• 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, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
  • 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

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 4:00pm

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 8 & 9 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church (note venue change!)

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.

Location & Parking

Eastminster Presbyterian Church is located at 250 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Parking is available at Eastminster Church (enter lot from Station Street). There is a paid public parking lot located at Sheridan and Harvard Sts. as well as street parking in the neighborhood.

Performance Times

Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 4:00pm

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Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein Re-imagined

at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont, PA

**POSTPONED** Reschedule dates TBA

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 compiled and arranged by Thomas W. Douglas with additional material written by Jaron Crawford and Ben Opie, expect to be thrilled, frightened and transformed anew by this provocative performance.


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.

Performance Times


Reschedule dates TBA

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The Oaks Theater

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