PICT Classic Theatre: UnCommon Pleas

The Office of Development & Alumni Affairs

Date and Times: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Duquesne Club
325 Sixth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The gridiron rivalry continues: Penn State versus Pitt law alumni will face off in the Court of UnCommon Pleas!  On behalf of PICT Classic Theatre, we invite you to join us for the most action-packed legal theatrical event in Pittsburgh—UnCommon Pleas. This local favorite, which is now in its fourth year, brings to life the legal issues found in Shakespeare’s and other classic writers’ plays—all in good fun and for a great cause!

The curtain will rise on our competitors on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6 p.m., at The Duquesne Club. The evening will begin with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner.  Then Pitt and Penn State law alumni will square off before a panel of local federal and state court judges to argue the fate of Hamlet.  Is he responsible for the death of Ophelia?  Did he drive Ophelia to madness and her death?  Or, was Hamlet himself insane?  Did Hamlet really talk with his father’s ghost?  For good measure, if the judges deadlock, the audience will hold the deciding vote.

PICT is pleased to present UnCommon Pleas with the assistance of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Penn State University Law School Alumni Associations, ACBA Arts & Law Committee, ACBA Homer S. Brown Division, ACBA Young Lawyers Division, and the Allegheny County Bar Foundation.  In addition, 5% of each ticket purchased by an ACBA member will be donated to the Allegheny County Bar Foundation.

Outside the Court of UnCommon Pleas, PICT presents plays from classic and contemporary literature, ranging from Shakespeare, Shaw and Wilde to Coward, Poe, and Dickens, to current Irish and American playwrights.  Proceeds from UnCommon Pleas will directly support PICT’s programming, including PICT’s educational outreach to school children in disadvantaged communities.  Over 2,400 schoolchildren attended PICT’s shows in the last two years.  With the support of UnCommon Pleas, we can increase this number.  All donations to PICT are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

For tickets, please contact Carolyn Ludwig at CLudwig@picttheare.org or go to PICT’s website: www.picttheatre.org