The Kander and Ebb revue, The World Goes 'Round is also part of the mix.
The comedy by Zellers, scheduled for May-June 2009, will conclude PPT's 34th season. The play was developed through the theatre's Public Exposure reading series.
Producing artistic director Ted Pappas announced details of the coming season on Feb. 12.
The season will launch with the final chapter of August Wilson's ten-part cycle dramatizing the lives of African-Americans: the Pittsburgh premiere of Radio Golf. PPT staged the world premiere of King Hedley II and the premiere of the "definitive" Jitney, which included rewrites by Wilson. This fall, PPT will be the third theatre in the world to have produced all of the ten plays in the late Wilson's cycle.
The play "paints a vivid portrait of Pittsburgh's Hill District at a crossroads, as an ambitious African-American entrepreneur makes a historic bid to become mayor." Performances will play Oct. 2-Nov. 2. The 2008-09 PPT season includes:
From Rob Zellers, the co-author of the most popular play in Pittsburgh Public Theater history (The Chief) comes Harry's Friendly Service, set in Youngstown, OH, in 1977. "The regulars at Harry's Friendly Service Station meet each day to squabble, play cards, and solve the problems of their world. Outside Harry's, the city is in turmoil, with politics, organized crime, and labor disputes making headlines and jockeying for center stage." Papas will direct. May 28-June 29, 2009. The PPT non-subscription bonus shows in 2008-09 will be:
The Second City's PratFall of Civilization, "a boisterous evening of improv and sketch comedy, featuring the funniest routines ever created by this legendary ensemble." Dec. 18-20. For more information call (412) 316-1600 or visit ppt.org.