Due to popular demand, City Theatre extends the critically-acclaimed world premiere of Tami Dixon's South Side Stories for one week only from January 8 through 13, 2013. Directed by Matt M. Morrow, South Side Stories will run for six additional performances in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio Theatre: Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9 at 7pm; Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 5:30pm; and Sunday, January 13 at 2pm.
Pittsburgh City Paper's Ted Hoover raves about Dixon's playwriting debut: "I am set back on my heels by the surety and adventure of her writing." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Alice Carter describes the production as "vivid…lively…delightfully insightful and entertaining." WRCT's Gordon Spencer applauds Dixon for "making it clear that every day citizens can be eloquent."
This one-woman show portrays the dynamism of a neighborhood. Embedded in the concrete of South Side's city steps are testimonials of teenage mischief, steel mill toil, and townie haunts. This is a neighborhood where parking chairs and bar stools mark territory, where "paradise" is just one turn off of 26th Street. So we ask, "Are yinz ready for some stories 'bout the 'burgh?"
Tami Dixon's local acting credits include The Clockmaker, Marriage Minuet, The Missionary Position, and The Muckle Man with City Theatre; The Hothouse, Celebration, and Rock n Roll with Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre; The Task and El Paso Blue with Quantum Theatre; The Chicken Snake with The Rep; Metamorphoses with Pittsburgh Public Theater; Every Tongue Confess with The August Wilson Center Theatre Ensemble; Midnight Radio, STRATA, Dutchman, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, and Key to the Field with Bricolage Production Company. Ms. Dixon is in her 7th season as Producing Artistic Director for Bricolage Production Company, which she runs alongside her husband, Jeffrey Carpenter. She lives in the South Side Slopes, and South Side Stories marks her playwriting debut.
Tami Dixon and City Theatre are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.
The creative team for South Side Stories includes Tony Ferrieri (Scenic), Sylvianne Shurman (Costume), Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting), Nathan Leigh (Sound), David Pohl (Projection), Carlyn Aquiline (Dramaturgy), and Sheila McKenna (Dialect).