PICT's Holiday Comedy for 2012!
Mark your calendars for Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre's (PICT) holiday production "The School for Lies" by David Ives which runs from November 29-December 15 inside The Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland.
"The School for Lies" is set in 17th century France (as a freewheeling rewrite/tribute of Molière's "The Misanthrope") and tells the story of a disillusioned curmudgeon named Frank who has resolved to tell the truth to everyone he meets, no matter how disconcerting or offensive they may find it - that is, until he might have a chance for love.
This being a comedy, however, Frank is diverted from his highminded path by his love for the beautiful Celimene, a bored aristocrat with an equally sharp tongue. The play’s virtuosic use of language turns their verbal duel into theatrical fireworks of the highest order. This is one holiday production you don't want to miss.
And PICT is generously offering Meetup members discounted tickets of only $25/each -- which is nearly half-off the normal price of $48/each.
To make your reservation and order tickets, please contact Michelle Belan, PICT Marketing Director at [masked]
Check out these great preview articles about "The School for Lies" from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and Post Gazette.
Also, check out the great reviews that have been recently published since "The School for Lies" has opened:
In addition, before the play begins, we'll have an option to meet for dinner and drinks at The Porch (beginning at 6:15 PM) which is located in Schenley Plaza and directly across from the Stephen Foster Memorial where the play takes place.
When you RSVP, please indicate whether you'll be attending just the dinner or the play, or both.
If you’d like to attend “The School for Lies” on Wednesday, Dec. 12th, please send Michelle Belan an email ([masked]) with your phone number and a good time to reach you or call (412)[masked] x. 203 to pay by card over the phone.
Walk-ups are also welcome for $25, but you may not be seated with the group.
Also, if you aren’t worried about sitting with the rest of the Meetup, feel free to visit https://picttheatre.secure.force.com/ticket and use code MEETUP12 to place your order. Please note that you will incur a $6 fee/per ticket.
And if you can’t make it on December 12, but would still like to see the play before it closes, PICT is also generously offering a discount code MEETUP12 for a $25 ticket for both the Thursday, December 13 or Friday, December 14 evening performances at 8 PM.
We hope to see you at the theatre!
For more information, please visit Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre.