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Stage Review: ‘Shirley Valentine’ at PICT Classic Theatre – Pittsburgh City Paper

by TED HOOVER | Pittsburgh City Paper Big news: PICT Classic Theatre has left its long-time residence at the University of Pittsburgh and headed northeast — specifically, to Highland Park and the Union Project. A beautifully refurbished one-time church, the Project’s Great Hall is now home to PICT’s new season. First up is Willy Russell’s… Read more »

Stage Review: PICT opens season with life-affirming ‘Shirley Valentine’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

by SHARON EBERSON | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Shirley might as well talk to the wall, for as much as anyone listens to her. So she does. Constantly. At 42, the Liverpudlian housewife Shirley Bradshaw fixes a meal she knows will displease her husband while addressing her kitchen wall, wondering how the rebellious girl who was Shirley… Read more »

Stage preview: British playwright’s works becoming a top pick for PICT – Tribune-Review

by ALICE T. CARTER | Tribune-Review PICT Classic Theatre kicks off its 2016-17 season of with a second look at the works of British playwright Willy Russell. Following up on last season’s production of Russell’s 1988 two-character “Educating Rita,” the company will offer “Shirley Valentine,” the one-woman comedic drama that received a 1989 Tony Award… Read more »

Stage preview: PICT journeys toward the future with ‘Shirley Valentine’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

by SHARON EBERSON | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Alan Stanford is happy to report that PICT Classic Theatre is in the midst of a rebirth. “I never want to live through another season like the last one,” he said of 2015, when a shortfall forced the cancellation of two shows and the company lost its longtime Oakland… Read more »

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Casting Notice: PICT Classic Theatre 2016-2017

Seeking Actors of ALL ethnicities, types and ages for our upcoming season! Dates: Monday March 21 10AM-6PM             Tuesday March 22 10AM-6PM             Thursday March 24 10AM-6PM Location: PICT Classic Theatre’s Office, 2403 Sidney St. Suite 285, Pittsburgh PA 15203 Requirements: Please prepare a heightened text monologue (Shakespeare, Greek, ect.) and a second monologue of… Read more »

“Two Tales of Terror” features two evocative short stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

PICT returns to the Stephen Foster Memorial to thank its 2015 patrons. Pittsburgh, PA, February 24, 2016- Though still suppressing any telltale clues to its upcoming season, PICT Classic Theatre is pleased to announce the world-premiere of Two Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by PICT’s Artistic & Executive Director, Alan Stanford. The… Read more »


Two Tales of Terror Adapted by Alan Stanford from works of Edgar Allan Poe (Seeking Actors of All Ethnicities) AUDITION: March 4th 10AM-6PM at PICT Classic Theatre’s Office, 2403 Sidney St, Suite 285, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 AUDITION REQUIRMENTS: Sides will be provided. Rehearsals begin April 11, Tech is May 1-May 6, Run May 6-20 Narrator… Read more »

Happy New Year! Let’s look back at 2015.

Happy New Year, PICT friends! We send a heartfelt thank-you to each and every one of our fans for believing in and supporting us throughout our 2015 Season. We couldn’t have done it without you! There were certainly some dire situations and tough decisions to be made for PICT in 2015. But through your generous… Read more »

PICT Classic Theatre names Steven Alschuler President of the Board.

Pittsburgh, PA, January 14, 2016– Steven Alschuler, President of Pittsburgh-based public relations firm Alschuler Communications, has been named President of the Board of Directors of PICT Classic Theatre. PICT, founded in 1996 as Pittsburgh Irish and Classic Theatre, produces high-quality classic theater and considers educational programs and outreach to underserved communities to be among its… Read more »