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02/12/2013 Press Release: Prime Stage TheatreProduces the Regional Premiere
of “The Great American Novel” The Great Gatsby – Prime Stage Theatre continues its 16th season with the regional premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby at the New Hazlett Theater from March 1 through March 10, 2013.
Review: Prime Stage's 'Fahrenheit 451' warns against the dangers of distractions: Careful, or you might get burned - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Sharon Ebersoni) - Fahrenheit 451" is Ray Bradbury's cautionary tale about a futuristic society
that has given up on individual thought. Books are banned as villainous and,
along with scholars and intellectuals, are as endangered as the so-called
witches of 17th-century Salem. The general population is overrun by a steady
stream of mind-numbing media output, guaranteed to clog the brain without
jogging an original thought...
Release: Prime Stage Theatre Launches 2012-2013 Season of
Creative Premieres with Fahrenheit 451 –
Prime Stage Theatre launches its 16th season with the regional premiere
of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (November 2 through November 11,
2012). The stage adaptation of this legendary sci-fi masterpiece will
be directed by Justin Fortunato.
06/13/2012 Press Release: Teens 4 Change Grant Award - Pittsburgh, PA – Prime Stage Theatre has been awarded one of the first Teens 4 Change (T4C) grants in the amount of $2,000. The grant will support the non-profit’s continued work in educating teens, parents and teachers about the warning signs of teen dating violence.
Review: Prime Stage's 'Wrinkle' captures book's quirky characters - Tribune Review (Kellie B Gormly) It seems that most adults read author
L'Engle's beloved novel "A Wrinkle in Time" when they were in seventh
grade. It's one of those stories that sticks with you, even decades
Release: Prime Stage Theatre marks the 50th anniversary of
Madeleine L’Engel’s A
Wrinkle in Time with an original stage adaptation.
Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to the
unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their
friend Calvin O’Keefe.
Release: Prime Stage Theatre presents The Elephant Man by
Bernard Pomerance - A True Life Story of An Extraordinary
Katie Mueller - Prime Stage Theatre - known for staging
adaptations of classic literature - takes on Bernard Pomerance’s
Victorian English drama The
Release: Prime Stage Theatre Brings the Issue of Teen Dating
Violence Center Stage - Demi Brae Cuccia, a
Pittsburgh area high school student, was murdered in August 2007 by her
ex-boyfriend just one day after celebrating her 16th birthday. She was
a victim of teen dating violence. There were warning signs, but neither
Demi, her friends, nor her family were aware of them. Unfortunately,
this is not uncommon. Prime Stage Theatre wants to help change that
with their production of Everything is Fine, which addresses this
urgent, but silent, epidemic.
Release: Award-Winning Artist Shares Memoir of Growing up in Pittsburgh
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - The second of Prime Stage Theatre's new reading series, Dark Night, will feature the newly published memoir by award-winning multi-media artist Shirley Barasch, For Professional Purposes: An Artistic Journey. The reading, reception, and book signing will take place on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the New Hazlett Theater.
Release: Prime Stage Theatre presentsThe Elephant Man -
A True Life Story of an
Extraordinary Individual - Prime Stage Theatre brings the
profound and touching story of John Merrick to life in its production
of The Elephant Man,
Bernard Pomerance’s award-winning play, opening
February 24 and running through March 4 at the New Hazlett Theater.
Richard Keitel directs.
Review: The Scarlet
Letter - Pittsburgh City Paper (Michele
Ready for some literary time-traveling? In its new production of The Scarlet Letter, Prime Stage Theatre brings us a 21st-century view of a 19th-century best-selling portrayal of 17th-century New England. Think of it as two lenses: Nathaniel Hawthorne's historical interpretation of what was even then (1850) a distant past, and a modern prism on those eras from the collaboration at Prime Stage.
City Article - The
Scarlet Letter adapted by Carol Gilligan
Whether it was on your required reading list in high school, rocked your neighborhood book group, or you prefer Roland Joffé's 1995 film adaptation starring Demi Moore, you're not going to want to miss Prime Stage Theatre's riveting production of The Scarlet Letter. Kicking off Prime Stage's 15th season, the adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's magnum opus runs Nov. 4-13 at the New Hazlett Theater.
09/27/2011 Press Release - 2011 Prime Stage Annual Gala Fundraiser (pdf)
09/15/2011 Press Release - Futures without Violence is pleased to endorse and support Everything is Fine, a program created by the Prime Stage Teen Advisory Board to raise awareness of teen dating violence among teens, teachers, parents and families.
08/31/2011 Press Release - 2011-2012 Professional Development Workshops (pdf)
Review: Antigone - Marguerite McCrory
Review: The Glass Menagerie - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Review: The Glass Menagerie - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Review: The Glass Menagerie - Pittsburgh City Paper (Ted Hoover)
Review: The Glass Menagerie - Pittsburgh City Paper (Bill O'Driscoll)
11/03/2010 - Prime Stage's 'Sleepy Hollow' aims to rattle all of the audiences' senses By Kellie B. Gormly, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - Prime Stage Theatre's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" brings a classic, eloquently written ghost story from the page onto the stage in a production that requires viewers to use their imaginations
10/20/2010 - MAHS English students take new approach By Patrick Cloonan, MCKEESPORT DAILY NEWS - It doesn't take long to read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by 19th century American author Washington Irving. It's slightly less than 12,000 words, the equivalent of about 20 full-length newspaper articles.
10/13/2010 - New Partnership with Bookseller Brings Free Readings to the Community - Prime Stage Theatre, in partnership with Joseph-Beth Booksellers,will hold a free reading from the book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, at the bookstore located at Southside Works on October 16, 2010 from Noon to 2:00 pm.
02/15/2010 - Hampton teacher earns first Prime Stage Theatre 'Inspiring' award - By Alice T. Carter, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - Hampton Middle School teacher Deborah Van Maele will be honored Feb. 26 as the first recipient of Prime Stage Theatre's "Inspiring Teachers - Inspiring Readers" award.