Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Findings" - A World Premier by a Pittsburgh Playwright

As part of its mission to develop and showcase the works of local playwrights, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is proud to present Findings March 4-19.

Pittsburgh Playwrights continues to be a leader in presenting world premiere productions by area writers. “We are proud to offer our growing list of patrons a variety of perspectives through the lens of our Pittsburgh playwrights,” says Monteze Freeland, PPTCO’s Artistic Associate.

PPTCO’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director Mark Southers is also excited about the 2016/2017 season. “After our historic production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars we’re off to a great start. I’m looking forward to the balance of our season.”

Findings, by Arlene Weiner, directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith, opens our season of world premieres with its March 4-19, 2017 run. Jennifer prides herself on being able to see every crisis as an opportunity. Can she keep on “bright-siding” when her doted-on daughter runs away, her sister’s behavior threatens the family with ruin, and a secret from the past may burst into the open?

Playwright Arlene Weiner, a longtime Pittsburgher, was born in New York. She is a poet whose work has been published in journals, in the Post-Gazette, in anthologies, and read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac. Ragged Sky Press has published two books by Arlene: Escape Velocity and City Bird. Findings is her first play.

Asked about the play, Arlene says, "There's a lot of love in it. Love between husband and wife, between sisters, between mother and daughter. Even between dog and dog owner. And then--there's trouble."

Directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith. With Lissa Brennan, Sam Lothard, Amy Marsalis, John Michnya, Charles Richards, and Julia Rocha.

BREAKING NEWS – Subscriptions are now available to see all three world premiere productions – Findings, Lights Out, and Hercules Didn’t Wade in the Water -- this spring for one low $50 price.
Tickets to this show only are $22.50, with no ticketing fees or surcharges. Tickets and subscriptions are available at

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