By Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
This weekend you can go see Mike Bartlett’s “Cock.” It’s the story about a man who breaks up with boyfriend and meets the girl of his dreams. Both man and woman are prepared to fight to keep him. It’s a dinner party like very few others. Kinetic kicks off their season with this bold comedy. Naturally, you can find “Cock” on Liberty Avenue. It’s in the Pittsburgh Playwright’s studio, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Benjamin Scheuer comes to town to perform his one-man show, “The Lion.” This poignant coming-of-age tale told is song and story gives us an authentic look at the redemptive power of music. You can see it at the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, click here.
Witness the story of nine assassins in “Assassins.” A musical that explores the dark side of American History. Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman show us the point-of-views of everyone from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. It’s at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.
Wanna learn some new moves? Go to the The New Moves Contemporary Dance Festival and see amazing dancers. The festival celebrates rising talent and established artists from Pittsburgh’s dance scene and encourages them to take creative risks. This year’s festival artists include Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Christal Brown, Jean-Paul Weaver, Brady Sanders and many more. It’s at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. For more information, click here.
It’s better to Give
Catch the world premiere adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award winning novel, “The Giver.” Move over Katniss Everdeen, it’s another kid in a dystopian future. A young boy, Jonas, finds out he’s got special gifts. It’s at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.