Peter Shaffer’s “Equus” when it galloped onto the theater scene in the 1970s continues in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s stunningly crafted production, featuring intense performances and breathtaking moments of high drama.
Playwright Peter Shaffer’s story of a teenager who commits a horrible crime and the psychiatrist who is charged with helping him arrived on Broadway in 1973 as a sensation. “Equus” was seen wholly original and exhilarating, with its brew of psychoanalysis, religious zeal and eroticism, along with nudity, violence and an inspired representation of horses onstage.
Spencer Hamp plays Alan Strang
Where: Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O’Reilly Theater, Downtown.
When: Through Oct. 29 . 7 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday (plus 2 p.m. Oct. 26), 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday (except Sept. 30 and Oct. 7), 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday (2 p.m only on Oct 29).
Tickets: $30-$75 ($15.75 for students and age 26 and younger); 412-316-1600 or ppt.org.