April 4th through April 27th, 2019
A timeless tale
WQED's Fred Rogers Studio
4802 Fifth Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Adapted from the novel ‘Washington Square’ by Henry James and set in the 1850s of New York City, The Heiress tells the story of a wealthy but insecure young woman, desperate for love, who meets a dashing but penniless bachelor. Despite the influence of her overly controlling father she dreams and hopes. Is this the prince she hoped would come along or a money-hungry scoundrel taking advantage of an innocent girl? Is she finally blessed by good fortunate or terribly naïve and falling for the charm of a handsome opportunist? This chess match uncovers true motives, true feelings, and the self-discovery that turns a shy young girl into a woman.
Our special senior ticket rate of $38 is offered for all of our Saturday matinee performances this season.
DID YOU KNOW: PICT Classic Theatre offers a reduced Artist ticket rate of $25, which is gladly extended to fellow artists. To secure your order, please call our office at 412-561-6000.
PREVIEW – Thursday, April 4, 7:30
PREVIEW – Friday, April 5, 7:30
OPENING NIGHT – Saturday, April 6, 7:30pm
POST-SHOW LECTURE – Sunday, April 7, 2:00pm
PRE-SHOW LECTURE – Wednesday, April 10, 6:30pm
CONVERSATION THURSDAY – Thursday, April 11, 6:30pm
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY – Friday, April 12, 6:15pm
Family 4 Pack
Your package includes four tickets: Two adult tickets and two youth tickets (ages 18 & under).
Your package savings is $27 over single ticket pricing. This family experience makes an unforgettable gift!
Classic Culinary Culture
Course #3 – The rise of the New York City restaurant scene
Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30pm, Studio B at WQED
A lovely show followed by a splendid experience!
Begin your afternoon with a grand performance of The Heiress at WQED (2pm). Immediately following the show, we will gather in the former children’s playhouse at The Frick Pittsburgh in Point Breeze (7227 Reynolds Street). We will begin with a discussion on Helen Clay Frick, one of Pittsburgh’s most famous heiresses, cocktail in hand. Then, our group will embark on a tour of Clayton, encompassing relevant details pertaining to the time period of The Heiress. This delightful experience is limited to 25 people. On-site parking is available at both locations.
Feel like an Heiress in the grandeur of the Mansions on Fifth!
Begin with a lovely tour of the Mansions on Fifth in Shadyside (5pm). Gathering in the formal dining room at 5:30pm, we will partake in a splendid three course meal and Alan Stanford, director of The Heiress and Artistic & Executive Director of PICT Classic Theatre, will say a few words and read a passage from the play. This delightful experience begins at 5pm at the Mansions on Fifth (5105 Fifth Avenue) and the performance begins at 7:30pm, WQED (4802 Fifth Avenue). On-site parking is available at both locations.
On Thursday, April 4 at 6pm, we’ll meet in the Latin Studies Lecture Room, Floor One, Hillman Library. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Discussions will include the play, The Heiress, its inspiration, Washington Square by Henry James, and the Curtis Theatre Collection at the University of Pittsburgh.
Proceed with your RSVP and purchase your $10 registration for this special experience.
Performance of The Heiress will begin at 7:30pm at WQED following this pre-show cocktail event.
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