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‘Match’ that lit Irish rebellion of 1916 remembered

By Len Barcousky / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When Padraig Pearse spoke at the graveside of an elderly Irish nationalist 100 years ago, his brief speech was compared to a match that lit the straw of rebellion. “Ireland unfree shall never be at peace,” Pearse told his listeners at Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery on Aug. 1, 1915, at… Read more »

A Night in the Life of a PICT Usher

PICT Classic Theatre Usher's Name Tag

You seem them at every show, ready to show you to your seat – ushers. You might be left wondering how they found this opportunity, how often they do it, or if they get any kind of perks. Well, wonder no more! This post will walk you through an average night for a PICT usher…. Read more »

20/20 Rush Offer for “How the Other Half Loves”!

We have a special offer for our June 2nd performance of “How the Other Half Loves”! If you are one of the first people at the Stephen Foster Memorial box office at 6pm you will get a $20 ticket to that night’s show. This is an incredible deal – over 50% off of our standard… Read more »

Behind the Scenes of “Jacques Brel”

  Take a sneak peak of rehearsal for PICT Classic Theatre’s “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,” by Jacques Brel with English Lyrics and Additional Material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. Running April 29 – May 9, tickets can be purchased at Starring: Douglas Levine, Daina Michelle Griffith, Jonathan… Read more »

Why We LOVE World Premieres

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air! Of course, love is not the only thing that has all of us at PICT so excited right now. In less than one week, our 2015 Season opens with a wonderful world premiere play by Lissa Brennan called For the Tree to Drop. Not only… Read more »

PICT Classic Theatre vs. PICT Classic Theater

“Why are you called PICT Classic Theatre and not PICT Classic Theater? Is that some fancy British way of spelling it?”   The difference between “Theatre” and “Theater” is often confusing for people – some think it just may be a typo, that it’s the same exact thing, or that it’s just a way to… Read more »

“Great Expectations” Opening Night

Take a look into all of the exciting festivities from opening night of “Great Expectations”! Be sure to listen for what our audience members had to say after the show. Great Expectations will run until December 20th – you don’t want to miss this!