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2021/22 Season Announcement

Season Subscriptions on sale now! Single Tickets on sale October 4.

This year, as we announce our upcoming season, we have much to reflect upon, to be thankful for, and to get excited about! All of us at Two River Theater look forward to welcoming audiences and world-class theater artists once again to experience the joy of live theater. The 2021/2022 season also marks the culmination of John Dias’ tenure as Artistic Director—twelve years of celebrating great classics, championing new artists, promoting diversity and expanding the reach and reputation of Two River Theater.


 

August Wilson's RADIO GOLF

NOV 6 – 21 / 2021

Rechnitz Theater

Directed by Obie Award winner Brandon J. Dirden

“With the superb direction of Brandon J. Dirden, and a cast that is perfect in their roles, it is a must-see show.”BroadwayWorld

The critically acclaimed production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf was forced to shut down early in its March 2020 run. Under the direction of Obie Award winner Brandon J. Dirden (Two River’s King Hedley IISeven GuitarsRadio Golf will return with much of the show’s original cast! Real-estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh, and to revitalize the Hill District. Starbucks, Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods are ready to move in. But one particular house on the development site, at 1839 Wylie Avenue, must be torn down, a casualty of urban blight. And that house belonged to Wilson’s legendary Aunt Ester—forcing Harmond, and the Hill District itself, into a battle between the past and the future.

THREE SISTERS

JAN 15 – FEB 6 / 2022

Rechnitz Theater

By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George

Directed by Sara Holdren

Two River Theater playwright-in-residence Madeleine George (Two River’s Hurricane Diane, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) collaborates with director Sara Holdren (Two River’s Twelfth Night) to create a new translation of Chekhov’s classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes. Stuck in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 20th century, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of futures in the wake of their father’s death and a changing Russia.

THE HOMBRES

MARCH 12 – APRIL 10 / 2022

Marion Huber Theater

By Tony Meneses
Directed by Annie Tippe

This new play by Tony Meneses (Two River’s The Women of Padilla, Guadalupe in the Guest Room) is a fresh and nuanced look at the complexity and intimacy of male friendship. Set in New Jersey (“somewhere off the NJ Transit line”), the play follows Julián, a gay Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the straight and macho Latino construction workers outside his studio—particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor, who seeks from Julián something he never expected. Annie Tippe (Lortel award winning Octet) to direct.

RADIANT BABY

JUNE 4 – 26 / 2022

Rechnitz Theater

Book by Stuart Ross
Music by Debra Barsha
Lyrics by Ira Gasman, Stuart Ross & Debra Barsha
Directed by Stephen Brackett

Join us for the Party of Life celebrating Keith Haring, one of the greatest artists whose work you’ll instantly recognize! Feel the vibrant energy of New York in the 1980s when Haring rose to superstar status as an artist, reveler, and activist. With the music and electricity of New York’s art scene, Radiant Baby traces Haring’s world—his obsessions, inspirations, joys, addictions—and his quest to find how you live with limited time and unlimited dreams.

THEATER EDUCATION

A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

MAY 6 – 15 / 2022

Marion Huber Theater

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Rakesh Palisetty

Now in its ninth season as one of Two River’s most popular programs, A Little Shakespeare introduces the works of Shakespeare to hundreds of youth and adults each year. Through this program, Two River produces a 75-minute abridged version of a Shakespeare play, performed and supported backstage by high school students, and directed and designed by theater professionals.

Tickets: $15 (not included in subscription series)