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


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 or by calling 212-279-4200. For more information visit

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.

Monster begins previews tonight, July 3 for a July 9 opening and runs through July 29. Performances take place on Tue 7/3 at 7:30pm, Fri 7/6 at 7:30pm, Sun 7/8 at 7:30pm, Mon 7/9 at 7:30pm, Fri 7/13 at 7:30pm, Sat 7/14 at 7:30pm, Tue 7/17 at 7:30pm, Wed 7/18 at 7:30pm, Thu 7/19 at 7:30pm, Sat 7/21 at 7:30pm, Sun 7/22 at 2:30pm, Thu 7/26 at 7:30pm, Fri 7/27 at 7:30pm, Sat 7/28 at 2:30pm, Sun 7/29 at 7:30pm.

The cast includes Ken Cheeseman (A Midsummer Night's Dream and Measure For Measure with NY Shakespeare Festival, Amphitryon and Scapin with Classic Stage Company), Christo Grabowski (Spatter Pattern with PTP), Paula Langton (A Question of Mercy with PTP), Joe Varca (LoveSick at 59E59), Noah Berman, Britian Seibert and John Zdrojeski.

The creative team includes Hallie Zieselman (Set Design), Mark Evancho (Lighting Design), Stephen Dee (Sound Design) and Adrienne Carlile with Christine Han (Costume Design).

The rep season will also include PTP/NYC's 'After Dark 2012: the playground for young artists', off-hours theatre in multiple shapes and sizes. After Dark performances are free and take place at 10:30pm on Wednesday, July 18, Tuesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 26. Email to make a reservation.

PTP/NYC continues to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual month long repertory season. The company's mandate is the presentation of highly theatrical and thought-provoking work of contemporary social and cultural relevance. In its 25 seasons the voices of PTP's writers have addressed art, pornography, AIDS, homelessness, censorship, totalitarianism, apartheid and gender wars.

PTP was founded in 1987 by the artistic team of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. Since moving to New York in 2007, PTP/NYC has produced 13 main stage productions and 36 late evening readings, workshops and experimental theatre pieces in their After Dark series. PTP/NYC has been the recipient of 5 NY Innovative Theatre Award nominations and their production of Howard Barker's Scenes From An Execution earned Jan Maxwell a 2009 Drama Desk nomination.

During its 20 seasons (1987-2006) in Washington DC and Maryland, the company received 7 Helen Hayes Award nominations and produced 75 main stage productions, along with numerous new play readings, late night experimental productions and a variety of ancillary events. PTP/NYC is affiliated with the Theatre Program of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont.

The theater is accessible from the A, C, E, L trains to 14 St./8 Ave. or the #1 train to 18 St.

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