WANTED: A POET

A look at our own troubled times via Aristophanes

Obie Award–winning writer and performer David Greenspan, who was just nominated for a Drama League Award for his work in The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, wraps up Target Margin Theater’s terrific two-season exploration of Greek works with an adaptation called Old Comedy (from AristophanesFrogs). While the story itself is ancient, its themes are as fresh as ever: Set in Athens during a terrible, losing war without political leadership, the play concerns a group of heroes who go in search of a poet with the wisdom to save them—a task that ends up being far more difficult than they can imagine. David Herskovits, artistic director of Target Margin, directs.
May 10-31, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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