The Castle, Starring Jan Maxwell, Opens at The Atlantic Stage 2

By Carey Purcell
10 Jul 2013

Jan Maxwell
Jan Maxwell
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The New York premiere of Howard Barker's The Castle, starring five-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jan Maxwell, opens July 10 at The Atlantic Stage 2.

The Castle is featured as part of PTP/NYC’s 27th repertory season, which also includes a revival of Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money. The season runs through Aug. 4.

The Castle is Maxwell's fifth collaboration with PTP. Directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, the cast includes Quentin Maré, Jennifer Van Dyck, David Barlow, Steven Dykes, Brent Langdon, Robert Zukerman, Christina Fox, Aubrey Dube, Rachel Goodgal, Melissa MacDonald and Stephen Mrowiec. The play is described as "blasting apart the boundaries of desire, pain and sexuality" and follows a group of Crusaders who return after a seven-year absense to find their society upended and a new one established by the women who remained at home.

Serious Money, a satire set in the trading pits and boardrooms of the financial district in London, is directed by Cheryl Faraone and features David Barlow, Megan Byrne, Nesba Crenshaw, Alex Draper, Aubrey Dube, James O. Dunn, Steven Dykes, Tara Giordano, Jeanne LaSala Taylor, Mathew Nakitare, Noah Berman, Madeley Crenshaw-Dykes, Sarah Lusche, Adam Milano, Molly O'Keefe, Isabel Shill and Mari Vial-Golden.



"In a scathing satire set in the trading pits and boardrooms of London's financial district, acclaimed English playwright Caryl Churchill tackles the insider trading, corporate raiding and leveraged buyouts of the late '80s," the creators state. "Churchill's acidly funny, cocaine-fueled ride examines the abuses of power, greed and sexual politics that continue to resonate with the current global financial crisis."

Tickets and performance schedules can be found PTPNYC.org.