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RADical Days 2022: Squonk Opera


Sep 14, 2022

10:00 am- 1:30 pm


Rachel Carson Bridge

9th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Squonk's 'Hand to Hand' will be showcased during the Association of Science and Technology Center's Conference on September 14th!

Squonk creates boisterous outdoor spectacles by fusing fantastical visual design, playful staging, and high-energy original music. Witty and whimsical, Squonk’s free performances bring audiences together for a joyful celebration of humankind and our peculiar world.

Free demonstrations & workshops from 10:00 AM-1:30PM

Free shows at 11:00 AM and 12:30PM

Since their first big show in a Pittsburgh junkyard, Squonk Co-Artistic Directors Jackie Dempsey and Steve O’Hearn have led a group of musicians, artists, designers and other creatives to produce shows with big visual and musical impact. Squonk’s productions have taken them to Off-Broadway, Broadway, America’s Got Talent, Europe, Asia and all over the United States. They have released 10 albums, a blend of styles propelled by driving rhythms and hypnotic riffs.

For its 30th anniversary, Squonk takes its show Hand to Hand on a U.S. tour. In this festive event, Squonk invites audiences on stage to operate two giant purple puppet hands, creating a humorous, uplifting visual extravaganza propelled by Squonk’s rollicking music.

Critics have called Squonk "a blazingly unique spectacle" (Time Out New York) and "ingenious, hallucinatory and hypnotic" (The New York Times).

Squonk Opera and its giant purple hands performing in front of an outdoor audience