“The Wonder Bread Years” at City Theatre, with special promo for bloggers

Remember when I explained how to see a play? If you haven’t already used those five easy steps to see Bust (and you still have another week or so, so get going on that), you might try them out on a new show opening next month at City Theatre: The Wonder Bread Years. City Theatre […]

Let me tell you a story

Photo from City Theatre’s production of Flight, March 2008. Pictured center: Joshua Elijah Reese and DeWanda Wise. Photo credit: John Schisler. In Flight, Charlayne Woodard’s play (recently produced, brilliantly, at City Theatre), the characters are all slaves living on a plantation near Savannah, Georgia in 1858. They are forbidden to learn to read or write, […]

Vive l’amour!

Matthew Dellapina and Jenny Wales in The City Theatre’s production of The 13th of Paris. Photo credit: John Schisler. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl, or boy argues with girl until they hate each other, or boy opens a major chain bookstore around the corner from girl’s spunky independent bookstore, or boy does something else […]

I’ll have what she’s having

SAVE $5 PER TICKET TO The Vagina Monologues. Mention the word "BLOG" when you call to purchase your tickets, and you’ll save $5 for each ticket. Tell them you read about the show on My Brilliant Mistakes. To make your reservation, call 412.431.2489 — this discount is available only for phone orders and sales at […]

Pittsburgh-area Bloggers invited to “The Vagina Monologues”

UPDATE (January 2008): The blogger event took place, and boy it was fun! Thanks to all the bloggers who came to the show, and double thanks to those who blogged about it! You can find my notes on the show in the post "I’ll have what she’s having." UPDATE: Please tell other bloggers and post […]

Month Impossible: Day Twenty-seven, Murderers, animated treadmills, and yet more writing

I’ve mentioned before that "Murderers," currently playing at City Theatre on Pittsburgh’s South Side, is a terrific play and well worth your time and money, yes? The play is three monologues, each by a different actor, each beginning with the sentence, "I am a murderer." The play is by Jeffrey Hatcher, a playwright with a […]

City Theatre open house and new season

A few weeks ago, City Theatre in Pittsburgh held an open house, including backstage tours and previews of plays in production. Theater is all about illusion, so it’s interesting to me that City Theatre is willing to show what goes on literally behind the scenes. I have a little more information about the workings of […]

To do: Open House at City Theatre

Next Friday will be a busy one in Pittsburgh. In addition to the Gist Street Readings and the Pirates playing Chicago Cubs at home (Vintage Cap Night!), there’s this very fun event at City Theatre on the South Side: Fun-Festive-FREE-Fifth Annual Open House at City Theatre Friday, September 7 from 5 to 10 pm Behind-the-Scenes […]