THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE opens barebones productions’ 2019 season

barebones productions will open its 2019 Season with The Legend of Georgia McBride. Written by Matthew Lopez and directed by Patrick Jordan, The Legend of Georgia McBride runs from February 14, 2019- March 9, 2010 in the Barebones Black Box in Braddock.  The Opening Night performance is Valentine’s Day, Thursday February 14m 2019.

Georgia McBride focuses on Casey, an Elvis impersonator who loses his job and adapts to drag performance in order to pay the rent and support a baby on the way.  He transforms from “The King” into a queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family he never saw coming.

“This is a bit of a departure for us” says Patrick Jordan, barebones Artistic Director. “While still exploring socially relevant and of-the-moment themes, we wanted to bring a message of self-love into the forefront to open this Season. We’ve all been so beat-up lately with the barrage of negativity and conflict- we found the perfect piece that brings themes of acceptance and transformation. We’re at an important time in history right now where we are rewriting what it means to be yourself.” Jordan continues “In addition it’s a chance to really let our hair down here – it’s going to be fun.”

The cast features Andrew Swackhamer (Casey), Shua Potter (Ms. Tracy Mills), Justin Lonesome (Rexy), and Sara Williams (Jo).

The creative team includes Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting), veteran costumer, Ange Vesco, LaTrea D. (Choreography), and Brittany Spinelli (Stage Manager). Georgia McBride is directed and produced by barebones’ Artistic Director Patrick Jordan.

The opening night performance of The Legend of Georgia McBride will be Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 8pm.  Regular run performances will be Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm through March 9 at Barebones Black Box, 1211 Braddock Avenue, Braddock, PA 15104.  Tickets are $35 advance; $40 at the door, and are on sale now at or 1-888-71TICKET.  Discounts available for students and artists at the door when available.  Discounts available for groups of 10+ by emailing

barebones productions is a Pittsburgh theater company whose mission is to facilitate the growth of local theater artists through the production of challenging, entertaining, thought-provoking plays and to attract new, young audiences by employing minimal production elements for maximum impact. Founded in 2003 by theater artist Patrick Jordan, barebones has garnered a reputation for producing high-quality, risk-taking plays.  More information can be found at



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