Robert Isenberg, No Name Players and Global Solutions Pittsburgh are partnering again to bring you another of Isenberg’s written works to the public, The Archipelago: A Balkan Passage. Isenberg will present experiences from his travels in the embattled region in an engaging storytelling performance in The Archipelago Revisited on July 17th, at Bar Marco (upstairs in the Union Hall) starting at 6:00 PM. This will be Robert’s last performance in Pittsburgh prior to his relocation to Costa Rica later this month, so be sure to catch him while you can!
ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
“Robert began the tale of the journey, as written in his recent Autumn House Press book, The Archipelago: A Balkan Passage, with a traveler’s nightmare: ostracized in a foreign country with nothing more than an unstamped passport and an American smile. Yet this circumstance does not halt our fearless leader neither in Croatia nor on the stage. He cleverly reenacts the diction of security guards and the awkwardness of being taken for questioning, aiding the audience in feeling as if they were right there beside him in this moment of confusion. Isenberg is so entertaining that we can’t help but hang on his words, waiting for the next story to unfold. At one point, he climbs on a chair to re-enact climbing a mountainside. At another point, he re-enacts a conversation with his landlord, capturing the Bosnian accent perfectly.
The performance, directed by Don DiGiulio for the No Name Players, was entertaining in its presentation and educational about the history and geography of the Balkans, but it was Isenberg’s portrayal of the people he encountered in his journey that made the evening memorable.” – Claudette Dagorn, Coal Hill Review
PROGRAM FOR THE EVENING
6:00 PM – Opening Reception
6:30 PM – Performance
7:45 PM – Audience Q&A
8:45 PM – Closing Reception
Bar Marco will be providing drink specials for the evening, including local & craft beers priced at $5, two old world wines priced at $7/glass, and one of their turn of the century punches priced at $8/glass.
TICKETS FOR THE EVENING: