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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Imagine and Discover


Pittsburgh City Paper


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Written by Stephen Chbosky
Adapted by Hailey Rohn
Presented by special permission from Summit LLC.
Directed by Jeffrey M. Cordell

May 5 – 14, 2017


The regional premiere of this coming of age story, set in Pittsburgh, will get audiences wrapped up with Charlie, an observant "wallflower," as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood.


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Audio Description Performance

Friday, May 12th at 8:00 PM

The Perks of Being a Wallflower will feature audio description for those who are blind or visually impaired.During this performance, all action and physical appearances will be described live through a headset. If you'd like to reserve a headset in advance or if you have any questions about this service, please email Headsets will also be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis before the show.

Sensory-Friendly Performance

Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 PM

ARTICLE: SRU teams with Prime Stage Theatre to produce sensory-friendly show

Designed to Designed to be accessible for individuals on the autism spectrum, those with sensory sensitivities, and families.

Before the Performance
Social Story for the Sensory-Friendly performance (pdf)


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Media Sponsors


Accessibility Contact
Our Accessibility Contact is Connie Brinda, Operations Director

The Hazlett Theater Performing Arts Center where Prime Stage performs is accessible for people with disabilities.  For information on seating and/or to request an ASL signed student matinee performance, please email Prime Stage at