Target Margin Explores Unknown Williams Beginning March 11

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11 Mar 2010

The Target Margin Theater's Unknown Williams, a collection of 12 rarely-seen works by late playwright Tennessee Williams, begins performances March 11 at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn.



Presented through March 27, the fully-staged short plays feature Sherrine Azab, William Burke, Travis Chamberlain, Kate Foster, Jake Hooker, Diana Konopka, Michael Levinton, Alisa Matlovsky, Andrew Simon, Shannon Sindelar, Kathleen Kennedy Tobin and Donya K. Washington.

Running March 11-15

  • This is the Peacheable Kingdom, "A place of love without fear; or a nursing home riot."
  • The Case of the Crushed Petunias 'A Lyrical Fantasy', "This stylized and flamboyant piece serves as a timeless adulthood fable with subtle notes of Hitchcock and 'The Twilight Zone.'"
  • Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily?, "A haunting tale of unfulfilled dreams, parental pressure and personal inertia."
  • Escape, "Three members of a chain-gang can only sit and wonder as a fourth makes a run for his freedom."

    Running March 17-22

  • The Municipal Abattoir, "On a city street somewhere, one man stops another to ask for directions. A short play about politics and punctuality."
  • The Day On Which a Man Dies, "Not a play about the death of a Great Painter: it is the death of painting, of art, and of greatness."
  • The Purification, "Williams' only verse drama, a tale of passion, murder and blood atonement in territorial New Mexico, will be performed by puppets on a small stage."
  • Thank You, Kind Spirit, "At the end of Chartres Street, in the Vieux Carre of New Orleans, Mother Ducios presides over a spiritualist service."

    Running March 25-27

  • Now the Cats with Jewelled Claws, "'Ladies Who Lunch' in a café that's a refugee from a Toulouse Lautrec design with a James Dean-esque (gay) biker duo – what else could it be but a Williams play?"
  • The Pronoun "I", "A mad Queen of England, a nearly nude narcissistic boy-beloved, a hot rugged revolutionary, and a great gilded assertion of the first person singular."
  • Green Eyes, "The Test of this compact erotic thriller becomes an outlet for one woman's outrageous fantasy, testing the limits of sexual tolerance in a backhanded satire of heterosexual matrimony."
  • The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde, "In this perverse and brutal work, comic horror plays out with some of Williams' most outrageous characters."

    For tickets, priced $12, visit TargetMargin. The Bushwick Starr is located at 207 Starr Street between Irving and Wyckoff in Brooklyn.