“The hottest play in America” comes to Pittsburgh when “Cambodian Rock Band” opens City Theatre’s 45th season this week.
The success of the play, plus the $275,000 Doris Duke Artists prize for contribution to theater and other prestigious rewards, have given Lauren Yee the kind of year playwrights dream of. The three-city production that begins previews here Saturday is one of two productions currently making their way across the country.
The play with music — a mini-concert, really — was commissioned by South Coast Repertory when Marc Masterson was artistic director, and has followed him to City Theatre, where he currently holds that title. It not only opens a landmark year but it also begins the first season since his return to the South Side company.‘‘Cambodian Rock Band’’
Where: City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side.
When: Saturday-Oct. 16 (opening night Sept. 20). 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5:30 & 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $29-$65, citytheatrecompany.org or 412-431-CITY.
Inspired by a rock sound that is both contemporary and a blast from an almost forgotten past, “Cambodian Rock Band” recalls a time when Cambodia was creating its own rock traditions, before music was stamped out by the brutal Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.
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