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Tickets can be purchased online or you may visit the Box Office in the lobby of the Purnell Center for the Arts.

Subscriptions must be purchased by calling or visiting the Box Office. Only single tickets are available online.

Tickets to Director's Series and New Works Series Productions are free and available in the box office at noon the day of the performance.


BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday, noon to 5 pm
Weekdays of performance, noon to 5 pm and 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Weekends of performance, an hour and a half before curtain

All sales are final. No refunds are available

TELEPHONE
Tickets can be purchased over the telephone with Visa or MasterCard.
The Box Office telephone number is 412-268-2407.
There is a $2.00 handling fee on all non-cash purchases.

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ONLINE
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All sales are final. No refunds are available

Nov
6
Wed
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
7
Thu
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 7 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
8
Fri
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
14
Thu
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 14 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
15
Fri
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
16
Sat
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
18
Mon
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
19
Tue
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Ticket Prices

Single Ticket Prices

Full $35.00

Student $10.00

Senior $20.00

Faculty/Staff $25.00
Alumni $25.00

Subscription Prices

WEEKNIGHT & SATURDAY MATINEE
Full Price $96.00
Senior (65+) $60.00
Student $40.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $72.00

WEEKNIGHT & SATURDAY MATINEE PACKAGE +1
Full Price $120.00
Senior (65+) $75.00
Student $50.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $90.00

FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT
Full Price $112.00
Senior (65+) $76.00
Student $40.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $80.00

FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT PACKAGE +1
Full Price $140.00
Senior (65+) $95.00
Student $50.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $100.00

Ticket Exchange Policy

Subscription tickets may be exchanged by telephone. Please have your tickets in hand when calling to make an exchange.

Subscribers exchanging from a weekday or matinee performance to a Friday or Saturday night must pay the difference in ticket price at the time of the exchange. Subscribers exchanging from a preview performance to ANY other performance must pay the difference in ticket price at the time of the exchange.

If you cannot use your tickets please call the Box Office at least 24 hours in advance to make an exchange. If you cannot exchange for another date, please consider donating your seats to the Box Office so we can help accommodate student demand for seats.

The above image depicts the seating available in a standard configuration of the Philip Chosky Theater

The above image depicts the seating available in a thrust configuration of the Philip Chosky Theater

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