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2018-2019 Season

We are thrilled to bring you a season of classics that builds upon Court’s history of artistic innovation and collaboration. Experience the tenth installment of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, an inventive interpretation of a monster tale, a celebration of a brilliant female scientist, a courageous staging of song and poetry by seven African American women, and the world premiere of a classic American novel.

We hope you will join us!

Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director

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Aug 30, 2018 — Oct 06, 2018

By August Wilson
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood’s history at risk.  

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Frankenstein

Nov 01, 2018 — Dec 02, 2018

by Manual Cinema
adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley
concept by Drew Dir
devised by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, & Julia Miller
original music by Kyle Vegter & Ben Kauffman

Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.  

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Photograph 51

Jan 17, 2019 — Feb 17, 2019

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Vanessa Stalling

History may well remember the work of Watson and Crick, but it was British chemist Rosalind Franklin who provided the key to the double helix DNA discovery. Photograph 51 shares the complex story of an ambitious female scientist in a world of men, her pursuit for the secret of life, and her forgotten accomplishments.

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For Colored Girls

Mar 14, 2019 — Apr 14, 2019

WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
by Ntozake Shange
directed by Seret Scott

A sisterhood of seven women tell their stories through dramatic prose poetry, music, and movement. Told in vivid language, their experiences resound with fearless beauty and unity, despite exposing the unending challenges and oppressions that women of color face every day.

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The Adventures of Augie March

May 09, 2019 — Jun 09, 2019

By David Auburn, adapted from the novel by Saul Bellow
Directed by Charles Newell

Young Augie March is a product of the Great Depression: resourceful, searching for love, and striving to grow up and away from home. Augie explores what it takes to succeed in the world as a true individual.

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