War Zone Fresco | Steven Suskin

July 31, 2014 2:40 PM

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War Zone Fresco | Steven Suskin

New Yorkers have a rare chance, through August 10, to see a full-cast production of David Edgar's intriguing Pentecost. This weighty, thought-provoking drama is being presented by the Potomac Theatre Project at Atlantic Stage 2. Playgoers in search of grand ideas of international, time-travelling scope on a Stoppardian scale--at a $35 top, no less--are advised to make a quick trip down to West 16th Street.

Pentecost premiered in 1994 at the Royal Shakespeare Company, which earlier hosted the playwright's landmark The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. (Pentecost, with thirty characters speaking nine languages and a running time approaching three hours, is intimate only when compared to Nick Nic...

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