Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Fall Production

A terminally ill woman sets out to film a video message for her toddler daughter to watch on her twelfth birthday. Struggling to find the right words and technologically challenged, she embarks upon what she considers a "dress rehearsal." Armed with animal puppets, tap shoes, and an irreverent sense of humor, she explores the daunting task of passing on some kind of motherly wisdom. Through a series of candid stories about her own growth to maturity, she tries to justify choices she's making that will prevent her from being part of her little girl's life. In doing so, she confronts aspects of her identity that are the source of her deepest fears and greatest strengths.

Blackbird Pie

a deliciously dark confection

written and performed by Mary Lipple

with dramaturgy and direction by Kyle Bostian

"Some people are pushed, some fall, some jump. We all splatter the same."

October 6-22, Thurs-Sat 8 PM and Sat 2 PM
(no matinee on October 8)
Grey Box Theatre, 3595 Butler St, PGH, PA 15201

Tickets may be available at the door: cash only
$15 general/$10 ages 25 and under (w/ID)

Contains adult themes and language
Not recommended for under age 16

Running time is approximately 80 minutes
Each performance will be followed by a talkback