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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 »

Oliver Twist at PICT Classic: Few holds are barred in Dickens’ portrayal of the vicious cycle of poverty and cruelty.

By Michelle Pilecki, Pittsburgh City Paper Serendipitously, PICT Classic Theatre’s production of Oliver Twist reflects the controversy of Pope Francis’ stern comments on the meaning and celebrations of Christmas. No froth or frivolity, Twist slams into the travails of the poor and less fortunate, while their “betters” (as His Holiness also notes) carelessly demean — or even… Read more »

Review: Darker ‘Oliver Twist’ maintains hope

By Alice T. Carter, Trib Total Media There’s not a snowflake or a glowing Christmas tree to be found in Pict Classic Theatre’s holiday production. Do not go in anticipation of the colorful, sugar-coated Lionel Bart musical “Oliver!” This staging of Charles Dickens’ 1837 novel “Oliver Twist” is the darker, more dramatic adaptation Alan Stanford, Pict’s… Read more »

Stage review: PICT Classic Theatre presents a gritty version of Charles Dickens’ classic

By Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Homer, Shakespeare, Cervantes – whatever their genres, the great authors were always great storytellers. Victorian novelist Charles Dickens (1812-70) belongs in that elite company, and although he wrote little for theater, he had a very high dramatic sense and there have always been those to adapt his wonderful stories… Read more »