The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (5/17 – 5/20)


by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant

A little bit Country

Patrick Marber’s witty adaptation of Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country,” becomes “Three Days in the Country.” A handsome new tutor comes to the house and love, in many different forms, blossoms. It’s at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.


They know the Best Words 

Pittsburgh’s best storytellers are back at the Bricolage. They will be telling tales set to music with a live DJ at “Word Play.” The always-affable Alan Olifson will introduce a myriad of storytellers as Tracksploitation spins. It’s at the Bricolage, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go here.


Crazy for you

2015 Pulitzer Prize winning play “Between Riverside and Crazy” comes to Pittsburgh. Walter, a retired police officer lives in a disorderly but very desirable rent-controlled apartment. He shares his chaotic home with son Junior, the foxy Lulu, and a convicted felon. Oh, and the dog. Things get even trickier when an ambitious couple from the NYPD and a surprising Church Lady barge in. It’s at the O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.


Shakes Beer

November 19 is “Much A-Brew About Nothing” Actors will be drinking and performing scenes from “Midsummer Nights Dream,” “Much Ado About Nothing” and more. Get thee to Hambones, 4207 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information, click here.


Don’t be Shy-lock

It’s the last weekend to see “The Merchant of Venice.” Take the William Shakespeare classic and add in some “Great Gatsby” and shake vigorously. It’s at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. For more information, click here.

– MB

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