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The Comedy (and Tragedy) of Fucking Things Up: ‘American Buffalo’ at barebones

A new production of an old Mamet play hits the right notes, from silly to serious.

Barebones Productions Livestreaming Will Eno’s ‘Tragedy: a Tragedy’ (Sun., 5/23/21)

‘Tragedy: a tragedy’

One of the pieces that Pittsburgh Ballet will be performing is from their production of 'Don Quixote.' Pictured are Yoshiaki Nakano and Jessica McCann. (photo: Kelly Petrovich)

May ‘21 Theater Guide: Heading Outdoors and Downstream

Pittsburgh theater productions are headed outdoors during this busy month.

out to liberate India and smash the competition at the Boogie Down Grand Prix. (photo: Jeff Swensen)

‘Dance Nation’ Dances Heartily but Treads Some Fine Lines

The new play at barebones hits high notes (and a few flat notes) while riffing on subjects from preteen angst to Gandhi as you’ve never seen him.


September Theater Guide: Choices for a Binge

Shows on Pittsburgh’s live theater schedule this month can get you thinking that you gotta catch ’em all.

while Tamara Tunie observes. (photo: Kristi Jan Hoover)

March Theater Guide: New Talent on the March

Plays by the new wave of contemporary dramatists highlight this month’s theater schedule in Pittsburgh.

' actors (L to R) Tim McGeever

September Theater Guide: Is It ‘Fake History’ or Is It Art? 

Plays that re-imagine history are highlights of a loaded Pittsburgh theater schedule this month.


American Apocalypse: Nuclear Family Goes Nuclear in ‘Hir’

Barebones productions puts on a show—literally—with Taylor Mac’s modern tragicomedy.

updated version in which Cinderella gets more than her prince. With the help of Fairy Godmother (L) and friends

May Theater Guide: Two of Everything?

Good things come in pairs, and there seem to be lots of them in Pittsburgh’s theater schedule this month.

fear it! Villainous Walter Brown (Cotter Smith

‘Rules of Seconds,’ at barebones, Shoots Weird and Hits the Mark

Barebones presents a new comedy that filters historical nonsense through today’s lens of weirdness.

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