Photos by Kristi Jan Hoover
The Pittsburgh Tatler | By Wendy Arons
March 27, 2017
The magic of this play is a quiet one, unfolding in the connections we make between the strivings of the artists whose work has communicated to us across centuries and of the people who find solace, inspiration, and mystery in their work.
Pittsburgh in the Round | By Mark Skalski
March 24, 2017
[T]he play does twist dramatically into a very different kind of play at a few points, transforming The Guard’s theme of coming to grips with death into a deeper conversation about the nature of legacy and emotional connection throughout human history.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Christopher Rawson
March 22, 2017
The play’s astonishment, as both actor and character, is Raphael Nash Thompson, who bursts upon us in a monologue you will have to experience to believe, and then in his second character supplies the dark chiaroscuro that is at the heart of Rembrandt’s genius.
Pittsburgh City Paper | By Michelle Pilecki
March 22, 2017
Directed by City artistic director Tracy Brigden with her usual panache and a talented design/tech team, The Guard is a banquet for the eye as well as the mind.
TribLIVE | By Sally Quinn
March 10, 2017
“I was in a museum in London, at the National Gallery, having an encounter with a painting, just being very moved,” says [Jessica] Dickey, who noticed a guard sitting nearby. “And I realized his job was to watch people like me come in and out and encounter the art. As well, he’s sitting there looking at this painting all day. … And that began the turn key for writing ‘The Guard.’”
NEXTpittsburgh | By Jennifer Baron
March 9, 2017
Described as a “spellbinding theatrical exploration of the power of human connection,” the drama explores that it means to seize the day.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
March 9, 2017
“When you are working on a new play, my main thing is to use my imagination because it’s a world of possibilities,” [Raphael Nash Thompson] said. “
STEPHEN JAMES ANTHONY
RAPHAEL NASH THOMPSON
ELIZABETH HOPE CLANCY
ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI
CAPARELLIOTIS CASTING/LAUREN PORT
SUN, MARCH 12 | 7:00 PM
FRI, MARCH 17 | 8:00 PM
SUN, MARCH 19 | 2:00 PM
FRI, MARCH 24 | 8:00 PM
SUN, MARCH 26 | 2:00 PM
TUES, MARCH 28| 7:00 PM
SAT, APRIL 1 | 1:00 PM
City Connects: Unity
With the Thomas Merton Center
SUN, APRIL 2 | 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description
Approximately 90 minutes; there is no intermission.
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, March 25th. 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 >