Recycling Building (32nd & Smallman)
August 18—September 10
8:30 & 8 p.m.
Any project undertaken by Quantum Theatre delves into bold and innovative territory. Its latest production marks several firsts for the company, which is celebrating 27 seasons taking theatre off the stage and into some of Pittsburgh’s most intriguing nontraditional spaces.
For its world premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis’ new play, Red Hills, Quantum is collaborating with the award-winning NYC-based company, En Garde Arts. Following Pittsburgh, the show will head to NYC for a staging in 2018.
Amidst the industrial environs of the Strip District’s Recycling Building, audiences will experience a complex story of two men exploring themes of redemption, truth and memory.
David, an American author and professor, and a Rwandan man named God’s Blessing reunite on the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide they both witnessed. When a copy of David’s book about his experiences in Rwanda arrives with a cryptic note, the men must “face their memories, confront a ghost and desperately seek forgiveness.”
Directed by Katie Pearl, Red Hills stars Scott Parkinson as David and Patrick J. Ssenjovu as God’s Blessing.
The production also features a gourmet dinner option and special events.
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