Actors from Ireland, New York, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh are part of ittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre's 2011 Dynamic Duos season, which begins May 7 with "Antony and Cleopatra."
The Actor in Residence for the season will be Leo Marks (left), a company member in PICT's recent Pinter Celebration. The OBIE Award winner's credits include The Shakespeare Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Actors Theater of Louisville, the Old Globe and Intiman.
Marks will play Octavius in "Antony & Cleopatra," the smarmy Gavin Ryng-Mayne in Alan Ayckbourn's "House & Garden" and the suave Algernon Moncrief in an all-male "The Importance of Being Earnest."
Also this season:
"Antony and Cleopatra" (directed by James J, Christy; May 4-21 in the Charity Randall Theatre) — Helena Ruoti returns to PICT this season "House & Garden" and "Antony and Cleopatra," starring opposite Sam Tsoutsouvas in the title roles. Southern California-based actor James Sutorius makes his PICT debut as cynical warrior Enobarbus.
"House & Garden" (co-directed by Andrew Paul and Melissa Hill Grande) — Martin Giles stars as Teddy Platt, a wealthy philanderer making a move into politics. Beth Hylton and Nike Doukas return to PICT to play respectively Teddy's mistress, Joanna, and glamorous French film star Lucille Cadeau. British-born actors Sarah Manton and David Bryan Jackson make their PICT debuts.
"The Importance of Being Earnest" (directed by Conall Morrison; Aug. 4-27 in the Charity Randall) — Irish actors Conall Morrison and Alan Stanford join Pittsburgher David Whalen in the Oscar Wilde comedy. CMU alumnus Will Reynolds and New York-based character actor Matthew Cleaver nabbed the roles of Gwendolen and Cecily following a national search.
The early lineup for the Storytellers Series "Second Helpings" at 7 p.m. in the Henry Heymann Theatre: "Relatively Speaking" by Alan Ayckbourn, May 16, and "Romance" by David Mamet, July 11.
Casting for fall shows "Race" by David Mamet and "The Mask of Moriarty" by Alan Stanford is TBA. Tickets: ProArts at 412-394-3353 or visit www.picttheatre.org.