Media Advisory

Feb. 13, 2019

WHAT: The Tull Family Theater’s cultural partner Quantum Theatre will stage its latest production, The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?)in Sewickley the last week of February.

Not only is this the inaugural live theatrical performance at The Tull Family Theater, it is the farthest Quantum has ventured from Pittsburgh’s core for any performance in its 29-year history, and the first time Quantum has taken the same show to multiple locations.

Through five personal stories, the hourlong, thought-provoking one-man play excavates the playwright’s complex relationship to gun culture. The play’s timely topic and subtle twists conclude with 15 minutes of audience participation. (If the play were rated like a film, strong language would result in an R-rating.)

The play is offered as a discussion starting point because, says playwright EM Lewis, “The commentary is killing the conversation.”

While proponents on both sides talk past each other, making it seem like no one has conflicting feelings on the subject, with The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?), Quantum set out to explore  the many nuances in a narrative dominated by political sound bites and simple solutions.

WHERE:               The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut Street, Sewickley, PA  15143

WHEN:                7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28; Friday, March 1; and Saturday, March 2

6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3

Seating is limited

The Sewickley Premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 27, is already sold out.

TICKETS:              Quantum is handling sales from its website and by phone, 412.362.1713. Any tickets remaining will be sold at the door.

Discounted student tickets, $18; OSHER student discount, $33; single tickets, $37 to $45.

SNEAK PEEK:     Click here for a sneak peek at a trailer!

Quantum Theatre
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: Stewart Urist,, Cell 315.420.1030

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 700 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