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L.A. TheatreWorks, Susan Albert Loewenberg Producing Director, Presents "Private Lives"

L.A. TheatreWorks, Susan Albert Loewenberg Producing Director, Presents "Private Lives"

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Tony Award nominee and actress Kathryn Meisle and television star Stephen Caffrey will perform in the L.A. Theatre Works, Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director, Private Lives at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, on the Mainstage of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus.

One of Noël Coward’s most insightful and bittersweet comedies, Private Lives was written in 1930 and starred Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.  Private Lives tells the all too familiar tale of a couple who cannot live with or without each other.  But Coward is not satisfied merely with skewering the upper social classes; beneath the surface lies a pointed study of relationships, stubbornness, and the pitfalls of love, regardless of class.

Meisle’s most recent Broadway appearances were last year as ‘Deborah’ in A Touch of the Poet with Gabriel Byrne and as ‘Marie-Louise’ in The Constant Wife starring Lynn Redgrave at the Roundabout.  She also has appeared in Broadway in Tartuffe, for which she was nominated a Tony Award for outstanding featured actress.

Caffrey recently appeared in South Coast Reps production of Bach at Leipzig and the world premiere of Amy Freed’s Restoration Comedy at Seattle Rep.  Recent credits include Body of Bourne; at the Mark Taper Forum; A Doll’s House, The Real Thing at ACT in San Francisco, and many other productions across the country.  His film and television credits include CSI Miami, Seinfield, Judging Amy, The Profiler, and Columbo.  He was a series regular on Tour of Duty for three seasons as well as a director.  His films include Longtime Companion and The Babe.

The L.A. Theatre Works Radio Theater recording of Private Lives was created in 1994,  originally airing on the public radio station KCRW in Los Angeles, and subsequently was broadcast nationally as part of L.A. Theatre Works weekly national radio show, “The Play’s The Thing,” on both public and X-M Satellite Radio’s Sonic Theatre Channel.

For additional information, contact the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at 814-269-7200.

This performance is supported by the Abe and Janet Beerman Endowment.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the ArtsLine at 1-800-846-ARTS from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fridays.  Tickets are $24.  Discount tickets of $20 are being offered to senior citizens (over 65 years of age), students under 18, and members of the Pitt Johnstown community (faculty, staff, students, and card-carrying members of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association).  There is a $2 handling fee on all mail and phone orders.  The box office is open for in-person sales from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The box office also opens one hour before performances.

The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose facility operated by the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  The Arts Center presents a variety of events including musicals, adult and children’s theatre, dance, and musical productions to 12,000 patrons annually.
Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 1/4/2007 10:00:00 AM