The C-Word

  • 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Genesius Theater

The C-Word
Written by Olivia LeSuer
Directed by Justin Sines

The C-Word is a dark comedy about mental illness and family. It explores how different generations handle mental health and how those attitudes have shifted over the years. The story takes place after Grace returns home after being released from a psychiatric hospital. Grace is staying with her mother, Mary. (This is a case of the apple not even leaving the branch-let alone falling off of the tree). Tension builds throughout the show as the two realize they may not be the best influences on each other.

The C-Word runs January 29 - February 2 at Duquesne University's Genesius Theater, adjacent to the Mary Pappert School of Music. Wednesday through Saturday performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

Adults: $20.00
Seniors & Non-Duquesne Students: $10.00
Free with Duquesne ID
(All ticket purchases via credit card will include a processing fee)