“THIS AIN’T DISNEY, HUNNY!”
The Rage of the Stage Players, Pittsburgh’s only theatre company of our kind for 18 years and counting, would like to announce that tickets are now available for our July 2019 production, “WINNIE-THE-POOH AND THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS”! This raucous, edgy, and often offensive dark comedy had its world premiere here in Pittsburgh in 2013 and played to sold-out houses. The show was so popular in fact, that we’ve gotten many, many requests to bring it back. That’s why we decided to mount a revival with an updated script and new surprises! We promise that you’ll never see Alan Alexander Milne’s beloved characters in the same light ever again. This one’s definitely NOT for the kiddies!
“WINNIE-THE-POOH AND THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS” is the tale of a more jaded sixteen-year-old Christopher Robin, rebelling against his Catholic upbringing and coming to terms with his homosexuality. He soon finds that in his absence from the Hundred Acre Wood, his imaginary friends who dwell within have undergone a series of extreme and disturbing changes: Winnie-the-Pooh (Gluttony) has become a morbidly obese amputee overtaken by diabetes; Piglet (Envy), always dissatisfied with his own life, covets the lives of all who surround him; Rabbit (Greed), avaricious and paranoid, is desperate to protect all that is his; Eeyore’s (Sloth) outlook has gone from bleak to utterly hopeless, which has transformed him into an emo with self-destructive tendencies; Tigger (Lust), never one to respect personal boundaries, has found that pouncing can lead to so much more; Kanga’s household is menaced by her now grown-up son Roo (Wrath), an Australian kickboxer and violence-junkie; and Owl (Pride), unaware of his problem drinking, continues to maintain an air of smug superiority over his fellow animals, while reminiscing about his “glory days” upon the stage.
Cast (In order of Appearance)