Sunday, October 12, 2008

October

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP
PRESENTS A
COUNTING SQUARES THEATRE PRODUCTION OF
WOYZECK

By Georg Buchner, Adapted & Directed by Joshua Chase Gold

September 23 - October 29, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st and A)

In this new and gripping adaptation, set in the present day south, we will take a poignant look at the effects of wartime on young men. After seeing war and bloodshed, Franz Woyzeck returns home to his lover and child. Unable to reintegrate into society, perform sexually, or relate to those around, he is thrust into a world of confusion and chaos. Incorporating Andrews Sisters style music throughout, this production is both timely and entertaining.

Tickets ($23, $18 students & seniors, $17 military) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info


HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP
PRESENTS A

THEATRE REVERB

PRODUCTION OF

EXCESSECRET: “¿GUESS WHAT ‘ITS’ ABOUT?”

RUNNING IN REPERTORY WITH

WATCH OUT! (ITS GO TIME!)


October 1 – November 22, Wednesdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 10:30pm in The Red Room (85 E. 4th Street between 2nd and Bowery)

WATCH OUT! (IT’S GO TIME!)
Secret agents Olga and Björn seem to be up to their usual mischief but things take a wicked turn as the end of the world and Division start breathing down their cute as pie little necks. Wonders include a naked garbage bag spectacle, Big Buckhunter™, tin-flute, song, dance, video, and low-grade virtual pyrotechnics. You better WATCH OUT! (IT’S GO TIME!)
Performances:
October 1 (preview), October 15, October 18, October 22, October 25, October 29, November 1, November 8, November 12, & November 22

EXCESSECRET: “¿GUESS WHAT ‘IT’S’ ABOUT?”
Dr. Olga and Dr. Björn manage to do their rounds and charm their own pants off while hosting this entirely unpredictable production that features audience tampering, two wildly comic ExcessoMimes (Gluttony and Lust), an outlandish game of Operation (you're the doctor!™), video, tap dancing, life saving, competitive eating, and outrageous fun.
Performances:
October 4 (preview), October 8, October 11, November 5, November 15, & November 19.

Tickets ($15, $12 students) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info


HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP
PRESENTS A

DYSFUNCTIONAL THEATRE COMPANY

PRODUCTION OF
BREW OF THE DEAD


By Patrick Storck, Directed by Justin Plowman

October 3, 4, 11, 18, 25 & November 1 at 10:30pm following a preview performance on October 2 at 8pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st and A)

“It’s down to the five of us, but now we have a plan. And that plan involves beer.”
Lovingly inspired by/ripped off from Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead and The Evil Dead, Dysfunctional Theatre presents BREW OF THE DEAD, a new dark comedy that asks the eternal question, when the apocalypse comes, will there be beer?

Tickets ($15, $12 students/seniors) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info


A Dynamite Double-Feature! Two Tales of Spine Tingling Insanity!
SOMETHING WEIRD… IN THE RED ROOM
Directed & Choreographed by Rachel Klein

October 7 - 31, Tuesdays at 8pm & Fridays at 10:30pm in The Red Room (85 E. 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery)

Sir Sheever by Benjamin Spiro, is a creepy, comedic one act about a demented heiress who forms her own twisted Addams Family from four department store mannequins. When an intruder unwittingly becomes her new playmate, it is only a matter of time before tea parties and temper tantrums become unbearable for the living. Meanwhile, the mannequins are a little livelier than they ought to be, and they want to play a few games of their own. There’s no telling what sinister plans might hide behind these glassy eyes. They’re the kind of dolls that you’ll want to pull to pieces.

Aenigma by Sean Gill, pendulates between the absurdly comic and the genuinely disturbing as two show-biz sisters must cope with a series of increasingly appalling events which eventually take a turn for the fantastic. Told with an inventive flashback structure which incorporates multiple points-of-view and even the live action staging of a videotape playback, Aenigma delights in literally and figuratively “twisted” storytelling.

