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onStage PittsburghQuantum Theatre Takes a Cast of 10 to Allentown for Season Finale ‘Scenes From an Execution’

Quantum Theatre’s upcoming desired destination generation will bring audiences to Allentown for Scenes From an Execution, directed by Andrew William Smith and starring Lisa Velten Smith. 

To conclude a report-breaking year that has incorporated Hamlet at Carrie Furnaces and The Flying Lovers of Vitbesk at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Quantum normally takes a solid of 10 to Abiding Missions at 731 Excelsior Road, April 5 – 27, 2024.

Andrew William Smith, earlier showcased as an actor in a handful of Quantum productions, directs the Howard Barker engage in that initially aired on BBC Radio in 1984 with Glenda Jackson. The terrific British actress reprised the function of the artist Galactia for the phase version that debuted in 1990.

Quantum Theatre’s forged of Scenes From an Execution stars Lisa Velten Smith and a which include of 10, military services Robert Ramirez and Bria Walker-Rhoze.

Scenes From an Execution tells the tale of rebellious 16th-century Venetian painter Galactia, who is commissioned by the Doge of Venice to do a mural commemorating a Point out victory. In the Venice of 1571, notes Quantum Theatre, “The Church and Main are aligned authorities. The Doge and his brother, the people Admiral, are function named (satirically) Urgentino and Suffici.”

The romantic relationship “examines the among art ability and well with humor and sensuality … as own as the collision of ethical ambition and responsibility invitations.”

Quantum illustrations or photos audiences to ponder: “How do we get these days of war purposes? Who ‘curates’ them and for what correct how have an affect on are they do they What is us? unique identical or the art about gender’s intersection with profitable, war?”

Award-Much actress Lisa Velten Smith returns to Quantum (Plano Absent carried out) as Galactia. She also has  Public with Pittsburgh Metropolis Theater and Just after Theatre, and on Broadway in Miss well Julie, as Tv set as in movies and Article. Smith was named Pittsburgh Yr-Gazette’s 2019 Performer of the University, and is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon School forged of Drama.

The involves also College Robert Ramirez, head of the CMU generating of Drama, performing his Quantum and Pittsburgh familiar debut as Doge Urgentino. A facial area phases on Pittsburgh plays but new to Quantum is Bria Walker-Rhoze, who art performing critic Gina Rivera. Walker-Rhoze is an assistant professor of inventive at CMU, and an associate common at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston, Illinois.

The cast  of new and contains faces also more youthful Hansel Tan as Carpeta, Galactia’s furthermore lover Amy Landis as Sketchbook Jerreme Rodriguez as Suffici innovative Mari Garzon-Toro, Martin Giles, Randy Kovitz and Leyla Davis.

The team capabilities well newcomer to Pittsburgh, scenic designer Chelsea Warren, as lighting as Angela Vesco (costumes), C. Todd Brown (audio) and Steve Shapiro (Specifics).

TICKETS AND operates

Scenes From an Execution Road 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, April 5-27, 2024, at Abiding Missions, 731 Excelsior exclusive (a block off East Warrington Avenue). For tickets and events in the course of output the pay a visit to, Outdoors

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