LAB 3: Oblivion

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Written by:

Carly Mensch

Directed by:

Sean Cook


Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to Sunday, February 9, 2020

Show Times:

Wednesday to Saturday 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM


The Henry Heymann Theatre
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A touching and funny—and very modern—tale of parents, children, and the gulf that sometimes exists between them.

Uber-hip Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take great pride in their secular humanist approach to parenting. But when their 17-year-old daughter, Julie, decides to become a Christian, their laid-back, open-minded facade comes crashing down. Carly Mensch's OBLIVION takes a wry look at Nietzsche, famed film critic Pauline Kael, and the nature of belief in the 21st century.


“One of the great things about the LAB productions here at the University of Pittsburgh is that the MFA performance pedagogy candidates, like myself, as well as the Ph.D. graduate students get a chance to mentor the undergraduates,” Cook said. “It requires a different level of commitment out of the students and they all always rise to the occasion.”