Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Diana Roth
(412) 471-8717

Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater

Presents the Pittsburgh premiere of

Emerald City Theatre


The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

November 14-21, 2010

Six performance locations in the Pittsburgh area:

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is proud to present the Pittsburgh premiere of Emerald City Theatre company and their original stage adaptation of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, based on the award winning, best-selling book by Jon Scieszka and illustrations by Lane Smith.

The performances will take place at six Pittsburgh area locations from November 14-21, 2010. Performance locations, dates, times include: City: Byham Theater, Sunday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. and a student matinee, Monday, November 15, at 10:15 a.m.; East: Gateway High School, November 17, at 7:00 p.m.; North:Marshall Middle School, November 18, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; West: Hopewell High School, November 19, at 7:00 p.m.; South: Upper St. Clair High School, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; and Butler: Seneca Valley Senior High School, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater.

Emerald City Theatre received the 2009 Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Award for Chicago’s “Best Theater for Kids.” The organization’s mission is to produce family theater experiences that serve as a child’s gateway to the arts. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs was adapted for the stage by Emerald City Theatre’s co-founder and artistic associate Alyn Cardarelli, and directed and choreographed by associate artistic director Ernie Nolan. Emerald City Theatre makes their Pittsburgh debut as a performing arts company with this tour and this stage production is also a premiere for the area. The world premiere adaptation of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, was on January 16, 2010 in Chicago. Emerald City Theatre is a leader in presenting theater for young audiences in the Chicago area and throughout the United States. The company has produced and performed over 23 world premiere shows.

Show Synopsis, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Every story has at least two sides and Alexander Wolf says his is the truth. According to Alexander Wolf, he went visiting the pigs in search of a neighborly cup of sugar so he could bake a cake for his granny. But a poorly timed sneeze caused disaster! In this highly interactive live stage production, there’s a story breaking at The Fairy Tale Tattler and the audience joins ace reporter Random Adjective to help him find out the scoop on a recent double “hamicide” by using detective reporting skills to uncover the truth. The “true” story is then selected by the audience at each performance. Cast of characters include Random Adjective (ace reporter), The Three Little Pigs (whose houses were destroyed in the incident), the Chief, Granny and last but not least Alexander T. Wolf (who declares that he is innocent).

Individual tickets ($11 at the door; $9.50 in advance) can be ordered online at, by calling (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling (412) 471-6930.

Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts programming for children which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulates respect for and an understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way. Pittsburgh International Children's Theater is one of only four international children's presenting organizations in the nation.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District through public and private support. The Trust presents and encourages diverse performing and visual arts programs within the District, and is an impetus for additional development in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and Children’s Festival, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series Pittsburgh Dance Council, Trust Presents, CD Live, JazzLive, First Night Pittsburgh, Gallery Crawl, and Three Rivers Arts Festival, among other Cultural District and arts events. The Trust owns Theater Square and the Cabaret at Theater Square; James E. Rohr Building & Arts Education Center; the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; Byham, O’Reilly, and Harris Theaters; visual arts galleries: Wood Street Galleries; SPACE, at 812 Liberty Avenue and 937 Liberty, a multipurpose performance and exhibit space, among other downtown arts facilities.

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