Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST

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PTP/NYC kicked off its 28th anniversary season at The Atlantic Stage 2 on July 16 at The Maritime Hotel in NYC. This season's Off-Broadway line-up includes the U.S. Premiere of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, and a revival of David Edgar's Pentecost, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!

Gertrude - The Cry is Howard Barker's startling and revealing response to Hamlet. Gertrude swells with a passion that counters all morality. In this new world of Elsinore, Barker defends Hamlet''s reviled mother and her adulterous affair with Claudius, depicting them as lovers driven beyond reason.

Gertrude - The Cry runs through August 5. The cast includes Bill Army (Act One and Relatively Speaking on Broadway, The Europeans with PTP), David Barlow (The Castle and Victory with PTP), Alex Draper (Serious Money, Plevna and Scenes From An Execution with PTP), Pamela J. Gray (Present Laughter and Butley on Broadway), Kathryn Kates (Food and Fadwa at New York Theatre Workshop, Netflix''s "Orange is the New Black"), Meghan Leathers, Robert Emmet Lunney (The Graduate on Broadway, Victory and Gary the Thief with PTP), Aashna Aggarwal, Joelle Mendoza and Jake Schwartzwald.

The creative team includes Mark Evancho (Set Design), Hallie Zieselman (Lighting Design), Danielle Nieves (Costume Design) and Cormac Bluestone (Sound Design). Eric Conner Marlin is the Production Stage Manager.

Pentecost runs through August 10. David Edgar's Pentecost is set in an abandoned church in an Eastern European country. A 13th century fresco has just been unearthed. If it proves to predate the works of Giotto, it could explode accepted notions about European art. Without warning, a group of armed refugees barricade themselves inside the church with the art historians, leading to a shocking and visceral conclusion.

The cast includes Alex Draper (Serious Money, Plevna and Scenes From An Execution with PTP), Tosca Giustini, Jonathan Tindle, Matthew Ball, Lily Balsen (Therese Raquin with PTP), Martina Bonolis, Christo Grabowski (Monster and Spatter Pattern with PTP), Larry Nathanson, Nina Silver (Lovesong of the Electric Bear with PTP), Lilli Stein (Territories and Lovesong of the Electric Bear with PTP), Joseph Varca (Monster with PTP), Tom Beyer, Aubrey Dube (The Castle and Serious Money with PTP), Caitlin Rose Duffy, Erica Furgiuele, Nicholas Hemerling, Rishabh Kashyap (The Europeans and Crave with PTP), Chelsea Melone, Jake Schwartzwald and Mari Vial-Golden (Serious Money with PTP).

The creative team includes Mark Evancho (Set Design), Hallie Zieselman (Lighting Design), Adrienne Carlile (Costume Design based on original design by Jule Emerson) and Aubrey Dube (Sound Design). Evangeline Rose Whitlock is the Production Stage Manager.

For more information, visit www.PTPNYC.org.

Photo Credit: Andrea Reese
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Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
PENTECOST Curtain Call

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
PTP/NYC Party at the Maritime Hotel

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Cheryl Faraone, Alex Draper, Richard Romagnoli

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Cast of GERTRUDE - THE CRY

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Cast of PENTECOST

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Cast of PENTECOST

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Cast of PENTECOST

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
PTP/NYC Designers & Crew

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Robert Emmet Lunney, Cheryl Faraone and Richard Romagnoli

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Robert Emmet Lunney, Kathryn Kates, David Barlow and Pamela J. Gray

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Alex Draper and Pamela J. Gray

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Pamela J. Gray and David Barlow

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Bill Army and Pamela J. Gray

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Meghan Leathers and Tosca Giustini

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Alex Draper, Tosca Giustini and Jonathan Tindle

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Lilli Stein and Lily Balsen

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
Cast of PENTECOST

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