Pitt vs. North Carolina at Heinz Field; ‘The Humans’ Opens at Pittsburgh Public Theater (Thurs., 11/9/17)

A scene from Pittsburgh Public Theater's latest production: 'The Humans.' Pictured: Cecelia Riddett in wheelchair then (left to right) Arash Mokhtar, Valeri Mudek, Courtney Balan, J. Tucker Smith, and Charlotte Booker. Photo: Michael Henninger.

A scene from Pittsburgh Public Theater’s latest production: ‘The Humans.’ Pictured: Cecelia Riddett in wheelchair then (left to right) Arash Mokhtar, Valeri Mudek, Courtney Balan, J. Tucker Smith, and Charlotte Booker. Photo: Michael Henninger.

1) The Pitt Panthers are trying to claw their way back into ACC bowl contention after a tough start to the season. Tonight the next conference opponent is the North Carolina Tar Heels. The game will be on national television. Let’s hope the offensive line continues to open up some big holes again for running back Darrin Hall. Best of luck Coach Narduzzi and team! Heinz Field, 7:30 p.m. 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.

2) Here is a chance to see the 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play. The Humans begins with Deirdre and Erik Blake visiting their daughter, Brigid, and her boyfriend, Richard, for Thanksgiving. Brigid and Richard are unmarried and live in an apartment in New York City’s Chinatown; Brigid’s parents are married Catholics from Scranton. Add a demented grandma and Brigid’s lesbian sister, Aimee, and you can imagine the familial conflict and hilarity. The stakes get higher when freakish events, like loud noises and turned-off lights, occur during dinner. The play premiered in Chicago in 2014, opened Off-Broadway in 2015, and moved to Broadway in 2016, before nabbing the Tony. 8 p.m. Performances through December 10. O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (CM)