A FUNNY THING HAPPENED…

By Halley Feiffer
Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody

September 23 – October 15, 2017

Sparks fly when struggling stand-up Karla meets super-nerd Don after their mothers are assigned to the same room in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A wickedly funny tale of finding love—and lust—in the strangest of places, A Funny Thing Happened… is a meet-cute for the modern era written by red-hot playwright Halley Feiffer. Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls “irresistible.”

VIDEO

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... AT CITY THEATRE

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC...

PLAYWRIGHT

HALLEY FEIFFER

PHOTOS

COMING SOON

A Conversation with A FUNNY THING... Playwright Halley Feiffer

Halley Feiffer and Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot, caught up by phone to talk about the real world and comedic inspirations behind her unique blend of humor and pathos.

<Read the full interview here>

PRESS

PREVIEW: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City

NEXTpittsburgh | By Jennifer Baron
Sept. 26, 2017

“Equal parts rom-com and fearless reality check, the smart play marks the first time that [Halley] Feiffer — the daughter of renowned cartoonist Jules Feiffer, and writer and performer Jenny Allen — has teamed up with City Theatre.”

Play mines the humor and pathos in a romance between cancer patients' children

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
Sept. 21, 2017

“I wrote this play because I’ve experienced a lot of joy in my life, and a lot of pain. Who hasn’t experienced both those poles of emotion?…I wanted to explore, how do I move through pain with some degree of elegance and even a mighty dose of humor? And I think that’s an experiment that can benefit all of us.” – Halley Feiffer

Pittsburgh premieres of two notable plays

Pittsburgh City Paper | By Bill O’Driscoll
Sept. 20, 2017

Halley Feiffer offers a romantic comedy where the couple, aspiring stand-up comic Karla (Jenni Putney) and nerdy Don (Tim McGeever), meet in a cancer ward where their mothers are both being treated.

CAST

JENNI PUTNEY
Karla

TIM McGEEVER
Don

HELENA RUOTI
Marcie

KENDRA McLAUGHLIN
Geena

CREATIVE TEAM

JOSHUA KAHAN BRODY
Director

TONY FERRIERI
Scenic Designer

MICHAEL MONTGOMERY
Costume Designer

ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI
Lighting Designer

ZACHARY BEATTIE-BROWN
Sound Designer

IMPORTANT DATES

FRI, SEPT 29 | 8:00 PM
Opening Night

SUN, OCT 1 | 2:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback

FRI, OCT 6 | 8:00 PM
Greenroom

SUN, OCT 8 | 2:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback

TUES, OCT 10 | 7:00 PM
ASL Interpretation

SUN, OCT 15 | 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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ADDITIONAL INFO

RATED R

A Funny Thing Happened… contains dark humor and dirty mouths.

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes; there is no intermission.

TICKETS

REGULAR ADMISSION

Starting at $38.

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Opening Night/Saturdays at 5:30pm.

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. Two tickets per ID.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT

A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available two hours before the 1 p.m.performance on Saturday, October 7th. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

SENIORS AGE 62 & OLDER

$24 rush tickets available at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Joel Ambrose, Box Office Manager, by email or at 412.431.4400 x286.

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

MEDIA SPONSORS

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