PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
STUDENT GROUPS MATINEE PERFORMANCES
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
PITTSBURGH SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2016 | TRUST ARTS EDUCATION CENTER
Pittsburgh, PA ̶ The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces student groups matinee performances of Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ The Comedy of Errors will be performed on September 21 and 22, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Performance run time is 90 minutes, followed by a talk-back with the cast. These performances are open to student groups only, middle to high school levels. This presentation is part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Arts Education Department student outreach programming initiatives. To make reservations and purchase student group tickets ($10.50), please call 412-471-6930 or visit online at TrustArts.org.
In-school theater workshops can be arranged by contacting Lisa Leibering, Manager of School and Community Programs-Gateway to the Arts, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-456-2696.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks fully celebrates the playful possibilities of live theatre with their fast-paced, vaudeville-inspired production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Clowning and silly high jinks take center stage in one of Shakespeare’s earliest (first performed on December 28, 1594), shortest and most accessible plays that is sure to bring a smile to audience members of all ages. The production’s creative team includes Charles Beikert, director; Jennifer Tober, founding artistic director for Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks and Lisa Leibering, production designer.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks was started in 2005 by Artistic Director Jennifer Tober, a Pittsburgh actress/director. The organization’s mission is to bring accessible, high quality, free Shakespeare to Pittsburgh Citizens; and to encourage the enjoyment and preservation of our natural public places and parks. For information about Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks and upcoming outdoor public performances of The Comedy of Errors taking place in September, visit http://www.pittsburghshakespeare.org/, Facebook: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks; Blog: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will also present free public vignette performances of The Comedy of Errors on Friday, September 23, 2016 during the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org/Crawl.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Arts Education Department provides a wealth of exciting opportunities for educator, student and community member – for personal and professional growth – through performances, workshops, classes and other programs that nurture an appreciation and understanding through the arts. The immersive experiences are available to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org/Education.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The 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 TrustArts.org.