PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
THE 2019-2020 SEASON OF THE EQT BRIDGE THEATER SERIES
SEASON AND SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Pittsburgh, PA - Season and single tickets are on sale for the 2019-2020 season of the EQT Bridge Theater Series which includes four shows taking place throughout the Cultural District. Every performance was created specifically for pre-teens and teens ready to experience seriously adventurous theater and includes fun activities in the venue lobby before each show.
Season Tickets(starting at $40) and single tickets (starting at $12) are available at TrustArts.org/Bridge. Subscribers receive great benefits, including great savings, seats for every show, and an unlimited amount of ticket exchanges. This season is full of exciting adventures, captivating stories, humor, and plenty of surprises!
Interviews with artists and creative team available upon request.
2019-2020 EQT BRIDGE THEATER SERIES
Walk Two Moons
November 8-9, 2019 | Byham Theater
Recommended for ages 7+, Walk Two Moons tells the story of 13-year-old Sal who, while driving cross-country with her grandparents in search of her mother, meets the eccentric Phoebe – Sal’s best friend and the main character in the stories she tells to entertain her grandparents. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons is a moving production about family, identity, and coming of age. This show is produced by National Players, a U.S. based production company.
An Elephant in the Garden
Jan 17-18 2020 | Byham Theater
A Poonamallee Production in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre, An Elephant in the Garden transports the audience to Dresden, Germany in 1945 and explores the incredible story of two children and their mother who flee falling bombs during World War II. They aren’t alone, though - an adorable elephant from the zoo named Marlene becomes an unlikely family member. Along the way, this extraordinary quartet of refugees meets a Canadian officer cowering in a barn, a school choir on the run, and their Countess savior who is harboring them from the Nazis. This story of family, elephant, friends, and enemy-turned-ally illustrates the importance of love, resolve, and hope in wartime and anytime. Partly based on a true story, An Elephant in the Garden is an adaptation from the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo, author of more than 100 books including War Horse, Private Peaceful, and Kensuke’s Kingdom. Recommended for ages 7+
April 3-4, 2020 | August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Produced by Compagnia Baccalà, based in Italy and winner of 15 international prizes, including the Cirque Du Soleil prize, Pss Pss is an inventive, exciting, and ridiculous show inspired by the physical comedy of silent film stars like Charlie Chaplin. Pss Pss is a timeless performance of enthralling physicality, delightful expressions, and a breathtaking duet of mishaps and acrobatics that will have the audience laughing long after they leave the theater. Recommended for ages 8+
Emil and the Detectives
May 14-17, 2020 | August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Produced by Australian Slingsby Theatre Company, Emil and the Detectives follows young Emil as she catches a train to visit family in the big city. Along her journey, something valuable is stolen and she has to work together with a group of friends to outsmart the thief. Recommended for ages 7+ This show is also a part of the 2020 Children’s Theater Festival.
The EQT Bridge Theater Series, now in its fifth season, is for ages seven and up and expands upon the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s mission of bringing artistic opportunities to children of all ages through culturally diverse performances that will continue to engage young audiences through participation, encouragement of and respect for their creative ideas, and develop their interest in the arts. TrustArts.org/Bridge
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. TrustArts.org | @CulturalTrust on Facebook · Instagram · Twitter