2017-2018 Season Subscriptions
Announcing the City Theatre 2017-2018 Season. Subscriptions on sale now!
AN OFF-BROADWAY HIT COMEDY
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City by Halley Feiffer
September 23 – October 15, 2017
Sparks fly when struggling stand-up Karla meets super-nerd Don after their mothers are assigned to the same room in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A wickedly funny tale of finding love—and lust—in the strangest of places, A Funny Thing Happened… is a meet-cute for the modern era written by red-hot playwright Halley Feiffer. Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls “irresistible.”
A NEW MUSICAL FOLKTALE
The Old Man and The Old Moon by PigPen Theatre Co.
November 11 – December 3, 2017
Who keeps the moon shining bright? A mysterious disappearance sends the Old Man charged with that task on an epic adventure in this swirling tale of memory and love, set to a wildly imaginative indie-folk soundtrack performed live. Hailed by critics as a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, The Old Man and The Old Moon will enchant audiences of all ages with spellbinding storytelling, ingenious puppetry, and the transformational cast of seven Carnegie Mellon alumni who are PigPen Theatre Co.
A RADIANT SMALLTOWN WHODUNIT
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne
January 20 –
February 18, 2018 Extended through February 25, 2018
Leonard Pelkey is a fourteen-year-old intent on living life out loud while marooned in a sleepy Jersey shore town. When Leonard suddenly vanishes, a hardboiled detective takes the case, unraveling the mystery with the help of a colorful band of locals. Written by Academy Award-winner James Lecesne, this hilarious and heartwarming one-man show celebrates the power of one person to uplift an entire community.
A WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY ABOUT FINDING HOME
Citizens Market by Cori Thomas
March 3 – 25, 2018
A good New York City supermarket has everything its neighborhood needs, including a charming cast of characters behind the counter. Citizens Market, the latest from City Theatre favorite Cori Thomas (When January Feels Like Summer), follows a hopeful group of immigrants as they form an unlikely family, working together to master the ups and downs of language, love, and staying afloat in the city that never sleeps. Full of laughter and life, this world premiere celebrates an ever-shifting and eclectic America.
A BRAVE & COMIC LOOK AT THE SCIENCE OF SOBRIETY
The White Chip by Sean Daniels
April 7 – May 6, 2018
Sean is on top of the world: he’s married, has good friends, and is steps away from his dream job running one of the hottest theaters in the country. He also happens to be an alcoholic spinning out of control. The White Chip follows his life from first sip to first love, critical hit to critical care, all the way to rock bottom where he carves an unusual path to sobriety. This highly entertaining autobiographical tale from Sean Daniels (director of The Lion), is a wry and wild theatrical journey to recovery.
A SOARING WORLD PREMIERE ABOUT GROWING UP
Nomad Motel by Carla Ching
May 12 – June 3, 2018
The not-so-sunny side of California is nothing new to Alix: she’s bouncing between motel rooms taking care of her twin brothers for her mostly MIA mother. Her classmate Mason is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his missing father’s Hong Kong mafia connections. Together, the savvy teens must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. This world premiere play by newcomer Carla Ching (Fear the Walking Dead, Amazon’s I Love Dick) is a coming-of-age tale about making something out of nothing in the land of plenty.
MOMENTUM FESTIVAL 17: New Plays at Different Stages, which runs from June 1-4, 2017, will include staged readings of Citizens Market by Cori Thomas and The White Chip by Sean Daniels, as part of the new play development process. Momentum 17 is free and open to the public. Schedule and other readings to be announced.
Also announcing a limited-engagement City Event, on sale now for 2017/18 subscribers only:
LATE NIGHT CATECHISM by Maripat Donovan
Featuring Kimberly Richards
September 7-17, 2017
After nearly seven years, the original Late Nite Catechism returns to City Theatre for a limited engagement in the Hamburg Studio Theatre. If you’ve skipped class all these years, now’s your chance to see the show that started it all! Grab your rosary, spit out your gum, and get ready for Sister’s hilarious mix of comedy, nostalgia, and old school Catholic cool. She’s a hard habit to break.
Three ways to subscribe:
On-site: City Theatre Box Office, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
By phone: 412-431-CITY (2489)
Online: Beginning June 1.
Subscribers may also choose to purchase season-long parking in the City Theatre lot and will receive exclusive discounts to City Events and special attractions.
Season Subscription Packages:
$171 Tuesday 7:00 p.m., Wednesday 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 p.m.,
Saturday 1:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 p.m., Sunday 7:00 p.m.
$198 Friday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.
$276 Saturday 5:30 p.m., Opening Night 8:00 p.m. (First Friday of each production)
Flex Packages: Choose your own schedule.
$216 Basic Flex: Six vouchers, good for Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at
9:00 p.m., and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
$276 Premium Flex: Six vouchers, good for any performance.
Subscription packages and flex vouchers can be purchased here.
Single tickets for the 2017-18 season will go on sale Monday, August 14. An exclusive pre-sale for The Old Man and the Old Moon will begin Friday, August 11, open only to CityM@il subscribers. Sign up to receive CityM@il here.