Season 15 of inspiring, essential theater
A message from our Executive Artistic Director, Virginia Wall Gruenert
With the Covid vaccine a reality, off the WALL and Carnegie Stage are thrilled about the return to live theater in2021!
We’re actively taking steps towards insuring that any live presentations follow safety mandates and restrictions deemed necessary by Gov. Wolf and the medical experts. Our next priority is to determine how many of you, our valued patrons,
are ready to return to the theater again. Theater cannot exist without an audience.
We view you not just as spectators – you are collaborators, you are essential,
and we miss you.
That being said, off the WALL will be remounting Lissa Brennan’s HOARD in
September 2021, followed by a run in New York City in October.
featuring Virginia Wall Gruenert and Erika Cuenca, HOARD first opened in March of 2020 and was rudely interrupted by the pandemic after only four performances.
It deserves a remount, and if you didn’t see it the first time, here’s your chance.
We’re also delighted to say (speaking of remounts) the ever-popular THE CAROLS will return as our featured holiday show. If you didn’t see THIS the first time, see it.
If you have seen it, see it again. It’s that good.
From all of us to all of you – please
continue to stay safe until we all meet again in September!
a new play
Written by Lissa Brennan
Directed by Brian Reager
Dramaturg Kira Simring
With Erika Cuenca,
Virginia Wall Gruenert
Sep. 17-18, 23-25 @ 8:00 pm
Sep. 19 @ 3:00 pm
Starring off the WALL productions’ Executive Artistic Director Virginia Wall Gruenert and Associate Artistic Director Erika Cuenca, local playwright Lissa Brennan has crafted a story written precisely for these two actresses.
This play is not for the faint of heart; Brennan has done her research. Both Viv and Claire have emotional skeletons in their closets, though some are more visible than others. Viv’s ‘things’ in her house serve to protect her just as the 'walls' in Claire's heart. Each woman is wounded, guarding her pain, neither wishing to reveal it until it is unwillingly pried out of her fingers.
Brennan skillfully unravels the story of these two strangers with wit, compassion and venom.
COMING IN DEC 2021
Book and lyrics by Jennifer Child
Music by Monica Stephenson
Directed by Erika Cuenca
It's Christmastime in 1944. War is raging and, here at home, a group of neighbors gathers at the VFW to make the most of what they have.
This new original musical comedy, first staged in 2017, is back by popular demand and tells the story of an oddball friendship between a trio of singing sisters, an out-of-work Catskills comic, a limping piano player, and their grumpy Scrooge-like landlady. The Carols is a heartfelt, laugh-out-loud and hopeful musical that looks at making something right with all the wrong people.
"This twist on all the holiday stories you have already heard is terrifically fresh and entertaining."
Pgh in the Round 2019
This show is really funny, clever, sometimes silly and a joy to watch...beautiful songs...a crowd pleaser
'Burgh Vivant 2017
The shows below are on hold
Please check in frequently for updates
Limit of Things
Four vignettes & two one-act plays
for movement theatre
Created and performed
by Mark Conway Thompson
Murakami Music is a genre-defying performance that blurs the real and surreal. Created and performed by Eunbi Kim