In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds in Conor McPherson’s “The Birds,” adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s short story, which became Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film. You can find “The Birds” at the Studio Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Look for the tallest building and go as deep under it as you can. For more information click here.
I never promised you a rose garden
Quantum Theatre opens their season with the U.S. premiere of “Peribañez.” It’s a romantic tale of desire, honor and revenge that subversively explores class and gender roles. It’s at the Jennie King Mellon Rose Garden in Mellon Park in Shadyside. For directions and additional information, click here.
August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” opens this weekend. Aspiring blues musician Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton is out of jail and on the road to stardom after signing a record deal, but can he make it to the bigtime or go back to the big house? It’s your chance to see an August Wilson play at August Wilson’s boyhood home at 1727 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For more information, click here.
Miss Brodie, an unorthodox teacher at the traditional Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland, is determined to instill in her students a passion for independence, ambition, truth & beauty in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” It’s at Little Lake Theatre 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. For more information, click here.
Capes and Cowls
The Flash and Green Arrow are running down Carson Street. No, a supervillain hasn’t attacked the Southside. It’s the Superhero Pub Crawl. For a $10 donation to the Simple Hope Foundation, you’ll get drink specials and chances to win raffle prizes and the costume contest. Ditch your mild-mannered secret identity and head out for registration at the SpringHill Suites in Southside Works, 2950 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. To register, click here.