Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab Target Margin Theater
About the show
Target Margin’s ICEMAN Lab presents a radical new approach to THE ICEMAN COMETH, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O’Neill’s classic will allow audiences to see each act as a separate experiment, all four together as a unified whole, or both. Lead Artists include Julia Sirna-Frest (actor / director), Yuris Skujins (actor), Katie Rose McLaughlin (choreographer) and Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew (lighting/projection designer, director, puppeteer).
ICEMAN ACT I
By Julia Sirna-Frest
Shane Chapman and Julia Sirna-Frest present a song cycle that meanders through disCHORDant changes and sings to the sweet oblivion that is life as a listless drunken human. The White Stripes, Eugene O’Neill and Funkadelic walk into a bar and drink and sing themselves into an obliterated, raucous, life-affirming musical explosive stupor. A song cycle with a shot of the real. Featuring Sarah Bennett, Shane Chapman, Lisa Clair*, Chris Giarmo, Julia Sirna-Frest*, and William A. Williams*.
ICEMAN ACT II
By Yuris Skujins
Bleak beautiful horrible visions haunt this downbeat birthday celebration. Fraught wicked partygoers mull and defend and deny their weak standing under their even weaker circumstances. Lights shining at ends of dark tunnels are hazily glimpsed, then lost to these delirious booze-soaked rallying souls. Offstage brawling and frightful dialects hint at promising theatricality. Featuring collaborations with Douglas Langworthy and Meredith Palin.
ICEMAN ACT III
By Katie Rose McLaughlin
Exits and entrances. Characters turned inside out. Internal psychodrama repurposed into constant physical movement. Six female dancers play O’Neill’s fourteen barflies in a highly choreographed study of existential dread, rising to the occasion and falling back down again. Featuring Belinda Adams, Ronnell Kitt, Emily Pacilio, Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski, Mary Kate Sickel, and Taquirah Thompson.
ICEMAN ACT IV
By Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
An audio and live-action puppetry animation journey into the sobering minds of the wax figures who were once proud and ambivalent drunks at Harry Hope’s bar. Tomorrow is now. The poetry of the language will be the lens through which the tragedy and redemption unfolds and becomes universal. Featuring Tomas Del Valle, Amy Jensen, Connie Hall, Valarie Pham, and Merlin Whitehawk*.
ICEMAN Marathon Performances (Acts I – IV)
On June 11th and June 18th join Hickey down at Harry Hope’s saloon (aka HERE) for special marathon performances of The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill. For two nights only you’ll have a chance to see Acts I – IV by Julia Sirna-Frest, Yuris Skujins, Katie Rose McLaughlin and Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew presented together, in order, making for one of the most radical productions of The Iceman Cometh the world has ever seen.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association
Target Margin Theater
Artistic Director: David Herskovits
Artistic Producers: Sarah Hughes & Moe Yousuf
ICEMAN Lab Lead Artists: Julia Sirna-Frest, Yuris Skujins, Katie Rose McLaughlin and Jeanette Yew
Photo credit: Gaia Squarci