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The Outsiders

A stage play written by Christopher Sergel based upon the novel by S. E. Hinton
Directed by Scott P. Calhoon

March 6, 2020 - March 15, 2020

A coming-of-age story where Ponyboy, the Greasers & Socs learn valuable lessons about belonging, friendship, family, and goodness.

ARTICLE: Pittsburgh Current - Prime Stage Theater’s ‘Outsiders’ Brings Hinton’s Classic To The Stage

Audio Descriptive Interpreted Performance Sensory-Friendly


  • Audio Described Performance - Friday, March 13th
  • Sensory Inclusive Performance - Saturday, March 14th (1 PM)
  • Interpreted Performance - Saturday, March 14th

Production Photos | Credit: Laura Slovesko


Ariel Squire (Marsha/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Prime Stage Theatre debut! A Pittsburgh native, Ariel grew up performing as a student at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts and Pittsburgh Musical Theater--where she later interned for two summers and found her love of working with children. Recent credits include The Adventures of Nate the Great and The House of Bernarda Alba-Pittsburgh Playhouse; The Tragedies of Othello and Two Gentlemen of Verona-New Renaissance Theater Company; and directing Does This Woman Have a Name? and Tina at the Raymond Laine Memorial One Acts Festival. Up next, she will be assistant directing Prime Stage’s production of Mockingbird. Ariel will be graduating from Point Park University in April with a BA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in acting and directing. She would like to thank her family for their love and support, Scott for this amazing opportunity, and Mel, Emmeline, and Nadia for keeping her sane and always giggling.Instagram: @ariel.squire

Arjun Kumar (Steve) is thrilled to be making his debut with Prime Stage Theatre. Arjun has performed with many theater companies in the Pittsburgh area, and some of his favorite shows include Arcadia with Little Lake Theater, Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band, with Kinetic Theatre, Stage Kiss with South Park Theater and Ubu Roi with Throughline Theatre. His next show will be Amadeus with Little Lake Theatre. When not on stage, Arjun works as a software developer, and spends lots of time with his puppy, Waldo.

Carolyn Jerz (Cherry Valance) is thrilled to return to Prime Stage Theatre after playing Viola in Twelfth Night last season! She has performed with PICT Classic Theatre (Jane Eyre; The Merchant of Venice; Oliver Twist; and Great Expectations) and St. Vincent Summer Theatre (Beauty & the Beast). Other roles include Maria (West Side Story), Luisa (The Fantasticks), Maggie (A Chorus Line), Mary Warren (The Crucible), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and the Dew Drop Fairy in the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Nutcracker ballet. She has won PPT’s Shakespeare Monologue Contest three times, and shares in a Guinness World Record entry for Fastest Musical Production (Stage Right’s Children of Eden, 14-1/2hrs from start to curtain-time). She has also starred in grant-winning shows that raised awareness of pediatric cancer and of teen depression. Off-stage, Carolyn studies theater and dance at Seton Hill University, as well as Health Science, for which she is completing an internship in physical therapy. Next up: See her in April as the Yellow Peril in PICT’s Da. Headshot Photo Credit: Kelly Tunney.

Cole Vecchio (Dallas) is a Pittsburgh based actor excited to be making his Prime Stage Theatre debut! He has a B.A. in Theatre-Acting from Slippery Rock University. Past roles include: Father Flynn (Doubt, a Parable); Romeo (Romeo & Juliet); Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing); Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol); Pastor Manders (Ghosts); Kyle (Hungry Jane), performed at the Edinburg Fringe Festival; Kit, a role he originated in the world premiere of December Things; Matt (Pen); and Cassius (Julius Caesar). Cole has also been an actor at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire for the last two years as ranger Nathaniel Halt. Cole would like to thank director Scott Calhoon, this awesome cast, his acting coach Robyne Parrish, Darrin for being the best friend/brother ever, Rachel for being the best girlfriend ever, and Mom, Dad, Casey, Chance, and Teddy for their constant love and support. He would like to dedicate his performance to his grandfather, John Mann.

