About the event

A Christian, a Magician, and a Buddhist walk into the desert in the 13th Century. What follows is a satirical exploration of big business, religion, and love. This staged adaptation of Marco Millions, O’Neill’s fictionalized account of the life and travels of Marco Polo, uses the base text as a launching point for a linguistic and thematic translation by CUNY students, staff, and alumni, in collaboration with Target Margin Theater.

Come enter a world where Marco can now speak Hindi, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and English, and where the messengers can be news reporters. This is the story of Marco Polo, but it is also the story of the cast's interpretation of this obscure O'Neill play.

Tickets are free, but please reserve online here.

Please note there are three performances: Thursday 12/8 & Friday, 12/9 at 7pm in the Segal Theater, at the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave, NYC. And on Sunday, 12/11 at 7pm at The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

Lead Artists: Claire Moodey and Bess Rowen
Performers: Hildegard Hoeller, Amber Hutchinson, Randy Lopez, Mayurakshi Sen, Seika Takeuchi, Robert Trevisan
Sound Designer: Almeda Beynon
Costume Designer: Karen Boyer
Puppet Designer: Greg Corbino
Makeup Artist: Jazmine Shirley
Assistant Costume Designer: Christian Cordova
Stage Manager: Shayna O’Neill

This event is presented as part of Translation, an interdisciplinary research group that investigates how translation might be understood as a process of transformation that deepens engagement with places, people, cultures, and languages. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information or to join, email [email protected].

Co-sponsored by Target Margin Theater; the Translation Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.