In October we will be performing the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama, Proof.
Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.
In Proof, the young but guarded Catherine grieves over the loss of her father, a famous mathematician who had become a legend at the local university for solving complicated proofs, and for suffering from dementia. Just as Catherine begins to give in to her fear that she, too, might suffer from her father’s condition, Catherine’s older sister Claire returns home to help “settle” family affairs and Hal, one of the father’s old students, starts to poke around the house.What Hal discovers in an old speckle-bound notebook brings to light a buried family secret. It tests the sisters’ kinship as well as the romantic feelings growing between Catherine and Hal.
This poignant drama about love and reconciliation unfolds on the back porch of a house settled in a suburban university town, that is, like David Auburn’s writing, both simple and elegant.
The show dates are as follows: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, and 28.
All show times start at 7:30 except the Sunday matinee on October 22. The Sunday Matinee show time start is 2:00 PM.
Tickets: $20.00 / $18.00 seniors (64+) and students
Save money and purchase a Season Pass! Our Season Pass is good for 6 admissions to any of our shows! Why not see one of each? For example, attend 1standup comedy night, 1 concert, 3 plays and our musical.
Regular price would be $120.00.
Season Pass Price: Only $100.00!
That's a $20.00 savings, or it's like buying tickets for five shows and getting the sixth show for free.
We have an amazing 2023 season lined up for you at the Iron Horse Community Theatre.
I’ll start with our concerts. Thanks to a Heinz Endowment Grant, we will have another amazing concert series in 2023. We will have 5 incredible concerts beginning on Valentine's Day Weekend, February 11th. The other concerts dates are May 20, July 22, September 23, and November 25. Our evening concert on September 23 will feature Flamenco music with singers and dancers in full costumes. Don't miss this amazing Spanish and Latin American cultural experience!
Our first Friday Standup Comedy Night for the new year will be Friday, February 10. We also have Standup Comedy Nights on May 19, July 29, September 23, and November 25. Our Saturday February 10th show will be part of our special comedy/concert Valentine’s weekend.
Also, in 2023 we will be performing 3 plays and 1 musical. We start in June with the very touching story, I and You. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness. Then in August we perform a play called, Now and Then. Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the important choices we make in life and about the people we spend our life with. In October we will be performing the acclaimed play, Proof. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Proof is a work that explores mental illness and the value of caretaking. It is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, and their brilliant father. In December we finish our season with the wonderful autobiographical musical, Tick, Tick, ... Boom! The musical is about Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning composer of Rent. It is the story of the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in musical theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band, Tick, Tick, ... Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to his Broadway blockbuster.
For questions please call (724) 263-0075.
Our final Stand-up Comedy Night of the 2023 season is on Friday night, November 24. So bring your friends and or your significant other, come out and grab a drink and a snack at the Iron Horse Community Theatre, and be prepared to laugh your a#%'s off!
Doors open at 7:00pm.
Shows start at 7:30pm.
Our November 24 lineup:
Host: Amanda Averell - Amanda Averell is the physical embodiment of her hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: a confluence where midwest sensibilities meet big city sass. Her quick wit, unique perspective & self deprecating sense of humor have made Amanda a rising comic to watch and a festival favorite across the country. In addition to stand up comedy she's also a writer, producer, host of the Snack Life podcast, co-owner of the Burning Bridges Comedy Club, actor, educator, coach & improviser. Amanda regularly works at the Pittsburgh Improv and Funny Farm comedy club.
Our Final Concert of the 2023 season is on Saturday night, November 25. We will be featuring Alla Boara.
Alla Boara's modern rendition of Italian folk music is unlike anything you have ever seen or heard before. Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy's diverse history of regional folk music. Their modern arrangements of near-extinct folk songs are variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching.
Alla Boara’s dynamic work aims to inspire audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance. Alla Boara has received critical acclaim for its originality and accessibility and was recently featured in NPR’s “Shuffle”.
All concerts at the Iron Horse are B.Y.O.B.! So, come to the beautiful and intimate Iron Horse Community Theatre. Enjoy the candlelight ambiance, have a glass of wine and enjoy this deep, immersive and powerful musical experience.
Doors open at 7:00pm.
Show starts at 7:30pm.
The mission of the Iron Horse Theatre Company is to provide thought provoking and entertaining theater that will enrich the cultural life in what is now known as the "rust belt" area of southwestern Pennsylvania. We will provide the people of this community the opportunity to not only attend, but also to participate in quality presentations and theatrical works. The symbolic name, "Iron Horse" represents the hard-working and "iron-willed" people in this part of the world. It is in this spirit that we will create theatrical experiences that celebrate the grit, determination, and strength of the human character.
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