City Theatre presents WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS? Written and Performed by Brian Quijada

December 17th, 2018 / Posted in Uncategorized

City Theatre presents  WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?

Written and Performed by Brian Quijada

January 19 – February 24, 2019

“An explosion of energy, comic verve, playful sexiness, raw emotion and irresistible storytelling.”

-Chicago Sun Times

Pittsburgh, PA (December 10, 2018) –  City Theatre is thrilled to announce the details of the third show of the season: Where Did We Sit on the Bus? written and performed by Brian Quijada. Where Did We Sit on the Bus? stages a hip-hop autobiography about growing up Latinx in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white. It is directed by Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater, in Chicago, and will run in the City Theatre Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre, January 19 – February 24, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Where Did We Sit on the Bus? was originally produced at Teatro Vista/Victory Gardens in Chicago, directed by Mr. Yew. The Off-Broadway run at Ensemble Studio Theatre was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards in 2017.

“Where Did We Sit on the Bus? encapsulates our 2018/19 season theme of ‘your world, our stage’,” says Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot. “We’re thrilled to bring Brian Quijada and Chay Yew to Pittsburgh with a production that’s both timely and immensely engaging.  It’s a joy to watch Brian’s story unfold and see the magic of what one performer and a laptop can do. In addition to featuring a tour de force performance, the play’s themes of family, heritage, and an artist finding his voice will deeply resonate with our community.”

In a continued effort to better serve the community, City is continuing Pick-Your-Price-Previews: tickets start at just $5 (plus fees) to all performances January 19- 24. See details at CityTheatreCompany.org. This offer may not be combined with discounts.

About Where Did We Sit on the Bus?:
With pulsing rhythms and original rhymes set to a live, looped soundtrack, Brian Quijada stages a hip-hop autobiography about falling in love with performance, the power of family, and growing up Latinx in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white.

Where Did We Sit on the Bus? is directed by Chay Yew. The cast includes Brian Quijada. The production team includes Chay Yew (scenic design), Diane D. Fairchild (lighting design), Brian Quijada (sound design/composer), Liviu Pasare (projection design), and Taylor Meszaros is Stage Manager.

WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
January 19 – February 24, 2019

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and/or 7:00 p.m.

Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and/or 9:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

For a complete listing of show times, please visit CityTheatreCompany.org or call 412-431-2489.

PRESS & OPENING NIGHT
Friday, January 25, 2019 – 8pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

Pick-Your-Price-Previews Performances January 19 – 24
Tickets starting at just $5 online, plus fees; purchase tickets in advance at CityTheatreCompany.org, by calling 412-431-2489, or in-person at the box office. Subject to availability.

Greenroom: Art & Afterparty Friday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Join the cast and artistic team for a party in the Gordon Lounge following the performance. Complimentary house wine, Penn Brewery beer, and light snacks will be provided. Tickets are $30 for the evening with promocode GREENROOM.

Pay-What-You-Want Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m.
A block of tickets is reserved for audience members to name their own price at this performance.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES:
ASL Interpretation Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Open Caption & Audio Description Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION:
412.431.CITY (2489) or CityTheatreCompany.org
Tickets start at $29

DISCOUNTS:
Under 30: Reserve $15 tickets in advance for performances except Opening Night and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.; rush tickets may be available at those performances. Must present ID to receive Under 30 pricing.
Seniors age 62 and older: $24 rush tickets may be purchased at the box office beginning two hours before curtain, based on availability.
Groups of ten or more: Contact Joel Ambrose at 412.431.4400 x286.

WHERE:
1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)
Port Authority bus routes: 48, 51, 54, 81, 83

PARKING:
Patron parking is available in the lot across from the City Theatre entrances for $9, subject to availability.

ABOUT CITY THEATRE:

Founded in 1975, City Theatre is in its 44th season as Pittsburgh’s home for bold new plays. Located in the historic South Side on its four-building cultural campus, the company produces a season of regional and world premieres, including the upcoming The Burdens by Matt Schatz and We Are Among Us by Stephen Belber; its renowned Young Playwrights Festival; a season-long reading series of new works in progress; and the annual Momentum Festival. City Theatre’s mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience. With an annual average operating budget of $2.75 million, City is the largest performing arts organization not located in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District and is a constituent and core member of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT), Theatre Communications Group (TCG), and the National New Play Network (NNPN). Marc Masterson returned as Artistic Director in July, after a 18 year absence, to join Managing Director James McNeel as co-leaders of the organization.

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