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.
Starting on Friday July 23rd, the Iron Horse Community Theatre will be hosting a once a month Stand-up Comedy Club! Come and see some of the funniest stand-up comedians out there. So, this summer grab a drink and a snack at the Iron Horse Community Theatre and be prepared to laugh your a#% off!
Our July 23rd lineup:
Headliner: Reena Calm - Reena Calm is a pun-slinger who (was) touring the country full time, living out of her tricked-out Prius. She started in Chicago and left on a mission to make people laugh in all 50 States, a goal she was about to complete in May of 2020. You can find her book Once A Pun A Time: Legend Of A Sighs Queen on Amazon. She's been on Doug Loves Movies, was a Comic of the Week on The Jackie & Laurie Show, opened for Arsenio Hall, and has probably headlined some bar near you, or at least slept in a nearby parking lot. Follow her on Instagram @reenacalm for pictures of her travels.
Feature: Tim Ross - Tim Ross is a comic from Pittsburgh, Pa who combines a sharp wit with the absurdity of his life and upbringing for a hilarious act that connects with people of all ages and backgrounds. He's made people laugh from everywhere to Punk Rock Festivals to Comedy Clubs to colleges to VFW's in the middle of nowhere. Tim has opened for Harland Williams, Big Jay Oakerson, Artie Lange and many more.
Feature: Krish Mohan - Described as “dangerously perceptive”, Radical Indian Stand Up Comedian Krish Mohan uses intelligent humor and sharp wit to take on issues like
immigration, war, religion, race and various other hot button issues! Using historic anecdotes and storytelling Krish captivates audiences, while adding an optimistic, philosophical &
sociological twist to tackle topics that you won’t see or hear covered on mainstream networks.
Krish regularly tours with Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp and has also been featured on Redacted Tonight VIP. He has also opened for other Nationally Touring Headliners such as Stewart Huff, Hari Kondabolu, Cameron Esposito, Dave Coulier and Dom Irrera. He headlines at small clubs, listening rooms, black box theaters, coffeehouses, bars, house shows and DIY spaces across the US
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 starts on Saturday July 24 with a must-see band coming in all the way from New York City; Jacob Khalil and his band.
Jacob is an incredibly talented singer and pianist. He has been heard throughout Brazil, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and across the United States. Jacob has entertained thousands with his personal flare for singing and playing everything from Gershiwn to Ariana Grande.
Come out and enjoy a glass of wine and listen to some incredible music that you won't be able to hear anywhere else in Pittsburgh.
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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