Pittsburgh City Theatre Opens World Premiere of When January Feels Like Summer

News   Pittsburgh City Theatre Opens World Premiere of When January Feels Like Summer
 
Cultures collide at Pittsburgh's City Theatre in the world premiere of Cori Thomas' When January Feels Like Summer, opening March 26 after previews from March 20. Performances play to April 11.

The "collision of African-American, Indian-American and transgender communities" is directed by Chuck Patterson, whose cast includes John Marshall Jones (Joe), Gita Reddy (Nirmala), Carter Redwood (Jeron), Joshua Elijah Reese (Devaun) and Debargo Sanyal (Ishan).

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When January Feels Like Summer was developed at both City Theatre's Momentum '08 Festival and the 2008 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab. Here's how City Theatre bills the show: "Hindi goes hip-hop, homeboys become heroes, a gallant garbage man rescues a shopkeeper in distress and Ishan transforms into Indira with the swipe of a lipstick. Unexpected love heats up the new year as African-American, Indian-American and transgender cultures collide in this comic whirlwind."

Performances play City Theatre's Main Stage.

The design team includes Anne Mundell (scenic), Ange Vesco (costume), Allen Hahn (lighting) and Rob Kalpowitz (sound). City Theatre is at 1300 Bingham Street on Pittsburgh's South Side. Tickets and information are available at (412) 431-CITY (2489) or CityTheatreCompany.org.

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