Already closed | 2h 15m | Chelsea

Judith: A Parting from the Body / Vinegar Tom

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Members say: Intense, Intelligent, Engaging

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The Potomac Theatre Project presents 'Judith,' a biblical tale of female heroism and sexuality, and 'Vinegar Tom,' a look at gender politics during a 17th century English witch hunt. More…

The story of Judith has inspired artists in nearly every generation. In Howard Barker's telling, the fatal encounter between Judith and Holofernes becomes a complex duel of seduction and deception and a compelling study of intense desire and the sometimes terrifying nature of love. Caryl Churchill's 'Vinegar Tom' is a haunting play with seriously subversive intent – misogyny, torture, and songs. In a village in 17th century England three women are threatened with death for the practice of witchcraft. 'Vinegar Tom' is a cabaret about hanging witches, with no witches.

2h 15m | Already closed | Atlantic Theater Stage Two (Chelsea)

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MEMBERS SAY:

Intense, Intelligent, Engaging

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Intelligent, Intense, Engaging

See it if you like watching great actors tackle intense material.

Don't see it if you prefer action to intellectual dialogue.


July 17th, 2015
"'Judith' and 'Vinegar Tom' by no means represent their respective authors at their best. Both plays bring out the lecturer in their creators; emphasized with undue strain in the likable but clumsy performance of 'Vinegar Tom...' But these productions allow New Yorkers a rare chance to encounter ...
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July 15th, 2015
"To truly love this, you will need to close your eyes to the occasional amateurish design element. Thank goodness PTP has chosen texts that make you wipe away sweat, even tears. 'Vinegar Tom,' in particular, blows like a strong wind; any flaws certainly seem less noticeable when you've got centur...
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July 17th, 2015
"'Judith' and 'Vinegar Tom' edgily translate old stories about the nasty power struggles between the sexes into contemporary contexts. As pieces of theater, they're the mental equivalent of a sweaty workout at the gym...At two hours and 40 minutes, a heavy-themed double bill like this sometimes m...
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July 14th, 2015
"This is not a double bill calculated to make new fans of Howard Barker or Caryl Churchill, however; one work is hampered by its author's mannerisms, and the other is looking rather long in the tooth, both ideologically and stylistically...'Judith' and 'Vinegar Tom' add up to a rather long and la...
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