Pittsburgh Public Theater Subscription Update

Dear Friends,

WE HAVE NEWS! In fact - lots of news, so grab your calendars and settle in for an exciting couple of years!

Thank you again for your patience as we’ve worked diligently through this crisis to stay connected with you, and envision an even brighter future for Pittsburgh Public Theater. All of our calendars have looked a little different for the past few weeks (to say the least), but we’re ready to fill them in with several months of joyful events. The information below is divided into four sections. If one section doesn’t apply to your situation, please keep reading, and you’ll find the answers to many of your burning questions.

First up, an update on this season’s presentation of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK!

Slip off your shoes and dream a little with us, won’t you? Can you imagine BAREFOOT IN THE PARK...in the park? We can! We’re working hard to transform this dream into a reality for 2021. 

Over these past few months we’ve heard from many of you who have chosen to either donate your tickets or wait until a production of this classic Neil Simon comedy is brought to life. If you haven’t made a decision yet, there’s still time! By choosing to donate your tickets, you’ll have first access to BAREFOOT IN THE PARK live in person, and exclusive VIP treatment in “the park” (seriously!) when the time comes next year. Visit PPT.ORG/TICKETUPDATE to make your ticket selection by August 31.

The 2020-2021 Season: Classics N’at - The Year of the Playwright
Our exciting new digital season featuring Public PlayTime will be available this coming fall for a suggested donation starting at $10. But, as a subscriber, you’ll have all-access to PlayTime AND exclusive digital content for FREE all year long.

The 2020-2021 Public PlayTime Series schedule is as follows:

September 17, 2020:
A new commission of Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Steven Wilson

October 22, 2020:    
A new commission of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, titled A Tell Tale Heart, adapted by Alec Silberblatt

November 19, 2020:
Redux, a new play by Rob Zellers (The Chief, Harry’s Friendly Service)

December 17, 2020:
A new commission of The Gift of the Magi, adapted by Brian Pope

January 21, 2021:
A new commission of The Three Musketeers, titled The Inseparables by TJ Young

February 18, 2021:
Romeo & Juliet, adapted by Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski

March 18, 2021:
A new commission titled North of Forbes, an Agatha Christie adaptation by Tammy Ryan

April 15, 2021:        
A new commission of Cyrano de Bergerac, titled The Bergerac Simulation, adapted by Mora Harris

May 20, 2021:
Black Ballerina, a new play by Stephen Fedo and Tim Rhoze

June 17, 2021:
Recipient of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Inaugural New Play Contest

The 2021-2022 Season - What the Heart Wants
Given that it will not be possible to safely gather at the O’Reilly Theater for the foreseeable future, the previously announced 2020-2021 “What the Heart Wants” season will move to the following year. The blockbuster line-up, currently scheduled to kick off in the fall of 2021, now includes: Murder on the Orient Express, She Loves Me, Two Trains Running, The Belle of Amherst, and Yoga Play, and a special season opener coming soon! 

Great news – because you renewed your subscription early, you’re paid in full from now until 2022, and you don’t need to move a muscle! If you do have questions, you’re welcome to contact our Box Office team at boxoffice@ppt.org or 412.316.1600. They’re safely working from home during this time, and your patience is so appreciated as they work hard to answer your inquiry as soon as possible.

Let’s sum up, shall we? 

THE CAKE will be available via Public PlayTime on August 6. Subscribers who chose to use their tickets for an exclusive Q & A between Marya and Bekah will have access to this private event August 1-9. 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK...in the PARK is in the works! If you’d like to donate your tickets for VIP access to this special event next year, please make your ticket selection by August 7 by clicking HERE.

Subscribers will have all-access for FREE to Public PlayTime this coming season as well as all digital presentations. This benefit is exclusive to subscribers as a special thank you for supporting us throughout this year and into next when our What the Heart Wants season officially takes the stage in fall, 2021!

Marya Sea Kaminski, Artistic Director
Lou Castelli, Managing Director