Jan Maxwell Will Star in Victory: Choices in Reaction for PTP/NYC This Summer

News   Jan Maxwell Will Star in Victory: Choices in Reaction for PTP/NYC This Summer Four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell will reunite with PTP/NYC as part of the company's summer repertory season, which will include productions of works by Howard Barker, Steven Dykes and Neal Bell Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2.

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Formerly known as the Potomac Theatre Project, PTP/NYC returns for its fifth summer Off-Broadway. Performances will run July 5-31.

Maxwell (Coram Boy, Lend Me a Tenor, The Royal Family), who is currently starring in the Kennedy Center revival of Follies, has appeared with PTP/NYC for the past several seasons. She will star in the U.S. premiere of Barker's Victory: Choices in Reaction, described as "a comic, bawdy, passionate play set amid the chaos of the Restoration in 1660. Bradshaw, the widow of a Republican intellectual, discovering the fate of her husband’s body, sets out on a journey of personal exploration. Victory is a play about self-knowledge and personal survival in a disorderly and scandalous epoch of English history."

Maxwell will lead the cast as Bradshaw. Joining her will be David Barlow, Alex Cranmer, Steven Dykes, Robert Emmet Lunney, Robert Zukerman, Michael Kessler, Michaela Lieberman, Willy McKay, Edelen McWilliams, Mat Nakitare and Ele Woods. Richard Romagnoli will direct.

The U.S. premiere of Dykes' dramatic evening Territories comprises the plays The Spoils and a light gathering of dust. According to PTP, "In The Spoils, an army official with a romantic’s faith in the power of music finds his idealism shattered by a quartet of women who survive by compromise. a light gathering of dust is a highly sexual, darkly humorous study of the damage inflicted on lovers by a government that rewards personal betrayal."

Set to appear are Alex Draper, Nesba Crenshaw, Gillian Durkee, Cori Hundt, Lilli Stein, Stephanie Janssen and Megan Byrne. Cheryl Faraone will direct. The third work will be a revival of Bell’s Spatter Pattern: or, How I Got Away With It. The play centers on "a screenwriter [who] becomes entangled in the life of a university professor under investigation for a grisly murder. What begins as self-interest soon gives way to empathy, and a bond between men from seemingly opposite worlds inexorably deepens."

The cast includes Jeffries Thaiss, Adam Ludwig, Lucy Van Atta and Christo Grabowski. Jim Petosa will direct.

For tickets phone (212) 279-4200, or visit TicketCentral. Atlantic Stage 2 is located at 330 West 16th Street.

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