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Directed by Ted Pappas, Montae Russell stars as our first African-American Supreme Court Justice in this play by George Stevens, Jr.
PITTSBURGH (Feb. 13, 2013) Pittsburgh Public Theater’s MADE IN AMERICA season continues with George Stevens, Jr.’s one-man play Thurgood. Directed by Ted Pappas, Pittsburgh native Montae Russell stars as Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood runs March 7 – April 7, 2013 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. Thurgood is presented by Heinz with production co-sponsors Highmark and Randi and L. Van V. Dauler, Jr.
|Montae Russell Stars as Thurgood Marshall|
In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. InThurgood, he tells us his life story: from humble beginnings in Baltimore, through landmark civil rights legislation, followed by his triumphant rise to the highest court in the land. A journey of epic proportions, Thurgood is an eye-opening, humorous, and uplifting portrait of a true American hero.
Thurgood ran on Broadway at the Booth Theater and its production at the Kennedy Center, starring Laurence Fishburne, was filmed for HBO. The design team for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production is James Noone (Scenic), Kate Mitchell (Costumes), Larry Shea (Projections), Phil Monat (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Ruth E. Kramer is the Production Stage Manager; Alicia DeMara is the Assistant Stage Manager.
About the Performer
A native of Pittsburgh, Montae Russell attended Barrett Middle School, Steel Valley High School, and the University of Pittsburgh. Since then he has performed on Broadway and at theaters around the country. Among his numerous film and television appearances is the recurring role of Dwight Zadro on the series “ER.” This will be his seventh show at Pittsburgh Public Theater.
About the Playwright
George Stevens, Jr. is a writer, director and producer whose awards include 15 Emmys, the Paul Selvin Award for writing that embodies civil rights and liberties, and an Honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement. His television events include “The Kennedy Center Honors,” the mini-series “Separate But Equal,” starring Sidney Poitier and Burt Lancaster, and the documentary “George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin,” about the wartime experiences of his father. Founder of the American Film Institute, his books include Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age and Conversations with the Great Moviemakers – The Next Generation. In 2009 he was named by Barack Obama as co-chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
March 7 – April 7, 2013
Tues. at 7 pm; Wed. thru Sat. at 8 pm (except Wed., March 20)
Sat. at 2 pm (except March 9 & 16) also 2 pm on Thurs., April 4
Sun. at 2 & 7 pm (except Sun., April 7 when then final performance is at 2 pm)
Press Night is Thurs., March 14. Opening Night is Fri., March 15
Ticket Prices: $23 to $55. Students and age 26 and younger $15.75 with valid ID.
For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org
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