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"Marjana and the Forty Thieves" at Target Margin in 2019. (Photo by Gaia Sqarci)

Target Margin Theater Will Present Play About Arthur Miller

The Brooklyn theatre’s 2019-20 season will include a new play about Miller’s trips to Beijing in 1983.

BROOKLYN: Target Margin Theater (TMT) has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring experimental works about gun control and Arthur Miller. This will be its third season in its current venue in Sunset Park.

“When we opened our first permanent home in 2017, our dream was to create an alternative performance space where theatrical innovation could thrive,” said founding artistic director David Herskovits in a statement. “The artistic richness and freedom of a real, local home has far exceeded my wildest expectations.”

The season will include Fear in the Western World (Jan. 2-19, 2020) by David Commander and Rob Ramirez, produced by Immediate Medium. A digital puppetry performance, Fear in the Western World tackles gun control and Greek mythology. Commander will direct.

The second full production will be Salesman之死: The (Almost!) True Story of the 1983 Production of Death of a Salesman at the Beijing People’s Arts Theatre Directed by Mr. Arthur Miller Himself From a Script Translated By Mr. Ying Ruocheng Who Also Played Willy Loman (March 29-April 19, 2020) by Jeremy Tiang, co-conceived and directed by Michael Leibenluft. The play focuses on Arthur Miller’s 1983 visit in Beijing to direct Death of a Salesman, and is produced by Yangtze Repertory Theatre and Gung Ho Projects.

The season will conclude with Present Shame and Further Woe (April 30-May 16, 2020), conceived and directed by Moe Yousuf. The show explores the subcultures of “South Asian Anglophilian nostalgia.”

Target Margin will also present four workshops in 2019-20 based on The One Thousand and One Nights. These workshops are part of a development process for One Night, a 12-hour retelling of the Middle Eastern classic that will premiere in spring 2021. Target Margin will offer a presentation of The Sea The Sea, on October 23 at The Doxsee; Pussycock Know Nothing, January 23–25, 2020 at Long Island City’s The Chocolate Factory; You Are Not Broken, March 5–14, 2020 at The Doxsee; and Cities of Brass in June 2020.

Founded in 1991, Target Margin Theater is committed to aggressive interpretations of classic texts, lesser-known works, and new plays inspired by existing sources. It was awarded an Obie Award in 2019.

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