Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh presents An Evening of Dick, Philip K. Dick
You Don’t Know Dick: Brief Encounters with Philip K. Dick
New Hazlett Theater
Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh PA 15212
April 16 + 17 at 8:00 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA, March 30, 2012 – Did you know that Philip K. Dick once saved the life of his infant son by speaking Greek, a language he did not know? Or that he was under surveillance by the FBI, and that he befriended one of the agents assigned to watch him? That agent later taught Dick how to drive a car.
The author of more than thirty five novels, and the inspiration for a slew of Hollywood blockbusters including Total Recall, Stephen Spielberg’s Minority Report, and of course, Blade Runner, the life of Philip K. Dick is a science fiction story of it’s own, full of government spies, mind altering revelations, and spiritual visitations from God (or maybe just aliens).
But this is not the story of a madman. You Don’t Know Dick: Brief Encounters with Philip K. Dick gives us a glimpse into his life. It is the story of a complex, conflicted artist desperately seeking to find truth in the stories he felt compelled to write.
The evening features staged readings from 800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick, an interview with the playwright, Victoria Stewart, and an interactive exploration of the truths and myths behind the man who single handedly redefined a literary genre.
Artists involved in the project include such Pittsburgh favorites as Tony Bingham, Martin Giles, John Gresh, Daina Michelle Griffith, and Jaime Slavinsky.
Proceeds from the ticket sales fund Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh’s full production of 800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick.
Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh is a new theatre company in the city of three rivers. Our mission is to provide quality theatrical vehicles for the community at large and provide artistic opportunities to the numerous talented artists living here in Pittsburgh. Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh wishes to bring theatre into Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and near-by communities that may be underserved by the arts.