Saints & Poets Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Mark Whitehead, Executive & Artistic Director
31Conestoga Street - Pittsburgh, PA  15204-2001 - USA - (412) 378-0331 -

“A player in Pittsburgh's Off-Cultural District alternative theater scene.”
- Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Thank God you exist! You represent everything I support in American art.”
- Richard Demarco CBE, artist and promoter, co-founder of The Traverse Theatre

Our Current Production:
In Association With
Rocket Productions
Please join us at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the European premiere of
August Wilson's
How I Learned What I Learned

Co-Conceived with Todd Kreidler

August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned

Starring Lester Purry as August Wilson

From the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Olivier Award-winning author of
Fences, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Two Trains Running and Jitney comes the
UK/European premiere of his autobiographical one-man show.

Produced by Special Arrangement with The Estate of August Wilson and with Samuel French, Inc., A Concord Theatricals Company

TimeOut Edinburgh's 15 Shows We Can't Wait to See At The Edinburgh Fringe
One of 15 Shows We Can't Wait to See At The Edinburgh Fringe 2022! - TimeOut Edinburgh

5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars! - 5 Star Review by Rebecca Vines
This is really special! A dynamic and devastating 'Must See' performance!
- Rebecca Vines,

5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!
British Theatre Guide - 5 Star Review by David Chadderton
There is so much packed into this hour and a half…
and it is delivered with great warmth and lots of humour
through the riveting performance of Lester Purry!
I could have sat listening to him happily for another hour!

- David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide

5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!5 Stars!
The List - 5 Star Review by Zara Janjua
A blistering performance from Lester Purry
which tackles race with both visceral drama and a light wit!

- Zara Janjua, The List

4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!
The Guardian - 4 Star Review by Mark Fisher
The play has a steely sense of purpose… A rich and resonant performance!
- Mark Fisher, The Guardian

4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!
Scottish Daily Mail
Lester Purry carries it off with an engaging capability, style and no shortage of charm!
- Alan Chadwick, Scottish Daily Mail

4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!
4 Stars! - The Scotsman

4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!4 Stars!
Double 4 Stars! -
Wilson's story is one to be told, skillfully executed by Lester Purry!
- Margaux Emmanuel,
Purry is a truly wonderful performer!
- Charlie Butler,

Saints & Poets Theater is honored to be nominated for
The Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award for 2022!
The Holden Street Theatres
Congratulations to Bloody Elle - A Gig Musical (Traverse Theatre)!

3-28 August, 2022
(No show Monday 12 August or Monday 22 August)
Time: 11:20 - Running time: 90 minutes
Assembly Rooms - Drawing Room
54 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2LR
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tickets: £7.50-£13.00

Thanks to our presenters and partners for a successful run!
Assembly Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe Society

We look forward to seeing you at global festivals in the future!
Watch this space for details!

Supported by the kind generosity of
Michael J. Ramsay, M.D.
Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Pangburn
Ann & Larry Degenhart
Robert & Karen Tuttle
Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.

Download The Program Here:
>HILWIL Program.

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Winter 2006
Saffronia by Christiane D

Spring 2004
The Late Henry Moss by Sam Shepard

Spring 2001
Secret Honor: The Last Testament of Richard M. Nixon
by Donald Freed & Arnold M. Stone

Mission Statement:
“Saints & Poets Theater is a performing arts company which seeks to present challenging and rarely-performed works that integrate the work and ideas of artists from diverse backgrounds and various media, to find unique ways of exploring and illuminating the human condition.”

Artistic & Production Staff:
Mark Whitehead, Executive & Artistic Director

Board of Directors:
Karen Tuttle, President
Robert Tuttle, Secretary
Leslie Kozler, Treasurer
Lance-Eric Skapura, Member

Contact Us:
Mark Whitehead
Executive & Artistic Director
Saints & Poets Theater
31 Conestoga Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15204-2001

(412) 378-0331

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Stage Manager:
    No - Saints and poets maybe - they do some...
- Thornton Wilder, Our Town, Act III

Saints & Poets Theater is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Last Revised August 31, 2022