In a church basement in a little town in Texas, something evil is afoot. Or, well — at hand in “Hand to God.” A rogue puppet named Tyrone has hijacked the hand of timid teen Jason and there’s nothing his classmates, his mother, or the pastor can do to exorcise this foul-mouthed demon. Hand to God is a thrill ride of a comedy about good and evil, sex and sin, faith, and the filthy mind of one twisted puppet. It’s at the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, click here.
The laugh-out-loud puppet-filled musical “Avenue Q’ is back. It’s “Sesame Street” gone sideways! It’s the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. How do you get to Avenue Q? Go to the Genesius Theater, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, or click here.
Uke & Tuba celebrate ten years of performing with a ukulele and Tuba (sometimes dressed as pink, little bunnies). Uke Skywalker and Tuba Fett will be singing and playing all their favorites in honor of the occasion. The show is October 1st at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, 4412 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224. For more information, click here.
Take the Fifth
“Shakespeare: Alive and in Wilkinsburg” on September 30th and October 2. This 90-minute reading of Shakespeare’s “Henry V” has been created particularly for audiences that are new to Shakespeare, with an on stage “director” describing the play’s action and “teaching” the play to the audience as he does to the actors playing the roles. It’s at the Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221. For more information, click here.
Pittsburgh New Works Festival is ready to party! Sunday, October 2 the PNWF hosts the biggest theatre party of the year with the New Works Gala. Eat, drink, and celebrate the Pittsburgh New Works Festival! Join the Festival actors, directors, and playwrights as we honor the work done by everyone who brought this Festival’s world premiere plays to life! This year’s gala will be held at Cefalo’s, 428 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.