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Mamet Summer Season: A “Pair of Deuces” by American’s Pre-Eminent Living Playwright

Show #1

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE

by David Mamet

June 13-30, 2024

Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland
Directed by Andrew Paul, Starring Sam Tsoutsouvas & Joseph McGranaghan

“A comedy about the artifice of acting…it is also about the artifice of living…an evening of pure theatre.”
– The New York Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow takes us inside the lives of two actors in a classical repertory company: Robert, a veteran actor firmly entrenched in his position and committed to his craft and John, young and rising into the first flush of his success. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we experience the estrangement of youth from experience and the wider, inevitable, and endless cycle of life, on and off the stage.

Written in 1977, after Mamet’s first success at the Royal Court in London and inspired by his observations of the British Theatre in the age of the great Actor/Managers, A Life in the Theatre is simultaneously an homage to repertory theatre and a celebration of the craft of acting.

Show #2

OLEANNA

by David Mamet

July 11-28, 2024

Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland
Directed by Andrew Paul, Starring David Whalen & Mei Lu Barnum

“OLEANNA is likely to provoke more arguments than any play this year.”
– The New York Times

A college student, Carol, drops by her professor’s office in an effort to gain his help to do better in class. John, the professor, in the midst of buying a house to celebrate his nomination for tenure, at first seems distant. As the meeting progresses the two discuss the nature of understanding and judgment in society. It seems as if a bond has been made. When next they meet, we find that a complaint has been made to the tenure committee. Carol has joined a “group” and has decided that John sexually harassed her during their first meeting.

The original “he said, she said” Power Play, Mamet’s 1992 drama ignited a firestorm, anticipating the #MeToo Movement and weaponization of political correctness. A high-octane production you will not want to miss!

Holmes for the Holidays

A Sherlock Carol (rights pending)

by Mark Shanahan

Pittsburgh Premiere, Directed by Andrew Paul & Starring David Whalen as Sherlock Holmes

“A clever, crowd-pleasing holiday comedy!”
– The New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

TWO BELOVED CLASSIC TALES. ONE THRILLING NEW MYSTERY.

Moriarty is dead, to begin with. And Sherlock Holmes is a haunted man. But, when a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Holmes to investigate the death of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his gifts to solve a Dickens of a Christmas mystery!

A hit off-Broadway and in London, Mark Shanahan’s A Sherlock Carol hits all the right notes, seamlessly melding Charles Dickens’ very familiar A Christmas Carol with a comparatively minor Conan Doyle story, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. Six actors take on the beloved characters in this heartwarming and highly theatrical holiday treat for the whole family!

December 13 – 22, 2024

All cast & crew members this season are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masking for audience members is optional and not required.

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