PICT Classic Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season

PICT Classic Theatre Announces 2017-2018  SeasonPICT Classic Theatre announces its 2017-2018 Season, with a focus on classic authors William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Charlotte Brontë, in new performance venues in Crafton, Oakland, and Point Breeze.

The season will begin in August with a preliminary special event, MURDER AT THE CRAFT HOUSE: WHO KILLED Alan Stanford?, a reception and interactive murder mystery performance, featuring PICT's own Artistic and Executive Director as the presumed victim. The event will be held at the historic Charles Craft House, 8 Alice Street in Crafton, built by the man for whom Crafton is named. WHO KILLED Alan Stanford will have five performances August 23rd through 27th.

PICT's main stage season will open with William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET on October 21st, 2017 at WQED's FrEd Rogers Studio in Oakland; the very studio that hosted the production of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from 1968 to 2001. ROMEO AND JULIET and the opening of PICT's 2017-2018 Season will be celebrated on September 26th with the ROYAL REGALE II: MONTAGUES VS CAPULETS, a gala event and reception, also held at the FrEd Rogers Studio.

December of 2017 will include "Wilde at the Frick," a series of performances taking place at The Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze with a focus on prolific Irish author Oscar Wilde. IN THE COMPANY OF Oscar Wilde, a U.S. premiere composed from the words and writings of Wilde himself, will perform December 6th through 10th. "Wilde at the Frick" will also include two special one-day-only performances. THE TRIAL OF Oscar Wilde, a recreation of Wilde's final cross-examination written by his grandson Merlin Holland, will be presented on Sunday, December 10th at 7:30pm, followed by a post-show discussion led by PICT Artistic and Executive Director Alan Stanford, and Frick Pittsburgh Executive Director Robin Nicholson. Oscar Wilde FAIRY TALES, a family-friendly reading of two of Wilde's famous fairy tales written for his sons, will take place Saturday, December 9th at 2:00pm.

The season will conclude in April 2018 with JANE EYRE, by Alan Stanford, from the novel by Charlotte Brontë, at WQED's FrEd Rogers Studio, April 5th through 28th. This dramatization by Stanford was originally commissioned by the Gate Theatre in Dublin and has proved a box-office hit wherever it has been performed, including the Guthrie Theater where it established record ticket sales.

PICT Classic Theatre 2017-2018 Season Subscriptions include ROMEO AND JULIET, IN THE COMPANY OF Oscar Wilde, and JANE EYRE. Subscriptions are $99, with single adult tickets available at $39. MURDER AT THE CRAFT HOUSE, THE ROYAL REGALE II, THE TRIAL OF Oscar Wilde, and Oscar Wilde FAIRY TALES are priced separately. Tickets and season subscriptions are available at www.picttheatre.org or by calling the PICT Ticket Office at 412-561-6000.

PICT CLASSIC THEATRE 2017-2018 SEASON SCHEDULE

MURDER AT THE CRAFT HOUSE: WHO KILLED Alan Stanford?

Wednesday, August 23rd through August 27th, 2017

The Charles Craft House, 8 Alice Street, Crafton PA 15205

ROYAL REGALE II: Montagues vs Capulets

Tuesday, September 26th 2017 6pm

WQED's FrEd Rogers Studio, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

ROMEO AND JULIET

Saturday, October 20th through Saturday November 4th, 2017

WQED's FrEd Rogers Studio, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

IN THE COMPANY OF Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, December 6th through Sunday December 10th, 2017

The Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA 15208

Oscar Wilde FAIRY TALES

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 2:00pm

The Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA 15208

THE TRIAL OF Oscar Wilde

Sunday, December 10th, 2017, 7:30pm

The Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA 15208

JANE EYRE

Saturday, April 7th through April 28th, 2018

WQED's FrEd Rogers Studio, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

PICT Classic Theatre is committed to the creation of high-quality, professional thought-provoking theatre of substance. PICT accomplishes its mission by investing in and promoting the greater Pittsburgh community. PICT is the only professional company within the Pittsburgh region dedicated solely to presenting classics and the "modern" classics of Irish and world theater.


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