Aug. 10, 2018

Back-To-School Action Gets a Leg Up with Free Ballet Performance at The Tull Family Theater, Monterey Pop, Grease Sing-Along, Script & Screen Festival, Quantum Theatre Collaboration

As the summer season wraps up, special programming at The Tull Family Theater helps patrons ease into back-to-school mode.

The nonprofit theater’s end-of-summer events include:

  • Thursday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., Monterey Pop. It’s music. It’s history. It’s an hour and 18 minutes of a remastered documentary of the greatest pre-Woodstock concert. Fifty years ago, some musicians whose names are now legend—Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, The Who, The Animals, Country Joe and the Fish, South African horn player Hugh Masekela, Jefferson Airplane—jammed their way through an iconic concert captured as a documentary by D.A. Pennebaker. Remastered for the 4k screen, the film shows mythical musicians at their peak.
  • Friday, Aug. 17, 5-6 p.m., a free ballet performance. Students from West Point Ballet of Coraopolis present their Summer Showcase performance in the theater’s Esmark and Bouchard Family Community Room. The students, ages 8 through 18, study under artists Cynthia Castillo and Damien Martinez, former performers with the National Ballet of Cuba and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19, 12:00 p.m. Encore of Monterey Pop.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. For Classic Tuesdays, the good vibes of Grease not only play in the theater, but the fabulous bouncing ball and words on screen invite you to sing-along. Better shape up for this one!
  • Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday Aug. 26. Second annual Carnegie Screenwriters’ Script and Screen Festival spans two days. The reception in the Esmark and Bouchard Family Community Room, starts Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., giving opportunities to mix, mingle and talk about the craft. The seated script reading will use local actors to bring to life scenes created by three scriptwriters, based in Louisiana, as well as Iran and Germany. On Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 24 national and international shorts selected from dozens of entries will be screened. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for the Audience Choice Awards. Tickets must be purchased in advance, at
  • Monday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. The Limehouse Golem with Quantum Theatre. A special 7:30 p.m. screening of a period murder-mystery set in Victorian England focuses on a raucous music hall. Before the picture, patrons will have the opportunity to meet and greet Karla Boos, Quantum Theatre’s founder and artistic director, and members of the Quantum team over a complimentary glass of wine, starting at 7 p.m., and learn how the film intersects with the Quantum Theatre’s Sept. 14 premiere of Chatterton.
  • For more information on these and other screenings, please visit The Tull Family Theater website,

    The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts among its donors Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 500 individuals and its patrons. Their support sustains and expands programming at this independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.

    Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman,, cell 412.671.1456