Playwright Cori Thomas comes to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to speak about her work, including her new comedy Citizens Market opening at City Theatre this March. Of City Theatre’s world premiere of her play When January Feels Like Summer Christopher Rawson said “that out of unusual materials and dodgy circumstances she weaves a tale of redemption that goes right to the heart of the American promise of renewal. How could I write about this transformative experience without saying it brought tears to my eyes?”
Cori is a co-founder of Pa’s Hat Foundation, a non profit dedicated to providing former child soldiers of Liberia access to education and job opportunities.
By Cori Thomas
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas
A good New York City supermarket has everything its neighborhood needs, including a charming cast of characters behind the counter. Citizens Market, the latest from City Theatre favorite Cori Thomas, follows a hopeful group of immigrants as they form an unlikely family, working to master the ups and downs of language, love, and staying afloat in the city that never sleeps. Full of laughter and life, this world premiere celebrates an ever-shifting and eclectic America.
A book signing will follow the program. Copies of Cori’s plays will be available from Classic Lines.