BLUE/ORANGE is a caustically funny play about race and the mental health system. In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator–a story that seems unnervingly plausible. What begins as a battle of wills between a young idealistic doctor and his jaded superior over the appropriate course of treatment for his patient, eventually turns into something altogether different. The three character play will be performed by well-known actors, David Whalen and Sam Tsoutsouvas and newcomer, Rico Parker with Andrew S. Paul, directing and Mark Clayton Southers, producing.
July 17-August 3, 2014 at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Downtown
September 25-October 9, 2014 at The New Hazlett Theatre Northside
During the course of a midsummer night in the post-Civil War South, MISS JULIE, the young daughter of a plantation owner seeks to escape her cramped uptight life by trying to seduce one of her father’s former slaves. What begins as a flirtatious grappling for power between the two quickly escalates into a sexual relationship which has dark consequences. This new adaptation mixes race into the dangerous cocktail of class and gender politics that Strindberg exploded onstage, restoring the sense of shock and outrage with which audiences greeted the play’s original premiere.
The Phoenix is Rising and we want you to join us in this exciting new endeavor. The Phoenix is a collaboration between Andrew Paul, former producing Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (PICT) and Mark Clayton Southers, Producing Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company and former Artistic Director of Theatre Initiatives at the August Wilson Center. Our first production,... Read More
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