by CHRISTOPHER RAWSON Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In one sense, “Sive” is just a quasi-melodramatic Irish tragedy, like a rural “Romeo and Juliet.” But hearing its unexpected passages of dark, poetic passion, you’ll find it’s much more. John B. Keane (1928-2002) is one of the master Irish playwrights, which means he’s a master of a high sort…. Read more »
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by STUART SHEPPARD | Pittsburgh City Paper Sive (rhymes with “dive”) is the kind of play that bedevils New York critics. One recently called it “a clunky old melodrama” (sniff), and although it is indeed a simple tale, I suspect that its lack of vulgarity and profanity is really what prevents it from being cool… Read more »
by CAYLEIGH BONIGER | Pittsburgh in the Round The cut-away of an Irish cottage that serves as a set for PICT’s production of John B. Keane’s Sive (pronounced sigh-ve), looks a quaint place, if sparse and threadbare, but it will house a destructive tableau of hungry, grasping poverty. What befalls because of it prompts Nanna… Read more »
by SALLY QUINN | Tribune-Review Pict Classic Theatre ends its season with a John B. Keane Pittsburgh premiere. The Pict audience was first introduced to the Irish playwright two years ago to popular acclaim with “Sharon’s Grave.” Though not well known here, Keane has been one of the most acclaimed playwrights in his homeland since… Read more »
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*** 12/17 2PM MATINEE WILL PERFORM AS SCHEDULED ***
On December 1st, PICT Classic Theatre will continue its 2016-2017 season at Union Project with THE LION IN WINTER. The play, written in 1966 by James Goldman, depicts Henry II’s transition of power during Christmas in the year 1183 amid family dysfunction and political maneuvering. Though Goldman’s play is fictional, it is based upon actual… Read more »