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Target Margin Theater: On the Greeks

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Mar 6, 2008
Mar 6, 2008
Segal Theater
David Greenspan in The ArgumenT Photo courtesy of Target Margin Theater

David Greenspan in
The Argument
Photo courtesy of Target Margin Theater

Join us for an evening with Target Margin Theater, featuring selections from their two year series, On the Greeks, including a preview of their upcoming production of Aristophanes’ Frogs, presented by Classic Stage Company in May 2008. The selections will be followed by a dialogue with the artists about the process for adapting classic plays for the modern stage.

In 2006 Target Margin Theater began a bold two-year exploration of Greek literature, tragedy, philosophy, poetry and drama for today’s stage. The first part of their program explored tragedy and philosophy, and included notable productions of As Yet Thou Art Young and Rash, an adaptation of Euripides’ Suppliants and Sophocles’ Women of Trachis, and thier recent production of Dinner Party/The Argument, combined adaptations of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Poetics. In November 2007 Target Margin’s Aristophanic Laboratory took place at the HERE Arts Center and featured adaptations or explorations of each and every one of Aristophanes’ comedies except for Frogs, which will premiere at Classic Stage Company this May in a new adaptation by David Greenspan with music by Thomas Cabaniss.


Stephanie Weeks in
As Yet Thou Art Young and Rash
Photo courtesy of Target Margin Theater

David Herskovits, Founder and Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater, has been producing highly acclaimed productions with his company since 1991. His 1998 production of Mamba’s Daughters by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward won an OBIE for the company, and was presented at the 1999 Spoleto Festival USA. He has published essays in the New York Times, Theatre Magazine, and Performing Arts Journal, among others.

Target Margin Theater is founded on the principle that works of art return people to real truths more powerfully by their divergence from a strict illustration of reality. Through classic as well as contemporary texts, their work seeks continuously to expand the conception of what can take place in a theatre. Target Margin’s artists believe that people learn about themselves from art because of the ways it is different from them. The company looks for the “twist,” the distortion that illuminates. www.targetmargin.org

 Target_Margin_Logo6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008, Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!