City Theatre 2011-2012 Season is Announced!

posted by Sloan MacRae, Director of Marketing

Pittsburgh’s home for new plays has announced its 2011-2012 season!  Read on for more information about an exciting year full of the brand-spankenest new theatre out there, and for more information, visit

Broadway Hit
October 15 – November 6, 2011 – Main Stage
by Donald Margulies | directed by Tracy Brigden
Adventurous couple Sarah and James – a photographer and a journalist – share a passion for reporting from the world’s deadliest war zones…that is, until Sarah is seriously wounded. Her recovery thrusts her into the safe, comfortable world of New Yorkcolleagues and couples – a world that could prove more dangerous than a battlefield. The New York Times called Time Stands Still “the finest new Broadway play of the year.”

World Premiere
November 12 – December 18, 2011 –Hamburg Studio
by Keith Bunin | with music by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, the Gershwins, and more!The drinks and the music flow at the legendary Bon Soir. In 1958 Greenwich Village, a young singer and his band take the stage for a final performance before he quitsNew York Cityforever. While a chair he’s holding for a special someone sits empty all night, Sam Bendrix tells a classic tale of an era not yet ready for the revolutionary changes on the horizon.

By special arrangement with Daryl Roth
Nominated for the 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show
January 21 – February 12, 2012 – Main Stage
by Daniel Beaty
This kinetic one-man show tells six intersecting stories about what it means to be a black man in Americatoday. Equal parts poetry and soul, this virtuosic feat of acting portrays a range of eclectic characters – a precocious 10-year-old boy, an overweight bishop, a college student escaping the projects, and more. Each unforgettable voice reveals the hope, courage, and determination we all need to make it through the night. The New York Times calls Through the Night “a thing of beauty.”

Scotland’s hottest playwright returns to City Theatre
March 10–April 1– Main Stage
by David Greig
Rev your engines for a high-octane, comic joyride. Meet Duck, a sassy 16-year-old whose mom died years ago in a motorcycle crash. Her father, nearly blind from MS, cares more for his vintage bike than he does for maintaining a stable home environment. It’s up to Duck to hold her dysfunctional world together. The Guardian praises David Greig’s work as “raucous…delivering comedy, pathos, and romance.”

Hot new play
March 31 – May 6, 2012 –Hamburg Studio
by Kim Rosentsock
Depression has never been funnier! Sherry’s art therapy degree didn’t launch her dream career, so she moved back into her childhood bedroom. Her mom won’t come downstairs. Her sister won’t leave the couch. Her very first patient won’t stick around for a session. Her boss brings a rifle to work. And an escaped tiger roams the streets … but Sherry’s life is looking up. Variety commends Rosenstock’s “clever comic dialogue in a voice that is too smart to be cute.”

Rock musical murder mystery
May 5 – 27, 2012 – Main Stage
by Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs
Who shot Andy Warhol? Welcome to Warhol’s legendary Factory, where every artist has talent, ego, and a motive to pull the trigger. As the pop icon’s life flashes before his eyes, he confronts an unforgettable cast of outrageous suspects and wrestles with the meaning of his own legacy. Variety calls this wild musical collage “vibrant, hip, fresh, and a hell of a lot of fun.”

For more information, or to subscribe to City Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season, call 412-431-CITY (2489), or visit
We’re in for a great year, and we hope you share it with us!


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