Turn of the Century Pittsburgh Comes Alive in Speak American

Oscar Winner Eric Simonson’s play set in 1904 Pittsburgh

May 7 – 31, 2009

Speak American is set in 1904 Pittsburgh where a group of newly immigrated Slovak, Bulgarian, and Polish steelworkers are enrolled in an English class taught by a plucky beginner. Through the teacher’s dealings with the class and their boss, we are caught up in their indomitable will and dreams of a better life.

Eric Simonson is an American writer and director in theatre, film and opera. His film A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin won the 2005 Academy Award for short subject documentary.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 8 pm

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 8 pm

Regular Run Schedule

Tues. at 7 pm; Wed. thru Fri. at 8 pm; Sat. at 5:30 & 9 pm; Sun. at 2 pm

Where: City Theatre, one block off Carson at Bingham and 13th Streets, South Side.


$17 to $60

Students and age 25 and younger may reserve $17 tickets in advance or may purchase rush tickets for $10 cash or $17 with a credit card at the Box Office beginning two hours before showtime.

Seniors (age 60 and older) may purchase $17 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours before showtime.

Groups of 10 or more receive significant discounts. Call Mike McLaughlin at 412.431.4400 ext. 286 or email: mmclaughlin@citytheatrecompany.org

Tickets are available at 412.431.CITY (2489) or CityTheatreCompany.org