IRONBOUND

By Martyna Majok
Directed by Tracy Brigden

May 13 – June 4, 2017

So much of Darja’s life has been spent waiting: for love, for her break in life, and for the bus she relies on to get to and from cleaning jobs in blue-collar New Jersey. Hailed as “vivid, perceptive and quietly gripping” by The New York Times, Ironbound is a riveting portrait of an independent Polish immigrant searching for the American Dream. This gritty new play by rising star Martyna Majok depicts life on the economic margins and the hope that sustains us all.

VIDEO

IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok

SPECIAL EVENTS

CITY CONNECTS: OPPORTUNITY

A Conversation with Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh

Stick around after the 2 p.m. performance of IRONBOUND on May 21st for a talkback with Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh. The conversation will discuss the play’s theme of opportunity, and how it relates to Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s mission.

This conversation is part of the theatre’s City Connects series, a program designed to connect City Theatre plays with relevant community organizations to stimulate conversation and activism through art. See our Facebook event for more information.

PLAYWRIGHT

MARTYNA MAJOK

Martyna Majok

PHOTOS

COMING SOON

PRESS

REVIEW: Ironbound at City Theatre

Pittsburgh City Paper | By Michelle Pilecki
May 24, 2017

It’s a daunting atmosphere, but Rebecca Harris dominates the play as Darja. Rarely off the stage, Harris takes us through more than 20 years of heartache and hope, marriages and domestic abuse in varying relationships with five men.

REVIEW: “Ironbound” at City Theatre

The Pittsburgh Tatler | By Wendy Arons
May 23, 2017

Harris is superb as Darja, masterfully conveying the complexity and frustration of a character who has way more going on inside than she can properly express.

City Theatre stages the humorous and thought-provoking 'Ironbound'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Christopher Rawson
May 23, 2017

“There’s a great deal of humor in ‘Ironbound.’ Credit the actors and protean director Tracy Brigden (is there anything she can’t direct?), but mainly playwright Martyna Majok, herself ‘born in Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago…’ Obviously hers is the expansive, determined view of life that infuses Darja.”

REVIEW: Ironbound

Pittsburgh in the Round | By Yvonne Hudson
May 21, 2017

Rebecca Harris, in her 10th role with the company, captivates with impeccable realism as Darja. Harris is the constant force here along with a dark, menacing bus stop. Her solid and fierce portrayal is someone like many who endure wearing commutes to whatever job they can get to make rent while avoiding any unexpected financial catastrophes. They persevere and crave, as Darja says, “even the ugly jobs they don’t have no more.”

PREVIEW: Step into the struggles of the American dream in latest City Theatre production, 'Ironbound'

TribLIVE.com | By Sally Quinn
May 17, 2017

“It’s obviously a commentary on the plight of the immigrant… This is a bridge support to a bridge that goes from New Jersey to Manhattan, but [Darja]’s never on it. She’s always under it.” -Scenic Designer Anne Mundell

Stage preview: 'Ironbound' marks actress Rebecca Harris' 10th play for City Theatre

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
May 11, 2017

“I like her. I would spend time with her… She’s very resilient, she’s funny and strong. I think her sense of humor has kept her afloat.” – Rebecca Harris about her character Darja

City Paper Short List: May 11-18

Pittsburgh City Paper | By City Paper Staff
May 10, 2017

The Polish-immigrant cleaning woman in Ironbound isn’t comic relief, nor is she there to sagely advise the play’s hero; rather, in Martyna Majok’s 2016 drama, Darja herself is the protagonist, struggling to make ends meet, find love, or simply catch a bus in working-class Newark, N.J.

CAST

REBECCA HARRIS
Darja

ROD BROGAN
Tommy

JD TAYLOR
Maks

ERIK MARTIN
Vic

CREATIVE TEAM

TRACY BRIGDEN
Director

ANNE MUNDELL
Scenic Designer

ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI
Lighting Designer

ROBERT C.T. STEELE
Costume Designer

ERIC SHIMELONIS
Composer & Sound Designer

IMPORTANT DATES

SUN, MAY 14 | 7:00 PM
Sipping Sunday

FRI, MAY 19 | 8:00 PM
Opening Night

SUN, MAY 21 | 2:00 PM
City Connects: Opportunity
Post-Show Talkback
With Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh

WEDS, MAY 24 | 1:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback

THUR, MAY 25 | 8:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback with Playwright Martyna Majok

FRI, MAY 26 | 8:00 PM
Greenroom

TUES, MAY 30| 7:00 PM
ASL Interpretation

SUN, JUNE 4 | 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description

ADDITIONAL INFO

Running Time

Approximately 90 minutes; there is no intermission.

Warning

Ironbound contains adult language and content, theatrical haze, and herbal cigarettes are smoked on stage.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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TICKETS

REGULAR ADMISSION

Starting at $37.50.

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.

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, May 27th. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

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 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 >

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