Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre is framing The Picture of Dorian Gray for a world premiere staging Aug. 10-26 on the City Theatre Mainstage.
Daniel Frezza's original adaptation of the Oscar Wilde novel about beauty, youth, hedonism and rich folk, is helmed by W. Stephen Coleman. Picture closes the PICT's 1999-2000 season. Official opening is Aug, 12.
Carnegie Mellon senior Lea Coco is Dorian, who makes a deal with the devil to stay forever youthful while his portrait ages and decays. The casts includes Doug Mertz, Ken Bolden, Robin Walsh, Susan McGregor Laine, Darren Eliker, Maite Schwartz, Andrew S. Paul and E. Bruce Hill.
Designers are Robert Cothran (set), Allison Renee Greaves (costumes) and Andrew Ostrowski (lighting).
Frezza previously co-adapted The White Devil for PICT and, with wife Christine Frezza, adapted The Three Musketeers for Utah Shakespearean Festival. Tickets are $12-$18. For information, call (412) 394-3353.
-- By Kenneth Jones