science, this multicultural jazz performance suggests that climate change is driving mass migration. Afro Yaqui Music Collective unites the music and stories of climate refugees from Mexico, Syria, and West Africa through jazz, dance, and theatre. Can we sow today’s revolutionary garden for tomorrow’s liberation?

THE AFRO YAQUI MUSIC COLLECTIVE
An indigenous-jazz band led by Gizelxanath Rodriguez and Ben Barson. With members in Pittsburgh, New York City, and collaborators from Tanzania to Cuba, the collective has a truly global vision rooted in the radical vision of social justice embedded in Afrodiasporic and indigenous cultures. The Suite will feature music by Barson, Hadi Eldebek and Samuel Okoh-Boateng, dance and choreography by Peggy Myo-Young Choy, and libretto by Ruth Margraff.

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Of Mice and Men

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, November 2-11

The season of “Courage” opens as you share the desire for the American dream with two migrant workers in California who grasp for a place to call their own. Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the play being awarded the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award as we partner with the National Steinbeck Center.

Directed by Scott P. Calhoon

For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Emma at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or emma@newhazletttheater.org.

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Porto Domi

Presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of Season 6 CSA

Thu-Fri, December 6-7

This heartfelt, silly, and imaginative all-ages puppet show follows a young girl and her best friend, a garden snail, on a bus ride to find the meaning of home with the people they meet. Using large-scale marionettes, projection, shadow puppetry, and dance, Porto Domi explores adapting to unexpected situations and the joy of finding new friends.

FELICIA COOPER
A puppeteer, dancer, actor, educator, and maker. Her work is primarily centered around movement and gesture as a language for expression and the illustration of a human compulsion to find order in chaos through narrative complexities. She has completed artistic residencies with folkLAB, Bread & Puppet Theater, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pearl Arts Studios, and has been the recipient of a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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You Can Call Me Al

Presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of Season 6 CSA

Thu-Fri, February 7-8

How do we confront the things that scare us the most when our memories begin to fail us? You Can Call Me Al is a long-form story about growing up, getting gay, coming out, living with mental illness, and uncovering family secrets. Through multiple artistic mediums, they will generate catharsis and let go of shame, bringing the audience into a place of learning simultaneously with the performer as we uncover what it means to be fully queer and fully vulnerable.

ALI HOEFNAGEL
As an artist and educator based in Pittsburgh, they embrace the complexity of the queer identity to create new and engaging ways to explore LGBTQIA life within local communities. Ali currently serves as the Artistic Program Director at Dreams of Hope and previously as the Education & Outreach Director and the Interim Artistic Director of About Face Theatre Company.

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In the Time of the Butterflies

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, March 8-17

“Julia Alvarez’ novel is as lovely as a butterfly at rest, and as moving as one in flight.” ~ Burlington Free Press. Experience the spirit, passions and courageous acts of the Mirabal sisters – “The Butterflies” – as they inspired a fight for freedom in the Dominican Republic. Their legacy led to the UN creating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger
Presented with the NEA Big Read, which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Emma at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or emma@newhazletttheater.org.

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Dolina

Presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of Season 6 CSA

Thu-Fri, April 11-12

In an empty and despondent society, hope propels five characters through a surreal and hostile world. In this immersive multi-disciplinary dance performance, the players of Dolina are brought together by fate, transform, and rely on one another as they find the inner strength to keep pushing forward.

KASIA REILLY
A Pittsburgh-based dancer and choreographer, she graduated with a BFA in dance from the University of Michigan. There she learned choreography by guest artists Andrea Miller, Meredith Monk, and Richard Alston, among others. During her time at the University, Kasia also showed her choreography at the American College Dance Association conference.

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Twelfth Night

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, May 3-12

Match wits with one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines in this hilarious tale of love, music and courage. Set in the colorful world of Portugal, Twelfth Night tickles the imagination as Viola disguises herself as a page boy to find her twin brother but finds herself at the center of a crazy love triangle. If music be the food of love, play on!

Directed by Andy Kirtland

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Her Holiness, The Winter Dog

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thu-Fri, May 30-31

In a dystopian future, humans cause the extinction of all animals. Now they must use humans to replace their sacred pets. To protect their status and religious values, three sisters hire a guardian of faith who dresses and lives as a dog. As their spiritual leader, The Winter Dog incites change— but not in the way they expect.

KAMRATŌN
A contemporary chamber ensemble that challenges the boundaries of performance and celebrates women as leaders in the arts. Commissioned by Kamratōn, the opera is composed by Curtis Rumrill and librettist Zachary Webber, and will be premiered under the musical direction of Daniel Curtis, by Kamratōn, Quince Ensemble, and Shana Simmons Dance.