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Reopening to audiences after 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, City Theatre will fully produce six plays, live and in-person. The season features collaborations with local and national theater companies, community partners, and first-time and returning artists.

2021-2022 Season

5-Play Subscription Season
Live from the Edge by Universes
An Untitled New Play by Justin Timberlake by Matt Schatz (World Premiere Musical)
The Medium by SITI Company
Paradise Blue by Dominque Morisseau
The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle (World Premiere)

Plus Special Events
The Rivers Don’t Know by James McManus (World Premiere)
2021 Young Playwrights Festival
2022 Momentum Festival


Subscriptions to our 47th season will be available in August.

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Created and Performed by Universes

October 9 – 31, 2021  
Redefining what theater is and who it speaks to, Live from the Edge is a unique performance event that tracks the evolution of language from childhood rhymes and community rituals to poetry and theater, hip-hop, gospel, latin jazz and down home blues. 


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Matt Schatz

Directed by Reginald L. Douglas
Music Directed by Douglas Levine
A World Premiere Co-Production with Pittsburgh CLO
November 27 – December 19, 2021
Meet Beth, an idealistic literary manager at a non-profit theater who wants to change the world by discovering unsung writers and plays that matter, but her tone-deaf boss instead chooses a “pop superstar” to write the “hit” that will keep the theater from going out of business. In a co-production with Pittsburgh CLO, Matt Schatz returns to City Theatre (The Burdens, City Theatre 2019) with a hilarious new musical about the battle of art versus commerce.


Created and Performed by SITI Company

Conceived and directed by Anne Bogart
January 22 – February 13, 2022
Based on the writings and theories of Marshall McLuhan, The Medium explores the effect of media and emerging technologies on our perceptions, our psyches, and our personal lives.


by Dominque Morisseau

Directed by Kent Gash
March 12 – April 3, 2022
Returning to City Theatre for a third time, Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Sunset Baby) takes us to a gentrifying Detroit for a haunting drama laced with jazz and intrigue. It’s 1949 and club-owner and trumpeter Blue must choose between escaping his demons and the human cost of leaving the only home he’s ever known.


by Lindsay Joelle

Directed by Monteze Freeland
A World Premiere
April 30 – May 22, 2022
An unconventional buddy comedy follows first-time sanitation worker Marlowe and lifer Danny in the cab of a nineteen-ton garbage truck In New York City. Tasked with picking up what the world has discarded, they learn that some things are easier to toss than others.