Erika Cuenca is The Heiress, Catherine Sloper in the PICT Theater production at the Fred Rogers studio through April 27. Directed by Alan Stanford and adapted from the novel ‘Washington Square’ by Henry James and set in the 1850s of New York City, The Heiress tells the story of a wealthy but insecure young woman, desperate for love, who meets a dashing but penniless bachelor. Despite the influence of her overly controlling father she dreams and hopes. Is this the prince she hoped would come along or a money-hungry scoundrel taking advantage of an innocent girl? Dad doesn’t approve of Morris Townsend her love interest. Who is the villain in this play? The story was a play and a film directed by William Wyler starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson. Erika is a graduate of Point Park University and a veteran of the Pittsburgh acting community appearing for Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, City Theatre, Quantum Theater and Off The Wall Productions. Spoiler alerts, deep insight and warm humor emerge in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.
Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine performs tomorrow night as part of the Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society concert series. The concert takes place on Saturday April 13th, 7pm at Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill. Michael stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the concert.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra performs a concert titled "Musical Friendships" - Saturday April 13th, 7:30pm at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. Maestro James Blachly and soloist Owen Dalby talk about the concert with WQED-FM's Anna Singer.
Carnegie Mellon University professor Monique Mead brought in a student from her Collaborative Project in Music Entrepreneurship class to discuss her ongoing project from the semester. Yalyen Savignon discusses her non-profit project; The Volta Music Foundation; that seeks to provide students in Cuba with musical equipment and supplies.
Carnegie Mellon University professor Monique Mead brought in three students from her Art of Audience Engagement class to discuss their ongoing projects from the semester. Theresa Abalos discusses a project involving Afghan Refugee women in Pittsburgh, Emily Galllagher discusses 'Yoga with Musicians: A Transformative Yoga Experience with Live Music', and Evan Tegley discusses 'Virtuosi in the Making'; a project involving CMU's Osher students.
Nathan Carterette, Dan Fleegle, and Flavio Chamis stopped by WQED to talk about their upcoming project, "The Rube Goldberg Variations" happening at the New Hazlett Theater on April 25-28. The show combines J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations with dance and acting. You can find more information at www.attacktheatre.com/goldberg .