WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Potomac Theatre Project presents two shows in repertory...
Arcadia, perhaps Tom Stoppard's most acclaimed play, juggles Newtonian science and chaos theory, the classical and the romantic temperaments, and garden history — along with loss, the fallibility of memory, and the future of humanity. The magnetic force connecting all these elements is sex, "the attraction that Newton left out."
Set during the English Civil War of the 17th century — in PTP's production, the present — Pity in History focuses on the overthrow of the old regime by an insurgency with a rigorous and severe view of the world. Art as religious representation and inspiration is challenged as a tool of possibly demonic privilege.