Aug. 16, 2018

Partners on Stage and Screen: Quantum Theatre, The Tull Family Theater Offer Special Screening, Reception 

The Tull Family Theater and Quantum Theatre are collaborating for a special screening of a period murder-mystery, The Limehouse Golem, on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Come as early as 7 p.m. to chat over a complimentary glass of wine with Karla Boos, Quantum Theatre’s founder and artistic director, and members of the Quantum team. You can solve the first mystery of the evening: how the night’s special screening connects with Quantum’s upcoming play Chatterton, premiering Friday, Sept. 14, as part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.

Boos will introduce The Limehouse Golem at The Tull Family Theater, with a special tie-in to the Quantum’s season. In the film, Bill Nighy stars as a Scotland Yard inspector coming to the close of his career in Victorian England. Murder—perhaps a serial murder—impacts London, specifically the troupe at a seamy music hall.

“With this special screening, two art-driven organizations present the opportunity for their patron bases to enjoy a cross-cultural event,” says Carolina Pais-Barreto Thor, executive director of The Tull Family Theater.

“We are so excited for this chance to share The Tull Family Theater with our supporters and present another of Peter Ackroyd’s works in Pittsburgh before the debut of Chatterton in Trinity Cathedral on Sept. 14,” says Boos. “This evening marks the start of a very exciting fall, which will bring artists from across the globe to the city for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.”

To join the two organizations for their inaugural collaborative event, purchase tickets online under the Advance Sales tab at General admission is $11, with discounts to $8.75 provided to seniors 65 and older, college students and military with IDs, and groups of 10 or more.

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.

Now in its 28th season, Quantum Theatre is a company of progressive, professional artists dedicated to producing intimate and sophisticated theatrical experiences in uncommon settings, exploring universal themes of truth, beauty, and human relationships in unexpected ways. Quantum Theatre is devoted to eclectic experimentation, staging its works in environmental sites that inspire directors, designers, and performers, and delight audiences. They reflect Pittsburgh’s character, history and architecture, and are as different from one another as a grand museum, an abandoned industrial site, a modern office tower, a beloved City lake, and a waterless indoor swimming pool. The company is influenced by theater artists working in new ways around the world, often bringing such artists to its Pittsburgh laboratory, where Quantum assembles unusual artistic teams, empowers creativity, and nurtures bold ideas.

Contact: Shannon Knapp,, office 412.362.1713

Karen Ferrick-Roman,, cell 412.671.1456