Hope and Gravity

May 3 – 25, 2014 (Mainstage)
By Michael Hollinger
Directed by Tracy Brigden

World Premiere
Lives overlap and elevators stop on random floors as nine characters are compellingly revealed in this nonlinear comedy about fate. From an impromptu house call to an unlikely hotel hookup, chance encounters and rocky relationships unfold through nine stories and one momentous leap of faith.

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BEHIND THE SCENES
Glimpse inside rehearsal to see what the play is all about!

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THE CAST
Five actors play nine characters in City Theatre’s world premiere of Hope and Gravity. Starrring (L-R): Federico Rodriguez, Daniel Krell, Rebecca Harris, Robin Abramson, and John Feltch.

PRESS

‘HOPE AND GRAVITY’ OFFERS PLENTY OF UPS, DOWNS

Published: May 7, 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review >

 

CITY PREMIERES PUZZLE PLAY ‘HOPE AND GRAVITY’

Published: May 7, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette >

THE PLAYWRIGHT

MICHAEL HOLLINGER

Michael Hollinger’s plays include Ghost-Writer, Opus, Tooth and Claw, Red Herring, Incorruptible, Tiny Island, and An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, all of which premiered at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company. These plays have enjoyed numerous productions around the country, in New York City, London, Paris, Athens, and elsewhere in Europe.  His new translation of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac (co-adapted with Aaron Posner) premiered in 2011 at the Folger… more >

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

CAST

Robin Abramson (Jill/Barb)

John Feltch (Marty/Douglas)

Rebecca Harris (Tanya/Nan)

Daniel Krell (Peter/Hal)

Federico Rodriguez (Steve)

CREATIVE TEAM

Tracy Brigden (Director)

Anne Mundell (Scenic)

Robert C.T. Steele (Costume)

Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting)

Eric Shimelonis (Original Music)

Joe Pino (Sound)

Calleri Casting (Casting)

Patti Kelly (Stage Manager)

TICKET PRICING

REGULAR ADMISSION

$35-$60

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 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. One ticket per ID.

SENIORS AGE 62 AND OLDER

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Kari Shaffer, Box Office Manager, by email or by calling 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 >

ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission

SEATING CHART

Three-quarter thrust configuration

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CONTENT

Contains adult language.

PLAY ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN

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Landesberg Design

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