Tickets ($18) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP
PRESENTS
THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

Stories written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Clay McLeod Chapman & Hanna Cheek

October 16-November 1. Special Halloween show October 31! Thursday through Saturday at 8pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st and A)

Fresh off their hugely successful international summer tour, the award winning THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW returns to New York City to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a hand-selected roster of a decades worth of their favorite stories. A literary fist in the face. Part monologue, part boxing match -- THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is a rigorous storytelling session packed with enough intensity to feel like a rock concert rather than a bedtime tale. Filled with tales of the bizarre, dark, and perverted, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is bedtime stories for adults. Every story is chosen at random each night, so each show is guaranteed to be completely different from the last. This is THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW like you’ve never seen it before!

Tickets ($18) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info


TERRANOVA COLLECTIVE
PRESENTS
BLUE BEFORE MORNING

By Kate McGovern
Directed by Gia Forakis

October 19 through November 8, Wednesday-Monday at 8pm at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street, east of Union Square)

At dawn, a New York cabbie picks up a teenage girl headed for the bus station. Before long, they’re driving to South Carolina, accompanied by a very pregnant, foul-mouthed hitchhiker. The three strangers hit I-95 and find themselves on a journey of unusual coincidences and second chances that straddle past and present while leading them toward an unlikely future.

Tickets ($20) are available online at www.TerraNovaCollective.org or by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200.

ONGOING MONTHLY SHOWS:

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP AND ANITA COOKIE PRESENT ANITA’S UNDERGROUND GAME SHOW!

The second Thursday of every month, at 11pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st and A)

Anita's Underground Game Show… It's The Price Is Right with boobs and booze, an interactive game show where contestants, each randomly selected from the audience, play pricing games to win baked goods, free booze, and so much more! But it's not just fun and games! Hosted, in pasties, by Anita Cookie, Anita's Underground Game Show is packed with live music, jokes, hidden talents, and BOOBS!

Tickets ($10) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling 212-868-4444

Horse Trade Theater Group presents a GiGi La Femme & Doc Wasabassco Production
REVEALED
More burlesque than you’ve ever seen before!

The third Wednesday of every month, at 10:00pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st and A)

REVEALED... Brought to you by the Power Couple of Burlesque (GiGi La Femme and Doc Wasabassco) Revealed is a cutting-edge burlesque show with a sinfully dirty twist. This unique and extra-sultry night features the sexiest, most notorious burlesque performers in New York City, as you’ve never seen them before! Revealed promises you more bang for your buck than any other show in town. Experience an evening of salacious striptease and skin, where the climax of each number leaves everything…Revealed.

Tickets ($20) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling 212-868-4444


Horse Trade Theater Group presents
Sci Fi Screening Room:
FRANKENSTEIN NIGHT!
@ UNDER St. Mark’s
94 St. Mark’s Place, btw 1st Ave and Avenue A
L-train to 1st Ave, F/V to 2nd Ave, R-train to 8th St, 6 to Astor Pl.
Monday, October 27 @ 7:00 PM $7
www.ThisKevin.Blogspot.com

October’s show is FRANKENSTEIN Night!, featuring footage from Frankenstein Conquers the World, Dracula Vs. Frankenstein and even 1973’s Blackenstein. Clips will range from Thomas Edison’s Frankenstein (1903) to Frank Henenlotter’s Frankenhooker.
Host Kevin Maher (American Movie Classics’ The Sci Fi Department) is joined by guest presenters including TV’s Ghoul A-Go-Go, Cinema Purgatorio’s Ray Privett, Comedian/Filmmaker Will Carlough and blogger Tom Blunt.
The evening will include Frankenstein drinking games, haikus, trivia, prizes, free Frankenberry cereal and a special wall-projection of some 1975 viewmaster reels of Frankenstein.

Immediately following the video cavalcade, Cinema Purgatorio presents Quicksilver Radio Theater’s award-winning production of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN: MODERN PROMETHEUS. Directed Jay Stern and producer Craig Wichman will introduce the one-hour radio drama. This “audio-screening” is included with admission to Frankenstein Night! Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com .