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.
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.
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.
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.