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PICT Theatre Dinner and a Show

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Date: Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Time: 5:00pm
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If you weren't able to join us for the Elbow to Elbow event featuring PICT Theatre. The event was well received and included an informal performance by the two lead actors in The School for Lies weaving around the guest tables making them part of the action. Nike Doukas and Leo Marks are husband and wife in real life, and play opposite each other in this comedy based on the French farce of Moliere (The Misanthrope – also called The Cantankerous Lover) with an American contemporary twist.

American playwright David Ives freely adapts Moliere’s play by exchanging the title character’s name "Alceste" for "Frank" and shows us a man who is honest to a fault, except when he is matched by the quick-witted Celimene with whom he has become smitten. A whole host of other characters bring this high comedy to life not only with stellar design elements, but through clever dialogue expertly executed by a top-notch acting company. Read more about the production in this Broadway World preview article here.

PICT has created a special Dinner and Show Package which offers Rivers Club Members and their guests the opportunity to take advantage of generous pricing to encourage dining at the club, followed by the performance in Oakland. The per person Dinner and Show Package is $55 and includes one ticket to The School for Lies for any date between 11/29 and 12/15, as well as a three-course meal at the Rivers Club including tax and gratuity but not alcohol. We recognize that the club does not offer dining on Saturday or Sunday, so in that case, to take advantage of the package, you can instead receive a dining voucher worth up to $25 to use on a date of your choice.

To order click this link and use the Comment Box to confirm the desired performance date/time. Dinner reservations will be scheduled for 6:15pm for an 8pm curtain time, and 5:15pm for the Tuesday 7pm curtain time. Parking at the Rivers Club after 5pm is $5 and after dinner you can take the Boulevard of the Allies easily into Oakland via Forbes Avenue. After 6pm, there is free on-street parking along Forbes Avenue circling the Stephen Foster Memorial (next to the Cathedral of Learning), around Schenley Plaza, around Bellefield, Fifth and Bigelow. Contact or call 412-561-6000 x207 or 201 with questions or for more information. You will be glad you called…

The show detail and calendar of dates are listed below:

The School for Lies
by David Ives
November 29–December 15
The Charity Randall Theatre
First American Regional Premiere after an Off-Broadway run
"What’s yours or mine or any friendship worth if handed out to every fool on earth?"" - The School of Lies

PICT's Holiday Comedy for 2012!

In this freewheeling rewrite of Moliere’s The Misanthrope, a disillusioned curmudgeon named Frank has resolved to tell the truth to everyone he meets, no matter how disconcerting or offensive they may find it. This being a comedy, however, Frank is diverted from his highminded path by his love for the beautiful Celimene, a bored aristocrat with an equally sharp tongue. The play’s virtuosic use of language turns their verbal duel into theatrical fireworks of the highest order.