The letter Q rarely gets the recognition it should. But without it what would people mind alongside their P’s, which letter would take over as U’s best friend, and how would James Bond get all those really cool gadgets? Fortunately, Quantum Theatre has always seen the star quality of Q and has been singing its praises for the past decade with their annual Q Ball.
The Q Ball: Hôt Qture will take place on March 15th, celebrating its tenth anniversary with a fashion theme. Entertainment will include performances by AquiTango and kNOTDance and a special installation combining the works of local fashion and theatre designers. Also in honor of this milestone, Quantum, with the help of Daria Sandburg, has commissioned nine local artists* plus four collaborating craftsman from the Pittsburgh Glass Center to create Q sculptures which will be displayed through out the city leading up to the benefit.
Above: Two Q sculptures that can be seen around Pittsburgh leading up to the March 15th Q Ball (Ron Copeland and Seth Clark, respectively).
For readers interested in seeing the sculptures up close and personal, ranging from light boxes to mixed media marvels, check out this map with exact locations to help plan your tour. Once you’ve chosen your favorites, pick up your tickets to the Q Ball where the sculptures will be auctioned off with half of the proceeds going to support Quantum as they look forward to their next season.
Chaired by Demeatria & JG Boccella and Tracy & Nick Certo, The Q Ball: Hôt Qture will take place Saturday, March 15th on the 8th floor of 933 Penn Avenue starting at 7pm. Tickets are $150 VIP or, for those who just want to get down, $35 in advance, $40 at the door for the Dance Party starting at 9pm. For more information or to buy tickets call 412-362-1713 or go online at www.quantumtheatre.com.
*Individual participants: Kathryn Carr, Seth Clark, Ron Copeland, Kyle Fischer, Ryan Lammie, Michael Moran, Jennifer Bradley Morris, Mara E. Nadolski, and James Shipman.