PICT Classic Theatre Presents Adaptation Of Dickens' THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP

PICT Classic Theatre Presents Adaptation Of Dickens' THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOPOn Friday, November 23rd PICT Classic Theatre will present the first production of it's 2018-2019 Season, The Old Curiosity Shop, at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland.

The play has been adapted by PICT Artistic Director Alan Stanford from a series of short stories and novels by Charles Dickens that appeared in the author's weekly publication Master Humphrey's Clock, composed between 1840 and 1841. The story follows the journey of Little Nell, a fourteen-year-old girl, and her grandfather, the proprietor of the eponymous shop, as they evade an evil moneylender, meet with blessings and misfortune, and encounter wide variety of vibrant characters. Dickens' tale became so popular throughout the world, that in 1841, when the final installment arrived by ship to New York City, the wharf was overrun by anxious readers wanting to know what became of the story's young heroine, Little Nell.

The Old Curiosity Shop will have 19 performances, beginning with a preview on Friday, November 23, opening night on Saturday, November 24, and concluding on the evening of December 15. All evening performances will begin at 7:30pm, with weekend matinees beginning at 2:00pm. The cast will feature Martin Giles, James FitzGerald, Karen Baum, and Caroline Lucas as Little Nell.

Tickets for PICT's The Old Curiosity Shop range in price from $15 for patrons age 18 and under to $48 for adults. Group rates and senior rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at picttheatre.org or by calling the box office at 412-561-6000. All performances will take place at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

PICT Classic Theatre is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to produce innovative interpretations of dramatic literature in the classic and Irish traditions. PICT fulfills this mission by exploring current social issues through the lens of classic and timeless stories.

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