By Nick Christophers It is always nice to see indie artists working to spread their wings until that long-anticipated call from Broadway comes to raise their bar. In many studios and small underground theatres in Manhattan, which are plenty, creative minds are at work at feverish rates. One […]
CTH’s offering of ANTIGONE is inspired by the Paul Roche adaptation which accomplishes a fidelity to the original while giving CTH the flexibility to showcase ancient ideas that have taken center stage in the current climate: order, law, justice and marginalized voices confronting power and patriarchy.
Pittsburgh, a night at the theater, and the genius of the playwright are not a group of words we would often fit together. Perhaps, however, a few of us walk to the beat of a different drummer and we know how synonymous these words actually are. In fact, on any given weekend evening all across the city there are small theaters filled with devoted and talented actors performing the works of Playwrights from all over. So many of us would be surprised by the level of talent our city commands. I spent a large portion of 2015 attending show after show as I had been tasked with reviewing a great many of said shows. Of all of the plays I had seen one troupe of actors and a particular playwright stood out as something spectacular. I recently had the chance to see these artists once more as they brought their talents yet again to the stage as they performed an original play created by one of Pittsburgh’s soon to be favorite sons, James Michael Shoberg.
By Nick Christophers Even though our society has grown to understand other cultures and embrace them there still lives an underground racial divide. In a recent musical stage reading presented by the YangTze Repertory Theatre of America they brought racism to the forefront in this true story. The […]
By Nick Christophers The stage explodes with energy and the crowd roars as it is filled with scantily clad women and mythological images. Bright lights surround the venue and the sexy women dance to the rhythmic beats pulsating from the speakers. Finally the performer they have all come […]
While Broadway churns out magical and sensationalized works; there are others few know about that return to a forgotten part of life the “human spirit”. The Producing Club and Ctemko have put together a play that encompasses the very fabric of the human condition. The play “A Place to Come Home To” delves into the life of two brothers years after WW II and how each was on opposite sides. Both are of German decent but live in America. One was supportive of the American effort while the other chose to raise the Nazi flag.
By Seth Fera-Schanes They Call Me Arethusa came to New York City for a three day run in late January. The production had debuted in Charleston, South Carolina at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in 2014 and later had an engagement at the FringeArts Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The […]
This spokenwordstyle docudrama exposes the devastation laid by intimate partner violence through the voices of modern women and their mythological sisters – Arethusa Speaks website.
By Seth Fera-Schanes I Wanna Rock, Here I Go Again, Don’t Stop Believing…. the Broadway musical Rock of Ages has it all. And they just brought the house down in the middle of Times Square. I said it once and I’ll say it again, the NFL has committed […]
The NFL isn’t holding back as Super Bowl Boulevard officially opened today with some great performances and activities. I was fortunate enough to catch the dress rehearsal of the Boys Choir of Harlem, Jersey Boys and Rockettes in the morning and then the main performance on 43rd street […]