A New Play About Love Sex And Politics
Hat tip: Gary Morgenstein
For all you theater and politics enthusiasts in New York, there’s a new play coming out about a conservative African American man married to a liberal Jewish woman.
Right On Target is about a conservative African American – who claims he was fired from PBS for his politics — and his liberal Jewish wife. It will premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival at the Main Stage of the Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street, Saturday, August 11 at 7PM; Wednesday, August 15 at 9:15PM; Saturday, August 18 at 12noon; Wednesday, August 22 at 2PM, and Friday, August 24 at 4:15PM. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at door. Go to www.fringenyc.org or call 866-468-7619.
Directed by Noemi de la Puente of Dramatic Question Theatre, RIGHT ON TARGET stars Maggie Wagner, who recently appeared in the off-Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank; Simcha Borenstein: Jane Dashow; Janet Kim; Tom Lacey and Robert McKay.
Here’s what Mr. Morgenstein says about this play, and his characters:
…In theatre, hey, all entertainment, conservatives are either depicted as religious zealots, redneck bigots or evil capitalists. Even in Aaron Sorkin’s THE NEWSROOM, his Republican character is a liberal. In RIGHT ON TARGET, a conservative is portrayed as intelligent, as are all the characters, so they can have intelligent discussions. I think that’s called democracy which, as Mr. Churchill said, is the worst form of government, except for all the others.
To see more of Mr. Morgenstein’s writing, check out his page on the Tea Party Nation website.