By Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
It’s the talk of New York and it’s here in Pittsburgh. Nassim Soleimanpour’s “White Rabbit Red Rabbit.” With no director, no set, and a different guest performer each night, this play is performed by distinct local actors reading a script they see for the first time as they step onstage in front of a live audience. The show opens with Matt Henderson, but many local actors will stop by including Richard Keitel, Ingrid Sonnichsen, Hayley Neilsen, John Feightner, David Crawford, PICT’s Alan Stanford, Bricolage’s Jeffrey Carpenter, ‘Burgh Vivant’s Brian Edward and the inimitable Richard Rauh. Hop over to the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, 937 Liberty Avenue, Suite 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Build me up
Quantum Theatre in collaboration with the Heinz Architectural Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art bring Henrik Ibsen’s “Master Builder” to life. Enter the mind of Halvard Solness, whose principles drive him past conventional morality and threaten to destroy him. It takes place at the soon-to-be-reimagined Nova Place (the former Allegheny Center), 100 S. Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer is in a pickle. In the morning he faces his execution, but fate offers him an escape. He must choose between life and death as well as between the ghosts of Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine of Aragon, both of who want his Cranmer’s soul. It’s Timothy Ruppert’s dark historical comedy, “The Consorts.” Find it at the Genesius Theater, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For more information, click here.
On Friday, April 8, you can jag around n’nat with a night of stand-up, improv and Pittsburgh blogger extraordinaire John Chamberlin, AKA YaJagoff. Come “dahntahn” to the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Emerge from your wintry hideout April 9th for the new Smokin’ Betties Burlesque Show, “Spring Gets Sprung!” See guest performers Lita D’Vargas, Penny Delapoison, and 2015 Burlypicks winner Mika Romantic! The show is hosted by the lovely Lilith DeVille and it’s at the Club Café, 56 South 12th Street, (Southside) Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, click here.