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Ted Pappas, Producing Artistic Director


YOU’RE IN THE COMPANY OF GREATNESS What is a masterpiece? This question has baffled and inspired artists and audiences for centuries. Does it simply mean the best, the first, the one that lasts? Is it the creation that abolishes the

speak to us with vibrancy, humor, and authority, scripts that demand to be heard and seen, essential and lasting plays that entertain; works of art that matter now and for many seasons to come.

old rules or the one that confirms them? Author Virginia Woolf said: “A masterpiece

Throughout 2013/2014, we will produce masterworks by six remarkable artists:

is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it’s there complete in the

Homer, George Bernard Shaw, Thornton Wilder, Sam Shepard, Michael Frayn, and

mind.” In other words, definitive.

Stephen Sondheim. I invite you to join us at Pittsburgh Public Theater as we bask in

In the theater, the controversy about what constitutes a masterpiece, a prized play,

the company of greatness.

and a defining standard rages on and on. I have decided to jump into the fray and have chosen six thrilling theatrical works which I consider masterpieces to create a unique season of theatergoing for the Pittsburgh audience. These are stories that

Ted Pappas Producing Artistic Director

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Thornton Wilder’s

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Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. A story that is simple yet profound. A work of unparalleled imagination and heart. A stunning theatrical achievement that captures the experience of living in the moment. These are just a few reasons why Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town is America’s most acclaimed play. An iconic play deserves an iconic star, so we are thrilled to announce that Pittsburgh’s most beloved actor, Tom Atkins, will perform the legendary role of the Stage Manager.

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November 7–December 8, 2013 BY Sam

Shepard

Two estranged brothers find themselves together in a house near the desert. One is a writer and a family man. The other is a drifter and a thief. Their epic rivalry has made this grand and mythic story Sam Shepard’s most famous play. Full of twists, action, insight, and gritty humor, True West has been a magnet for charismatic actors since its debut in 1980.

“The greatest American playwright of his generation.” — New York Magazine

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“A landmark musical.” — Time Magazine

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January 23–February 23, 2014 BOOK BY George

Furth MUSIC & LYRICS BY Stephen Sondheim DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY Ted Pappas When Company opened in 1970 it swept the Tony Awards and propelled the Broadway musical into a new era. Set in Manhattan, Company features five married couples, three single gals —and Bobby, the only eligible bachelor in the group. Through scenes and songs they celebrate and scrutinize married life and its alternatives. These hilarious, neurotic New Yorkers are ambiguous about their relationships, but the emotional impact of Sondheim’s songs—such as “Being Alive,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” and “Another Hundred People”—is crystal clear.

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“A transformative act of theatrical magic.” — Variety

AN ILIAD

March 6–April 6, 2014 ADAPTED FROM Homer BY Lisa

Patterson and Dennis O’Hare TRANSLATION BY Robert Fagles Combining the majestic language of Homer with the informal way we speak today, An Iliad unleashes the thrilling tales of the Trojan War and delves into the psychology of passion and rage, ancient and modern. In this tour-de-force, one actor plays the Greek classic’s famous characters: Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, and the beautiful Helen of Troy. Gods such as Athena and Hermes come and go. Colorful and emotionally charged, these accounts look at the impulses that drive people into battle, and ultimately reveal that human nature has not changed much in 2,000 years. 10

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George Bernard Shaw’s

April 17–May 18, 2014 DIRECTED BY Ted

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Candida was a smash when it premiered in 1903 and is still a triumph of sophistication. In this sparkling comedy, Candida is in the middle of a romantic tug of war between husband James Morell, the practical parson, and Eugene Marchbanks, the passionate poet. They are surrounded by her uproarious provincial father and Morell’s eccentric staff, but it is love and marriage that are the targets of Shaw’s celebrated wit. Gretchen Egolf, the radiant Rosalind of As You Like It, will return to The Public to dazzle audiences in the role of Candida.

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S E S I O N OF F May 29–June 29, 2014 BY Michael

Frayn

When the brilliant Noises Off begins, a troupe of English actors is rehearsing the sex comedy Nothing On. As we eavesdrop, the director explains his theatrical philosophy: “Bang you’re on. Bang you’ve said it. Bang you’re off.” If only things would go that smoothly. But with these thespians, including the dim-witted starlet, the method actor without motivation, and the leading lady on her last legs, it’s total chaos and non-stop laughter.

“The funniest farce ever written.” — New York Post

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America’s famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is returning to The Public this August in its one-of-a-kind ‘‘Happily Ever Laughter’’ tour. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and trademark improvisation.

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MORE SAVINGS AT THE PUB Stop by THE PUB, conveniently located in the second floor lounge, and SAVE $1 on any featured wrap sandwich. MISSED YOUR SHOW? Exchange your unused tickets for a complimentary “walk-in pass” for another performance of the same production (valid one time per season).

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O’REILLY THEATER SEATING CHART

2013/2014 SUBSCRIPTION PRICING — SIX-PLAY PACKAGE PRICES SEATING SECTIONS

Sun. Evening Thurs. Matinee PREVIEW * & REGULAR

Tues.-Thurs. Evening Sat. & Sun. Matinee PREVIEW *

REGULAR

Fri. & Sat. Evening PREVIEW

REGULAR

SCALE ONE:

Rows A-L, center Rows A -C, seats 101-110 & 301-310

$220.50

$220.50 $279.00 $279.00 $325.50

$184.50

$184.50 $220.50 $225.00 $286.50

$150.00

$150.00 $178.50 $181.50 $226.50

$138.00

$138.00 $150.00 $150.00 $186.00

SCALE TWO:

Rows A-C, seats 111-114 & 311-314 Rows K & L, left & right Rows M -S, center SCALE THREE:

Balcony, Row S, seats 226-230, 241-245, 101-112 & 301- 312 SCALE FOUR:

Balcony, Row S, seats 113-128 & 313-328

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