Bricolage Production Company & New Hazlett Theater
February 27 & 28
7 – 9 p.m. & 6:30 – 11 p.m.
You’ve got two nights to hop aboard the B.U.S. en route to one of Pittsburgh’s most eclectic fundraisers. A creative cocktail of guerrilla theater, friendly kidnapping and battle of the wits, Bricolage Production Company‘s signature benefit puts theatre-making in the driver’s seat.
How’s it work? Inspired by a 90-minute city bus ride, participants have 24 hours to write, cast and direct a brand new 10-minute play. If you think this sounds like a pilot for an Off-Off-Broadway reality show, you’ve got to see the results for yourself. Take a seat on the B.U.S. and watch as the newly-created and locally-inspired stories unfold during this exhilarating one-of-a-kind fundraiser.
Turning 10 years young, this year’s wacky edition features 40-plus local artists collectively pushing the envelope to support the company’s ambitious 2015 season. Pairing distinguished theater veterans with stage newbies, the lineup features gifted B.U.S. riders Vanessa German, Melissa Martin, Mark Clayton Southers and many more.
To take in all of the action, purchase a “Double Decker” ticket, making you a VIP fly on the wall with a behind-the-scenes view as the plays are being created. Hop on board for the main event on Feb. 28, complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a debut of the plays at the New Hazlett Theater on the Northside.
Watch this promo video for a sneak peek.
B.U.S. 10 is one of our top 8 events for February. See all of them here.