PICT Pittsburgh's Classic Theatre News

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 »

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 »

SUCH FRIENDS! Dorothy Parker & The Algonquin Round Table

  PICT welcomes Kathleen Dixon Donnelly as co-host of our next lecture, SUCH FRIENDS: Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table JUNE 26 | 2PM REGISTER HERE Between 1919-1929, The Algonquin Hotel was host to a gathering of some of the most famous writers, critics, and actors in the country. Nicknamed “The Board,” “The Vicious… Read more »

BLOOMSDAY LIVE!

PICT Goes LIVE for BLOOMSDAY 2020 The pubs may be closed, but Bloomsday is alive and well at PICT Classic Theatre! Join us for a virtual Bloomsday celebration, LIVE on Facebook on Tuesday, June 16th. Tune in at the top of each hour from 12pm-7pm for selected readings of James Joyce’s ULYSSES. Grab a pint… Read more »

BLOOMSDAY: A Celebration of James Joyce & Dublin

BLOOMSDAY GOES DIGITAL FOR 2020 Join PICT Classic Theatre for TWO celebrations of Bloomsday – June 12 and June 16! JUNE 12, 2020 | 2pm BLOOMSDAY: JAMES JOYCE & DUBLIN An Interactive online lecture Every year on June 16, artists around the world gather to celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses. Pub crawls, live readings, performances, tours… Read more »

SALOME: The Language of Desire

NEXT IN OUR LECTURE SERIES: SALOME: THE LANGUAGE OF DESIRE MAY 29 & JUNE 5, 2020 2PM-3PM REGISTER HERE Host Alan Stanford played the role of Herod in this Oscar Wilde masterpiece for over 20 years. In this two-part lecture series, join us as we discuss the intricacies of the story and Alan’s personal experience… Read more »

Take a Walk on the WILDE Side!

New Three-Part Online Lecture Series on Oscar Wilde May 8, 15, & 22, 2020 2:00-3:30pm REGISTER FOR FREE PICT continues its interactive lecture series on Fridays at 2pm with three new installments on the life and work of Oscar Wilde. Join us for A Walk on the Wilde Side: Oscar’s Love, Lust, Charms, and Trials… Read more »

GIVE BIG this Tuesday, May 5!

Rather than waiting until the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (GivingTuesday) to launch the fourth annual Give Big Pittsburgh campaign, Pittsburgh Magazine is jumping in now with the COVID-19 Response Campaign, an effort to assist in raising critical dollars — in the safest way possible — for nonprofits in Western Pennsylvania during this time of exceptional need…. Read more »

PICT Launches Interactive Online Lecture Series

The ghost light may be on, but PICT is still illuminating classic theatre! We are thrilled to bring you a brand new online lecture series, streamed directly into your homes via live, interactive webinars.  Every Friday at 2pm beginning April 3, join us for The Irishing of English Theatre: an engaging and lively lecture series… Read more »