by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things To Do in Pittsburgh this weekend, August 22 – 25.
The Bricolage is launching two very, very, very new plays. The premise of “Raw (R)evolution” is two acting ensembles, e ach with a writer, director and dramaturg, have one month to generate two workshop productions that are set to premiere at the Bricolage. Their mission is to build a stronger bond between the creation of work and how it relates to the zeitgeist of the Pittsburgh community and beyond. Bricolage is located at 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit the Bricolage website.
I Love a Parade
Front Porch Theatricals are presenting “Parade,” the true story of Leo Frank in 1913 Atlanta, Georgia. It is about how past history and the events of the Civil War perpetuated beliefs and feelings long after the actual event. 1913 Georgia remained in a mind-set of North versus South; wealthy versus poor; black versus white; and non-Jew versus Jew. It also looks at the unique relationship between Leo and his wife, Lucille, and how their love develops and soars during times of tragedy, ignorance and rage. Parade also reveals the heartwarming and persistent efforts of Lucille to reverse the injustice done to her husband. March down to the New Hazlett, Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh (North Side). For more information, visit Front Porch online.
John McIntire is back with “McIntire Dangerously Live – Hipsterization Of Pittsburgh Too – The 2nd One!” John and his guests will discuss beards, tattoos and Pabst Blue Ribbon and the strange hipsterization of Pittsburgh. Panelists include Hipster in denial/lesbian/feminist/environmentalist/ride-sharing-enthusiast Ellie Gordon, City of Pittsburgh Hipster Monitor Mayoral Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, Origins of Pittsburgh Hipsterism Chronicler PG Columnist Tony Norman, and Zack Keim from the hipster band “Nox Boys” will be representin’ teenage male hipsters. Plus a couple of live tunes! Come down Saturday, August 23rd, 10:30 pm for the McIntire show. It’s at Cabaret Theater 655 Penn Ave. Downtown Pittsburgh. It’s $10.00 or Free with same night Cultural Trust ticket. For more information, go to http://www.trustarts.org/visit/facilities/cabaret/ or check out the Facebook page here.
It’s the perfect weekend for golfing. If you don’t golf, you could always watch other guys golf. Do it with aplomb at “The Foursome.” You have two weeks left to catch Norm Foster’s show about the world’s most scenic sport. It’s playing at a scenic little spot in Canonsburg. Charge up your golf cart and head down to the Little Lake Theater, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA.
On Sunday, August 24 and August 31 you can see a staged reading of three new short plays at the kickoff night for the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. This week offers “The Art of Seduction,’ by Michael Wolfson, “The Double, Half-Broken Line” by Christopher Cotton and “The Wager,” by William Sikorski. Readings start at 7:00 pm, and really there’s no need to miss them…they’re free! Come back next week for a list of the next batch of free staged readings. They will be held at Off the Wall Theatre, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie. For more information, go to http://www.pittsburghnewworks.org for more!