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"Scenes From an Execution

First Nighter: PTP/NYC Champions the Ladies By Way of Howard Barker, Caryl Churchill, Jan Maxwell

David Finkle | Posted 07.23.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The treatment of women as second-class members of humanity, no matter what their accomplishments, is occupying the thoughts of the Potomac Theatre Project, again in residence this summer at Atlantic II. Happily, the subject matter is turning into some of the company's best work in their 25 years.

First Nighter: Fiona Shaw's Miraculous Testament of Mary William Christie's Marvelous David et Jonathas

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

What Nikos Kazantzakis did to de-sanctify Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ, Colm Toibin has done for the Madonna in The Testament of Mary -- with, predictably, the some outraged response from various Catholic Church officials.