"James McBride" Opens in Pittsburgh 9/13 — James McBride , Mark Clayton Southers — AAPEX

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

"James McBride" Opens in Pittsburgh 9/13

For longer than anyone can remember, the old men of the Galwegian Poet Society have bickered over their favorite poets, and each year, they reward a poet a $25,000 prize for best poem. This year is different: They've decided to open their contest to poets living abroad. This year's winner is an American named James McBride, a young stranger from Chicago. But who is McBride? And how will the youth mesh with the cantankerous curmudgeons of Galway?

James McBride marks the second part of Mark Clayton Southers' ambitious "Culture Clash" cycle, in which an urban Chicagoan and old-fashioned Irishmen battle over boxing, heritage, and the transcendent power of verse. Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theater's Artistic Director Andrew Paul directs a star-studded cast in what looks to be a promising collaboration.

James McBride

Written by

Mark Clayton Southers

Directed by Andrew Paul


Roger Jerome, Bruce Hill, Joshua Elijah Reese, James Keegan, Jay Keenan, Cheryl El Walker, Theo Allyn, and Joseph Martinez

September 13th through 29th, 2007

Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM.

On Saturday, September 29th, shows are at 2 PM and 8 PM.

Tickets are $25 at the door, or $20 with a reservation (call 412-288-0358, then pay at the door).

Thursday and Sunday tickets are available for the special price of only $14.99 from ProArts: 412 394-3353 or http://www.proartstickets.org/.
Seniors (60 and older), students and artists save $2.50 per ticket on Fridays and Saturdays only.

To support PPTCO's upcoming season, we will have a fundraiser on Saturday, September 15th, at 6:30 PM at the theatre. Just 44 seats remain of the original 99. Tickets are now only $50.00 each. Each ticket includes a Soul food buffet dinner, Guinness beer, music from a live Irish band, a silent auction, and an 8 PM performance of James McBride, PPTCO's first show of the season. After the show, enjoy a meet and greet party with the cast, director and playwright in the lobby.

Tickets are going fast, so buy yours today to ensure you're part of this one-time-only experience. You can use any major credit card, or mail your check to

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
542 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222.

Casting news for James McBride
Thu, 08/16/2007 - 5:00am — admin
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of its upcoming production of James McBride (opening September 13th), which includes three Equity actors. Included in the cast are Roger Jerome (Crabtree in PICT's School for Scandal last year), Bruce Hill, Joshua Elijah Reese, James Keegan (recently seen in Pittsburgh as George Tenet in PICT's Stuff Happens), Jay Keenan, Cheryl El Walker, Theo Allyn, and Joseph Martinez.

But PPTCO needs your help to make this work! We need to raise a minimum of $8,000 ASAP. Please visit our Donations page to contribute. Thank you for supporting Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company.

Mark Clayton Southers
Founder & Producing Artistic Director
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

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