Photography by Kristi Jan Hoover
A Conversation with Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh
Stick around after the 2 p.m. performance of IRONBOUND on May 21st for a talkback with Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh. The conversation will discuss the play’s theme of opportunity, and how it relates to Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s mission.
This conversation is part of the theatre’s City Connects series, a program designed to connect City Theatre plays with relevant community organizations to stimulate conversation and activism through art. See our Facebook event for more information.
Pittsburgh City Paper | By Michelle Pilecki
May 24, 2017
It’s a daunting atmosphere, but Rebecca Harris dominates the play as Darja. Rarely off the stage, Harris takes us through more than 20 years of heartache and hope, marriages and domestic abuse in varying relationships with five men.
The Pittsburgh Tatler | By Wendy Arons
May 23, 2017
Harris is superb as Darja, masterfully conveying the complexity and frustration of a character who has way more going on inside than she can properly express.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Christopher Rawson
May 23, 2017
“There’s a great deal of humor in ‘Ironbound.’ Credit the actors and protean director Tracy Brigden (is there anything she can’t direct?), but mainly playwright Martyna Majok, herself ‘born in Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago…’ Obviously hers is the expansive, determined view of life that infuses Darja.”
Pittsburgh in the Round | By Yvonne Hudson
May 21, 2017
Rebecca Harris, in her 10th role with the company, captivates with impeccable realism as Darja. Harris is the constant force here along with a dark, menacing bus stop. Her solid and fierce portrayal is someone like many who endure wearing commutes to whatever job they can get to make rent while avoiding any unexpected financial catastrophes. They persevere and crave, as Darja says, “even the ugly jobs they don’t have no more.”
TribLIVE.com | By Sally Quinn
May 17, 2017
“It’s obviously a commentary on the plight of the immigrant… This is a bridge support to a bridge that goes from New Jersey to Manhattan, but [Darja]’s never on it. She’s always under it.” -Scenic Designer Anne Mundell
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
May 11, 2017
“I like her. I would spend time with her… She’s very resilient, she’s funny and strong. I think her sense of humor has kept her afloat.” – Rebecca Harris about her character Darja
Pittsburgh City Paper | By City Paper Staff
May 10, 2017
The Polish-immigrant cleaning woman in Ironbound isn’t comic relief, nor is she there to sagely advise the play’s hero; rather, in Martyna Majok’s 2016 drama, Darja herself is the protagonist, struggling to make ends meet, find love, or simply catch a bus in working-class Newark, N.J.
ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI
ROBERT C.T. STEELE
Composer & Sound Designer
SUN, MAY 14 | 7:00 PM
FRI, MAY 19 | 8:00 PM
SUN, MAY 21 | 2:00 PM
City Connects: Opportunity
With Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh
WEDS, MAY 24 | 1:00 PM
THUR, MAY 25 | 8:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback with Playwright Martyna Majok
FRI, MAY 26 | 8:00 PM
TUES, MAY 30| 7:00 PM
SUN, JUNE 4 | 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description
Approximately 90 minutes; there is no intermission.
Ironbound contains adult language and content, theatrical haze, and herbal cigarettes are smoked on stage.
Starting at $37.50.
$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.
$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.
Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.
A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available two hours before the 1 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 27th. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.
$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.
Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Joel Ambrose, Box Office Manager, by email or at: 412.431.4400 x286
As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >