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PTP/NYC 2013 Season

The Castle

Written by Howard Barker. Directed by Richard Romagnoli.

Howard Barker’s The Castle is an epic work, blasting apart – with humor and violence – the boundaries of desire, pain, and sexuality. After an absence of 7 years, a group of Crusaders returns ‘home’ to find authority, religion, and human relations all upended and a new society established by the women who have been left behind. The battle lines are drawn immediately. “The Castle is one of the richest and most densely written of Barker’s entire oeuvre.”

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Skinner…..Jan Maxwell
Ann…..Jennifer Van Dyck
Cant…..Christina Fox
Stucley…..David Barlow
Batter…..Steven Dykes
Krak…..Quentin Maré
Nailor…..Brent Langdon
Holiday…..Robert Zukerman

Villagers / Soldiers: Melissa MacDonald, Rachel Goodgal, Stephen Mrowiec, Aubrey Dube

Director: Richard Romagnoli
Stage Manager: Eric Conner Marlin
Assistants to the Directors: Matthew Ball and Sumi Doi

Lighting: Hallie Zieselman
Set: Jon Craine
Costumes: Jule Emerson
Sound: Cormac Bluestone

“The Castle is Barker’s visceral explosion of sex and armaments…It’s pure oxygen time again. Prepare to be wowed.”
– Bob Mondello, NPR

“A compelling view of the apocalypse…Rough-and-tumble theatricality.”
– Washington Times

“Political drama in the widest, most searching and subversive sense.”
– Time Out London

“The most exciting new play in London.”
– The Guardian

Serious Money

Written by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Cheryl Faraone.

Serious Money – In a scathing satire set in the trading pits and boardrooms of London’s financial district, acclaimed English playwright Caryl Churchill tackles the insider trading, corporate raiding and leveraged buyouts of the late ’80s. Churchill’s acidly funny, cocaine-fueled ride examines the abuses of power, greed and sexual politics that continue to resonate with the current global financial crisis. Fiercely witty and shockingly prophetic, Serious Money also features music and lyrics by Ian Dury, Micky Gallagher and Chas Jankel.

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Scilla Todd…..Tara Giordano
Jake Todd…..Mat Nakitare
Grimes / Grevett…..Jay Dunn
Billy Corman / Frosby…..Alex Draper
Greville Todd / Merrison…..Steven Dykes
Nigel Abjibala…..Aubrey Dube
Zac Zackerman…..David Barlow
Marylou Baines / Mrs. Etherington…..Megan Byrne
Jacinta Condor…..Jeanne LaSala Taylor
Ms. Biddulph / Gleason…..Nesba Crenshaw

Lords, Ladies, Traders: Molly O’Keefe, Sarah Lusche, Mari Vial-Golden, Isabel Shill, Noah Berman,
Adam Milano, Madeley Crenshaw-Dykes

Director: Cheryl Faraone
Stage Manager: Michael Bradley Block
Assistants to the Directors: Christo Grabowski and Melissa MacDonald

Lighting: Mark Evancho
Set: Hallie Zieselman
Costumes: Jule Emerson with Jordan Jones
Sound: Allison Rimmer with Aubrey Dube
Musical Direction: Carol Christensen
Choreographer: Alicia Evancho

“If there’s a sharper-edged evening of entertainment
in Manhattan at the moment, it involves juggling knives…The over-the-top comedy remains
raw and urgent.”
– The New York Times

“Director Cheryl Faraone cracks the whip over this mad circus with an authoritative flick of the wrist. Her staging is fast, sharp, and inventive.”
– Backstage

“A hyper-intelligent, formally dense geopolitical thriller-cum-comedy of manners.”
– The New Yorker

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'The Castle' & 'Serious Money'

Two Shows That Can't Be Missed