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Three Big Events Coming Up in July & September!


FRIDAY, JUNE 30 7:00 PM. Meet. Greet. Commemorate. With Mark Rylance –  AT THE BOST BUILDING 623 EAST 8TH AVE, MUNHALL, PA 15120 (Rivers of Steel Heritage Area)

The Meet. Greet. Commemorate event with Rylance as guest of honor, features light fare, drinks, and music led by local musician Jason Kendall at the historic Bost Building (the 1892 workers’ union headquarters), 623 East Avenue, Munhall, PA 15120. Rylance will meet guests, who can also tour the steelmaking exhibits and artifacts at the Bost. Silent Auction and ticket revenues go to the non-profit Battle of Homestead Foundation, to continue to preserve and share this dramatic history with future generations and bring interested visitors to this area.
TICKETS: $150. Click Here

For more detailed information, or questions, contact us at battleofhomestead@earthlink.net or call 412 381-8286 

July 6 Thursday, 7:30 PM at the Homestead Carnegie Library. “Mark Rylance & Friends: Shakespeare and the Battle of Homestead”

Mark Rylance and Friends perform at The Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead to acknowledge the 125th Anniversary of the 1892 Battle of Homestead, when thousands of locked-out steel workers and townspeople clashed with Pinkerton guards hired by Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie. Rylance calls it “a story worthy of Shakespeare.” Actor-activist–playwright Rylance comes back to Pittsburgh to perform some of his favorite speeches from Shakespeare, as well as revisiting resonant words, characters, songs and situations leading up to 1892, joining with his co-writer Peter Reder, local actors and musicians.
Rylance calls it “a story worthy of Shakespeare.”“I came to Pittsburgh in 2003 looking for a new play worthy of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater,” says Rylance, “I discovered a story worthy of this globe (planet Earth) we hope to continue living on. It has obsessed me ever since.” An Evening With Mark Rylance And Friends, to be held at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, features Rylance, performing his favorite Shakespeare speeches, and joined by co-writer Peter Reder, local actors and musicians to share spoken words and songs that honor the events of this pivotal 1892 labor conflict.


 

Sept. 15 & 16th, Sept. 22nd & 23rd, Four Performances, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Pump House.


“The Battle of Homestead.”

A new original work by Pittsburgh playwright Mark Clayton Southers. This play, commissioned for the 125th commemoration of the Homestead Strike, relives the moments before, during, and after the Battle of Homestead. Seven of Pittsburgh’s finest actors bring this story to life, live at Homestead’s Pump House.

Ticketing information will be available here soon!