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PTP/NYC to Host Special CARTOONISTS SPEAK! Event After NO END OF BLAME

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) announces an exciting new special event as a capstone of their 30th season celebration, CARTOONISTS SPEAK!, which will take place on Friday, August 5 at 9:45pm, immediately following their performance of Howard Barker's NO END OF BLAME at The Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).

With attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, political cartoonists are on the front line of literary activism. In connection with its production of NO END OF BLAME, the powerful story of political cartoonist Bela Veracek, PTP/NYC will host a post-show panel with noted cartoonists Jimmy Margulies (The New York Times, AM New York) and Ted Rall (ANewDomain.net, Skewed News) in a discussion of the play and the role of the political cartoonist in today's fractured society. PTP/NYC's Associate Artistic Director, Alex Draper, who stars as Bela Veracek, will moderate.

Admission is free for NO END OF BLAME ticket holders and non-ticket holders, though advance reservations are recommended. To RSVP email ptplivingroom@gmail.com.

Jimmy Margulies' editorial cartoons are nationally syndicated by King Features, appearing in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Dallas Morning News, Atlanta Constitution, Detroit News, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report and Business Week, among many others. He is also the Editorial Cartoonist for AM New York. After 22 years as Editorial Cartoonist for The Record in New Jersey, he continues drawing a Sunday cartoon each week for the paper, as well as syndicating his New Jersey cartoons all over the state. (jimmymargulies.com)

Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net and the editor of Skewed News, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose. He is currently on a book tour for his three graphic biographies: Trump, Bernie and Snowden. Rall says "Politically, I'm an idealist, not a 'realist.' It helps to know that when you read my cartoons and columns. I don't care if Democrats beat Republicans. I'm out to change the world by changing people's minds about things." (rall.com)

Along with NO END OF BLAME, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, PTP/NYC's 30th repertory season includes a revival of C.P. Taylor's GOOD, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Jim Petosa. The season runs through August 7.

Tickets for NO END OF BLAME: SCENES OF OVERCOMING and GOOD are $35, $20 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at PTPNYC.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) continues to redefine politically aware theatre for the 21st century by presenting theatrically complex and thought-provoking work of contemporary social and cultural relevance. The company's writers are provocative, engaging and often confrontational. PTP/NYC is affiliated with the Theatre Program of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. For more info visit PTPNYC.org, follow on Twitter at @ptpnyc, and Like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/pages/Potomac-Theatre-Project-PTP/32709392256.


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