June 14 – 30, 2007 at The Kitchen
Directed by David Herskovits
Written and performed by David Greenspan
Fresh from his OBIE award winning performance in his latest collaboration with Target Margin, as Mephisto in last season’s Faust, the multi-talented David Greenspan writes and stars in a new one-man play. Based on both Aristotle’s Poetics and the essays of Gerald F. Else, The Argument 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 to capture that chimera, art.
With Han Nah Kim, Diana Konopka, Mary Neufeld, Steven Rattazzi, Greig Sargeant, Stephanie Weeks, Ian Wen
An artful and loose adaptation of Plato’s Symposium, Dinner Party 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.