Stephen King's “Carrie” gets yet another life as the season opener for Bricolage Production Company's “Midnight Radio” series.
Could this be a hit today: a tale tapping into the wish-fulfillment of practically every American teenager to trash the high school, the town and everybody who ever crossed him/her? Alas, in this century, children have been arrested for voicing or even suggesting such a fantasy.
You may already know “Carrie” from Stephen King's 1974 thriller, director Brian DePalma's 1976 movie or the 2013 remake. Maybe you bought tickets to one of the 21 performances of the now-legendary 1988 Broadway musical or the reworked version that played off-Broadway in 2012. You may even have met it as the unauthorized spoof “Scarrie! The Musical.”
Bricolage Production Company
One of the more evocative, challenging art pieces I have seen in years took place as an “immersive theatrical experience” during the Three Rivers Arts Festival a couple of weeks back, and my mind is still working it out.
From the folks who brought you the massive Downtown theater event known as "STRATA" comes "OJO," a world premiere immersive theater experience billed as "the next generation of travel."
Most people spend their lives striving for certainty. Not so with artists, says Jeffrey Carpenter, artistic director of Bricolage Productions. Asked by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to produce an immersive theater work for the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the adventuresome troupe createdOJO, a show meant to suggest the artist's metaphorical journey of creation.
When you step through the entrance of the Bricolage Theater, you will find yourself at the bottom of the sea. The walls will whirl with deep ocean blue. Sea creatures will swim along the walls (you get to craft your own and add it to the ecosystem!). In one corner of this Living Aquarium, you can wade through the Tiny Ocean—a “tactile swimming experience”—and in another, try your hand at “Pin the Tail on the Merfolk.” And this is just the lobby.
Second Annual Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards
honor Roger Humphreys and Tami Dixon
PITTSBURGH, Pa., November 26, 2013 – The Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards will celebrate two local artists for their career achievements at Momentum, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) Annual Meeting on December 5, 2013.