The Mainstage Series
Directed by Alan Stanford
The Charity Randall Theatre inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
Miss Havisham has sworn revenge on all men. With the beautiful Estella as bait, she ensnares Pip, a kindhearted boy, in a web of deceit. Will Pip become a gentleman and win the love of Estella? Dickens’ classic novel has been adapted for stage with the best parts of Pip’s adventure.
"PICT Classical Theatre’s holiday show this year is a trifle — an English trifle, the traditional celebration dessert of pound cake soaked in alcohol with lots of sweet fruit and whipped cream ladled over it."
"The large cast is filled with jewels: Karen Baum as shrewish matron and as helpful maiden; Lily Davis as the unreachable Estella; Martin Giles strong as the steadfast smithy; David Whalen prickly as the lawyer Jaggers; Larry John Meyers gruff as the grateful convict; James FitzGerald as the cutely careful clerk; and the inimitable Mary Rawson sympathetic as the much-wronged 'spinster'."