Tony nominee Jan Maxwell – who will star in the world premiere of Nick Whitby's To Be Or Not To Be on Broadway this fall – is cast as the painter in the center of Barker's historical drama that began performances July 1. Scenes From an Execution marks Maxwell's third collaboration with PTP.
Performances of Scenes From an Execution, running in tandem with Crave and Somewhere in the Pacific, have been added on July 22 and 23 at 2 PM.
Having staged Scenes From an Execution for New York audiences in 1996, PTP co-founder Richard Romagnoli again directs Barker's historical drama based on the 15th century painting of the "Battle of Lepanto" that explores "the eternally fractious and complex relationship between the artist and the state."
Maxwell portrays Galactia in a company that also includes David Barlow, Alex Draper, Patricia Buckley, Rachel Ann Cole, Allison Corke, Will Damron, Tim Deenihan, Lucy Faust, Justine Katzenbach, Willie Orbison, Peter Schmitz, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Robert Zukerman.
Designing the 22nd season of productions are Laura Eckelman (lighting design), Mark Evancho (set design), Ben Schiffer (sound design) and Hallie Zieselman (production manager). Costume design is by Franny Bohar (Crave/Pacific) and Jule Emerson (Execution). Tickets are $24 and can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. For more information and detailed scheduling visit www.potomactheatreproject.org.
Atlantic Stage 2 is located at 330 West 16th Street in Manhattan.
Potomac Theatre Project was founded in 1987 by the artistic team of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. In its 20 seasons the voices of Potomac Theatre Project's writers have addressed art, pornography, AIDS, homelessness, censorship, totalitarianism, apartheid and gender wars.