Paige Davis in“Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage” for CLO Cabaret starting in May.
Javier Manente will join Paige Davis in CLO Cabaret's "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage."
By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Paige Davis is coming back for the summer to star in the Pittsburgh premiere of “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage” for CLO Cabaret.
The off-Broadway play described as Dr. Ruth meets Emily Post invites audiences to take part in Miss Abigail’s self-help talk show. Javier Manente, a Pittsburgh CLO alumnus seen recently in several Pittsburgh Musical Theater productions, co-stars as Paco, her strapping young assistant. Ms. Davis previously performed for Pittsburgh CLO as Maria in “The Sound of Music” and on Broadway in “Boeing-Boeing” and “Chicago.”
“Miss Abigail’s Guide” glides into the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown, May 11-Aug. 13. Tickets are $38.75-$59.75; CLOCabaret.com or 412-456-6666.
City Theatre names three for 2017-18
City Theatre has unveiled three Pittsburgh premieres for next season and the return after seven years of Maripat Donovan’s original “Late Night Catechism,” starring Kimberly Richards, Sept. 7-17. Three more productions will be announced in April. The 2017-18 season so far, with dates TBA:
“The Old Man and the Old Moon” by PigPen Theatre Company, which began with seven freshmen — Alex Falberg, Arya Shahi, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Dan Weschler, Matt Nuernberger and Ryan Melia — at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. PigPen was the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor for a play two years in a row (2010 and 2011). “The Old Man and the Moon,” a family friendly adventure (ages 10 and older) told with artistry and puppetry, answers the question: Who keeps the moon shining bright?
“Citizen’s Market” by Cori Thomas is a world premiere from the writer of “When January Feels Like Summer.” The play follows a hopeful group of immigrants as they form an unlikely family, working together at a New York City supermarket.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City” by Halley Feiffer was called “irresistible” by The New York Times during its off-Broadway run. The play has struggling stand-up Karla and super nerd Don meeting after their mothers are assigned to the same room in the cancer center.
Season subscriptions packages are $171-$276. Flex Packages: $216 (basic — six vouchers Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday at 1 or 9 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m.); $276 (premium — six vouchers, good for any performance). Single tickets for the 2017-18 season go on sale Aug. 14; 412-431-CITY (2489) or www.citytheatrecompany.org.
Funny ladies at Off the Wall
For something Off the Wall on March weekends, the Carnegie theater company is presenting women’s comic voices. At 8 p.m. Saturday, voice-over artist Carla Delaney performs her one-woman show “Voices.” She can mimic Betty White, Drew Barrymore, Bart Simpson and more, but finding her own voice is another story.
Off the Wall Production’s version of March Madness continues next week with “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” a (mostly) one-woman comedy show created and performed by Heidi Nagle and produced by Off The Wall Productions 8 p.m. March 24-25 and 7 p.m. March 26.
All shows are at Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. Tickets are $10-$25 at www.carnegiestage.com or 724-873-3576.
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