Midnight in Paris 2012: Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre
By Lauren Schmeer
Photographs by Cayla Zahoran
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre transported 200 guests back in time and across the Atlantic to spend midnight in 1920s Paris for its annual gala. Decorations at LeMont Restaurant and costumes worn by several PICT actors captured the dramatic theme. The night began with a silent auction, emceed by Robert Levin, which helped raise $40,000 toward PICT. Dinner, speeches, and live entertainment followed. “Martin Giles and several other actors worked together in a performance that reflected the time period and looked back on [F. Scott] Fitzgerald, Woody Allen, and those who were inspired by Paris,” says PICT co-founder Stephanie Riso. “The night was so well-received, and lively. We’re hoping that means we will continue to get this great support and enjoy this annual gala on an even larger scale.” Bria Walker delivered the finishing note of the night by singing “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love” by Cole Porter.