Pit & Balcony In the News
Superior Donuts is a Winner
Reviewer: Mark DeWolf-Ott
It was great evening, just to be in the theater again! Not a huge crowd but a good crowd.
Pit and Balcony Community Theatre of Saginaw continues their 89th season with Superior Donuts written by Tracy Letts, best known as the Pulitzer Prize Winner for writing August: O’Sage County.
Savoring the LIVE Flavors of 'SUPERIOR DONUTS'
By: Robert E Martin
With Pit & Balcony’s regional premier of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Lett’s socio-comedy Superior Donuts over the weekend of March 19-21st audiences were treated to a much-needed reprieve from social isolation with a contemporary tale from the city of Chicago, where a long-standing locally owned family donut shop faces an uncertain future not only due to the appearance of a brand spanking new recently opened Starbucks across the street; but more importantly, because of the personal malaise and sense of spiritual bankruptcy its beleaguered owner is experiencing.
Pit.& Balcony Shines With Insight Into the Architecture of Loneliness Created During a Pandemic with Amazing Performances of ‘Rogues Gallery’
By: Robert E Martin
With Pit & Balcony Community Theatre’s production of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s newly created Pandemic inspired opus Rogues Gallery, audiences of the Great Lakes Bay Region are once again treated to a significant slice of contemporary American theatre that is as equally timely as it is poignant.
The First Play in Town for 11 Months
Reviewer: Benjamin Champagne
Theatre in the Great Lakes Bay Region is back!
After 11 months without a show, Rogues Gallery opened Thursday February 4th at Pit and Balcony Theatre in Saginaw, MI. The play was written by John Patrick Shanley, famous for winning a Pulitzer Prize for his amazing play Doubt. This was a novel selection by Pit and Director Jonah Conner. The rights were difficult to secure as the play was literally hot off the presses. Shanley penned this during the Pandemic.
Commentary by Janet I. Martineau
Well, they don’t call them community theater actors for nothing.
Collectively they totally know how to really sell a song, decorate a set, costume for the occasion, develop a script and relate to an audience. Doesn’t hurt to toss in a dog or two either.