Target Margin Theater continues its acclaimed 2006-2007 season "On The Greeks" with the world premiere of two newly adapted one-act plays, The Argument, based on Aristotle's Poetics, written and performed by David Greenspan, and Dinner Party, an adaptation of Plato's Symposium. David Herskovits directs both plays.
The Argument, based on both Aristotle's Poetics (c. 350 BCE) and the essays of Gerald F. Else, is a passionate student's love-letter and farewell to his teacher -- reminding us of the personal pathos that binds us to the Greeks, and firing us up to capture that chimera, art. This new solo play is written and performed by the virtuosic David Greenspan.
Dinner Party, an artful and loose adaptation of Plato's Symposium (c. 360 BCE), takes on love from every angle, delving into the original text with gusto to bring out the philosophy and lust, language and appetite, the abstract challenges to our dearly held prejudices -- not to mention the really good wine. The cast features Han Nah Kim, Diana Konopka, Mary Neufeld, Steven Rattazzi, Greig Sargeant, Stephanie Weeks, and Ian Wen.