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PTP/NYC 2017 Season

PITY IN HISTORY

BY HOWARD BARKER
DIRECTED BY RICHARD ROMAGNOLI

Set during the English Civil War of the 17th century — in PTP’S production, the present — Pity in History focuses on the overthrow of the old regime by an insurgency with a rigorous and severe view of the world. Art as religious representation and inspiration is challenged as a tool of possibly demonic privilege.

GAUKROGER, a mason……..Steven Dykes
BOYS, a sergeant……….Christo Grabowski*
CROOP, the chaplain…….Christopher Marshall*
FACTOR, an officer……..James O. Dunn*
MURGATROYD, a cook……..Jonathan Tindle*
POOL, an apprentice…….Matthew Ball*
VENABLES, a widow………Kathleen Wise*
SOLDIERS………………Kahari Blue,Connor Wright, Sam Martin, Toria Isquith, Kaitlynd Collins

Director: Richard Romagnoli
Stage Manager: Devin Wein*
*Actors’ Equity Association

Set: Mark Evancho
Lighting: Hallie Zieselman
Costumes: Danielle Nieves
Sound: Cormac Bluestone

“Every summer, the company PTP/NYC counterprograms the beach season, bringing us black-as-pitch dramas about society, violence and the thorny moral path.. The simple fact that director Richard Romagnoli is staging Barker’s 1984 teleplay Pity in History (in rep with Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia) is reason enough for a trip to Atlantic Stage 2. Even high expectations, however, won’t prepare you for the show’s lacerating excellence. This is a short, sharp, shockingly funny production that oxygenates the blood.”
-TimeOut (Recommended; Four Stars)

“Set during the English Civil War. Howard Barker’s skills as a wordsmith permeate this project. Under Richard Romagnoli’s astute direction, the Potomac Theatre Project/NYC has reimagined Barker’s television play for the live stage with considerable success.”
-Theatre Reviews Ltd

ARCADIA

BY TOM STOPPARD
DIRECTED BY CHERYL FARAONE

Arcadia, perhaps Tom Stoppard’s most acclaimed play, juggles Newtonian science and chaos theory, the classical and the romantic temperaments, and garden history — along with loss, the fallibility of memory and the future of humanity. The magnetic force connecting all these elements is sex, “the attraction that Newton left out.”

THOMASINA COVERLY……..Caitlin Rose Duffy*
SEPTIMUS HODGE………..Andrew W. Smith*
CHATER……………….Jonathan Tindle*
LADY CROOM……………Megan Byrne*
CAPTAIN BRICE…………Steven Dykes
JELLABY………………Steven Dykes
NOAKES……………….Sebastian LaPointe
GUS/AUGUSTUS………….Manny Duran
BERNARD NIGHTINGALE……Alex Draper*
VALENTINE COVERLY……..Jackson Prince
HANNAH JARVIS…………Stephanie Janssen*
CHLOE COVERLY…………Eliza Renner

Director: Cheryl Faraone
Assistant Stage Manager: Alex Williamson*
*Actors’ Equity Association

Set: Mark Evancho
Lighting: Hallie Zieselman
Costumes: Mira Veikley
Sound: Cormac Bluestone

“…propelled by genuine, panting passion.”
–The New York Times

“…exploring what it is that makes us human and our determination to keep dancing even as the darkness gathers and the universe grows cold.”
–The Guardian

“…perhaps the greatest play of its time.”
–The Independent

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'PITY IN HISTORY', 'ARCADIA'

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