Catch Off the Wall Theater's Latest Hit
If you haven't made it to this gem of a theater yet, don't miss the final weekend of 'Looking for the Pony.'
Photo courtesy of Off the Wall Theater
Off the Wall & missing equines
You can’t address Off the Wall Theater’s latest hit, Looking for the Pony, without explaining the title. And, well, they can do it better than we can: “There once were two children who could see the bright side of any situation. One day, they are put in a room filled with manure. Hours later they are discovered laughing, scooping up the manure, digging underneath. ‘What on earth are you doing?’ the children are asked. With beaming smiles they answer, ‘All this [manure], there has to be a pony in here somewhere.’” The acclaimed drama is entering its final weekend at the still-new Off the Wall Theater in Carnegie — and if you haven’t made it out to see this gem of a theater, now’s the perfect time.
(25 W. Main St., Carnegie; Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; $35, seniors: $20, students: $5; insideoffthewall.com)
Greenfield's finest brews
Over at After Dark, we’re pretty opinionated about our favorite bars — but there’s always room for second opinions. That’s why we’re asking some of our favorite writers to weigh in on their preferred watering holes. This week (in the first of the series), frequent PM contributor Amy Whipple explains why Hough’s is her pub of choice. Read all about this Greenfield favorite in After Dark!
In Theaters: New movies coming to Pittsburgh screens this weekend include Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey and more in the magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone; Halle Berry in the tense (and bizarre) The Call; and acclaimed drama Rust and Bone, starring Marion Cotillard. PM Film Editor Sean Collier will be on the 102.5 WDVE Morning Show Friday at 7:15 a.m. to review Burt Wonderstone and The Call; he is surprised at which one of those he enjoyed more. Feel free to guess. Tune in to 102.5-FM or DVE.com for Sean’s reviews!
This month’s Let Us Eat event, benefiting Grow Pittsburgh, is tonight at Avenue B. Ten percent of your bill will go toward supporting the urban agriculture movement. Click here for more information.
Pitt professor Hali Felt will discuss her latest book, Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor, Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Main Branch — don’t forget to ask for a signature before you leave! Click here for more information.