Productions & Special Events

2021-2022 | Our 98th Season of Exceptional Theatre

Joe Turner’s Come & Gone

The Genius of August Wilson

June 10-26

When Herald Loomis arrives at a Pittsburgh boarding house after seven years’ impressed labor on a chain gang, he is a free man—in body. But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of alienation oppress his spirit, and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust. Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind, believing she can help him reclaim his identity. But through his encounters with the other residents, he begins to realize what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new world. Presented in the Circle Theatre.

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Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical

A World Premiere on Our Stage

July 22-August 7

We’re thrilled to present the world premiere of a brand new work featuring music and lyrics by Chattanoogan Michael Dexter, a member of the CTC family. With music ranging from gospel to Calypso, it’s a contemporary twist on the classic fairytale Jack & the Beanstalk. Set in the inner city of a major American metropolis, it follows the story of 15-year-old J Johnson, who lives with his widowed mother in a miserable apartment. A chance encounter with a street vendor leaves J with magical beans that will forever change his fate. Presented in the Mainstage Theatre.

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