STUDENT MATINEES

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Interested in bringing your students to The O'Reilly? To book tickets for a Pittsburgh Public Theater student matinee, please contact our education department at edu@PPT.org.  

Student Matinee Performances for our 2024/2025 Season are as follows:

  • DIAL M FOR MURDER — Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
  • THE HOBBIT — Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE PLAY — Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m.
  • TROUBLE IN MIND — Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
  • TBD — Mar. 26 at 10:30 a.m.

PA AND NATIONAL CORE STANDARDS

Pennsylvania Core Standards

English Language Arts: Grades 6-12

CC.1.2.8.G: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

CC.1.2.9-10.G: Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

CC.1.2.11-12.G: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

 

CC.1.3.8.A: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summery of the text.

CC.1.3.9-10.A: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CC.1.3.11-12.A: Determine and analyze the relationship between two or more themes or central ideas of a text including the development and interaction of the themes; provide an objective summary of the text.

 

CC.1.3.8.C: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

CC.1.3.9-10.C: Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CC.1.3.11-12.C: Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama.

 

CC.1.3.8.G: Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by directors or actors.

CC.1.3.9-10.G: Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

CC.1.3.11-12.G: Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.

 

CC.1.4.8.H: Introduce and state and opinion on a topic.

 

CC.1.4.8-12.M: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

National Core Arts Standards

GRADE 8

TH:Cr1.1.8

a. Imagine and explore multiple perspectives and solutions to staging problems in a drama/ theatre work.

b. Imagine and explore solutions to design challenges of a performance space in a drama/theatre work.

c. Develop a scripted or improvised character by articulating the character’s inner thoughts, objectives, and motivations in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re7.1.8

a. Apply criteria to the evaluation of artistic choices in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1.8

a. Recognize and share artistic choices when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.

b. Analyze how cultural perspectives influence the evaluation of a drama/theatre work.

c. Apply personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs to evaluate a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re9.1.8

a. Respond to a drama/ theatre work using supporting evidence, personal aesthetics, and artistic criteria.

b. Apply the production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

c. Assess the impact of a drama/theatre work on a specific audience.

Grade Hs proficient

TH:Cr1.1.HSI

a. Apply basic research to construct ideas about the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.

b. Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

c. Use script analysis to generate ideas about a character that is believable and authentic in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re7.1.HSI

a. Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices.

TH:Re8.1.HSI

a. Analyze and compare artistic choices developed from personal experiences in multiple drama/theatre works.

b. Identify and compare cultural perspectives and contexts that may influence the evaluation of a drama/theatre work.

c. Justify personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs through participation in and observation of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re9.1.HSI

a. Examine a drama/ theatre work using supporting evidence and criteria, while considering art forms, history, culture, and other disciplines.

b. Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

c. Formulate a deeper understanding and appreciation of a drama/ theatre work by considering its specific purpose or intended audience.