• William Shakespeare: If Music Be The Food of Love, Nov 9th & 10th, 2019, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Langston Hughes: Harlem’s Jazz Poet, Feb 8th & 9th, 2020, August Wilson Center
  • Mary Shelley: Frankenstein Reimagined, Apr 18th & 19th, 2020, The Oaks Theater, Oakmont

William Shakespeare: If Music Be the Food of Love

NOVEMBER 9th & 10th, 2019, Hicks Memorial Chapel – Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Who doesn’t know a play or poem by William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon? The sheer beauty of his prose and poetry makes his words highly suggestive to creators of art and culture, including composers, who use his texts to tell stories of the human condition. Such musical settings provoke deep feelings in us, offering a better understanding of life and love.

Repertoire includes works by Verdi, Rossini, Vaughn Williams, Sondheim and more.


Performance Times

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 7:30pm

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Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 4:00pm

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Location & Parking

Hicks Memorial Chapel at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. There will be parking available on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Langston Hughes: Harlem’s Jazz Poet

FEBRUARY 10 & 11 at the August Wilson Center

The Harlem Renaissance produced some of our most prolific and powerful cultural figures. Chief among them was Langston Hughes, a novelist, social activist, poet, and musician. Hughes was one of the earliest innovators of a new literary art form called jazz poetry, which emphasized folk and jazz rhythms, giving an air of improvisation to his works. He expressed the struggles of middle class African American life, with its challenges, joys, and music. Hear the force of his words through the power of music.

Performance Times

Saturday, Feb 10, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, Feb 11, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Individual tickets will be available soon!

Location & Parking

August Wilson Center is located at 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh. 

Visit ParkPGH, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, for real-time garage parking information provided by iPhone app, mobile website, text messaging, traditional website, and call-in service.

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein Re-imagined

APRIL 18 & 19 at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont, PA

What happens when man plays God? The result can be unpredictable, startling even, a shocking experience for author and reader alike. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a classic novel that has found new life as a classic film explores this question. Accompanied by the premiere of a jazz, hip hop score by Ben Opie, expect to be thrilled, frightened and transformed anew by this provocative performance.


Performance Times

Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, April 19, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Individual tickets will be available soon.

Location & Parking

The Oaks Theater is located at 

Free street parking is available after 5 PM along Allegheny River Blvd. where the theater is located. There is also free street parking along the side streets in Oakmont. There are no meters in the Oakmont business district; however, please be aware of 3 hour parking time limits before 5 PM.

Artsburgh Flex Passes accepted here! Each pass is good for one ticket to either performance. Learn more at


If you have additional questions about accessibility, or need an accommodation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 412-241-4044.