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Stage Review: PICT’s ‘The Heiress’ is ‘well made’ in all regards

By Ted Hoover Pittsburgh Current Theater Critic info@pittsburghcurrent.com For some it was finding out the Easter Bunny wasn’t real; for others it occurred when Brad and Jen split up. Even more people were shocked when they discovered that, despite their belief, it really wasn’t butter … but my big moment of disillusionment came when I… Read more »

Stage Review: PICT’s ‘The Heiress’ glows with 19th-century style – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By SHARON EBERSON Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On opening night of PICT Classic Theatre’s “The Heiress,” I was seated beside the regal costume designer Joan Markert, who has worked with the Pittsburgh Playhouse for 38 years and PICT for 12. As much as I enjoyed the production, it was the costumes that had me rapt, from Erika… Read more »

Anatomy of a Shakespeare Play: TWELFTH NIGHT!

Anatomy of a Shakespeare Play: TWELFTH NIGHT November 20 & 27, 2020 | 2pm REGISTER HERE Journey through Shakespeare’s joyous comdey in this free, two-part webinar series hosted by Alan Stanford! William Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night as an entertainment to be performed on that particular post-Christmas celebration, probably in 1602. But the play has nothing to do… Read more »

The Craft of Critique with Sharon Eberson

THE CRAFT OF CRITIQUE: An Interview with Sharon Eberson November 6, 2020 | 2pm REGISTER HERE Over the past 25 weeks, we have analyzed the plays and playwrights that populate the world of classic theatre. This week we’ll examine the art of analysis in journalism and the craft of theatre critque. We are thrilled to… Read more »

Gothic Horror: October 23 & 30

  GOTHIC HORROR October 23 & 30, 2020 | 2pm REGISTER HERE “From ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties, Lord deliver us…” Tales of horror that we thrill to read and which excite our darkest fears: our next webinar series will feature Dracula, Dorian Gray, and more!. Join us for two 60-minute lectures exploring the… Read more »

PICT Announces 24th Season!

PICT Classic Theatre has announced its 2020-2021 Season.   Adapting to the limitations of COVID-19, PICT will present a collection of three plays beginning in March 2021 crossing three different artistic experiences, preceded by a stand-alone holiday event in December 2020. “Though the theater doors have been closed and the ghostlights have been on, that does… Read more »

FINDING FRIEL with Matt Torney – October 16th

FINDING FRIEL Hosted By Matt Torney and Alan Stanford Friday, October 16, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm FREE – REGISTER HERE We are back to Ireland this week with a look into the life and work of Brian Friel. Friel was an Irish dramatist, short story writer and founder of the Field Day Theatre Company and is considered one… Read more »

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR PICT’S 2020 RADIO DRAMAS

PICT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR 2020 RADIO DRAMA SERIES PICT is now seeking AEA and NON-UNION Actors who excel in dialects for our 2020 Radio Drama Series: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales, and A Christmas Carol. We are particularly seeking actors who can use vocal variety to portray… Read more »

PICT goes back to Dublin for Such Friends! and Synge

PICT’s next webinars delve into the history of the Abbey theatre and John Millington Synge Join us for three exciting weeks of Irish history August 28-September 11! PICT welcomes Dr. Kathleen Dixon Donnelly and Aoife Spillane-Hinks to explore these topics in two different webinar experiences. SUCH FRIENDS! The Founding of the Abbey Theatre August 28,… Read more »

WILSON IN AUGUST with Wali Jamal

One of Pittsburgh’s most beloved playwrights, hosted by one of Pittsburgh’s best actors. Wali Jamal joins us for two weeks August 14-21 for this fascinating webinar series celebrating the life and work of August Wilson. Presented Fridays at 2pm as part of the PICT Educates’ online programming. REGISTER HERE August 14 | AUGUST WILSON: PROLIFIC… Read more »

PICTSBURGH: Live this Friday, August 7!

Celebrate 24 Years of Classic Theatre in our Next Webinar! August 7, 2020 | 2pm REGISTER HERE Passionate. Engaging. Pittsburgh. Theatre. For over 24 years, PICT has made its home in the Steel City, celebrating the local artists and businesses that make the fabric of our hometown so vibrant. PICT defines a classic as a… Read more »

Summer Webinar Series: SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE

PICT Educates’ Summer Webinar Series continues with SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE: A Series in Five Acts Presented July 3-31, 2020 | 2pm  REGISTER HERE PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF PICT’S APPROACH TO SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE In this in-depth, five-part series, we’ll examine the craft of bringing the Bard’s text to life on stage. Hosted by Artistic &… Read more »