Out of This Furnace Tribute Part of Pittsburgh’s 250th Celebration

This year, Pittsburgh turns 250! Many celebrations and tributes are in the works. One that I am especially looking forward to is Unseam’d Shakespeare’s staging of Thomas Bell’s classic novel, Out of This Furnace, which tells a multi-generational story of immigration, labor and the rise of unions in the Braddock mills, 1881-1940s. The dramatic adaptation, developed by the Iron Clad Agreement in 1978-79, will be directed by Marci Woodruff in June at the Open Stage space in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Bell’s 1942 novel inspired me to write my book, Three Slovak Women. I can’t wait to get tickets to this one!

Click here to read more about plans for the tribute.