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Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Target Margin Theater's THE TEMPEST

COMPLETE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR

TARGET MARGIN THEATER’s

PRODUCTION OF

SHAKESPEARE’S  “T H E  T E M P E S T”

DIRECTED BY DAVID HERKOVITS

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MAY 4, 2011

AT HERE

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MAY 9, 2011

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

New York, NY (March 25, 2011) – Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of its 20th Anniversary Season, Shakespeare’s classic tale, The Tempest.  Under the direction of David Herskovits, the cast will feature Clare Barron as Miranda, Purva Bedi as Sebastian, James Tigger! Ferguson as Antonio, Yehuda Hyman as Gonzalo, Mia Katigbak as King Alonso, Meg MacCary as Stephano, Nana Mensah as Ariel, Mary Neufeld as Caliban, Hubert Point-Du Jour as Ferdinand, Steven Rattazzi as Prospero, and J.H. Smith III as Trinculo. 

Performances begin Wednesday, May 4, 2011 for a limited engagement through Friday, May 27, 2011 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring).  Opening Night is set for Monday, May 9, 2011.

Target Margin Theater’s 20th Anniversary production of The Tempest brings the company back to its Shakespearean roots with a rich and strange production performed by members of the troupe that will challenge perceived notions of performing Shakespeare.   For twenty years Target Margin Theater has made hand-crafted magic in plain sight. TMT’s production of Titus Andronicus splashed buckets of blood onto the Lower East Side and its mark can still be seen. Now they have dreamed up a Tempest brought to life in an old-fashioned theater, from a rich and strange past they never knew, for a future they want to create.  An aging master magician clumsily tries to control the beautiful fiery and silly spirits on his little island, far from the main stream of his culture. The spell is still gorgeous, but fading. Or is it a brave new beginning? 

“This Tempest is my own gentle dream of a beautiful, faded old drama, of the kind of magic and distance that the theater conjures so beautifully,” said David Herskovits.  “Prospero reaches back into his past to recreate his own vision of power and beauty.”

He went on to add, “We at Target Margin have built a magic box, an old fashioned jewel of a stage, to create our vision: a memory theater of the future. But this is a labor of passion, of love and loss. We aspire to marry Shakespeare’s most mature meditation on theater and the passage of time, with undiluted personal feeling.”

The creative team includes David Birn (Sets), Carol Bailey (Costumes), Lenore Doxsee (Lights), Kate Marvin (Sound), Thomas Cabaniss (Music Supervision), and David Rosenmeyer (Music Director).  The Production Stage Manager is Joseph Fletcher.

The Tempest will play the following performance schedule:  Mondays, Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Dark on Tuesdays.  There will be a special Saturday matinee on Saturday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m.   Ticket are priced at $20 for performances May 4 -8, & $25 for all remaining performances, and may be purchased at www.here.org,  or by calling TheaterMania at (212) 352-3101.  The Box Office at HERE is open after 5:00pm on evening performance days only and 2 hours prior on matinee performance days.

A Special Benefit Performance is scheduled on Thursday, May 12th at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $100 that includes the reception before curtain and party after the performance.

This production is being presented through HEREstay, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical and administrative support.

For additional information, please visit the Target Margin Theater website at www.targetmargin.org.

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