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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 »


PICT webinar graphic for Samuel Beckett Fun and Games

SAMUEL BECKETT: Fun & Games Hosted By Hazel Carr Leroy and Alan Stanford February 19 & 26, 2021 Live on YouTube at 2pm ET     February 19, 2021 | Part I: Waiting for Godot |  WATCH HERE February 26, 2021 | Part II: Endgame  |  WATCH HERE Over the nest two weeks, we are… Read more »

Oscar Wilde & The Importance of Being Earnest

OSCAR WILDE & THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST A Two-Part Webinar Series hosted By Alan Stanford February 5 & 12, 2021 Live on Youtube: 2pm EST BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Join Alan Stanford for another in-depth look at the inspirations and motivations of Oscar Wilde, through the lens of his most famous work, The Importance of… Read more »

John B. Keane: Son of County Kerry | January 29

JOHN B. KEANE: SON OF COUNTY KERRY January 29, 2021 | 2pm Hosted by Aoife Spillane-Hinks and Alan Stanford Live on YouTube – Tune in Here John B Keane was one of Ireland’s most popular playwrights, and his plays are still a part of the regular repertoire. He was also a poet and an essayist… Read more »

The Joy of Farce | January 22

THE JOY OF FARCE Friday, January 22 | 2pm Live on Youtube – Tune in here From the Greek plays of Aristophanes through the Roman Comedies of Plautus and Terrence, the works of Shakespeare, the genius of Moliere, and the explosion of the classic French Farce, theatre has always profited from our desire to laugh… Read more »

Julius Caesar: The Politics of Power

Julis Caesar: The Politics of Power

JULIUS CAESAR: The Politics of Power Hosted by Alan Stanford January 15, 2021 | 2pm LIVE on YouTube CLICK HERE TO STREAM The first session of our 2021 Webinar Series! Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. It follows actual history to a far greater degree than many of the other History plays. But… Read more »

Cocoa With the Cast – Live on Zoom!

opening night graphic A christmas Carol PICT

Join us for a Virtual Opening Night Party with the cast of PICT’s new radio drama, A Christmas Carol! COCOA WITH THE CAST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 | 7:30PM LIVE ON ZOOM TICKETS: $25 – Event and ticket to A Christmas Carol $5 – Event only PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Join members of the cast and creative team… Read more »

The Worlds of Charles Dickens

OUR FINAL WEBINAR OF 2020 THE WORLDS OF CHARLES DICKENS Hosted By Alan Stanford December 11, 2020 | 2pm REGISTER HERE Tolstoy thought Charles Dickens to be “the greatest of all storytellers.” His classic novels, including David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol have not only delighted readers for more than 150… Read more »

Theatre Superstitions: A PICT Webinar

THEATRE SUPERSTITIONS A PICT Educates Webinar December 4, 2020 | 2pm REGISTER HERE As one of the oldest art forms, it is no surprise that the theatre has gathered its own array of odd practices. What is a ghostlight? Why should you avoid whistling backstage? Why do we only refer to Macbeth as “The Scottish… 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 »