PICT Classic Theatre Presents World Premiere from Pittsburgh Playwright Ray Werner

PICT Classic Theatre Presents World Premiere from Pittsburgh Playwright Ray Werner

On Thursday, January 31st PICT Classic Theatre will present the world premiere of the play Run the Rabbit Path by Pittsburgh-based playwright, Ray Werner at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland.

In addition to its playwright, Run the Rabbit Path's cast, setting, and inspirations also come from the city of Pittsburgh. Directed by Alan Stanford, the play is loosely based on Werner's own familial experiences with life in a steel town as the back drop. In the shadow of Pittsburgh's steel mills, the plot focuses on two Irish-American brothers and their sister as they struggle through the trauma of planning their father's wake, in the kitchen where he died the day before. Their father's love guides them through the morass of emotions as they stumble onto the mystery of the rabbit path.

Run the Rabbit Path will have 15 performances, beginning with a preview on Thursday, January 31, opening night on Saturday, February 2, and concluding on the evening of February 16. All evening performances will begin at 7:30pm, with weekend matinees beginning at 2:00pm. The cast will feature Karen Baum as Patty, Tony Bingham as Tommy, James FitzGerald as Pop, and Reed Alan Worth as Charlie.

Tickets for PICT's Run the Rabbit Path 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.

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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