Press Release: December 7, 2012

December 7th, 2012 / Posted in Press Releases

For Immediate Release:

CITY THEATRE EXTENDS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SOUTH SIDE STORIES

Six additional performances of Tami Dixon’s vibrant, hometown adventure

Extended for one week only!
January 8-13, 2013

A “dazzling premiere…a big, fat, evening of bliss…I can’t remember the last time I was so captivated, so enthralled in the theater.” – Ted Hoover, Pittsburgh City Paper

“Ms. Dixon has created a powerful one-woman show…transforming herself into two dozen characters and bringing their true stories to pulsating life.” – Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 7, 2012)—Due to popular demand, City Theatre extends the critically-acclaimed world premiere of Tami Dixon’s South Side Stories for one week only from January 8 through 13, 2013. Directed by Matt M. Morrow, South Side Stories will run for six additional performances in City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio Theatre: Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9 at 7pm; Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 5:30pm; and Sunday, January 13 at 2pm.

Pittsburgh City Paper’s Ted Hoover raves about Dixon’s playwriting debut: “I am set back on my heels by the surety and adventure of her writing.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Alice Carter describes the production as “vivid…lively…delightfully insightful and entertaining.” WRCT’s Gordon Spencer applauds Dixon for “making it clear that every day citizens can be eloquent.”

This one-woman show portrays the dynamism of a neighborhood. Embedded in the concrete of South Side’s city steps are testimonials of teenage mischief, steel mill toil, and townie haunts. This is a neighborhood where parking chairs and bar stools mark territory, where “paradise” is just one turn off of 26th Street. So we ask, “Are yinz ready for some stories ’bout the ’burgh?”

Tami Dixon’s local acting credits include The Clockmaker, Marriage Minuet, The Missionary Position, and The Muckle Man with City Theatre; The Hothouse, Celebration, and Rock n Roll with Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre; The Task and El Paso Blue with Quantum Theatre; The Chicken Snake with The Rep; Metamorphoses with Pittsburgh Public Theater; Every Tongue Confess with The August Wilson Center Theatre Ensemble; Midnight Radio, STRATA, Dutchman, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, and Key to the Field with Bricolage Production Company. Ms. Dixon is in her 7th season as Producing Artistic Director for Bricolage Production Company, which she runs alongside her husband, Jeffrey Carpenter. She lives in the South Side Slopes, and South Side Stories marks her playwriting debut.

Tami Dixon and City Theatre are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.

The creative team for South Side Stories includes Tony Ferrieri (Scenic), Sylvianne Shurman (Costume), Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting), Nathan Leigh (Sound), David Pohl (Projection), Carlyn Aquiline (Dramaturgy), and Sheila McKenna (Dialect).

CITY THEATRE PRESENTS THE EXTENDED RUN OF

South Side Stories
Written and performed by Tami Dixon
Directed by Matt M. Morrow

Extended Run: January 8-13, 2013

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday, January 8 at 7pm
Wednesday, January 9 at 7pm
Thursday, January 10 at 8pm
Friday, January 11 at 8pm
Saturday, January 12 at 5:30pm
Sunday, January 13 at 2pm

Where: City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street on Pittsburgh’s South Side

Tickets: Starting at $35

Box Office: 412.431.CITY (2489) or www.citytheatrecompany.org

Audiences under 30may reserve $15 tickets in advance for all performances except Friday 8pm and Saturday 5:30pm. On Friday and Saturday, tickets are available two hours prior to show time and based on availability.

Seniors age 62 and oldermay purchase $22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show time.

Groups of 10 or moreare eligible for discounts.  Call Kari Shaffer at 412.431.4400 x286.

City Theatreis now in its 38th season.  Located on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side, City Theatre specializes in new plays and has brought to Pittsburgh playwrights at the forefront of the industry, including Adam Rapp, Christopher Durang, Eric Simonson, and Jeffrey Hatcher. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, Managing Director Mark R. Power, and a 45-member Board of Directors, 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.  www.citytheatrecompany.org

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