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City Theatre to offer 6 diverse plays in 2018-19 season

| Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Brian Quijada wrote and will star in 'Where Did We Sit on the Bus?' -- a hip-hop autobiography growing up Latino in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white -- at City Theatre, Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2019
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Brian Quijada wrote and will star in 'Where Did We Sit on the Bus?' -- a hip-hop autobiography growing up Latino in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white -- at City Theatre, Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2019

City Theatre Company has announced the details of its 44th season of new works.

The 2018-19 season, under the leadership of Managing Director James McNeel, will include laugh-out-loud comedies, ripped-from-the-headlines dramas and fresh explorations of the world around us. The artistic team includes Reginald L. Douglas, artistic producer, and Clare Drobot, director of new play development.

“Next season, we will present work that is urgent and relatable, artistically diverse, and intellectually and emotionally fulfilling,” McNeel said in a news release. “These writers draw from the world around them, and we are putting them on our stage to inspire, entertain, and excite our very own Pittsburgh audience, while living our organizational values and purpose to produce and develop new plays that matter.”

The six-show season includes:

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson: The metatheatrical comedy involves playwright Olympe de Gouges' and her muses: assassin Charlotte Corday, Caribbean freedom fighter Marianne Angelle and Marie “Let Them Eat Cake” Antoinette. Sept. 8-30

“Pipeline” by Dominique Morisseau: When Omari is suspended from a prestigious — and mostly white — private school for an explosive incident with a teacher, his mother sees her dreams for him vanish before her eyes. Oct. 27-Nov. 18

“Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” by Brian Quijada: The author stages a hip-hop autobiography about falling in love with performance, the power of family, and growing up Latino in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white. Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2019

“The Roommate” by Jen Silverman: When new-age New Yorker Robyn moves into the spare room in retired and recently divorced Sharon's house, the pair of unlikely pals bond about leaning into friendship, new beginnings and maybe just a touch of breaking the law. March 2-24, 2019

“The Burdens” by Matt Schatz: Siblings Mordy and Jane hatch an outrageous plan to relieve their mother of the burden of Zad-Zad, their centenarian — and particularly prickly — grandfather. April 6-May 12, 2019

“We Are Among Us” by Stephen Belber: With her military contractor career firmly behind her, single mother Laura finally has her son front-and-center in her life. But when a reporter appears demanding answers to a covered-up, decade-old story from her time in Afghanistan, the murky events of a single night resurface, revealing untold truths and painful consequences. May 11-June 2, 2019

Season subscriptions are $150-$276 and are on sale now by phone at 412-431-2489 or at the box office. Subscriptions will be available online at citytheatrecompany.org after June 1.

Single tickets for the 2018-19 season will go on sale July 30.

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