By Jez Butterworth
Directed by Martin Giles
November 1–November 24, 2013
LOCATION: Waterfront, West Homestead -- inside the (former) Pittsburgh Burger Company
Edgy, funny, and occasionally sinister, "Parlour Song" explores the mysteries beneath the manicured surface of a suburban housing tract, where all is not well in the lives of two friendly couples.
Before playwright Jez Butterworth won the Tony Award for Best Play for "Jerusalem" in 2012, he wrote"Parlour Song" in 2008, which the Daily Telegraph said “combines the comic, the erotic, and the downright disconcerting with superb panache.”
In "Parlour Song", a suburban housing development is home to two friendly couples. But beneath the bland routine of affluence, their illicit desires and painful memories prompt mysterious occurrences and downright eerie disappearances. Like John Updike, Butterworth compellingly shows us that suburbia breeds its own brands of melancholia and madness.
Ticket Discount Offer for Friday, November 15 performance While normal Friday tickets are $41, Quantum is generously offering a buy-one-get-one-free offer using the Coupon Code: QOCBOGO. CLICK HERE to purchase online tickets or call Quantum Theatre [masked] to order by phone.
This is also a great way to introduce/treat friends or family to a very unique production. This play has General Admission tickets so you could also decide to sit with family/friends and not necessarily with the Meetup group.
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Bonus Post-Show 'Quantum on the Couch' Discussion for Friday, November 15 performance
As a result of a new collaboration between Quantum Theatre and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, audiences are invited to join us as we kick off a new series of events called Quantum on the Couch. Attend Quantum Theatre's Parlour Song on Friday, November 15th, and stay after the performance for a discussion in which we’ll look at the psychology of the play. Our hope is that you will bring your wisdom, your interpretations, and your personal experiences of this play into the discussion. Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center's faculty member and psychoanalyst, David Orbison, Ph.D. will lead us off with some thoughts about the play and its characters, joined by Quantum Artistic Director Karla Boos.
About David Orbison, Ph.D. As a clinical psychologist, he has maintained a private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis here in Pittsburgh for over thirty years. He works in a collaborative way to create the conditions necessary for learning about the person, not only internally, but also in the ways he or she connects with other people, especially in close relationships. He works in treatment with both individuals and couples.
For more information about the play "Parlour Song", please visit http://www.quantumtheatre.com/season/ParlourSong/
For more information about the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, please visit http://www.pghpsa.org/
And if you can't attend on November 15, please feel free to check out some of the other performance dates November 1-24. Evening Performances Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8 PM with Sunday evening performances at 7 PM.
QUANTUM ON THE COUCH
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 8:00PM
201 West Waterfront Drive, West Homestead, PA 15120
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