Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Melissa Hill Grande – 412.561.6000 x203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Storey – 412.624.0933 or email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Classics March reading cancelled
Pittsburgh, PA -- March 7, 2011. The New Classics reading of Michael Schwartz’ play Hangin’ Up My Heart scheduled for Sunday, March 27th, has been cancelled.
On Saturday, February 27, the University of Pittsburgh Theatre Arts Department sustained some damage to its scene shop. Unfortunately, this has left the Henry Heymann Theatre unavailable for performances during the reconstruction period. “This will not change the opening of As You Like It, our final show of the season,” says Bruce McConachie, Chair of Theatre Arts. “Shakespeare’s comedy will open on April 1 – April Fools’ Day – and run through the 10th.”
New Classics is a cooperative program presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts and Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre. The series is intended to highlight new works and showcase up-and-coming playwrights.
For more information contact Josh Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org, 412.624.0933.
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The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts (founded in 1982) offers the BA, MA, MFA and PhD degrees in Theatre Arts. All faculty members are active in both teaching and artistic / research activities. The department shares a philosophy of theatre education, the chief feature of which is the firm conviction that theory and practice, academic and creative work, and educational and professional theatre must be integrated for a successful program of theatre education. The University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre is the department’s flagship theatre company with performance spaces in the landmark Stephen Foster Memorial and the Cathedral of Learning. www.play.pitt.edu.
Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre was founded in 1996 to diversify the region’s theatrical offerings by providing Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania audiences with high-quality, text-driven, affordable productions of classical theatre and the works of classical and contemporary Irish playwrights and to significantly improve employment opportunities for local talent in all facets of theatrical presentation and production. PICT is a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, and a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. PICT is the Professional Theatre in Residence at the University of Pittsburgh and PICT productions at the Charity Randall and Henry Heymann Theatres are presented in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh – Department of Theatre Arts.