Four Evening Performances, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00 PM,
Sept. 15 & 16th, and Sept. 22nd & 23rd,
And Two Matinees, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23, at 2 :00 pm in the Historic Pump House.
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.
Part of a series of events presented by the Battle of Homestead Foundation to commemorate this brutal clash between steelworkers and mill owners, The Homestead Strike of 1892 relives the moments before, during, and after this conflict, using actual memoirs and reports from the period as well as fact-based dramatizations.
The characters are everyday people caught up in this American tragedy, played by favorite regional actors: David Conrad, Wali Jamal, Michael Sullivan, Mel Packer, Ken Champion, Marcus Muzapoppa, Sara Fisher-Ventura, Arjun Kumar, and Susan McGregor-Laine.
“I was in the steelworkers’ union 18-plus years, and it wasn’t until I began to research the Battle of Homestead that I really understood the sacrifices those workers and their neighbors made for the cause of labor and fair wages,” says Southers. “They may have lost that battle in 1892, but they set the
precedent for working people, including African Americans, to demand their piece of prosperity!”
Tickets are $20 – seating is limited at the Pump House.