Chatterton [Quantum Theatre]

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World Premiere as part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

Adapted from Sir Peter Ackroyd’s award-winning book

Directed by Karla Boos

September 14-October 28, 2018

Full dinner with a glass of wine and pre-show drink are included with each ticket.

Chatterton spreads out in three dimensions, immersing its mobile audiences in the haunting spaces of Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh. Its plot takes inspiration from historical character Thomas Chatterton, the Romantic era’s most famous suicide, an 18th century poet who took his young life and was immortalized 100 years later by an equally famous painting. Chatterton offers a trifecta of poets in three centuries, colorful London with Dickensian characters bristling with humor, and deep debates on what is real, what is fake, asking is anything ‘authentic’ in the intertwining worlds of art and commerce?

In the manner of Quantum’s 2014production TAMARA, the audience moves through masterfully dressed spaces in a stunning historic landmark. The experience begins with pre-show drinks in Pittsburgh’s oldest Churchyard and includes a full intermission dinner by the celebrity chef of the week.


Performing time runs about two hours but the evening is a bit longer because the audience shares a wonderful Intermezzo dinner. Quantum will partner with seven restaurateur/caterers, one for each of the seven weeks of the run.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays join us at 7:30pm for a drink in the churchyard. The performance will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Dinner will be served at approximately 9:00pm.

On Sundays join us at 6:30 pm for a drink in the churchyard. The performance will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Dinner will be served at approximately 8:00pm.

Please note there is no late seating.


LOCATION: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 328 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA


Please call 412-362-1713 for limited student tickets.
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