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Family reunions can be unpredictable. Anaia (Sarai Quinice, L), bearing the scars of a past meeting, pays an unwanted visit to her most-wanted dad (Javon Johnson) in 'Is God Is.'

‘Is God Is’ at barebones: Yeah, Go Ahead. Laugh!

A prize-winning Black black comedy arrives in Pittsburgh.

There's a different kind of loving embrace happening at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - the bloodsucking kind. Pictured in the photo from 'Dracula' is Marisa Grywalski and Lucius Kirst. (Photo: Duane Rieder)

February 2023 Theater Guide: There’s Just Something About Truth That’s Universal

Why do people like to tell so many stories?

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City Theatre’s ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’: All in Favor; Say “Aye!”

There can be no debate, ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ courts supreme laughter.  

Jade McLeod passionately singing in her role as Jo in the touring production of 'Jagged Little Pill.'

January 2023 Theater Guide: The Mother of All Months… for Pittsburgh Theater

The power of women takes center stage in January.

Julia (Sarah Goeke) excites Abe’s (Resnick) alter ego.|Abe (Jed Resnick) and his wife Sophie (Allison Strickland) question the authenticity of a surprise email.

City’s ‘The Wanderers’ is Brilliant Theater

Anna Ziegler’s play examines Jewish married life from several different angles.

Sugar Plum Fairy dancing with partner in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 'The Nutcracker.' (Photo: Rosalie O'Connor)

December 2022 Theater Guide: Three Nutcrackers, Two Carols, and a Cinderella

Ho, ho , ho – there’s lots of holiday shows.

PNC Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’ Sizzles

The hot Broadway musical lights up the stage at the Benedum Center.

Marcellina (Helen Schneiderman)

Pittsburgh Opera’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’: A Crazy House of Love

Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ is a very entertaining and humorous opera.

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November Theater Guide: ‘Hadestown’ + ‘Urinetown’ and More

Hot musicals highlight a rich and varied month in Pittsburgh theater.

and board members Francois Bitz

Pittsburgh Opera Names its Headquarters in Honor of Benefactor Francios Bitz

Pittsburgh Opera’s Strip District Headquarters is renamed after historic donor.

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