Posts Categorized: In the News

Preview: A family tempest looms in ‘Sharon’s Grave’

by Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The luck of the Irish doesn’t appear to be with Trassie Conlee. Her father is on his deathbed, and she, alone, must stand strong to protect her brother and her land from her cousins, the malevolent Dinzie and his brother Jack, who are hovering like vultures to take her home… Read more »

Pict Theatre’s ‘Sharon’s Grave’ faces dark battle within us all

by Alice T. Carter, Trib Total Media The man who wrote Pict Classic Theatre’s next production — “Sharon’s Grave” may be unknown to most Americans. But in Ireland, John B. Keane is famous. “Keane was one of the most popular and celebrated playwrights in Ireland,” says Aoife Spillane-Hinks, who is directing “Sharon’s Grave” for the… Read more »

Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, PICT Classic Theatre

“The set frankly is a masterpiece….one of the main reasons to see this show.” Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli recounts the fantastic set and the witty and comical script. See HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES by PICT Classic Theatre, through June 13, 2015. Click here to watch the ‘Burgh Vivant Video Review

PICT postpones ‘Saint Joan’; will move from Pitt theatres

By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PICT Classic Theatre has postponed its September production of “Saint Joan,” replacing it with the two-character play “Educating Rita” as part of a planned restructuring that was forced into action sooner than expected. The current season, the company’s 20th, was planned in August 2014, when the company expected it… Read more »

PICT Classic Theatre in talks for new home

By Bob Karlovits / Trib Total Media Pict Classic Theatre is losing its home in Oakland, but its artistic and executive director believes it is near to finding a new one. Alan Stanford will not give any hint where the new home might be because, he says, “everything is under negotiation.” Pict is being forced to… Read more »

PICT Comes Back Home

By Pittsburgh Stage Magazine   PICT Classic Theatre, back in its Main Stage located within the Stephen Foster Memorial, the Charity Randall Theater, has brought to life the Comedy, How the Other Half Loves. The play, by Alan Ayckbourn, found its world premiere way back in 1969, but its content and it presentation this past… Read more »

Pict Classic Theatre’s ‘Other Half Loves’ mixes heartache, high humor

By Deborah Weisberg, Trib Total Media A laugh-out-loud farce about marriage, infidelity, class structure and social climbing will open Pict Classic Theatre’s 2015 Mainstage series May 28 at the Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. “How the Other Half Loves,” a British comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, makes hilarity and sometimes heartache… Read more »

Stage preview: Two worlds, one set challenges PICT designer

By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Alan Ayckbourn plays with class and relationships in “How the Other Half Loves,” and he has strict instructions for the staging: There shall be overlapping living rooms with a smartly appointed room for the boss and a shabbier room belonging to the employee’s family. He also has said… Read more »

BWW Reviews: Love Lives and Dreams Die in JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS at PICT

by Greg Kerestan, Broadway World Pittsburgh   Jacques Brel is, despite the reassuring title, neither alive, nor well, nor living in Paris. The great Belgian singer-songwriter, so beloved in the 1960s and 1970s, died in 1978, and has been largely forgotten since. However, though you may not know him by name, you undoubtedly know his… Read more »

Review: JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS, PICT Classic Theatre

“A tightly run review…dramatically performed singing by four fantastic actors.” Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli recounts the music and the emotion of Brel’s greatest hits brought to life. See JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS by PICT Classic Theatre, extended through May 17, 2015: Click here to watch the ‘Burgh Vivant Video Review… Read more »