PTP/NYC Presents SERIOUS MONEY and MONSTER, Now thru 7/29

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PTP/NYC, in association with Middlebury College, presents its 26th repertory season, its 6th consecutive in New York, running from tonight, July 3 through July 29, 2012 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. This season's line-up includes Caryl Churchill's Serious Money - receiving its first New York revival since the 1988 Broadway production - about greed in London's financial district in the late '80s, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone, and a revival of Neal Bell's Monster, a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Jim Petosa.

Previews begin tonight, July 3 and openings begin on July 9. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students/seniors and can be purchased online at www.TicketCentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200. For more information visit www.PTPNYC.org.

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.

Serious Money begins previews July 5 for a July 10 opening and runs through July 29. Performances take place on Thu 7/5 at 7:30pm, Sat 7/7 at 7:30pm, Sun 7/8 at 2:30pm, Tue 7/10 at 7:30pm, Wed 7/11 at 7:30pm, Thu 7/12 at 7:30pm, Sat 7/14 at 2:30pm, Sun 7/15 at 2:30pm, Fri 7/20 at 7:30pm, Sat 7/21 at 2:30pm, Sun 7/22 at 7:30pm, Tue 7/24 at 7:30pm, Wed 7/25 at 7:30pm, Sat 7/28 at 7:30pm, Sun 7/29 at 2:30pm.

The cast includes David Barlow (Horizon at NY Theatre Workshop, Oroonoko with Theater for a New Audience, Victory with PTP), NYIT Award winner Megan Byrne (Territories, The Europeans and No End of Blame with PTP), NYIT Award nominee Alex Draper (Terrorism with New Group, Scenes From An Execution, Lovesong of the Electric Bear and Territories with PTP), James O. Dunn, Tara Giordano (Lovesong of the Electric Bear and Politics of Passion with PTP), Brent Langdon (The Europeans with PTP), Jeanne laSala Taylor (No End of Blame with PTP), Mathew Nakitare (Victory and A Question of Mercy with PTP), Aubrey Dube, Gillian Durkee (Territories with PTP), Alicia Evancho, Charles Giardina, Meghan Leathers, Molly O'Keefe, Haley Robinson and Lucy Van Atta (Spatter Pattern with PTP).

The creative team includes Carol Christensen (Musical Direction), Alicia Evancho (Choreography), Hallie Zieselman (Set Design), Mark Evancho (Lighting Design), Allison Rimmer (Sound Design) and Jule Emerson with JorDan Jones (Costume Design).

A stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Neal Bell's Monster takes a disturbing yet poignant look at one man's obsession with creating life, and the destructive after-effects of abandoning his creation.




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