Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Media Contact:
Rebecca Hansborough, Communications Manager
Three Stooges Festival assets
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces
Three Stooges Festival at the Harris Theater
September 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine’s Sean Collier!
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce the Three Stooges Festival at the historic Harris Theater on September 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine’s very own Sean Collier, the festival will include screenings of the Stooges’ six best short films, trivia, prizes, and an audience poll to determine who is the stronger Stooge between Curly or Shemp. Featured short films include Pop Goes the Easel, Grips Grunts and Groan, Three Little Pigskins, Brideless Groom, Fright Night, and Sing a Song of Sixpants. Each admission ticket also includes a free kazoo which guests are encouraged to use throughout the festival!
Sean Collier is a writer, performer, movie critic, and an active stand-up comedian. A Pittsburgh native, Collier is the associate editor of Pittsburgh Magazine in addition to a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic for the WDVE-FM Morning Show. A member of the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association and the co-founder of the immersive theater company Vigilance Theater Group, he has written the plays "Hollow Moon" and "Welcome to Moonside". Sean has performed stand-up throughout Western Pennsylvania, including headlining shows at Arcade Comedy Theater, as well as in New York, Austin, and Cleveland, sharing the stage with comics such as Harland Williams, Iliza Shlesinger, Keith Robinson, and Todd Glass.
“Most Pittsburghers recognize Sean as this esteemed film critic, which in fact he is, but what they might not know is that he’s a pretty funny guy!” says Joseph Morrison, venue manager, Harris Theater. “When searching for a host for a film festival that features the pillars of physical comedy, choosing Sean was a no brainer. We are super excited to bring these classic Three Stooges shorts to the Harris Theater and guarantee you’ll have a great time.”
Tickets for the Three Stooges Festival can be purchased at Trustarts.org/Film.
The definitive cinema of choice for filmmakers and film lovers alike, the historic Harris Theater is an intimate, single-screen theater dedicated to the art of independent film. With innovative programming that celebrates the diversity of cinematic artistry, the Harris Theater brings the best of independent, international, and documentary films to Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Originally built in 1931, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased and restored the Harris Theater and its art deco marquee, reopening it to the public in 1995. TrustArts.org/Film
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust maintains a Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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