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PITTSBURGH PREMIERE

Jenny Stafford’s SECRET HOUR, winner of the 2021 Next Act! New Play Summit, is a delicious and visceral look into the secrets we keep from ourselves and those closest to us. It's an unveiling of characters at their rawest and most vulnerable moments. This is the kind of storytelling that live theater was made for: to examine the human condition and connect us to who we really are. 

 

Thirty-five-year-old Kate is a professor of Ethics, with only one rule for her students ⁠—⁠ do not lie to her. She asks her students to answer the question, “Is your highest ethical responsibility to yourself, or to other people?” However, as Kate and her husband struggle to have a baby, she finds herself unable to answer it as she faces an ethical dilemma of her own. What happens when an unexpected event reveals Kate's deepest, darkest secret?

SECRET HOUR is a masterly, thoroughly involving theatrework; rich in humor and compassion for characters who ring with the authenticity of life.” ⁠—⁠The Berkshire Eagle

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DATES

Friday, May 31st @ 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1st @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2nd @ 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 6th @ 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 7th @ 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 8th @ 8:00 p.m.

Special Understudy Show on Saturday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS

All seats $20

Seating is general admission.

Reserved seating for accessibility

accommodations is available.

Enjoy the show!

Javo Studios in Lawrenceville

5137 Holmes Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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THE CAST

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JORDAN MOORE

Leaf

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JOSEPH MARTINEZ

Ben

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JAIME SLAVINSKY*

Kate

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OVIS MANGUM

Doctor

*Actor appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States

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EUGENE BANKS

Understudy, Ben

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BRANDI WELLE

Understudy, Kate

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LINDSEY DIBATTISTA

Understudy, Doctor

CHRIS CLAVELLI, Director

JENNY STAFFORD, Playwright

BROOKE ECHNAT, Assistant Director | ASM

REMY PORTER, Assistant Director | Lighting Designer

SARAH ALLEN, Production Manager

JUSTIN ZENO, House Manager

THE CREATIVE TEAM

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CHRIS CLAVELLI

Director

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JENNY STAFFORD

Playwright

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Those are some lofty goals and big fancy words all to say that storytelling is still a powerful means of bringing people together. Whether it's a play that highlights a serious issue pulled from the current headlines or one that makes the audience laugh till it hurts, live theater will always be a way for the community to share what it means to be human with one another.

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