Early Draft of Williams' Camino Real Will Receive Target Margin Production in 2009

News   Early Draft of Williams' Camino Real Will Receive Target Margin Production in 2009
Target Margin Theater will offer New Yorkers a rarely-seen glimpse of the Tennessee Williams one-act, 10 Blocks on the Camino Real in January 2009.

10 Blocks, initially workshopped by Elia Kazan at the Actors Studio in 1948, stands as the precursor to what ultimately became Williams' Camino Real.

Target Margin artistic director David Herskovits directs "Williams' dreamlike meditation on alienation, beauty and death," which begins performances Jan. 14, 2009 and plays a limited engagement through Jan. 31, 2009. Opening night is set for Jan. 18, 2009 at the Ohio Theatre.

"We are honored to have been granted the rights to produce this work for the first time ever. This one-act, which evolved into the legendary full-length play, has its own beauty. Ten Blocks is poetic, mysterious and neglected. And its dreamlike quality suits Target Margin’s style perfectly," Herskovits said in a statement.

Casting and creative duties will be announced at a later date.

As part of the 2009-2010 season, Target Margin will also explore Tennessee Williams' collaborations with director Elia Kazan in The Really Big Once. This new play, centering on the period from 1948-1953, "will be based on correspondence, notebooks, memoirs and other documentary material between these two creative giants," according to press notes. For further information phone (212) 352-3101 or visit www.targetmargin.org.

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