2017 – 2018
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Adaptation and original lyrics by Rick Lombardo
Original Music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo
Music Arrangements by Anna Lackaff
Directed by Brian Weaver and Cristi Miles
Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. Hopeful, musical, and above all fun; our production has won three awards, including: BEST PLAY, BEST ENSEMBLE, and BEST DIRECTOR.
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 30
WEAVING WOMEN TOGETHER
A WORKSHOP Production
Created and performed by Nikki Weaver
Directed by Gretchen Corbett
In October 2015, Nikki Weaver sent a letter to 60 women - some she knew and some she didn’t - requesting a piece of fabric and an explanation of its sentimental value. The result is Weaving Women Together, an entirely female-driven piece about the loss of Weaver’s mother and how she has collected her in other women, and a magic skirt made entirely of the tales - and fabric - shared by these women.
January 17 – January 28
By Michelle Horgen
Directed by Brian Weaver
Funny, sweet, heroic, musical, Scarlet manages to stay true to history and Nathaniel Hawthorne's feminist novel, The Scarlet Letter. It's a heart-wrenching tale of two star-crossed lovers and a scorned husband who is consumed with hatred. This moving story is about an independent woman whose sole purpose in life is to protect her child.
A world premiere musical in partnership with Bitch Media and PHAME!
February 28 – March 25
By August Wilson
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson examines black life and race relations in 1950’s Pittsburgh. This will be the seventh of Wilson’s 10-play “American Century Cycle” that the Playhouse has staged.
Director Lou Bellamy (Obie award for Two Trains Running) is the founding Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre Company, which has produced more August Wilson productions than any company in the world, including the premiere of Jitney.