Pictures from the Past- Photo Antiquities Field Trip

This morning we had the great privilege of touring the Photo Antiquities Museum of Photography on the North Side. Bruce Klein, the founder himself, guided us through his extensive exhibits of vintage photography and equipment. There is truly an enormous amount of history packed into this little gem of a museum that is tucked away on East Ohio Street. A visit there is highly recommended, not just for photography enthusiasts, but history and art buffs as well.

So, why the field trip there this morning? Photo Antiquities is going to have a miniature display set up throughout the run of Our American Cousin. Bruce and his Executive Director Frank Waters are hand-selecting from their collection vintage photographs from the 1860s era, including AUTHENTIC prints of Abraham Lincoln (really, 150-175 year old photos!). They will also be doing a short presentation for us before one of the evening’s performances (look out for the announcement on our Schedule of Events page).

If you’re curious about Photo Antiquities, and the amazing preservation work that they do, please visit their Website or give them a call at 412-231-7881. Tell them Steve and Lisa sent you!


The first steps…

A long but fulfilling night last night was spent in blocking the first bits of the play… it doesn’t look like much yet, but we’re on the right track!

Keep an eye out for more updates as we really get rolling in the next few weeks.

Also, please feel free to comment here or on our Facebook page if you have any questions about the show!

Meet the Cast!

Congratulations to the cast of the 150th anniversary production of Our American Cousin!

We are thrilled to include long-time Pittsburgh actors and friends, Carlow students and alumni, and even some expert talent reprising their roles from the 135th anniversary production (mounted to benefit the renovation of the Carnegie Library auditorium in Carnegie, PA)  in this cast.

It’s going to be an extraordinary production, and we hope that you will support these lovely and talented actors.

Asa Trenchard– Luke Bruehlman
Mr. Coyle– Eric Matthews
Abel Murcott– Drew Sieber
Florence Trenchard– Marsha Mayhak
Lord Dundreary– Tim Colbert
Sir Edward Trenchard– Jay Keenan
Mary Trenchard– Carli Cardillo
Mrs. Mountchessington– Mary Onufer
Augusta– Lisa DePasquale
Georgina– Kerry Connell
Binney– Steve Buccilli
Buddicombe– Paul Marion
Captain DeBoots– Hank Smith
Lieutenant Vernon– Macland Ring
Skillet– Rachel Makary
Sharpe– Tara Cabache
Wickens– Drew Wilson

Audience Members: Maria Reilsono, Kimberly Legler, Michael McBurney, Jalina McClarin

Keep an eye on this page to keep up with us as we start the rehearsal process!


Auditions will be held in the Antonian Theatre at Carlow on Monday, Feb 2 and Tue, Feb 3 from 5:30-8:00pm. Let Steve know ( if you can’t make it but still want to be involved!

The show itself, replete with a Civil War Encampment, Clara Barton, Ulysses S. Grant, historical displays, weapons-firing demonstrations and Abe Lincoln himself will open Tuesday, April 14th—150 years to the day Lincoln was watching when he was shot. The show will also run Wed, Apr 15 – Sat, Apr 18 at 8pm, with Saturday and Sunday (Apr 19) 2pm matinees.