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Off-Broadway Review: “Arcadia” at PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2

“I’m the kind of person who embarks on an endless leapfrog down the great moral issues. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation. Forever. Endlessly.” – Tom Stoppard in an Interview with Mel Gussow about “The Real Inspector Hound,” “New York Times,” April 26, 1972 Apparently, Tom Stoppard practices what he preaches. The type…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Pity in History” at PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre/The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;/Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,/The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere/The ceremony of innocence is drowned;/The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” – “The Second Coming,” W.B. Yeats “Pity in History,” currently running at PTP/NYC 2016…

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Off-Broadway Review: “No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming” at PTP/NYC 2016 at Atlantic Stage 2

July 15, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

“Between my finger and my thumb/The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.” – Seamus Heaney, “Digging” “Give us a pencil. . .Somebody. . .Give us a pencil.” – Bela in “No End of Blame” The Potomac Theatre Project is celebrating its thirtieth repertory season in 2016 with ten consecutive seasons in New York City. The Company’s annual visit is…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Good” Grapples with Evil at PTP/NYC 2016 at Atlantic Stage 2

“In short, it is much easier to see a thing through from the point of view of abstract principle than from that of concrete responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Letters and Papers from Prison” When under stress, Professor John Halder (Michael Kaye) hears songs of comfort that no one else can hear. Numbed by fantasy fueled by denial – like many…

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Off-Broadway Review: The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois at Atlantic Stage 2

June 7, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“I like your sweater. That color’s good on you. Is that purple? (Ellis to his daughter) “So sometimes when I close my eyes there are cats and ocelots and burning trees. And sometimes the trees run like men on fire and sometimes there are ocelots up in the branches and they’re burning too.” (Ellis in “The Purple Lights of Joppa”)…

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“Judith: A Parting from the Body” at the Potomac Theatre Project at Atlantic Stage 2 (Closed Sunday August 9, 2015)

The Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) has selected two Howard Barker plays for their 29th Season. PTP/NYC is a remarkable theatre collective that has always been willing to take risks in presenting challenging plays in repertory. This 2015 Season is no exception. Mr. Barker’s “Scenes from an Execution” is brilliant and the production at Atlantic Stage 2 is as scintillating as…

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