September 3, 1998

Potomac Theatre Project to Perform "Good" by C.P. Taylor at Middlebury College Center for the Arts

"Potomac Theatre Project makes the flattering assumption that its audience has brains, then demonstrates the considerable pleasures of using them." --The Washington Post

After a dozen years of producing in the Washington, D.C. area, the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP) will make its first appearance at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts in three performances of C.P. Taylor's "Good." Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 19. There also will be a 2 p.m. performance on Sept. 19.

Founded by Middlebury College Associate Professors of Theatre Cheryl Faraone and Richard Romagnoli and their PTP Co-Director Jim Petosa, PTP is the professional affiliate of the College's theatre program, with over 30 productions to its credit. Since 1987, more than 100 Middlebury students have received their first taste of professional theatre as actors, designers, stage managers and administrators with PTP, working with established New York and Washington, D.C. area artists. Many return to the company after graduation as professional artists in their own right.

In 1995, PTP became the alternative theatre in residence at the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts in Olney, Md., outside of Washington, D.C., where Petosa is artistic director.

Directed by Petosa, "Good" charts the descent of John Halder, a university professor with a tangled domestic existence and an unsatisfying career, into the moral quicksand of Hitler's Germany. The play, set to an ebullient and romantic musical score, confronts moral ambiguity, the limits of friendship and the demons of personal failing.

Tickets for this Middlebury College Concert Series performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. A pre-performance dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the Arts, which is on South Main Street (Route 30), is also available. To order tickets or make dinner reservations, please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.