Season 14 of inspiring, essential theater
A message from our Executive Artistic Director, Virginia Wall Gruenert
with the Covid vaccine on the horizon, off the WALL and
Carnegie Stage are cautiously optimistic
about returning to our stage in 2021!
We are thrilled (and I trust you are, too) the nightmare that is 2020 is over.
Our current plan is to take 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 is looking to bring back 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) that 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 stay safe and stay home until we can all meet again.
Happy New Year from off the WALL and Carnegie Stage!
The shows below are on hold
Please check in frequently for updates
a new play
Written by Lissa Brennan
With Erika Cuenca,
Virginia Wall Gruenert
March 6 - 7, 12 - 14, 19 - 21 @ 8:00 pm
March 8 & 15 @ 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.
Limit of Things
06/11 - 06/15/20
Four vignettes & two one-act plays
for movement theatre
Created and performed
by Mark Conway Thompson
08/07 - 08-08/20
Murakami Music is a genre-defying performance that blurs the real and surreal. Created and performed by Eunbi Kim