If you haven’t been to the Carnegie Stage (aka Off the Wall Theater) you are missing out on a local treat. This intimate 100-seat theater on Main St. hosts some very entertaining and thoughtful programs— some humorous, some serious, some controversial. For 4 years in a row the theater has received the 50/50 Applause Award for having at least half of its productions written by women. Only the HERE Arts Center in New York has won it more times. Many of the productions are unique and will only be seen in Carnegie.
This weekend you will have the opportunity to see well known New York playwright and actor Anne Stockton. It’s the second time she’s come to Carnegie, having previously performed her show The Speed Queen— her adaptation of a Stewart O’nan novel. It’s not surprising that Anne’s plays delve deeply into the psyche of her characters; she’s also a practicing psychiatrist! Her new play premiers in Carnegie Thursday night and runs only through the weekend.
Nikki is being interviewed by a detective in the high level financial firm where she works about the disappearance of two very valuable rings earlier that morning.
A witty look at the ways in which we are swept away by the scenarios we
imagine for our lives.
The Carnegie Stage amazingly fills about 5,000 seats a year and is an asset not only to Western PA theater goers, but to our small businesses that benefit from the extra foot traffic on Main St. And remember, members of the Carnegie Shul get a deeply discounted ticket price. When you show up at the door, make sure you tell Hans you are from the shul.
Click HERE to learn more about the show.