Last Day for ‘The Medium’ at City Theatre (Sun., 2/13/22)

 THE MEDIUM by Anne Bogart and SITI Company. Presented by City Theatre. Now through Feb. 13. 

Did modern media have its roots in an age when men wore bowties and women carried pistols? Actors Will Bond and Violeta Picayo explore the implications in 'The Medium.' (Photo: Kristi Jan Hoover)

Could modern media have had its roots in an age when men wore bowties and women carried pistols? Actors Will Bond and Violeta Picayo explore the implications in ‘The Medium.’ (Photo: Kristi Jan Hoover)

Marshall McLuhan did not write a book called The Medium Is the Message. Look closely at the cover and you will see that it’s titled The Medium Is the Massage. Very tricky. Which is the point. SITI Company, the performing arm of the Saratoga International Theater Institute, visits Pittsburgh to present The Medium. Conceived by SITI cofounder Anne Bogart and grounded in McLuhan’s work, it explores the effects of modern media on all of us. You may indeed find the piece to be massage-like, as SITI’s distinctive style integrates dance and movement with acting. 2 p.m. 1300 Bingham St., South Side.