A message to our patrons regarding COVID-19

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GET READY TO JUMP ON BOARD

All of us at Pittsburgh Public Theater are thrilled to announce our 2021-22 season of plays and the return of live performances!


But first, we want to thank our subscribers, donors, foundations, and supporters again and again and again. Your extraordinary goodwill and ongoing generosity have made it possible for the theater you love to emerge from the pandemic, if not stronger and better. We have spent months planning for your safe return. Beginning this October, we'll embark on a five-play journey that amplifies our shared values of service, stimulation, and entertainment. 

Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to stewarding the public's trust and our resources responsibly. We are planning our reopening in accordance with CDC and County guidelines and in collaboration with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and our union partners. To that end, we are working out systems and protocols to ensure the health and safety of our passengers and crew. We will keep this page up-to-date with information regarding those details as we approach the season this fall so that your experience at the O'Reilly Theater is worry-free. 

To our Subscribers: There's nothing for you to do just now. We will be in touch by mail in August to share more details of our reopening plans and to answer any questions you may have about your subscription.

2021-2022 SEASON:

SLOW FOOD

By Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
October 5 – 17, 2021

A COMEDY FOR ANYONE WHO’S EVER BEEN “HANGRY”
Peter and Maureen are famished after a stressful day of travel and are ready to celebrate their appetizer with as much fanfare as their wedding anniversary itself. Somehow, they get both more and less than they bargained for when they walk into a charming Greek restaurant craving freshly baked spanakopita and are met by a highly neurotic waiter, Stephen. While not on the menu, Stephen's territorial tendencies and penchant for oversharing make up the perfect recipe for a scrumptious comedy we guarantee will leave you rolling on your couch laughing. This digital film spectacular will be shot on-site in a local Pittsburgh restaurant! 

 

THE CHIEF • ALL-NEW PRODUCTION

By Rob Zellers & Gene Collier
Directed by Kyle Haden
October 20 – November 7, 2021

HERE WE GO!
Pittsburgh Public Theater returns to The O’Reilly stage for the first time since 2020 in a homecoming truly fit for a city of champions. Go behind the steel curtain with Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney in this all-new production of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s favorite classic by renowned playwright Rob Zellers and award-winning columnist Gene Collier. The Chief will immerse audiences in the Rooney realm, from his humble beginnings up against the ropes of local boxing rings to the peaks and valleys inevitable in the pursuit of that first Super Bowl ring. Theater lovers, football fans, and history buffs will all rejoice in this inspirational story of the man, the myth, and the legend — THE CHIEF. 

 

HOW THE HELL DID I GET HERE?

Book and Songs by Lesley Nicol & Mark Mueller
Directed by Luke Kerneghan
January 26 – February 13, 2022

AN UPROARIOUS FEEL-GOOD MUSICAL!
You may know and love her as cherished cook Mrs. Patmore from the worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey but now, instead of an extravagant meal, award-winning actor Lesley Nicol is serving up a delicious one-woman musical about her remarkable life. In her own words, photos, and songs, Lesley reveals how she overcame personal demons, found love, and achieved hard-won success on stage and screen. Pittsburgh Public Theater is delighted to launch the North American tour of HOW THE HELL DID I GET HERE? which is certain to have you tapping your toes to Lesley’s storied journey in the theater long after the curtain comes down.

 

Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
April 13 – May 1, 2022

YOUR FIRST-CLASS TICKET TO TRANSCONTINENTAL THRILLS
From your vantage point in the audience, can you spot the culprit? If not, you are in great hands with Detective Hercule Poirot on board and on the case when a suspicious businessman unexpectedly turns up dead in his cabin. A freak snowstorm may have stopped the train in its tracks, but nothing will impede Poirot's pursuit of the truth. The motley crew of passengers aboard the luxurious locomotive run the gamut from service staff to Russian royalty who all become suspects in the absence of any conclusive evidence. When it comes to crafting a suspenseful story packed with thrills and chills, it's no mystery whodunit. Agatha Christie is the architect of literature's best-selling and most loved detective novels, and celebrated playwright Ken Ludwig twists her timeless plot with his signature comic flair.

 

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING

Directed by Justin Emeka
Presented by Highmark
June 1 – 19, 2022

FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR AUGUST IN JUNE
In 1969, as the civil rights movement ignites across America, Memphis faces a battle of his own in Pittsburgh where the city wants to raze his Hill District restaurant for an urban renewal project. As the world faces rapid change, Memphis and his regular customers fight to keep a sense of order and dignity as they each take a leap of faith. Some of them bet on love, or luck, or justice. And some of them only trust the mystical advice of 349-year-old Aunt Ester in this wise, funny and achingly beautiful play that’s brimming with local history and legendary language.