|September 27, 2014|
|September 28, 2014||
The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the world a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’, ‘Drama!’, “Always” and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque’. The band's newest album, The Violet Flame, will be released Fall 2014.
|September 29, 2014||
Recognized as one of the world's great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. In 2012, Gramophone announced that the Takács was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame, along with such legendary artists as Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Dame Janet Baker. The ensemble also won the 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London. Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, the Takács Quartet performs ninety concerts a year worldwide, in North America, throughout Europe as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
|October 2, 2014||
This year's wine and food participants include:
|October 8, 2014 to October 25, 2014||
“Something wicked this way comes,” says one witch as Macbeth approaches. As Macbeth’s ambition grows, fueled by the prophecies of the three witches, he and his Lady begin a campaign of devastation and death to secure the throne of Scotland. How far will they go to satisfy the blossoming wickedness in their hearts? Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy will leave you breathless. If you enjoy Game of Thrones, Macbeth will thrill you.
***Matinee on Saturday, October 25th includes an American Sign Language interpretation.
|October 10, 2014||
Oakland Forever is a celebration of the people, places and things that make Oakland a fantastic neighborhood. This event is being organized and led by Oakland community organizations, residents, institutions and businesses. 2014 is a special milestone year, marking the 175th anniversary of when the community was first identified as “Oakland”!
Drawing on the profound history of Oakland, the current culture of innovation among institutional partners, and the strong sense of community pride, this weekend will highlight and mark Oakland’s unique and vibrant character.
Oakland Forever will kick off with opening ceremonies under the tent in Schenley Plaza the afternoon of Friday, October 10, 2014. Throughout that evening, Oakland Forever attendees will enjoy live music and performances on the Main Stage in Schenley Plaza, restaurant and business specials throughout Oakland's business districts, free tours of the Nationality Rooms, and much more. Festivities will resume the morning of Saturday, October 11, as community members and visitors return for a day of live music and performances, outdoor activities, family fun, an artist and craft market, historical retrospectives, art and photography exhibits, lectures and symposiums, and access to Oakland's world-class cultural amenities, including free tours at the Nationality Rooms, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Hillman Library, as well as free admission to the Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History as part of the RADical Days programming.
|October 14, 2014||
Get ready for an audiovisual extravaganza courteous of The Australian Pink Floyd Show. Featuring a million dollar light show, multiple inflatables and stunning laser effects, all coupled with note perfect renditions of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits. This show already seen by 4 million people is simply the best.
Taking its tour title from “Set The Controls for the Heart Of the Sun” from the A Saucerful of Secrets album, The Australian Pink Floyd Show will be performing Pink Floyd classics such as “Another Brick In The Wall”, “Comfortably Numb” and “Wish You Were Here”, as well as a few surprise tracks.
This tour is unique in that the audience are able to vote for the songs that they would like to hear live by visiting the band’s website and taking part in the online poll. The top songs will then be played each day.
Lorelei McBroom will be appearing on this tour. Lorelei’s credentials are staggering; she toured with Pink Floyd on the “Momentary Lapse of Reason” and “Delicate Sound of Thunder” tours, appeared in the videos for “The Dogs of War,” “On The Turning Away” and the “Pink Floyd Live In Venice” TV broadcast. She also performed “The Great Gig in the Sky” with Pink Floyd, a song she will now perform with TAPFS.
- The band formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1988
|October 21, 2014||
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris is the author Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." His newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the NYT Bestseller Fiction List.
|December 3, 2014 to December 20, 2014||
PICT Classic Theatre Presents: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Adapted for the stage by Hugh Leonard)
A woman hell-bent on revenge on all men snares Pip, a kindhearted boy, in her wicked web, with the beautiful Estella as bait. Pip is stuck fast in Miss Havisham’s web of love and deceit–will he become a gentleman and win the love of Estella? Dickens’ classic novel has been adapted for stage with the best parts of Pip’s adventure. Like A Christmas Carol, this play brims with unusual characters–a perfect family entertainment to end the year.
***10a.m. student matinees on Tuesday, December 3rd and Tuesday December 16th--- 2p.m. matinee on Saturday December 20th includes an American Sign Language interpretation.
|January 24, 2015 to February 15, 2015||
What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Nine customers, ranging from 11-year-old Clarissa, a budding shoe designer, to Bessie, a “gangsta granny,” reflect on the shop owner’s impact in this moving exploration of one community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again.
|April 10, 2015 to May 3, 2015||
World premiere adaptation based on José Saramago's Nobel Prize winning book, translated by Margaret Jull Costa
A team of collaborators and a fascinating premise: make José Saramago’s Nobel Prize-winning novel a three-dimensional, theatrical experience. Karla Boos and the Mattress Factory's Barbara Luderowski lead a group of artists that also includes Joe Seamans, Narelle Sissons, Sarah Pickett, and Megan Rivas. What results might look like theatre from one perspective, but installation art from another, allowing Luderowski’s love of architecture, sculpture, and assemblage to contribute in a fundamental way, and asking patrons to forget everything they know about the traditional theater experience and become completely immersed in José Saramago's beautiful story, about Senhor José, a lowly clerk in the Central Registry of an unnamed city, obsessed with collecting and on a journey to find a mysterious woman who has slipped through the cracks of Kafka-esque categorization.