"Tom&Tom" by PigPen Company. (Photo by T Charles Erickson)

City Theatre Announces 3 Shows for 2017-18 Season

The lineup features new plays by Halley Feiffer and Cori Thomas.

PITTSBURGH: City Theatre Company has announced the first three productions for its 2017-18 season.

“Next season builds upon City’s proud tradition of presenting the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre, showcasing rich and diverse storytelling that will transport and inspire our audiences,” said artistic director Tracy Brigden in a statement.

The season will include PigPen Theatre Company’s The Old Man and the Old Moon, the theatrical experience with puppetry is about an old man who is charged with the task of keeping the moon shining bright.

Also part of the lineup will be the world premiere of Cori Thomas’s Citizens Market, about a makeshift family of immigrants working together at a supermarket in New York City.

The season will also include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, by Halley Feiffer, about a struggling stand-up comic who meets a guy after their mothers are assigned to the same room at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Also part of the programming will be limited-engagement production of Maripat Donovan’s Late Night Catechism (Sept. 7-17), an immersive comedy that brings the audience into an old school nun’s classroom. Kimberly Richards will star.

City Theatre Company, founded in 1975, is committed to developing and producing new plays.