Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Co. presents Sheridan’s Restoration comedy, ‘The School for Scandal’
Directed by Alan Stanford, preview April 11, play runs April 12-21 at The Pittsburgh Playhouse
PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company presents Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s comedy of manners, The School for Scandal, directed by Alan Stanford.
Widely regarded as a comic masterpiece of the Restoration Period, The School for Scandal provides a witty look at the art of gossip, featuring trysts and elaborately fabricated stories as the pastime of 18th century Londoners.
The Conservatory Theatre Company’s production of the School for Scandal is directed by Alan Stanford, interim artistic director of the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, and features set design by Michael Essad, costume design by Joan Markert, lighting design by Andrew David Ostrowski, and sound design by Steve Shapiro. The stage manager is Rebecca Krall; assistant stage managers are Kelsey Bower, Brandon Martin and Nicole White.
Celebrating his 46th year as a professional actor, director and producer, Stanford has a memorable history with the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre over the past six years. He has directed Salome, Pinter’s Betrayal and Celebration, and The Mask of Moriarty by Hugh Leonard, and has appeared with them as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as performances in The Pitmen Painters, Ivanov and Swansong. His adaptation of Jane Eyre has also been presented by the company. He initially trained for the theatre in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has had a long and renowned career in the Irish theatre. He was a founder and Producing Artistic Director until 2012 of Ireland's Second Age Theatre Company, a theatre regularly funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and dedicated to the presentation of classical works and the development of a love and appreciation of theatre by younger audiences.
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