Dakoda Hutton (Johnny Cade) is thrilled to be making his Prime Stage Theatre debut in The Outsiders. A few of his favorite past credits include The Outsiders (Ponyboy), An Ideal Husband (Vicomte De Nanjac, Phipps, u/s Lord Goring), The Three Musketeers (Duke of Buckingham, Cardinal’s Man, u/s Athos), Ragtime (Immigrant Ensemble, Fight Captain), You Can’t Take It With You (Mr. DePinna), The Crucible (Judge Hathorne, u/s Reverend Parris), and Fight Choreographer for The One Act Festival (16-17) at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. Dakoda would like to thank everyone who made this production happen, and he hopes that you enjoy the show!

Domenic Jungling (Two-Bit) is beyond excited to be making his debut with Prime Stage Theatre. Recent theater credits include Chicago Penn State New Kensington; The Goodbye Girl, Last of the Boys Theater Factory; and currently Dom is working with Pittsburgh CLO's Gallery of Heroes tour Pioneers of Flight. SAG Short Film credit: The Color of Sound Loud Color Productions, LLC. Domenic also has appeared in numerous local and statewide commercials. Dom graduated from Seton Hill University with a B.A in Theatre. He would like to thank his friends and family for loving him unconditionally and putting up with him and his ridiculous amount of energy. He wouldn't be here without them all. One Heartbeat, Mazzocco Team. Enjoy the show!

Dominic Raymond (Ponyboy) is a junior theater major at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. His most recent credits at Lincoln Park include Matilda (Mr. Wormwood), Clue (Wadsworth) and The Three Musketeers (Athos). Dominic has also worked with New Works Festival in Charlotte’s Revival (Tommy), Shadowbox Players in The Breakfast Club and The Lamp in All Shook Up (Dean). He has also performed at The Theater Factory, Geyer Performing Arts Center, and Little Lake Theater for many local shows. He has trained at CMU’s drama pre-college, Los Angeles acting workshops, Pittsburgh CLO Academy, The Second City in Chicago and Broadway Artist Alliance in New York.

Josh Lowman (David, Paramedic) is excited to be performing in his very first production. Josh is a graduate of Central Catholic High School and a National Honors Society student, who has trained with private acting coach Daina Griffith for over two years. He started working straight out of high school as a helper at a beer wholesaler in Lawrenceville, where he still works part time. Josh is thankful for the love and support of his friends and family through his journey as an actor, and hopes to make them proud in his very first show.

Kyle DePasquale (Randy) is so excited to be back with Prime Stage Theatre after his recent performance as Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter. He is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate from Westminster College. Some of his notable performances include Cabaret (Emcee), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Our Town (George), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), and Hamlet (Hamlet). Kyle was an apprentice at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Boston performing Henry IV Part 1 (Hotspur), and he attended The Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Shakespeare intensive in New York.

Lawrence Karl (Sodapop) is ecstatic to be returning to Prime Stage Theatre in The Outsiders as Sodapop. Some of his other credits include: Jekyll and Hyde:The Musical (Poole/Ens.) The Strand Theatre; A Weird Night at Chiefs: Mythburgh (Shag)-12 Peers Theatre; Oedipus but Better (Oedipus), Heritage Players; Gone Girl (Bobby) 4D Performing Arts Creative; Heathers the Musical (JD) Theatre Factory; Newsies (Oscar Delancy) and The Little Mermaid (Ensemble) Pittsburgh Musical Theatre; Of Mice And Men (Whit) Prime Stage Theatre; When Rom Coms Go Bad (Cary) New Works Festival with Prime Stage Theatre; Ubu Roi (Paladin Lap) Throughline Theatre; Heathers the Musical (Ram Sweeney)Duquesne Red Masquers; Arriba! Arriba! The Roberto Clemente Story (Swing) The Pittsburgh CLO; Equus (Horse/Alan Strang u/s) The Pittsburgh Public Theatre; Pippin (Lewis) Princeton Summer Theatre; A Pirates Tale (Robert) Shadows and Flames Productions. He has also performed in the Edinburg Festival Fringe in a production of Dark North (Daniel DarkNorth) and an adaption of Electra: An American Gothic (Orestes). He received his B.A. in Theatre and his B.A. in Dance from Slippery Rock University.

