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PITTSBURGH PREMIERE

Jenny Stafford’s SECRET HOUR, winner of the 2021 Next Act! New Play Summit, is a delicious adult puzzle about sex, lies, and the games we play to keep life moving along on cruise control and what happens when the forces of the universe – or at least human nature – make sure we take the wheel and keep our eyes on the very bumpy road ahead! - Playbill

 

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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CHRISTIAN SEEKINGS

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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BRANDI WELLE

Understudy, Kate

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EUGENE BANKS

Understudy, Ben

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JORDAN MOORE

Understudy, Leaf

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JACOREY GUIDRY

Understudy, Doctor

CHRIS CLAVELLI, Director

JENNY STAFFORD, Playwright

BROOKE ECHNAT, Assistant Director | Production Manager

REMY PORTER, Assistant Director | Lighting Designer

SARAH ALLEN, Assistant 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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