Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre Is PITT ARTS’ Newest Cheap Seats Partner

Issue Date: 
April 12, 2010

The Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (PICT) has joined the University of Pittsburgh’s PITT ARTS program and is offering deeply discounted tickets to Pitt faculty, staff, and students.

PICT discounted tickets are available now for Beautiful Dreamers, which opens April 15 in the Stephen Foster Memorial’s Charity Randall Theatre. The tickets are $17 for Pitt students and $33 for faculty and staff through the PITT ARTS office in 929 William Pitt Union.

Beautiful Dreamers is a new musical drama written and directed by Martin Giles and featuring the songs of celebrated 19th-century Pittsburgh-born composer Stephen Foster, America’s first professional songwriter. The story follows three unlikely companions—a broken-hearted New Yorker, a young widow, and a runaway slave—as they journey across mid-19th-century America and into the heart of the American Dream. The project is a coproduction between PICT and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and is presented in conjunction with the Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh. PICT is the professional theater in residence at the University of Pittsburgh.

Along with tickets for Beautiful Dreamers, PITT ARTS discounted tickets will be available for the following shows from PICT’s 2010 season: Othello by William Shakespeare, May 20-June 12; Harold Pinter Celebration, July 22-Aug. 22; and Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse, Dec. 2-18.

Other PITT ARTS Cheap Seats partners include the Guitar Society of Fine Art, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO/CLO Cabaret, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Renaissance and Baroque Society, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz, and Quantum Theatre.

PITT ARTS has been connecting the University’s Pittsburgh campus to the cultural life of Pittsburgh since the organization was founded in 1997. The program is funded by the Office of the Provost.