Conservatory of Performing Arts

Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season

Friday, July 07, 2017

A scene from Sweet Charity. Photo | John Altdorfer
A scene from Sweet Charity by the Conservatory Theatre Company

Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-18 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories. 

"As we move boldly into the future with a new facility on the horizon, this season celebrates all the things we love about theatre: the experiences that take us out of our comfort zone, the launching of thousands of talented student performers’ careers and honoring every facet of the craft."

-- Ronald Allan-Lindblom


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"As we move boldly into the future with a new facility on the horizon, this season celebrates all the things we love about theatre: the experiences that take us out of our comfort zone, the launching of thousands of talented student performers’ careers and honoring every facet of the craft," said Ronald Allan-Lindblom, artistic director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. "It’s a season not to be missed."

New this year is a special lecture series, Freud on Forbes, where members of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center will analyze the script following four plays to help the audience get inside the mind of the playwright.  

Tickets can be purchased online at pittsburghplayhouse.com, by phone at 412-392-8000 or in person at the Playhouse box office. 

The season runs Sept. 8, 2017 through April 15, 2018. 

The REP 

The Scottsboro Boys, directed by Tomé Cousin
Rauh Theatre

  • Sept. 8-24, preview Sept. 7
  • Talk back: Sept. 21
  • Audio descriptive performance: Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Freud on Forbes: Sept. 23 following the 8 p.m. performance

A Devil Inside, directed by Kim Martin
Studio Theatre

  • Feb. 2-18, preview Feb. 1
  • Talk back: Feb. 15
  • Freud of Forbes: Feb. 17 following the 8 p.m. performance

Conservatory Theatre Company 

Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Zeva Barzell
Rockwell Theatre

  • Oct. 20-29, preview Oct. 19
  • Freud on Forbes: Oct. 21 following the 8 p.m. performance

You on the Moors Now, directed by Sheila McKenna
Studio Theatre

  • Nov. 10–Dec. 3, preview Nov. 9

The Gift of the Magi, directed by Penelope Lindblom
Rauh Theatre

  • Dec. 8-17, preview Dec. 7
  • American sign language performance: Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

The House of Bernarda Alba, directed by Monica Payne
Rauh Theatre

  • Feb. 23-March 11, preview Feb. 22

42nd Street, directed by Eileen Grace
Rockwell Theatre

  • March 16-25, preview March 15

Uncle Vanya, directed by Philip Winters
Rauh Theatre

  • April 6-15, preview April 5
  • Freud of Forbes: April 7 following the 8 p.m. performance

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