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William Peace Theatre’s Nov. 12-15 Collegiate Production of The Music Man Is Fun-tastic!

Years ago, we saw the 1962 movie version of The-Music-Man, starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones; and it was fun. Thursday night, we saw a collegiate stage presentation of The Music Man, performed by the William Peace Theatre and starring a superb local cast; and it was fun-tastic! This production makes the most of Meredith… Read More ›

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom stars Josh Walker and Amethyst Palma (photo by Ron Yorgason)

William Peace Theatre’s Neighborhood 3 Is an Appropriate Piece for This Time of Year

Halloween is just around the corner; it’s time for some fun and a bit of the macabre. William Peace Theatre’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Amy White, offers just that. The premise: teens are enthralled by a video game that involves escaping from zombies that are taking over… Read More ›

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Spells F-U-N at William Peace Theatre

Michael Bush, whose list of accomplishments is impressive, including 25 years as director of artistic production at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City and productions at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, NC, the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles, and many more, is a visiting guest artist at William Peace… Read More ›

William Peace Theatre staged "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson on Feb. 5-9 (photo by Lauren Gerber)

“The Piano Lesson” Deserved a Longer Run

“The Pittsburgh Cycle“, the best-known body of work of Pittsburgh, PA-born African-American August Wilson (1945-2005), consists of 10 plays which mostly take place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom takes place in Chicago in the 1920s.) Each play in the cycle represents a decade of the 20th century. The Piano Lesson,… Read More ›