Auditions for Romeo and Juliet will be announced shortly. Of note is that, in addition to mounting a full production of R&J, we will also be producing Concert Performances of two companion pieces, featuring the Romeo and Juliet Cast! Three early-modern classics for the price of one!


Pittsburgh Classic Players: A Classic in the Making

Pittsburgh Classic Players was a name the founders chose carefully with great intention. Pittsburgh is not just the name of their theatre company’s home city. The company proudly pulls from Pittsburgh’s deep pool of theatrical talent while also fostering the growth of local Pittsburgh-based actors. Classic reflects their Shakespearean roots. They want to shine a light on classics (both established and in the making) as evidenced by this season’s line-up, which includes both Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and 2000 newcomer Proof. Classic also reflects their focus on storytelling and following the low-tech substance over spectacle theatrical approach of Shakespeare’s day. Players is the third component of their name, which reflects the company’s focus on actors. While directors certainly help sculpt the show, PCP is first and foremost about actors.
— TIFFANY RAYMOND, Pittsburgh in the Round
Pittsburgh Classic Players’ Macbeth, at The Maker Theater, is a production stripped to its basics on a minimalist set. That makes the thrust stage a podium for some of Sheakespeare’s most immortal lines. And that’s just what director Johnny Adkins does best here, simply allowing the audience access to a solid delivery of some truly great pieces of text.
— GERARD STANLEY HORNBY, Pittsburgh City Paper

Proof by David Auburn

The intimate space (in which the audience is only a mere five feet away from the action unfolding before them) is quite acoustically live, filling easily with the vocal cascades of the actors, ranging from sweet and flowing declarations to pungent bullets fired between characters. At the helm of this action is Harper York (Catherine). Her liveliness and passion is easy to see within her portrayal. Of particular note, York excels at bringing out a unique aspect of Catherine: her familial tie with mental illness. Walking a fine line as she teetered on the brink of insanity, York cleanly delivered during these moments, building suspense toward the nature of her mental state and potential ownership of the proof.
— -Tyler Prah, Pittsburgh in the Round