Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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'Gentlemen' in the park

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks 14th season brings on the comedy "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" during the first four weekends of September, beginning 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Frick Park's Blue Slide playground, Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street, in Squirrel Hill.

The rest of the schedule, all at 2 p.m.: Sept. 8-9 at Highland Park, across from the Super Playground, Reservoir Drive; Sept. 15-16 at Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville, 40th Street between Penn Avenue and Butler Street (enter from Penn or 40th); Sept. 22-23, return to Frick Park's Blue Slide playground.

"Two Gentlemen of Verona" is believed to be Shakespeare's first comedy and introduces the theme of heroines pretending to be men, along with the foolishness of love, loyalty and infidelity. "Plus, there'll be music and a dog in the show," says artistic director Jennifer Tober, who appears as the dog-owning servant Launce.

More at pittsburghshakespeare.org or 412-404-8531.

A Concert for Anna

The 11th annual Concert for Anna benefit takes place at the Quality Inn, New Kensington, with 15 bands over three nights. The 2018 recipient is Shannon Ploskunak, to help her family in the battle against cancer. They will also be introducing the Nathan Bittel Scholarship to help ease the tuition burden for a young person with autism.

The Friday lineup features Flux Capacitor, Neutral Loss, Captain Doobie and The Big Bambu, Big House Pete and Heidi and The Hellcats.

On Saturday, it's Safety Last, Ezekiel, Ferris Bueller's Revenge, Five Alarm Flood and Soul Raydio.

Sunday features Folk You, Here And Now, After the Fall, The Holy Gift (Tool tribute) and Creep. Shows begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $10; info at A Concert For Anna Facebook page.

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SATURDAY-MONDAY: The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival continues its six-week run on the grounds near New Stanton with Children's Weekend, featuring the Prince, Princess & Pirate Party. Children 12 and under experience the festival for free with a paying adult admission ticket. …

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