Target Margin Theater Adds Performances to Encore Presentation of ‘Reread Another”
Rick Miramontez/Philip Carrubba
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
TWO PERFORMANCES ADDED ON 10/14 & 10/15
TARGET MARGIN THEATER
BY GERTRUDE STEIN
DIRECTED BY DAVID HERSKOVITS
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER 17, 2015
AT THE BRICK IN BROOKLYN
SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE TONIGHT AT 7:30PM
New York, NY (October 5, 2015) – Due to popular demand, Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director; Sarah Hughes/Moe Yousuf, Co-Artistic Producers), has added two performances to the encore presentation of Reread Another based on Gertrude Stein’s “Reread Another A Play To Be Played Indoors or Out I Wish to Be a School.” The two added performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 and Thursday, October 15, 2015 at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn).
Last year, Target Margin Theater dedicated their season to the exploration of works created by the great American novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein, and recently launched their 2015-2016 Season with the critically acclaimed encore presentation of Reread Another directed by David Herskovits, featuring Clare Barron, Purva Bedi, and Ugo Chukwu. Performances began September 24, 2015 followed by opening night on September 28, 2015 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Target Margin Theater revives Reread Another — performed only twice before, during the TMT LAB Series — the critically-acclaimed, fun, fast-moving new work directed by David Herskovits. What’s in it? Love and Loss and Holiday gifts; the remembrance of music past; we climb mountains; Clare plays Erik Satie on the piano; the leaves do fall. Reread Another is the capstone in Target Margin’s season of work by Gertrude Stein.
Here’s what the critics had to say, “What better time, after all, to resolve to listen, really listen, to sounds and words you take for granted?,” said Ben Brantley at The New York Times. He went on to add, “…something kind of wonderful…born again…ordinary words sprout wings and fly.” While Helen Shaw at Time out NY shared, “Theatrical and linguistic conventions have been torn apart. You can almost feel the vibrations of Stein.” And, Mark Blankenship at TDF Stages simply stated, “The chaotic moments of comedy, the lightly goofy bits, and the lovely images all coalesce.”
The creative team will include Ásta Bennie Hostetter (Set/Costumes), Jennifer Reiser (Lights), Jesse Freedman (Sound Demon), with Flora Vassar (Stage Manager), Emilyn Kowaleski (Assistant Director), and Ann Marie Dorr (Production Manager).
Reread Another, part of The Brick 2015 / 2016 Resident Artist Program, continues with the following performance schedule: October 7-10, and October 14- 16 @ 7:30 p.m.; October 17 @ 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $30. Tickets for all performances are available at www.targetmargin.org or www.bricktheater.com.
Permission for the text has been granted by the Estate of Gertrude Stein, through its Literary Executor, Mr. Stanford Gann, Jr. of Levin & Gann, P.A.
Target Margin Theater, seeks continuously to expand its conception of what can take place in a theater. They celebrate difference and are drawn to experiences that are other, alien, and new: “all things counter, original, spare, strange.” For 24 years they have been at the forefront of New York’s alternative theater scene and have been praised for their bold and wild interpretations of classic dramas and lesser-known works. TMT has presented ambitious re-thinkings of plays by Shakespeare, Chekov, Brecht, Gertrude Stein, and Beaumarchais, among others. TMT has also created original works and new music / opera over the years and has served over 1,000 artists (mostly emerging) through its annual LAB. The company’s production of Mamba’s Daughters received an OBIE Award, and their epic 2004-06 production of Goethe’s Faust received extensive critical acclaim. Recent productions include The (*) Inn at Abrons Arts Center, Uncle Vanya and The Tempest at HERE, Uriel Acosta: I Want That Man! at The Chocolate Factory and, most recently, Composition…Master-Pieces…Identity, a new solo performance piece from OBIE Award-winner David Greenspan at The Connelly Theater.
TMT programming is made possible through major support from The Andrew W. Mellon New York Theater Program, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Charina Foundation, The Clinton Walker Family Foundation, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Fred Alger Management, Inc., The Harold and Mini Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Iger Bay Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and The Shubert Foundation.
The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, near the Lorimer L stop and the Metropolitan G stop. For more detailed directions & further information, visit www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner.
Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg Brooklyn’s destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically-acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Jason Grote, Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.
For additional information, please visit Target Margin’s website at www.targetmargin.org
Clare Barron, Purva Bedi and Ugo Chukwu in Target Margin Theater’s encore presentation of Gertrude Stein’s “Reread Another” directed by David Herskovits. Now in performance through October 17, 2015 at The Brick in Brooklyn. Photo credit: Marina McClure.
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