Already closed | 2h 10m | Chelsea

Scenes from an Execution

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Edgy, Great acting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the show

The Potomac Theatre Project revives the story, by Howard Barker, of a Venetian painter and her collision with the Doge of Venice. More…

1571. Venice has won an overwhelming victory in The Battle of Lepanto. The artist and sensualist Galactia is chosen to commemorate the triumph; instead, she fills a staggering one thousand square feet of canvas with violence, suffering and death. Another battle ensues between artist and state, with Galactia unremitting in the face of extreme adversity.

2h 10m | Already closed | Atlantic Theater Stage Two (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (3)


Edgy, Great acting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing
Avg Score

Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like thought-provoking plays and are a fan of text/language rather than looking for fancy sets, costumes, and lights.

Don't see it if You're looking for light, mindless entertainment.

Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Mind-blowing, Riveting

See it if You love Jan Maxwell and some of the best acting you will ever see on an NYC stage.

Don't see it if You don't like darker, edgy pieces in a black box style theatre.

Edgy, Exquisite, Great acting, Ponderous, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy theatre that not only exhibit's brilliance, but radiates it from within. It is a timeless story about art, politics and betrayal.

Don't see it if you lack imagination or emotional depth.

July 15th, 2015
"Jan Maxwell, who recently told Playbill that she was retiring from the stage, is providing audiences with a heartbreaking display of what they’ll be missing when she’s gone. I’d almost call her work in this first-­rate production, the performance of her had better make haste to obse...
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July 17th, 2015
"Maxwell’s giving a typically intense performance. The show is worth catching whether it’s her last rodeo or not...Barker's play is accessible and never less than compelling. Its dry dark humor helps...Richard Romagnoli’s solid production doesn’t compromise Barker’s ambiguities."
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July 15th, 2015
"Fortunately for director Richard Romagnoli, whose leading lady dwarfs the rest of his lackluster company, Barker writes Galactia as a mythically imposing figure, swallowing up everything that impedes her path to truth and creative fulfillment...The result is a thought-provoking and surprisingly ...
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July 26th, 2015
"If the current revival of Howard Barker's 'Scenes From An Execution' is Jan Maxwell's stage acting swan song, she is certainly going out spectacularly...Director Romagnoli's intimate production features a fine ensemble, with visuals that nicely serve the darkly-humored text."
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