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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings



Imagine and Discover

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

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Phone: 724.773.0700

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

TICKET PRICES (Online/Door)
Preview: All Seats $10/$15
Adult: $25/$30
Senior (63+): $20/$25
Educators: $15/$20
Military/1st Resp: $12/$20
Young Professional (under 30): $20/$25
Student (under 18): $12/$17
College Student Rush: $10 - one
hour before show with ID

^Senior - 63 plus
*Students under 18

 



I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Dr. Maya Angelou
Adapted for the stage by Myra Platt and Malika Oyetimein for Book-it Repertory Theatre. The play is performed through arrangement with Caged Bird Legacy, LLC. All rights reserved.
FIRST COMMISSIONED, DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED IN THE "BOOK-IT STYLE"™ BY BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE (Founded in 1990 in Seattle, Washington-www.book-it.org)
Directed by Monteze Freeland

March 10 – 18, 2018

REVIEWS
Pittsburgh City Paper
Pittsburgh in the Round

CAST BIOS/PHOTOS

The regional premiere adaptation brings to life Maya Angelou’s landmark memoir as she finds her voice, rises above the challenges of growing up black and female in the South during the 1930s, and learns to use her identity as a source of strength. Prime Stage honors the work of Dr. Angelou and others who use their voices to positively inspire others.

Audio Description Performance

Friday, March 16 at 8:00 PM

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 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 cbrinda@primestage.com. Headsets will also be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis before the show.

MEDIA/PRESS
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Hot List of what to do in Pittsburgh, March 8-11
TribLive: 'Caged Bird' called 'perfect vehicle' for Prime Stage Theater
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Family of poet Maya Angelou to visit Cranberry bookstore
Pittsburgh Urban Media Author Maya Angelou’s family to visit Pittsburgh, celebrate Angelou's 90th birthday and launch premiere of Prime Stage Theater’s "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Prime Stage announces regional premiere of 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' play

BACKGROUND RESOURCES

Our Partner on the Production
Afro American Music Institute

Caged Bird Poem

11 Facts About I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou Poet Details 1928–2014

The Language of Maya Angelou By Anne H. Charity Hudley

Maya Angelou, writer and poet, Obituary

Videos with Dr. Angelou

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network

The Best Advice Dr. Maya Angelou Has Ever Given—and Received | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN

Maya Angelou's Top 10 Rules For Success

Maya Angelou on courage against racism Maya Angelou: My Childhood

Funded in part by

Media Sponsors

WQED-FM

Accessibility Contact
Our Accessibility Contact is Connie Brinda, Operations Director
cbrinda@primestage.com

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 cbrinda@primestage.com