Pittsburgh Playwrights’ THE GREAT ONE spotlights family, friendship, redemption

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The Great One is a fascinating and inspirational play that will be at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd floor, downtown from Friday, February 21 through Saturday, March 15.

Written by Russ Babines, The Great One is directed by Don DiGiulio.

Tressa Glover stars in this exciting one woman show about a sports commentator who returns to her hometown of Pittsburgh to mourn a childhood friend. She reminisces about the period of her life between the Pirates’ 1971 World Series win and the New Year’s Eve 1972 death of admired Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente.

This is an unforgettable tale of not only America’s pastime, but also family, friendship, and redemption!

Babines wrote the screenplay because he felt it “would have broad appeal due to its family friendly nature and nostalgic elements which includes references to Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates.”

Now he’s rewritten The Great One for the stage – making this his debut as a playwright, saying it’s “another way to tell a story that is very relatable, especially to a Pittsburgh audience.”

Complete listing of show times –

  • Friday, February 21 “Opening Night” at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 1, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m.

All tickets are $21. Seating is General Admission.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at http://www.pghplaywrights.com/greatone. For group rates call 412-687-4686.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, founded by Mark Clayton Southers, is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents. We seek to nurture a racially and culturally diverse community of playwrights, directors, actors and technical specialists to hone their craft and to network creative opportunities.

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