Nov 27 2021
Dec 19 2021


Presented by Quantum Theatre at The Maverick Hotel

This award-winning play by Lucy Kirkwood reminds us of an image that arrested the world: a protester facing down four tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Who was he, and who was the photojournalist who captured it? From there to the fraught present of US and China relations, it examines capitalism and culture, journalism and censorship.

Chimerica is directed by Karla Boos with Art Direction from longtime Quantum collaborator Susan Tsu. The political thriller will open November 27 and runs through December 19 at the new Maverick Hotel, formerly the East Liberty YMCA. The artistic team includes Noah Glaister, Scenic Design; Mary Ellen Stebbins, Lighting Design; Margaret McGrann, Costume Design; Steve Shapiro, Sound Design; Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Projection Design; and Randy Kovitz, Fight Direction.

Featuring 6 Asian and 6 American actors, the Chimerica cast includes, Kyle Haden, Hansel Tan, Elena Alexandratos, Mei Lu Barnum, Mimi Jong, Brian Kim, Jason McCune, John Michnya, Ariel Pang-Xiu, John Shepard, Alison Weisgall, and Tobias C. Wong.

Tuesdays – Saturdays 8:00 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM

Admission Info

Ticket Pricing

Please call 412.362.1713 for questions about accessibility, audio-described performances, and student tickets.

All patrons must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be masked to attend the performance. Proof of vaccination can be as easy as showing a picture of your card via your phone at the box office. Visit for more information.

Phone: 4123621713


Dates & Times

2021/11/27 - 2021/12/19

Additional time info:

Tuesdays – Saturdays 8:00 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 24 – Community Night
Saturday, November 27 – Opening Night
Sunday, November 28 – Sunday Q&A
Wednesday, December 1 – Quantum Quaff
Thursday, December 2 – Social Q
Saturday, December 11– Quantum on the Couch

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Location Info

The Maverick Hotel

120 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Accessibility Info

Please call 412.362.1713 for questions about accessibility. Assistive listening devices will be available at all performances thanks to support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District.