For those of you wanting to experience a little local flavor, we have made some exciting arrangements. CLICK HERE! to complete the online form and submit payment with a credit card.
The family of Dr. James C. McCroskey invites you to a "Celebration of Life" event at this year's annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association on Thursday evening, April 25th, from 7:30-10:00 at the William Penn Hotel. A short program will be offered from 7:30-8:00 with a party that will make Jim smile to follow. All friends of Jim are invited to attend.
August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Tour:
Friday, April 26th
FREE (limited to 20 participants)
August Wilson (1945-2005) was an African-American playwright and poet. He was born in Pittsburgh and won multiple Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award for his plays that depicted life in the city (known as his "Pittsburgh Cycle"). His childhood home is just blocks from the ECA conference hotel. Tour participants will travel by minibus to the places where Wilson lived and worked, meeting individuals who knew him intimately. Light refreshments and complimentary copies of L.A. Glasco and C. Rawson's book AUGUST WILSON: PITTSBURGH PLACES IN HIS LIFE AND PLAYS will be provided.
Clybourne Park at the O’Reilly Theatre:
Saturday, April 27th
Show begins at 8:00pm; meet in lobby of Omni William Penn at 7:15pm to walk to theatre
$25.75 for adults; $15.75 for students (must register by 4/19 to be assured seat with the group)
Clybourne Park, written by Bruce Norris and directed by Pamela Berlin, will be performed by Pittsburgh Public Theatre. From the Pittsburgh Public Theatre Website: “This winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama looks at one house in two different years: 1959 and 2009. In Act One, the mid-20th century problem centers on a black family moving into Chicago’s white Clybourne Park. In Act Two, it’s 50 years later and the issue is white gentrification in the now black neighborhood. Norris uses Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play, A Raisin in the Sun, as the starting point for his perceptive and sharply funny play about the minefield of personalities that must be negotiated before a community can be created.”
Note: If we are unable to secure the necessary attendees by April 15th, we may cancel the tour/play. Those who have pre-paid will be refunded their money.
All other fees paid are non-refundable.