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2nd Stage@PrimeStage

Imagine and Discover


What do you do when there's no Prime Stage?
Join us for 2nd Stage @ Prime Stage!

A series of readings, directed by Dek Ingraham,
followed by discussions with the director and cast.

All performaces are at 7:30 pm at
Max’s Allegheny Tavern
537 Suismon Street, 2nd floor,
on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
Seating is Limited

Tickets are $15 and available in advance only.
Subscriptions also available.





Patriotic Songs

July 11, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Max’s Allegheny Tavern


Have you ever wondered about the history behind our nation’s most famous patriotic songs?

Prime Stage takes you on a journey through music, history and national pride as we pay homage to the red, white and blue.

Tickets available in advance only.


Prior Performances

Ghost Stories

November 8, 2013
At The New Hazlett Theater following the 8 pm performance of Turn of the Screw

Does everyone have a story about the supernatural?

Share with us your best ghost story and we might share it on our Facebook page.

No stories?

Let us share ghost stories with you at 2nd Stage @ Prime Stage on November 8th, immediately following the production of the Turn of the Screw."

Have your picture taken on the "ghost set" after hearing stories by David Crawford.

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead with readings of tales of terror hosted by David Crawford as the master of the macabre himself, Edgar Allan Poe.

The Kennedy Legacy

November 22, 2013
Max’s Allegheny Tavern

Relive the powerful speeches of President John F. Kennedy. Then join us in a discussion to share stories of where you were, what you remember on that fateful Black Friday 50 years ago: November 22, 1963 and what the legacy of JFK means to you.

Quotes from the Audience

"This brought back so many memories. Prime Stage does such great work. We love that you are there and the work that you do! I wish more people would go see you." - Lou

"This reminded me of a salon from the 1800’s, where the elite would get together and discuss heavy topics. It is very sheikh. I think this is great." - Susan

"I think this format is great! I love the idea of doing things like this around historical dates!" Kelly

"We found out about this today and we will be back." - David

The JFK Presidential Library

Dueling Valentines

February 14, 2014
Max’s Allegheny Tavern

Two casts fling love and hate poems, sonnets and odes back and forth to make a thrilling night for lovers, as well as those who prefer to fly solo on Valentine’s Day.

Heather Gray (Aphrodite)
Maggie Mayer (Hera)
Hannah Brizzi (Muse)
Adrienne Fischer (Muse)
Christiane Leach (Muse)
Laura McCarthy-Blatt (Muse)

Shakespeare Unleashed

April 18, 2014
Max’s Allegheny Tavern

A collection of seldom heard Shakespearean monologues and scenes, with some cool swordplay thrown in.  All in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.