• PITY IN HISTORY

    By Howard Barker
    Directed by Richard Romagnoli

    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.

    Running Time: 65 minutes; no intermission

  • GAUKROGER, a mason……………Steven Dykes

    BOYS, a sergeant………………Christo Grabowski*

    CROOP, the chaplain ………Christopher Marshall*

    FACTOR, an officer………………………Jay Dunn*

    MURGATROYD, a cook…………Jonathan Tindle*

    POOL, an apprentice……………Matthew Ball*

    VENABLES, a widow……………Kathleen Wise*

    SOLDIERS……………………………Kahari Blue,
                     Connor Wright, Sam Tompkins Martin,
                                   Toria Isquith, Kaitlynd Collins


    Stage Manager: Devin Wein*

    Assistant Stage Managers: Allison Poms*, Kristin Corbett


    *Actors' Equity Association


    Set: Mark Evancho

    Lighting: Hallie Zieselman

    Costumes: Danielle Nieves

    Sound: Cormac Bluestone

  • “A 1985 BBC teleplay getting its professional stage debut, thanks to Potomac Theater Project, this 17th-century British civil war tale is a little like 'Mother Courage and Her Children.'
    Solidly anchored by Steve Dykes and Jonathan Tindle in comic performances veined with sympathy, this production proves the piece’s merit for the stage.”
    Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

    “Even high expectations won’t prepare you for the show’s lacerating excellence. Pity in History is a short, sharp, shockingly funny production that oxygenates the blood.”
    Helen Shaw, Time Out NY (Critics' Pick)

    “Rife with contradictions and thick with symbolic power, the 65-minute piece is an electric exchange of ideas...The use of the soldiers as a chorus is astonishing and effective. It is rare to see space and light sculpted so boldy with human bodies...We are witnessing a practiced hand executing the vision of one of the company’s signature playwrights.
    For a theatre lover, it’s a shot of adrenaline.”
    Robert Price, Reviews Hub

    “Under Richard Romagnoli’s astute direction, the Potomac Theatre Project/NYC has reimagined Barker’s television play for the live stage with considerable success. Pity in History is a powerful vehicle…... The cast is uniformly excellent as is the overall staging of this important play.”
    David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Ltd.

  • ARCADIA

    By Tom Stoppard
    Directed by Cheryl Faraone

    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 attraction that Newton left out.”

    Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission

  • THOMASINA COVERLY……………Caitlin Duffy*

    SEPTIMUS HODGE…………Andrew W. Smith*

    CHATER……………Jonathan Tindle*

    LADY CROOM……………Megan Byrne*

    CAPTAIN BRICE……………Steven Dykes

    JELLABY……………………Steven Dykes

    NOAKES…………………Sebastian LaPointe

    GUS/AUGUSTUS………………Manny Duran

    BERNARD NIGHTINGALE……………Alex Draper*

    VALENTINE COVERLY…………Jackson Prince

    HANNAH JARVIS…………Stephanie Janssen*

    CHLOE COVERLY…………………Eliza Renner


    Stage Manager: Elizabeth Ann Goodman*

    Assistant Stage Managers: Alex Williamson*, Victoria Isquith


    *Actors' Equity Association


    Set: Mark Evancho

    Lighting: Hallie Zieselman

    Costumes: Mira Veikley

    Sound: Cormac Bluestone

  • Arcadia is a dense, thrilling and wonderful look at the big questions. The players, stepping between centuries, are all passionate, opinionated people. Potomac Theatre Project, hailing from Middlebury College in Vermont is also a constant. They bring intelligent, beautifully directed and performed fare to New York and we are so much luckier for it.”
    Nancy Cohen, HuffPost

    “You must see this show. Potomac Theatre Project provides an evening of theatre that transports us and captures our imagination. The acting and directing are superb, and the play ain’t bad either.”
    Robert Price, The Reviews Hub

    “A through-and-through excellent cast artfully directed by Cheryl Faraone makes the longish play fly by with scarcely a slow moment, consistently engaging our visceral spirits and our intellectual muscles alike.”
    Jon Sobel, Blogcritics

    “PTP’s production of Arcadia is exquisite, nuanced, funny, heartrending. It is a highlight in the heat of this 2017 New York City summer.”
    Lisa Del Rosso, One Magazine

    “This show is incredibly impressive, clever and just puts the mind in this state of awe that never fades for the length of the performance.”
    Kristen Morale, Broadway World