We have an amazing season planned for you. In September we will perform the play, 12:52 The Mike Webster Story. The play is written by Ross Howard. It is a very touching story about friendship and courage. If ever there was a story that captures the grit, determination, and strength of the human character this is it.
Then in November we will be performing Over the River and Through the Woods. It is a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow. The play is about a young, carefree, single bachelor in New Jersey named Nick. He spends nearly every Sunday afternoon visiting and dining with either of his two sets of grandparents, who are ethnic Italians.
We finish our season in December with A Holiday Cabaret! This show will feature local singers, dancers, musicians and comedians. The cabaret will be a very fun and entertaining way to finish out the year. It is sure to bring joy and laughter to everyone who attends.
Season tickets for the 2021 season go on sale beginning in May 2021. Thank you for your support.
Our once a month Stand-up Comedy Club continues in September! On September 24th come to the Iron Horse Community Theatre and see some of the funniest stand-up comedians out there. Grab a drink and a snack at the Iron Horse Community Theatre and be prepared to laugh your a#% off!
Our September 24th lineup:
Headliner: Mary Santora - The slightly dark, incredibly quick, observational style of Mary Santora's comedy is one that is uniquely her own. Drawing from real life experiences, Mary takes the audience on a hilarious storytelling driven ride, while seamlessly weaving in and out of crowd interactions, leaving a lasting impression on every crowd that sees her. Santora's debut album, "Hillbilly Boujee" hit #1 on both iTunes and Amazon, #5 on Billboard, and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM.
Feature: Aaron Kleiber - Aaron Kleiber premiered his one-hour comedy special "Grown @%$ Dad" on Amazon Prime in 2020 and his album has regular rotation playing on
SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aaron has been a fixture in the city's booming comedy scene for the last decade; producing and performing hundreds of packed shows in the area, including the Pittsburgh Improv and Arcade Comedy Theater; where he served as stand-up producer for 5 years. Also named “Best Local Comedian” by multiple Pittsburgh publications five times.
Aaron continues to play, create and cut grass in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and three children.
Feature: Ed Bailey - Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Ed left his home to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is where he would make a name for himself as a comedian. During his career as a comedian, Ed has been able to capture the attention of some of the most recognizable figures in comedy such as Eddie Griffin and Hannibal Burress which is a testament to his ability to relate to anyone while on stage. His talents have also landed him a successful podcast that he co-hosts with comedian Day Bracey called Drinking Partners on the Epicast Network. The two have accumulated numerous accolades including being voted “Best Podcast” by Pittsburgh City Paper and recognized as two of the nation’s “40 under 40” by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Host: Amanda Averell - Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amanda Averell is a stand up comedian, writer, producer, co-owner of the Burning Bridges Comedy Club, actor, educator, coach & improviser. Her quick wit, unique perspective & self deprecating sense of humor have made Amanda a rising comic to watch and a festival favorite. Amanda has opened for Todd Barry, Todd Glass, Dave Ross, Brandie Posey, Shane Torres & more!
Live Concerts at the Iron Horse Community Theatre
Our once a month concert series continues on September 25th with the beautiful and talented Sierra Sellers.
Sierra Sellers is a neo-soul singer/songwriter whose influences range from Erykah Badu to Carlos Santana. Her soulful voice is captivating, while the simplicity of her lyrics causes one to feel as though she is speaking directly to you.
Come out and enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the incredible music of Sierra Sellers.
COVID-19 PROTOCOL AT THE IRON HORSE COMMUNITY THEATRE
Currently, COVID-19 mitigation measures have been lifted in Pennsylvania. This allows us to open our theatre and seat at full capacity (60 seats). However, there are some things we all need to be aware of. Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19. To lesson the risks, the Iron Horse Community Theatre allows for fresh air to circulate as often as possible by opening all windows and doors before and after every show. To block out any outside noise and to air condition the theatre, all windows and doors are closed during the show. Although we have a good ventilation system, we added two heavy-duty air purifiers in the theatre and set them to run before, during, and after every show. The following protocols are also currently in place at the Iron Horse Community Theatre:
• If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask in the theatre. However, keep in mind that you are in a theatre. The CDC still advises
people to wear a mask while in any crowded indoor space, even if you are fully vaccinated. We are allowing patrons who are fully vaccinated to make their own personal choice in regard to this
• If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask while inside the theatre.
• If you are fully vaccinated and have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you should keep taking steps to protect yourself, like wearing a mask. Talk to your healthcare provider about steps you can take to manage your health and risks.
• We would like to ask all patrons to please wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. We provide soap and hand sanitizer for all patrons at the theatre.
As official health and safety guidelines evolve regarding COVID-19, the Iron Horse Theatre Company may need to change some or all of the above protocols. Please check back the day of the show to see if any protocols have changed. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in following these guidelines.
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.
Your patronage and generous donations go directly to supporting this worthy mission. If you would rather give of your time please scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the volunteering form.
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