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Open: 10/12/17- Close: 10/28/17 Death to The Pumpkin Pie Show
After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

 

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Clay McLeod Chapman’s DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 12-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.

Venue:
Under St. Marks : 94 St. Mark's Place
Open: 10/19/17- Close: 11/05/17 FERGUSON
Phelim McAleer’s FERGUSON, recreates the evidence and tells the shocking truth about what really happened on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. This play is a staged version of the Grand Jury testimony exactly as it was heard it in the courtroom. FERGUSON doesn't present an agenda. FERGUSON presents the exact testimony and asks the audiences to decide for themselves. No spin. No media filter. No fake news. Just the testimony presented during the hearing to the jury.

Venue:
Theatre at 30th Street : 259 West 30th Street
Open: 10/13/17- Close: 12/31/17 FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi! Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.  It’s a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. Get ready to PIVOT to St Luke’s Theatre!

Created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo that created five critically acclaimed musical parodies including Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical (NY Times Critics’ Pick), 90210! The

Venue:
St. Luke's Theater : 308 West 46th Street
Open: 10/19/17- Close: 10/28/17 GLASSHEART
"In the empty living room of a shabby apartment, a Beast is crying. There is just enough light to see that he is monstrous, and clutching something precious to him."

Beauty never showed up. Centuries after the curse, the Beast and his last remaining magical servant are holed up in a ramshackle apartment, managed by a mysterious landlady with a suspicious taste for gingerbread. When an eligible maiden moves in next door, "happily ever after" feels agonizingly within reach, but we all know that in fairytales, nothing is exactly as it seems. Full of humor, magic, and belief in the life-altering power of love, Glassheart is a witty and decidedly adult take on a classic tale that explores the space between light and dark, and the sacrifices we make in search of an ordinary life.

Venue:
Access Theater : 380 Broadway, 4th Floor
Open: 10/15/17- Close: 12/17/17 The Bench, A Homeless Love Story

Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh.

Venue:
Cherry Lane Theatre : 38 Commerce St.
Open: 10/20/17- Close: 11/04/17 The Mecca Tales
Voyage Theater Company and Crossroads Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Rohina Malik’s THE MECCA TALES, directed by Kareem Fahmy (3/Fifths at 3LD; This Time with Rising Circle Theater Collective), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), October 20-November 4 with evening performances on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm and matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (no Saturday matinee on October 21). Tickets ($18 general admission/$15 students & seniors) will go on sale September 1 at https://sheencenter.org/shows/mecca/ or by calling 866-811-4111.

Venue:
Sheen Center : 18 Bleecker St