The 10 best Pittsburgh theater experiences of 2017
The biggest of Bricolage’s go-big-or-go-home immersive projects was a mysterious, eerie and even a bit spiritual trip through the innards of the city’s largest venue, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History.
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"WordPlay, people sharing their stories with a live soundtrack, is back at Bricolage Productions Friday and Saturday with a new lineup of storytellers"
Enter the Imaginarium
"This is unlike any other escape room you have seen. The two institutions are a perfect match as they bring you this challenging and unique experience."
Bricolage’s “Immersive Encounters: The Ascendants”
"It was the suggestive lights, subtle tactile effects, and perfectly timed rhythm of the performers that completed the submersion into the dream-like world."
Children's Theater Festival takes over Pittsburgh's Cultural District
“The immersive piece tells a story of a personal quest into a land filled with whimsical characters and enchanted terrain. It is sensory-sensitive, from the lighting and costumes to the design of the sound stage”
Bricolage's BUS Ride Through Light-Speed Theater
"Throughout 24 frenzied hours, the boundary-pushing theater group assembles a roster of talented directors, writers and performers, divides them into groups and challenges them to produce an original work with the clock ticking."
Midnight Radio’s Holiday Spectacular! at Bricolage
"Performed in the style of a 1940s radio program, this Bricolage production is a delightful nod to holiday mainstays while including plenty of local flair and Pittsburgh in-jokes."
Bricolage's 'Midnight Radio' invites you to get zombified
"Bricolage's twist adds more Pittsburgh flavor, humor and commercial spoofs to "feast on your funny bones as yinz laugh your brains aht."
Beyond the Comfort Zone at the WoW and BOSSS Festivals
“The best show at WoW was one I didn’t see. Instead, it was one that I smelled, listened to, and touched. In Bricolage’s OjO (“eye” in Spanish), I was blindfolded and taken on a trip to Mumbai, where the sound of the street bustle hit my ears, where curry tingled my nose (and made my stomach growl), and a chicken ran past my bare leg, making me flinch. At one point, I was at a bass-heavy dance party and someone grabbed my hand and asked me to dance.”
Stage review: 'SAINTS TOUR' draws visitors into a communion with Braddock
"Nothing is more eye-opening than the view back over the Mon Valley from the top of the Monongahela Cemetery, the distant sky painted golden red as evening falls. Has new-mown grass ever smelled sweeter? Have the shimmering towers of Pittsburgh far to the west ever seemed more magical? Later, in another direction, the fairy lights of Kennywood come into view.”
The Walls Come Tumbling Down
"If in proscenium theatre the playwright is king, then in immersive theatre the audience wears the crown. In order to get a full experience, a person attending an immersive show might need to sing for his or her supper by walking around, snooping through drawers, talking to actors, playing at dying—things that are not usually allowed in a proscenium house. And, in most cases, spectators will not see everything. "