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Opera Theater SummerFest and PHLF Offer Special July 11 Event

Members of PHLF are invited to a special event on Thursday evening, July 11, at the Twentieth-Century Club in Oakland. The historic landmark, designed by Janssen & Cocken in 1929, is the site for Opera Theater SummerFest. The evening agenda will be as follows:

5:00 p.m.: Memorable Oakland––discussion with David J. Vater, RA, and Louise Sturgess, both of PHLF.

6:00 p.m.: Gourmet Dinner

7:30 p.m.: Shining Brow Performance––based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s tragic love affair with the wife of a client.

Further agenda details include the following:

5:00 p.m.: Memorable Oakland

Join in a discussion about Oakland’s architectural landmarks and share your memories of being in Oakland. David J. Vater, RA, and Louise Sturgess, both of PHLF, will facilitate this discussion. For reservations: or 412-471-5808, ext. 527. Reservations are appreciated; there is no charge for this portion of the program.

6:00 p.m.: Gourmet Dinner

Enjoy a gourmet prix fixe dinner (soup or salad, entree and dessert for $45 inclusive) in one of the Twentieth-Century Club’s charming dining rooms before the mainstage evening opera. Please call the Club in advance to make your reservation, then pay for your meal at the table. For menu details and to reserve, call TTCC, M-F before 4:30 p.m.: 412-621-2353.

7:30 p.m.: Shining Brow Performance

Frank Lloyd Wright looms as an iconic presence in American architecture by virtue of his extraordinary creativity and larger-than-life ego. Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow reveals the inner landscape of Wright’s heart through a tragic love affair with the wife of a client. Shining Brow is at once intimate and universal, performed in the 139-seat Beaux Arts Ballroom on the fourth floor.

Guests are also invited to join the Opera Theater for a free opera preview and a post-show cabaret, followed by a performance of the newly-commissioned Night Caps International mini-opera, “Penthouse Suite” by University of Pittsburgh faculty composer Roger Zahab.

To order, PHLF members may use this exclusive code to save 10% off of tickets on July 11 for Shining Brow (regularly $20-40) and Night Cap (regularly $10): PHLF2013

For SummerFest details and to order online, visit: or call the box office 412-326-9687. We hope to see you at the Twentieth-Century Club on July 11.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633