Britsburgh Literary Society - An evening with The Old Curiosity Shop

11/27/2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET


Literary Society Event


  • $10.00  -  Non-member - online in advance
  • $6.00  -  Non-member - Students - online in advance
  • $15.00  -  Non-member - At the door


The Library Pub
2304 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
United States of America
Room Number: Upstairs


Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel The Old Curiosity Shop as Stanford, who adapted the novel for the stage, discusses the origins of the production, provides insight into the story and how he interpret's Charles Dickens, and establishes the historical and social context of the play. Stanford began his career in Dublin and was principal director of the Gate Theatre Dublin for nearly twenty years. Stanford is now in his seventh year as director of PICT - Pittsburgh’s Classic Theatre.  


Britsburgh invites you to become a charter member of the Britsburgh Literary Society. The Britsburgh Literary Society seeks to bring Pittsburghers together over a pint, a bite to eat, and a lively discussion of British and American literature that sheds light on our world today. MEMBERS LOGIN FOR FREE REGISTRATION. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.


Have a drink and good food in the The Library Pittsburgh pub before participating in a discussion on Charles Dickens' classic work - The Old Curiosity Shop, seen through the eyes of Alan Stanford, Artistic and Executive Director of PICT's upcoming production. The Old Curiosity Shop will leap off the pages of the novel onto the stage of the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED from November 23- December 15.







Come and learn from Alan Stanford and enjoy the discussion. Special thanks to PICT, Alan Stanford, Eileen Clancy, and Carolyn Ludwig for their help in making this Britsburgh Literary Society event possible.


What attendees should expect: Our aim is to dive deep into the mind of the author, to learn about the subject matter and to discuss how it is relevant today. Reading the novel or viewing the movie beforehand will be helpful, but it is not required and there aren't any tests!




Join us for an evening with The Old Curiosity Shop:


  • 6-7pm             - Dine, meet and greet.

  • 7-8pm             - Discussion

  • 8pm onwards - Social reception


On Sunday, December 9 Britsburgh Literary Society members are invited to attend PICT'S 2pm stage performance of The Old Curiosity Shop followed by Britsburgh Audience Talk-Back with the cast and director. Society members receive a $13 discount on adult ticket prices to any show!


For information call Linda at 412-894-1880


We encourage you to join the Britsburgh Literary Society today.




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