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Tailgate party kicks off 'The Chief'

| Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 9:03 p.m.

Pittsburgh Public Theater will take over Katz Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3 to host a tailgate party.

It's the kickoff event for the company's new production of “The Chief,” which begins its 10th anniversary run that evening at the O'Reilly Theater, Downtown. Tom Atkins returns as Pittsburgh Steelers founder Arthur J. Rooney Sr. in the production that runs through Jan. 12.

Food trucks for Oh My Grill and Dozen Desserts will offer discounts to anyone wearing black and gold. Fuze will offer free fruit drinks. Pittsburgh Public Theater also will offer discounts and giveaways.

Details: 412-316-1600; www.ppt.org

— Alice T. Carter

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