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Of Mice and Men

Review: Pittsburgh in the Round

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In the Time of the Butterflies

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Twelfth Night

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05/14/2019 - Theatre Communications Group Website: Know a Theatre: Prime Stage of Pittsburgh - This 23-year-old theatre company brings classroom curricula and literature to life onstage. PITTSBURGH: The Steel City is filled with year-round activities for football fans and culture enthusiasts alike. There are three rivers that offer cruises and waterfront biking trails, and countless entertainment offerings.

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04/08/2019 - Press Release - Prime Stage Theatre to present three performances of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on May 10 & 11 with accessibility accommodations for patrons - (Pittsburgh, PA - April 5, 2019) Prime Stage Theatre will present performances of William Shakespeare’s well-known comedy Twelfth Night that will offer accommodations for individuals with hearing and visual challenges on two evenings in May.

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03/20/2019 - Press Release - Prime Stage Theatre to end 2018-2019 season with Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night, May 3–12 at the New Hazlett Theater - 2019 Pittsburgh Public Theater Shakespeare Monologue winner Carolyn Jerz of Greensburg cast as Viola - (PITTSBURGH, PA – March 20, 2019) Prime Stage Theatre, a Pittsburgh theater organization that presents professionally produced plays based on works of classic and contemporary works of literature, will commence its 23rd consecutive season on a humorous note with one of William Shakespeare’s mostbeloved comedies, Twelfth Night.

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02/21/2019 - Press Release - Legendary Mirabal sisters, whose story will be told in Prime Stage Theatre’s production “In the Time of the Butterflies” next month, featured on segment of “Badass Women in History” web series - Daughter of opposition leader, Minou Tavárez Mirabal to visit Pittsburgh March 8 - 10 - (PITTSBURGH, PA - February 21, 2019) Minerva, Maria Teresa and Pátria Mirabal, the teenage sisters who went from living comfortable middle-class lives in the Dominican Republic in the 1950s to starting and leading a revolt again brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo using the code name “the Butterflies,” have had their story told as part of the online documentary series “Badass Women in History.”

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01/23/2019 - Press Release - Prime Stage Theatre's March production of In the Time of the Butterflies features cast of Pittsburgh-based Latinx actors and director "Pittsburgh is fortunate to have a wealth of Latinx talent," says Wayne Brinda, Prime Stage co-founder and producing artistic director
On both days of a recent winter weekend, director Ricardo Vila-Roger sat behind a desk in Prime Stage Theatre’s West End studio reviewing headshots and resumes and watching intently as dozens of professional Pittsburgh actors auditioned from script sides that featured dialogue in both English and Spanish. There was no language barrier, though. Like Vila-Roger, all the actors were Latinx in one form or other.

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10/30/2018 - Press Release - Prime Stage Theatre will observe a moment of silence this Saturday, November 3 to honor the victims of Saturday’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
The silence will be observed by cast members, crew and audience prior to the 8:00p.m. opening night performance of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for the Performing Arts on the North Side. “Our opening night performance will be dedicated to the memory of those we lost on Saturday, and we join all of Pittsburgh in standing firmly against hate, violence and persecution of every kind.”

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9/22/2018 - Press Release - Pittsburgh native, Hollywood actor returning home to play starring role in Prime Stage Theatre’s Of Mice and Men, November 2 to 11
Pittsburgh, PA - September 20, 2018 — Prime Stage Theatre is pleased to announce that the lead role of George Milton—one of two friends traveling across California during the Great Depression in November’s season opener, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men—will be played by western PA native and Allegheny College alumnus Corey Rieger.

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7/17/2018 - Press Release - Steinbeck, Shakespeare and an NEA Big Read production: Prime Stage Theatre announces 22nd season, opening in November 2018 (PITTSBURGH, PA - July 18, 2018) Prime Stage Theatre, a Pittsburgh theater organization that presents professionally produced stage plays based on works of classic and contemporary literature, announces its 2018–2019 season of productions, all of which will be presented at the New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts on the North Courage.

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4/17/2018 - Press Release - 13-year-old Canonsburg actress Madeline Dalesio snags lead role in Prime Stage Theatre’s The Diary of Anne Frank, running May 4-13 at the New Hazlett Theater (PITTSBURGH, PA - April 17, 2018) on a recent Sunday, Madeline Dalesio—hair pulled back, dressed in a long skirt and a red sweater emblazoned with the Star of David—was sitting on the floor in a dark attic-like room in a West End building, writing notes in a diary by the light of a candle as a video crew captured the scene from two different angles.

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4/3/2018 - Press Release - Prime Stage Theatre to present stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank (PITTSBURGH, PA - April 3, 2018) Prime Stage Theatre, a professional Pittsburgh theater organization that produces and presents plays based on works of literature, announces that it will present The Diary of Anne Frank as the third and final stage production of its 2017-2018 season. The play will run from May 4 to 13, 2018 at the New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

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2/15/018 - Press Release - Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate her 90th birthday in Pittsburgh March 10 & 11. Events include free discussion and book-signing at Cranberry Barnes & Noble, opening of Prime Stage Theatre’s premiere of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. (PITTSBURGH, PA - February 15, 2018) just a few weeks before what would been her 90th birthday, Prime Stage Theater is presenting the regional premiere of the first-ever stage production based on Dr. Maya Angelou's bestselling book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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