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by John Pollono

November 19th -December 6th

Former high school buddies Frank, Swaino and Packie—now past their prime—meet off-hours one night in Frank’s out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank seems to have a handle on. Enter Chad, a plugged-in, preppy college jock, whose arrival ignites a long-simmering resentment that sets this taut, twisty, comic thriller on its breathless course.

“Mr. Pollono’s dialogue has some of the same brazen vulgarity and acrid humor of Mr. Mamet at his best…raw, funny and well-tooled… a shivery, funny revenge comedy.” —NY Times

 Directed by Richard Keitel, the cast includes: Brendan Griffin, Gabriel King, Patrick Jordan, and Casey Cott.

The Friday and Saturday ticket includes a pre- show event that will be held in the home of Mayor John Fetterman from 6:30 to 7:45. The pre-show event will be catered by Chef Kevin Sousa, of the new Superior Motors restaurant, and baker Shauna Kearns, of the Braddock Community Bread Ovens. Guests will be welcomed with small plates and local libations.

At the barebones black box theater in Braddock

1211 Braddock Ave. Braddock PA 15104

Or call 1-888-71TICKET 

Our 13th season


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In the News…

barebones Artistic Director Patrick Jordan was named Performer of the Year

Post Gazette

A Steady Rain and A Streetcar Named Desire were named as 2 of 2014′s best in the

Post Gazette.


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barebones productions is…

a Pittsburgh theatre company whose mission is to facilitate the growth of local theater artists through the production of challenging, entertaining, thought-provoking plays and to attract new young theater audiences by employing minimal production elements for maximum impact.


Plays produced by barebones productions include:

American Falls by Miki Johnson, May 2015

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, November/December 2014

A Steady Rain by Keith Huff, January 2014

The Motherfucker With the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, November 2013

barebones jesus hopped the a train 2012

Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis, January 2012

barebones killer joe 2010

Killer Joe by Tracy Letts, June 2010

barebones glengarry glen ross 2009

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, November 2009

barebones take me out 2008

Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg, June 2008

Cherry Smoke (World Premier) by James McManus, August 2007 @Edinburgh Fringe in Edinburgh Scotland

barebones bug

BUG by Tracy Letts, February 2007

barebones the grey zone 2006

The Grey Zone by Tim Blake Nelson, 2006

barebones frozen 2005

Frozen by Bryony Lavery, 2005

barebones the glory of living 2005

The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman, 2005

barebones this is our youth 2004

This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan, 2004

barebones bash 2003
Bash: Latterday Plays by Neil Labute, 2003


We are in the process of receiving our not for profit status. While we await the status, our fiscal sponsor

Braddock Redux has agreed to accept donations on our behalf. These funds will go directly to barebones productions.

*Please make all checks payable to BRADDOCK REDUX and put in the the memo field “for barebones productions.”

*Mail all checks to

7056 Meade Place Pittsburgh, PA 15208



Jesus Hopped the A Train

April 5, 2013

barebones’ production of Jesus Hopped the A Train (January 2012) was named to the 10 BEST PLAYS of 2012 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Glengarry Glen Ross

November 9, 2011

barebones’ production of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (November 2009) was named to the 10 BEST PLAYS of 2009 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Take Me Out

November 9, 2011

barebones’ production of TAKE ME OUT (June 2008) was named to several year end BEST OF and TOP 10 lists: 10 BEST PLAYS of 2008 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Top 10 Plays of 2008 by The Washington Observer Reporter, and the Pittsburgh City City Paper’s BEST OF 2008 list.


November 9, 2011

barebones production of Bug by Tracy Letts was named the Tribune Review’s Top 10 List for 2007.