Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director; John Del Gaudio, Managing Director) concludes the 2011-2012 season, aptly titled "After Anton," with a reimagined look at Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Directed by David Herskovits, the cast features Clare Barron as Marina, Don Castro as Telegin, Rebecca Hart as Helena, Susan Hyon as Sonya, Mary Neufeld as Serebryakov, Edward O'Blenis as Astrov, Greig Sargeant as Vanya, and Yuri Skujins as Mme. Voynitskaya (who replaces previously announced Steven Rattazzi).
Performances begin Thursday, April 26, 2012 for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 19 2012 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring). Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30, 2012.
"Our reimagined production of Uncle Vanya is "After Anton," in many senses, the theme of our current season," said David Herskovits. "It is a later recreation of a classic work, like a painting, 'after' an old master." Herskovits went onto add, "But it is also a memory, a recollection of a story, people, feelings, that may seem lost in the distance, and yet suddenly present. Everyone in this story is living in the past or living in the future, but only rarely do they actually engage with the present, the full passionate immediate moment."
In closing he stated, "My approach to telling the story reflects that displacement. We have reinvented the text through a process of workshop play, reading, and rewriting; as if the story had been learned, forgotten and then remembered in different words. So, too, I hope to create a layered event, with the sounds, colors, and immediacy of lived experience sometimes muted and sometimes vivid; sometimes grisaille and sometimes Technicolor."
The creative team includes Laura Jellinek (Sets), Annie Simon (Costumes), Lenore Doxsee (Lighting), Kate Marvin (Sound & Dramaturg), David Herskovits (Sound), and Kate Foster (Props). The Production Stage Managers are Ryan Gohsman and Phillip Rudy.
Tickets are priced at $20 for performances April 26-29 / $25 for all remaining performances and may be purchased online at www.here.org, through Theatermania by calling (212)352-3101, or at the HERE Box Office after 5 PM on show days or 2 hours before any performance.
Uncle Vanya will play the following performance schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays – Fridays at 8:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Please note: Special Benefit Performance at 7:00 p,m, on Monday, May 7, with tickets available for $100.