Three of Pitt’s campuses will host theatrical productions this weekend, all with a touch of drama and comedy.
Pittsburgh: “The Wolves” — Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Wolves” is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe, presented by Pitt Stages. The all-female cast chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they prepare for their games. The girls discuss everything from genocide to menstrual cycles to drugs to boys to literature to each other. In the course of six short weeks, the Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do. Nov. 14-24, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre, basement of Cathedral of Learning. Tickets are $25, $15 for seniors, and $12 for students. Details: play.pitt.edu
Greensburg: “Chekhov in Yalta” — In this comedy-drama, Russian playwright Anton Chekhov is visited by the wacky members of the Moscow Art Theatre, who will do anything they can to get their hands on his newest play — before he succumbs either to love or to tuberculosis. Stephen Schrum, associate professor of theater, directs the production. Schrum says the play deals with Chekhov coping with his own mortality and trying to seize the moment to create art and find love. The cast includes 11 Pitt–Greensburg students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in Ferguson Theatre (Smith Hall, 150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601). Tickets, available at the door only, are $10; $5 (students/seniors/Pitt ID).
Bradford: “The Moors” — This dark comedy about love, desperation and visibility is about two sisters and a dog living on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a small chicken – a moor-hen – set them on a strange and dangerous path. “This ain’t your parents Cathy and Heathcliff,” said director and theater Professor Kevin Ewert, referring to the protagonists of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” Six Pitt–Bradford students start in the production, which will play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall on campus. Tickets are $6 for the public and $2 for students and may be purchased at the Bromeley Family Theater Box Office between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or by calling 814-362-5113.