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Miss Julie, Clarissa and John returns for 3 performances!

Our acclaimed 2016 production of Miss Julie, Clarissa and John will be on tour during the entire month of August, first at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina, and then at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland! But first, Pittsburgh has three more chances to see it, July 27th and 28th at 8 PM and July 29th at 5 PM!

To help raise funds for our tour, we’ll present just three performances at the end of July, right here in Pittsburgh, immediately before the show heads to North Carolina. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets now!

Monteze Freeland returns to direct the original cast:

Chrystal Bates
Chrystal Bates
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
Tami Dixon
Tami Dixon*

These will be full productions, including set and costumes, presented in Bricolage’s theatre space (entrance right next to ours). We’ve very proud of this show, and can’t wait to show it off in these national and international venues. So we’d appreciate any donation you can make toward our tour of this show.

Read more about our original 2016 production.

 

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Pittsburgh and St. Louis casts of Miss Julie, Clarissa and John meet in St. Louis

Playwright Mark Clayton Southers and Miss Julie's St. Louis cast, with Ron Himes, founder of St. Louis Black Rep
Playwright Mark Clayton Southers and Miss Julie’s St. Louis cast, with Ron Himes, founder of St. Louis Black Rep

September 2016: The Black Rep in St. Louis, the largest professional African-American theatre company in the nation, opened its 40th season with Pittsburgh playwright Mark Clayton Southers’ Miss Julie, Clarissa and John. The production was picked up after its world premiere at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre in March 2016. Miss Julie received rave reviews both in Pittsburgh and St. Louis!

St. Louis cast, Playwrights managing director Joy Southers, actors Kevin Brown and Chrystal Bates, production team member Ashley Southers
St. Louis cast, Playwrights managing director Joy Southers, actors Kevin Brown and Chrystal Bates, production team member Ashley Southers

Veteran actors Crystal Bates (Clarissa) and Kevin Brown (John) from the first production of Miss Julie traveled to the Midwest to give support to the sophomore production and had an opportunity to see their characters played by different actors.

Playwrights hopes to keep the momentum going and see more productions of Miss Julie, Clarissa and John on national and international stages in the future.

PPTCO World Premiere Miss Julie, Clarissa and John heads to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, National Black Theatre Festival

Tami Dixon, Kevin Brown and Chrystal Bates (l-r) in PPTCO’s Pittsburgh production of Miss Julie, Clarissa and John (2016)

March 2017: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company will travel this summer to the prestigious Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem NC, with last season’s hit play Miss Julie, Clarissa and John by Mark Clayton Southers. The production will feature its original cast, pictured here: Chrystal Bates, Kevin Brown and Tami Dixon.

We have received a generous matching grant of $10,000 for this production. You can double the impact of your donation by donating today.

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