PTP/NYC

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Off-Broadway theatre company Potomac Theatre Project reflects "the nightmares and hoaxes by which we live." The company, which is operated in association with Middlebury College, was founded in 1987 by the artistic triumvirate of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. PTP is an outgrowth of The New York Theatre Studio, an Off-Off Broadway company founded by Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone which produced in Manhattan from 1977-1985. During its 20 seasons (1987-2006) in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, the company produced 75 main stage productions along with numerous new play readings and late night experimental productions.
 
In the summer of 2007, Potomac Theatre Project (now PTP/NYC) returned to New York, continuing to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual month-long repertory season encompassing full productions, readings and a variety of ancillary events.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

A Question Of Mercy  | Open: 07/06/10 Close: 08/01/10
PTP/NYC, formerly known as The Potomac Theatre Project, in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 24th repertory season, its 4th consecutive in New York, running from July 6 to August 1, 2010 in a limited engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2.

In A Question Of Mercy, David Rabe explores the controversial and emotional issue of euthanasia. Thomas and Anthony are lovers struggling with Anthony’s final, exhausting battle with AIDS. Joined by their friend Susanah and a retired doctor, whose help Thomas has requested, they fashion a heartbreaking friendship as they work through the stages of a plan to relieve Anthony of his illness and his life. The cast includes Alex Cranmer, Paula Langton, Mat Nakitare, Martha Newman and Tim Spears. Jim Petosa’s production of A Question Of Mercy with the Boston Center for American Performance received three 2009 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award nominations, including Best Production, Best Direction and Best Actress (Paula Langton). Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

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Gary The Thief & Plevna: Meditations On Hatred  | Open: 07/07/10 Close: 07/31/10
PTP/NYC, formerly known as The Potomac Theatre Project, in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 24th repertory season, its 4th consecutive in New York, running from July 6 to August 1, 2010 in a limited engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2

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 23 seasons the voices of PTP’s writers have addressed art, pornography, AIDS, homelessness, censorship, totalitarianism, apartheid and gender wars.

Howard Barker’s two poems for the stage examine human polarization, cruelty and self-determination. Gary the Thief, starring Robert Emmet Lunney (Broadway’s The Graduate, The Europeans with PTP/NYC), presents a character in self-exploration whose definition of himself is in direct opposition to the ‘crowd’.

Plevna: Meditations on Hatred, starring Alex Draper (Terrorism with New Group, Scenes From An Execution and No End of Blame with PTP/NYC), explores the legacy of cultural conflict through the ages. Running time is 70 minutes.


About the Company: PTP/NYC
Off-Broadway theatre company Potomac Theatre Project reflects "the nightmares and hoaxes by which we live." The company, which is operated in association with Middlebury College, was founded in 1987 by the artistic triumvirate of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. PTP is an outgrowth of The New York Theatre Studio, an Off-Off Broadway company founded by Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone which produced in Manhattan from 1977-1985. During its 20 seasons (1987-2006) in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, the company produced 75 main stage productions along with numerous new play readings and late night experimental productions.
 
In the summer of 2007, Potomac Theatre Project (now PTP/NYC) returned to New York, continuing to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual month-long repertory season encompassing full productions, readings and a variety of ancillary events.
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Lovesong Of The Electric Bear  | Open: 07/08/10 Close: 08/01/10
PTP/NYC, formerly known as The Potomac Theatre Project, in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 24th repertory season, its 4th consecutive in New York, running from July 6 to August 1, 2010 in a limited engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2.

Snoo Wilson’s fever-dream-like play, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, centers on the life and times of Alan Turing - mathematician, WWII code-breaker and father of computer science. The play takes Turing from his deathbed to his childhood and back again. Turing’s teddy bear, Porgy, leads her “Master” through the story, acting as a combination of confidante, guide, tormenter and Greek chorus. Featuring a Disney-inspired soundtrack and a drag number. The cast includes Alex Draper as Alan Turing, Tara Giordano as Porgy, Martina Bonolis, Cassidy Boyd, Alex Cranmer (Graig Nettles in ESPN’s The Bronx Is Burning), Claire Graves, Willie McKay, Peter Schmitz, Nina Silver and Lilli Stein. Running time is 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission.


About the Company: PTP/NYC
Off-Broadway theatre company Potomac Theatre Project reflects "the nightmares and hoaxes by which we live." The company, which is operated in association with Middlebury College, was founded in 1987 by the artistic triumvirate of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. PTP is an outgrowth of The New York Theatre Studio, an Off-Off Broadway company founded by Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone which produced in Manhattan from 1977-1985. During its 20 seasons (1987-2006) in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, the company produced 75 main stage productions along with numerous new play readings and late night experimental productions.
 
In the summer of 2007, Potomac Theatre Project (now PTP/NYC) returned to New York, continuing to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual month-long repertory season encompassing full productions, readings and a variety of ancillary events.
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