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Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 31st repertory season, its 11th consecutive in New York City, running now through August 6, 2017 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

This season's line-up includes the professional stage premiere of Howard Barker's 1985 BBC film, Pity In History, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli (NYIT Award nominee), and a revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone.

Religion, art, class and patriotism clash in Pity In History, a riveting drama by iconoclast writer Howard Barker (No End of Blame, Scenes from an Execution). First produced as a teleplay by the BBC in 1985, Pity In History updates Britain's 17th century Civil War to present day in a sexy, brazen and remarkably funny examination of a society rife with competing ideologies.

The cast for Pity In History includes Matthew Ball (PTP: Pentecost), Jay Dunn (PTP: Serious Money), Steven Dykes (PTP: Victory, Scenes from an Execution, Vinegar Tom), Christo Grabowski (PTP: No End of Blame, Pentecost, Good), Christopher Marshall (PTP: No End of Blame, A Hard Heart), Jonathan Tindle (PTP: Scenes from an Execution, No End of Blame, Pentecost), Kathleen Wise (PTP: Vinegar Tom), Kahari Blue, Kaitlynd Collins, Toria Isquith, Sam Tompkins Martin and Connor Wright.

The production team includes Mark Evancho (Scenic Design), Hallie Zieselman (Lighting Design), Cormac Bluestone (Sound Design), Danielle Nieves (Costume Design) and Devin Wein (Production Stage Manager).

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia has been called one of the most "powerful and relevant stories of our age" (The Guardian). The play's many elements include Byron versus science, the Enlightenment versus the Romantics, pure reason versus sheer randomness - and, says one character, "It's all because of sex."

The cast for Arcadia includes NYIT Award winner Megan Byrne (PTP: Serious Money, The Europeans, No End of Blame), NYIT Award nominee Alex Draper (PTP: No End of Blame, Scenes From An Execution, Pentecost), Caitlin Duffy (PTP: Vinegar Tom, Pentecost, Good), Steven Dykes (PTP: Victory, Scenes from an Execution, Vinegar Tom), Stephanie Janssen (A Delicate Balance and Death of a Salesman on Broadway, PTP: No End of Blame, Crave), Andrew WilLiam Smith (PTP: Arcadia, Stanley, Mad Forest), Jonathan Tindle (PTP: Scenes from an Execution, No End of Blame, Pentecost), Manny Duran, Sebastian LaPointe, Jackson Prince and Eliza Renner.

The production team includes Mark Evancho (Scenic Design), Hallie Zieselman (Lighting Design), Cormac Bluestone (Sound Design), Mira Veikley (Costume Design) and Elizabeth Goodman (Production Stage Manager).

Pity In History and Arcadia form a powerful repertory, especially resonant in this combative and aggressive time. The plays foreground cogent debate, literacy, understanding and humanity.

Tickets are $37.50, $22.50 for students and seniors and $20 for previews. Purchase online at PTPNYC.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

Photo Credit: Ava Paloma

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Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
PITY IN HISTORY curtain call

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Cheryl Faraone, Richard Romagnoli, Alex Draper

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Cast & Crew of ARCADIA

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Cast of ARCADIA

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Cast & Crew of PITY IN HISTORY

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Cast & Crew of PITY IN HISTORY

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Cast & Crew of PITY IN HISTORY

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Production team

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Production team

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
PTP/NYC celebrates opening night

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Richard Romagnoli, guest, Jeanne laSala Taylor, Cheryl Faraone

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Alex Draper, Stephanie Janssen, Megan Byrne, Andrew WilLiam Smith

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Robert Zukerman, Robert Emmet Lunney, Richard Romagnoli

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Alex Draper, Christopher Marshall, Megan Byrne, Stephanie Janssen, Christian Parker

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Andrew WilLiam Smith, guest, Stephanie Janssen, Christopher Marshall, Christian Parker

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Megan Byrne, Bill Army, Kathleen Wise, Steven Dykes

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Joseph Cabrera, Jonathan Tindle, Mira Veikley, Bill Army

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates ARCADIA, PITY IN HISTORY Opening Off-Broadway
Richard Romagnoli, Matthew Ball

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Kathleen Wise, Christopher Marshall




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