Target Margin Theater Kicks Off Aristophanes-Themed Season Oct. 31

News   Target Margin Theater Kicks Off Aristophanes-Themed Season Oct. 31 Target Margin Theater, the Obie-winning Off-Broadway company, will continue its exploration of Greek literature as it launches its 2007-2008 season, which focuses on the works of Aristophanes Oct. 31.

The season begins with "The Aristophanic Laboratory," a three-week festival celebrating the entire canon of Aristophanes' work presented through HERE Arts Center.

The works, adapted from their original sources, feature Knights, adapted by Rob Handel, with direction by Alice Reagan (Oct. 31 – Nov. 3); Wasps Or, Buzz Buzz In Your Eardrum, by Ken Urban with direction by Jose Zayas (Nov. 3-5); Are You A Bird Or A Dodo? Or, Aristophanes' Birds, directed by Jessica Brater (Nov. 7-10); Balabustas! by Michael Levinton (Nov. 9-11); The Name Means Public Spirited or, All Those Other Things by Mallery Avidon with direction by Jake Hooker (Nov. 13-17); the double billing of Fuck! War! Or Come Victory Come! by F. Wolf Molitch with direction by Sherrine Azab; and Peace, A trim musical head-dive created by Rachel Chavkin and Taylor Mac (Nov. 15-17).

Also performing late-nights at 11 PM during "The Aristophanic Laboratory" is MEZE, comprised of short riffs on Aristophanes' The Archarnians, Plutus, Clouds, and fragments of the lost plays. MEZE is created by William Burke, Diana M. Konopka, Kristin Marting and Kathleen Kennedy Tobin (Nov. 2-3). The "Aristophanic Laboratory" plays HERE Arts Center 145 6th Ave in Manhattan.

Three revivals from the 2006-2007 season of Target Margin's "On the Greeks" series will be included in a five-day January festival, featuring As Yet Thou Art Young And Rash, The Argument and Dinner Party at Theatre Three.

Concluding the "On The Greeks: Aristophanika" season will be David Greenspan's new adaptation of Aristophanes' Frogs. Presented at Classic Stage Company in May, Frogs will feature direction by Target Margin artistic director David Herskovits. For tickets and further information on Target Margin's "On The Greeks: Aristophanika" season, visit www.targetmargin.org.