Valentine’s Day (Baum’s World)
Talking to the kitchen wall is the only way for Shirley to unload her frustration about her mundane marriage and her dreams left unpursued. Her life is a world of gray disappointment before a trip to Crete shatters her bleak existence with a vibrancy of people, landscape and mindset that she didn’t realize she was missing. It’s a one-woman show starring Karen Baum and it’s at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. For more information, click here.
Dine, drink and dance the night away in a tropical paradise. Gather up the gang and head to Phipps, because “Party in the Tropics” is back. It’s a nightclub in a rain forest…in Pittsburgh! Dance to the beats of a live DJ and unwind amidst the lush greenery and rushing waterfalls. It’s all at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830. For more information, click here.
Bank robbers Hall and Dennis have just robbed a bank, but they’ve got nowhere to stash the cash in “Loot.” They hide it in the one place people shouldn’t look; in the coffin of Hal’s recently deceased mum. Check out all the wacky hijinks that ensue in “Loot” over at the Little Lake Theater, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317 . For more information, click here.
To Err is human
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks moves over to Frick Park for performances of “The Comedy of Errors.” Two sets of twins cause an array of wacky adventures in this Shakespearean classic. Admission is free and it’s at Frick Park, Forbes Avenue and Braddock Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA 15217. For more information, click here.
Give me the Works
It’s the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. It’s your chance to discover the next great playwright or even the next great actor in the Festival. Thursday, September 1 the festival opens with Program A featuring “Deck Chairs” by Bill Arnold, “All Good Things” by Michael Lill and “More than meets the eye,” by F. J. Hartland. Then on Friday see “The Man Who Invented Love,” by Scott Romani, “My Strange Journey,” by William Newkirk and “Writer’s Block,” by Derek Lynch. On Saturday, you can see all six! It’s at the Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.