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The Mon Valley Medium by Alec Silberblatt, PEAR

$30, $20 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Capacity: 25

Held in the Courtyard at 529 Eaton St.

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yellow text The Mon Valley Medium on red background artist in residence Alec Silverblatt one-man play

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About the Show

Alec Silberblatt’s one-person play tells the story of Mack, a yinzer (meaning he grew up and lives in the Mon Valley of Western PA) who always believed in ghosts. But after the local medium proves himself to be a fraud, Mack is left questioning what is true and what is perception. In his darkly comic tale, Silberblatt takes the audience through one man’s involvement in a vigilante killing, and into an investigation of why we believe what we believe.

Alec Silberblatt is playwright and actor originally from Pittsburgh, PA.  His plays include: A Tell-Tale Heart (Commissioned for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Classics N’at Season), The Mon Valley Medium (Pittsburgh Public Theater’s PlayTime Series, Emerging Artists Theater, Carnegie Stage), The Angel of Allegheny County (New Wave Theater Collective), and others.  His work has been produced/developed by: The Pittsburgh Public Theater, Playhouse on Park, New Wave Theater Collective, Middle Voice Theater Company, The Barrington Collective, Greenhouse Ensemble, Harridan Productions, and the NYU Steinhardt School.  His short films and screenplays have been programmed as part of The Chain Film Festival NYC, Independent Film Festival Boston, Pittsburgh Shorts Festival, Cindependent Film Festival, and The Peace on Earth Film Festival.  As an actor, he’s worked with George Street Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, Off the Wall Theater, Hatch Arts Collective, Quantum Theater, PICT Classic Theater, Lake Dillon Theater Company, City Theatre Company, Strange Sun Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Hartford TheaterWorks.  TV/Film: American Rust (Showtime).  Member: Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Writers Workshop. Training: BFA, Acting CCM.

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