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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Review: New Horizon reveals toll on families through risks of one Freedom Rider by Christopher Rawson

Ordinary lives are made extraordinary by the events of “Too Heavy for Your Pocket,” at the Falk School in Oakland.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Review: City's dynamo cast powers up bleak 'Downstairs' by Christopher Rawson

The Theresa Rebeck play at the South Side theater sounds the alarm on one family’s dysfunction.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

August Wilson award goes to The Black Rep in St. Louis by Christopher Rawson

Theaters completing the American Century Cycle are honored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and August Wilson House.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

2019 Post-Gazette Performers of the Year: Lisa Velten Smith and Daniel Krell by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actors worked together in “A Doll’s House Part 2” at the Public and continued to shine in Pittsburgh theaters throughout the year.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

2019 was an epic year of in Pittsburgh theater, with 'Hamilton,' 'Lear' and new classics by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Cambodian Rock Band” at City Theatre and a few Pittsburgh Public productions stood out in a year of moving and timely productions.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Theater roundup: PICT's 'Woman in Black'; LeLand Gantt's 'Rhapsody in Black' by Christopher Rawson

Veteran actors James FitzGerald and Martin Giles elevate a standard ghost story. McKeesport native mesmerizes with story of his journey from 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Review: Quantum production breathes new life into Shakespeare's Anne by Christopher Rawson

The performance by Sheila McKenna and the creative team bring a dynamic version of the Bard’s wife to West Homestead.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Review: Prime Stage avoids darkness inherent in puritanical 'Scarlet Letter' by Christopher Rawson

Pittsburgh’s literary theater company presents a new adaptation of the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Review: 'A Few Good Men' stays in step with the times by Christopher Rawson

The Aaron Sorkin play about a military murder trial resonates across the decades in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s engaging new production.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Review: All-female 'Julius Caesar' makes a noble stand in Pittsburgh city parks by Christopher Rawson

The Bard’s tragic tale marks the celebration of 15 years of Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: Front Porch delivers deeply moving 'Fun Home' by Christopher Rawson

The Tony Award-winning musical grabs for the heartstrings in a powerful production at the New Hazlett Theater.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

An appreciation: Stage actor Bingo O’Malley lived an epic life by Christopher Rawson

The Post-Gazette’s senior theater critic fondly remembers his old friend and theatrical colleague.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

City Theatre's 'We Are Among Us' plumbs the reverberations of war crimes in Afghanistan by Christopher Rawson

The play begins with an Afghani woman describing the sounds, images and memories of Kabul, but then centers on an American mother and son.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Review: Shakespeare's game of thrones reawakens Pittsburgh's steel giant by Christopher Rawson

Quantum Theatre delivers the majesty and tragedy of “King Lear,” amid the monumental ruins of the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Pittsburgh CAPA junior reaches finals of national August Wilson Monologue Competition by Christopher Rawson

Two CAPA students compete in national August Wilson Monologue Competition May 6 in New York City.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Maggie Smith: Still at the top of her game as she returns to the stage after 12 years by Christopher Rawson

The 84-year-old Dame Maggie appears in the one-woman play “A German Life,” which opened April 12 at London’s Bridge Theatre.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review: Public opens door to a sparkling 'Doll's House, Part 2' by Christopher Rawson

The comedic sequel to the Ibsen drama is a perfect vehicle for Lisa Velten Smith as Nora and a deft cast, directed by Ted Pappas.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Review: Prime Stage's 'Butterflies' are strength of literary adaptation by Christopher Rawson

Young actresses portray real-life Mirabel sisters, who were martyred by the brutal Trujillo regime of the Dominican Republic.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

2019 August Wilson Monologue top spots go to Pittsburgh CAPA students by Christopher Rawson

The first- and second-place winners will represent the city at the national competition in New York City.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Review: Ray Werner's latest debuts at PICT and races ahead of the pack by Christopher Rawson

The Pittsburgh playwright’s “Run the Rabbit Path” features a familiar family story with an unexpected payoff in its premiere production.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Review: 'The Tempest' ushers in a magical new era at the Public by Christopher Rawson

Director Marya Sea Kaminski is off to a great start with a cast led by Tamara Tunie, in Shakespeare’s fantasy of revenge and forgiveness.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pittsburgh's David Conrad returns to the stage in Braddock by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reviews of ‘Where Did We Sit on the Bus’ at City Theatre and ‘In the Heights’ at Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Best of Pittsburgh theater in 2018 by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quantum’s “Chatterton,” the Public’s “Hamlet” and Front Porch’s “Grey Gardens” top the PG critics’ picks for last year&r…

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

New Orleans theater is latest to receive August Wilson American Century Cycle Award by Christopher Rawson

2018 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year Wali Jamal delivers PG/August Wilson House honor in person.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Theater notes: Public's 'Irving Berlin'; CLO's 'Carol'; Bricolage's 'Die Hard N'at,' August WIlson and more by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s Christmastime on Downtown stages, while Pittsburgh honors a New Orleans company for completing the American Century Cycle.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

2018 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Wilsonian Warrior Wali Jamal by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh actor this year became the only person in the world known to have performed in all 11 of August Wilson’s plays.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Richard Thomas stars in CLO's 'A Musical Christmas Carol' by Christopher Rawson

“The Waltons” star has logged six decades on stage, often in the works of O’Neill, Chekhov, Shaw, Beckett and Shakespeare.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Theater Hall of Fame inductee Rene Auberjonois has Pittsburgh ties by Christopher Rawson

He attended Carnegie Tech and performed with the American Conservatory Theater in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

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2018 Theater Hall of Fame inductees include Rene Auberjonois, Christine Baranski, Cicely Tyson and more by Christopher Rawson

Laughs and sentiment highlighted the 2018 Theater Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Gershwin Theatre on Monday.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Stage review: 'In the Tunnel' explores multiple layers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Christopher Rawson

It’s powerful as visceral experience and shockingly entertaining as satirical, even surreal commentary.

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