For Immediate Release
March 5, 2013
The REP presents world premiere of ‘Antarktikos’
Directed by Sheila McKenna, preview March 21, play runs March 22-April 7 at The Pittsburgh Playhouse
PITTSBURGH – The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, presents the world premiere of emerging playwright Andrea Stolowitz’s Antarktikos, a mind-bending drama about heroism, fear and what it means to say goodbye.
A finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award’s Prize in Drama, Antarktikos previews Thursday, March 21, and runs Friday, March 22-April 7, in the Studio Theatre at The Pittsburgh Playhouse. Performances are 8 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Because there will be no performance on Easter, March 31, there will be a performance of Antarktikos added on Wednesday, March 27.
In Antarktikos, Susan, a writer in residence at the South Pole, finds herself in an unlikely conversation with Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, leader of the 1912 British Antarctic expedition. Meanwhile, Susan’s daughter, Hilary, embarks on an adventure with an insomniac EMT named Alex in this remarkable play, in which both time and place blur, geographies blend and destinies emerge.
The REP’s production of Antarktikos features Tony Bingham as Joe Foster, Billy Hepfinger as Alex, Amy Landis as Susan and Morgan Wolk as Hilary. Scenic design is by Stephanie Mayer-Staley, lighting design by Todd Wren, sound design by Steve Shapiro, and costume design by Cathleen Crocker-Perry,
Tickets range from $24 to $27; preview tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412.392.8000, or online at www.pittsburghplayhouse.com. Patrons can take advantage of the “Pay what you will” performance at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, subject to availability. The Dunkin' Donuts Discussion Series will be held on Friday, March 29. Following the performance, the audience is invited to stay to discuss the show and enjoy donuts and coffee compliments of Dunkin' Donuts.
Stolowitz’s plays have been developed and produced nationally and internationally at theaters such as the Old Globe (San Diego), The Long Wharf (New Haven, Conn.), Victory Gardens (Chicago), and The Cherry Lane (New York City). The Los Angeles Times called her work “heartbreaking,” while the Orange County Register characterized her approach as a “brave refusal to sugarcoat the issues and tough decisions.” Her play, Knowing Cairo, had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre, and earned San Diego’s Best New Play Award and a Los Angeles Times’ Critic’s Pick. Her play, Ithaka, will have its world premiere in May at the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Ore.
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