Harry's Friendly Service

Pittsburgh Public Theater, O'Reilly Theater
621 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Harry's Friendly Service is set in 1977 Youngstown, Ohio where the steelworkers are on strike, the city wants to tear down the shabby gas station owned by Harry (Edward James Hyland), and a mobster is out to get him. But the players in Harry's daily pinochle games are spirited. There's Tina (Brooks Almy), the ticket-taker at the burlesque theater next door; Skiddie (Larry John Meyers), a small-time bookie; and John (Joel Ripka), a brand-new lawyer. Into this lively mix comes Emily (Tressa Glover), Harry's long-lost daughter, straight from the convent. A new relationship might develop between the two if mob boss Carmine Naples (Alex Coleman) can just keep his brother Sammy (Daryll Heysham) from killing Harry.

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