Potomac Theatre Project to Bring Works by Stoppard, Pinter, Beckett, and Havel Off-Broadway This Summer

Off-Broadway News   Potomac Theatre Project to Bring Works by Stoppard, Pinter, Beckett, and Havel Off-Broadway This Summer
Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, and Havel: The Passion of Thought will run in repertory at Atlantic Stage 2.
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Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC), in association with Middlebury College, will bring works by Tom Stoppard, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Czech playwright and former President Vaclav Havel Off-Broadway this summer. The repertory season, the company's 33rd and 13th consecutive in New York, will run July 9–August 4 at The Atlantic Stage 2.

This season’s line-up includes Stoppard's Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, directed by PTP Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone, and Havel: The Passion of Thought, comprised of five one-act plays by Havel, Pinter, and Beckett, directed by Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli.

Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth are two Stoppard plays intended to be performed together. In the first, linguistic mismatches tumble into a performance of Hamlet; in the second, a forbidden living-room production of Shakespeare’s play parallels Macbeth’s usurpation of the Scottish throne before Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia.

The cast for Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth is made up of Matthew Ball, Denise Cormier, Tara Giordano, Christo Grabowski, Christopher Marshall, Peter B. Schmitz, Lucy Van Atta, Olivia Christie, Will Koch, Emily Ma, Katie Marshall, Madeleine Russell, Lior Selve, Zach Varicchione, and Connor Wright.

Performances will begin July 9 for a run through August 3.

Havel: The Passion Of Thought showcases three plays by Havel: In Audience, Private View, and Protest, three works that were banned in Czechoslovakia but frequently performed in living rooms or recorded and distributed on vinyl. The trio of shorts is bookended by Pinter’s New World Order and Beckett’s Catastrophe, written in tribute to Havel.

The cast for Havel: The Passion Of Thought is made up of David Barlow, Emily Kron, Michael Laurence, Marshall, Danielle Skraastad, Emily Ballou, and Madeline Ciocci. Performances begin July 10 and run through August 4.

The production team includes Mark Evancho (set design), Hallie Zieselman (lighting design), Chris Romagnoli (costume design Dogg’s Hamlet), Rebecca LaFon (costume design Cahoot’s Macbeth), Glenna Ryer (costume design Havel), Sam Tompkins Martin (props design), Peter B. Schmitz, and Adam Milano (movement), Alex Williamson (production stage manager), and Devin Wein (production stage manager Havel).

For tickets visit PTPnyc.org.

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