Michael Barnett (Darry) is thrilled to once again work with the Prime Stage Theatre. Michael returned to acting in 2016 thanks to the teaching and support of the wonderful Pittsburgh acting community. He is known for the role of The Leader in the Non-State Actor's Ravages of Now, Tigger in Rage of the Stage's Winnie the Pooh and the Seven Deadly Sins, and playing The General in Throughline Theater Company’s Andre. When not in acting classes or trying to perfect a line, he can be found hunched over a computer reading opinions or trying to deadlift a small truck.

Nathaniel Yost (Paul /Ensemble) is returning for his second appearance with Prime Stage Theatre. The first time as Carlson in Of Mice and Men. He graduated from Duquesne University with majors in Theatre Arts and Theology. Nathaniel's past roles include Death of a Salesman (Happy Loman); A Midsummer Night's Dream (King Oberon); Avenue Q (Brian); the titular role in Macbeth; Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble/Beast u/s ) St. Vincent Summer Theatre; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus) Apple Hill Playhouse; Bubble Boy: The Musical (Jimmy) Arcade Comedy Theater’s first musical; and most recently Harold Hill in The Music Man at The Heritage Players.

Noah Welter (Bob) is elated to be appearing as Bob in Prime Stage Theatre's The Outsiders. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Theatre from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Some of his other notable performances include Bubble Boy the Musical (Mark) Arcade Comedy Theatre; Heathers the Musical (Kurt) Slippery Rock University; Bellmouth Crossing(C) Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s First Night Celebration; and Jesus Christ Superstar(Apostle)-Red Barn Players Instagram: noah_welter

William Sendera (Wayne/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Prime Stage Theatre after previous roles as Jonas in The Giver and Tobias in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde! Other Pittsburgh stage credits include Newsies (Leo) PCLO; Oliver Twist (Oliver) PICT; Three Days in the Country (Kolya) Kinetic Theater; Ragtime (Edgar) CMU; ensemble roles in Brigadoon, Gypsy and Mary Poppins PCLO. Previous Austin TX credits include The Who's Tommy (Young Tommy), Seussical Jr (JoJo), Pinocchio (Pinocchio), A Christmas Story (Schwartz), and Les Miserables (Gavroche), all at the ZACH Theatre as well as Merrily We Roll Along (Frank Jr.) at St. Edward's University. Will also originated the role of Bobby Jr. in a workshop of ZM, a new musical by Kotis/Hollmann, the team that created Urinetown. Will is a student at Central Catholic High School.

Sensory Inclusion Partners

Autism Society of Pittsburgh
Slippery Rock University Special Education Department
TDF - Theatre Development Fund


Allegheny Health Network
Jack Buncher Foundation
The Fine Foundation
Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust

2019-2020 SEASON

"See Me for Who I Am"


Box Office: 412.608.2262

Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long plus one intermission.

Phone: 724.773.0700

Showtimes: Friday &; Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM

Parking only $7 (Cash Only)

On-street parking is available at no cost after 6:00 pm, Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Paid parking is available in the Allegheny Health Network garage for evening events and weekend matinees. Parking in the garage is $7 (cash only)

To find the garage:
- Drive past the theater and follow Allegheny Square East as if you were going back out onto East Commons. The Allegheny Health Network garage will be on your left.
- Pull in and a uniformed parking attendant will collect your fee.
- Parking in the garage is $7 (cash only)

NOTE: The lot will close one hour after the show.

For various events, security is on site to direct you to available parking options. Parking for sporting events impact space available near the Theater. Please check your local listings to see if the Theater’s event conflicts with our local sports teams.

Preview: Adults: $20/$20
Preview: Youth*/College: $20/$20
Adults: $30/$35
Senior^: $20/$25
Military/1st Resp/Artists: $15/$20

^Senior - 63 plus
*Youth under 18