PICT Classic Theatre Presents THE HEIRESS By Ruth And Augustus Goetz

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On Thursday, April 4th PICT Classic Theatre will present Pittsburgh's first professional production of The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland.


Directed by Alan Stanford, the play is adapted from the novel Washington Square by Henry James. The Heiress tells the story of a wealthy but insecure young woman in 1850s of New York City who meets a dashing but penniless bachelor. Affection starved by her controlling father, Catherine is desperate for love and willing to risk everything for it. She could finally be blessed by good fortune 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.


The Heiress will have 21 public performances and one student matinee, beginning with a preview on Thursday, April 4, opening night on Saturday, April 6, and concluding on the evening of April 27. All evening performances will begin at 7:30pm, with weekend matinees beginning at 2:00pm. The cast will feature Erika Cuenca as Catherine Sloper, James FitzGerald as Dr. Austin Sloper, Alec Silberblatt as Morris Townsend and Karen Baum as Lavinia Penniman.


Tickets for PICT's The Heiress range in price from $15 for patrons age 18 and under to $48 for adults. Group, senior and artist 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.


This production is funded in part by the Helen M. Knepper Memorial Fund, the Jane M. Epstine Charitable Fund, the John L. McKenna Fund, and the Paul E. Mochnick and Henry B. Grant Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.


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