Friday, February 5, 2016

Dreamweaver Marketing News, Royal Shakespeare Company Brings Twelfth Night to Pittsburgh

Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578 /  
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717 /
Images available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch: Twelfth Night


Sandy Foster (Feste) and

 Geoffrey Lumb (Sir Toby Belch)

 in Filter Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’.

Photo credit – Robert Day.

Fergus O’Donnell (Malvolio) and Lizzy Watts (Olivia)
in Filter Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’.
Photo credit – Robert Day

Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to bring Twelfth Night to the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, this February.  Part of the Cohen & Grigsby TRUST
PRESENTS Series, Twelfth Night will be performed on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
with an additional student group only performance on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets start at $20 and are available, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Box Office at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Avenue.
Twelfth Night, originally written by William Shakespeare in 1601, is a play “full of magic and transformation, loss and reconciliation,” said Simon Reade, Dear Mr Shakespeare: Letters to a Jobbing Playwright

Fergus O’Donnell,Lizzy Watts, Sandy Foster, Jonathan Broadbentin Filter Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’. 

Photo credit – Robert Day

Filter Theatre, in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, transforms this age old Shakespearian comedy into a condensed, fast-paced play complete with an acoustic sound and atmosphere. “The stage for their version of Twelfth Night is more reminiscent of a rock gig than a straight play, strewn as it is with sound equipment and musical instruments,” Paul Taylor, theatre reviewer for the UK’s Independent newspaper.
“Filter's lo-fi, 90min remix of Shakespeare's comedy infects the audience with the play's celebratory spirit of madness from the start...You leave feeling slightly changed yourself.” – The Metro.
This explosive new take on Shakespeare’s play is sure to enchant all with its Shakespearian foundation but modern, alternative approach.  All are welcome to attend.

Jonathan Broadbent (Aguecheek) and Geoffrey Lumb (Toby Belch) 

in Filter Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’. Photo credit – Robert Day

One of Britain’s best and boldest devising companies” - Metro
Filter has been creating innovative, exciting theatre since 2003. Filter’s unique collaborative language explores the interaction between sound, music, text, and movement, in a desire to make stories that awaken the imaginative senses of an audience. Working out of a real sense of trust, and retaining a robust emotional honesty and playfulness, the company creates new works of original theatre, as well as dynamic incarnations of existing texts. To find out more about Filter Theatre visit

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANYThe Royal Shakespeare Company (also known as the RSC) is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and produces an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers. Visit for more information.

l-r Ferdy Roberts, Oliver Dimsdale, Gemma Saunders, Jonathan Broadbent 

and Victoria Moseley in Filter Theatre Company’s ‘Twelfth Night’ 

photo credit Robert Day

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUSTThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit
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