PHOTO CALL: Victory: Choices in Reaction, With Jan Maxwell, Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Victory: Choices in Reaction, With Jan Maxwell, Opens Off-Broadway
The U.S. premiere of Howard Barker's Victory: Choices in Reaction, starring Jan Maxwell, opened at Atlantic Stage 2 July 15.

Formerly known as the Potomac Theatre Project, PTP/NYC returns for its fifth summer Off-Broadway with performances scheduled through July 31 at Atlantic Stage 2.

Maxwell (Coram Boy, Lend Me a Tenor, The Royal Family) has appeared with PTP/NYC for the past several seasons. She now stars 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."

Here is a look at the celebration:

Maxwell leads the cast as Bradshaw. She is joined by 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 directs. 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."

The cast includes Alex Draper, Nesba Crenshaw, Gillian Durkee, Cori Hundt, Lilli Stein, Stephanie Janssen and Megan Byrne, under the direction of Cheryl Faraone.

The third work is 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 is the director.

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

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