Horse Trade's 10th Season

Horse Trade Theater Group, New York City's only commercial Off-Off-Broadway Theater group, celebrates its 10th Anniverary Season in 2007 - 2008. Operating a trio of spaces -- The Kraine Theater, The Red Roomand UNDER St. Marks -- Horse Trade acts as producers, co-producers or a rental house, depending on the needs of the production.

Horse Trade was founded in 1998 by a duo of Central Park Handsome Cab (a.k.a. horse-drawn carriage) drivers, and is currently run by Managing Director and co-founder Erez Ziv.

Highlights of the 10th season include:

...and We All Wore Leather Pants, a dark comedy by Robert Attenweiler, playing at Under St. Mark's from 6 - 29 Sep 2007.

The ground literally moves beneath the feet of the Sturgess family with the arrival of a strange visitor, some heavy metal-tinged magic in the air and the revelation that one of them may be part of the world�s most notorious rock band.

The musical is be directed by John Patrick Hayden, and features: Becky Benhayon, Adam Groves, Ariana Shore and Joe Stipek.

Chosen, comedy by by Rick Vorndran, playing atUnder St. Mark's from 17 - 26 Sep 2007.

A Political & social satire

Harm's Way, by Mac Wellman, playing at Under St. Mark's from 2 - 27 Oct 2007.

A very angry person attempts to make sense of his understanding of law and order in a world of other angry persons.

Kinderspiel, comedy by Rick Vorndran, playing at Under St. Mark's from 4 - 30 Oct 2007.

Set in the demimonde of Weimar Berlin, one cabaret offers access to the ultimate taboo: watching adults play as children. 'The world's greatest children's story, told exclusively for an adult audience.'

Say Your Prayers, Mug!, by Todd Michaels, playing at The Red Room from 4 - 27 Oct 2007.

The year is 1954. As Senator Joseph McCarthy battles the red menace in Washington, D.C., the rest of the America tunes into TV's top rated morning show 'Sunrise Cinema,' with Mr. & Mrs. Matinee themselves and the 1935 gangster melodrama 'Say Your Prayers Mug!' comes to life on stage.

Glass Houses / Edna St. Vincent Milay. Glass Houses by Harrison Williams, Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Milay, playing at Under St. Mark's from 1 - 17 Nov 2007.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, by Jeff Goode, playing at The Red Room 29 Noc - 21 Dec 2007.

The tragic tale of how sex, alcohol, pedophilia and rampant bestiality threatened the very existence of Christmas. Screaming, crying and WAY too much eggnog... isn't that what Christmas is all about?

The Frigid New York Festival, 27 Feb - 9 Mar 2008 at The Kraine, The Red Room and UNDER St. Marks

Horse Trade celebrates the end of winter with the 2nd Annual FRIGID New York, an open and uncensored Indie Theater Festival. FRIGID is an unjuried celebration of Off-Off Broadway artists from around the globe. All participating artists keep 100% of their box office earnings to continue the success of their work.

Full details about the above productions, with the exception of ...and We All Wore Leather Pants, still to be announced.

Spring 2008 will also see productions by Radiotheatre, The John Montgomery Theatre Company, Do Not Disturb Theatre, and the Rising Sun Performance Company, to name a few.

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