SAY YOUR PRAYERS, MUG!

Genre: Comedy
Written by Todd Michael, directed by Todd Michael and Jill Yablon

Mr. and Mrs. Matinee themselves, Skip Rayburn and Dottie Haines, host the 1950s television show "Sunrise Cinema" and eagerly present the long-lost thriller, "Say Your Prayers, Mug!" In between the bubbly hosts' banter, the 1935 gangster flick comes to life on stage, complete with fist-swingin' cops and fast-talkin' mobsters. A parody within a parody, SAY YOUR PRAYERS, MUG! playfully sends up not one, but two genres of yesteryear.
About the Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.



Cast: Jimmy Blackman, Sarah Bunker, Thom Brown, Walter J. Hoffman, Patrick McColley, Todd Michael, Jill Yablon
Open:   10/04/07
Close:   10/27/07

Schedule:
Performances are every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM
Theater:   Red Room
Address:   85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Subway Info: Take the F or V trains to 2nd Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade         Official Web Site: www.horsetrade.info
Lawrence Lesher (Nick Bottom) is a grizzled veteran of the off-off Broadway scene having theatrically soldiered through the jukebox-at-the-adjoining-bar noises, basketball-games-at-the-adjoining-gymnasium noises, and Harley-Davidsons-directly-outside-for-30-minutes noises of many a blackbox space. And yet somehow, miraculously, he still keeps coming back. He's acted/directed/toured/drank in all 50 states with shows like "Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" and "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and once actually gave a guy a seizure with his performance in "Waiting for Godot". Take from that what you will.

(Miles, Nick, Jacob, Man 2) -I’m thrilled to be apart of Ten Reasons at the Midtown Festival! I like to write bios in the first person. Credits include: Buddy Becker’s Big Uncut Flick, As Is, The Painter, Say your Prayers Mug, Dinner at Precisely Eight-Thirteen, Man of La Mancha, Candide, Murder on the Nile, Threepenny Opera, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Working, and Fiddler on the Roof. Opera: La Traviata, Abduction from the Seraglio, Albert Herring, Il Trittico, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Yeoman of the Guard. Film: “Perfect Silence” and “A Day From Hell.” TV: “Guiding Light”, “Rescue Me” and HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords.” I’m a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and am excited to actually be using my degree in a musical! I’d like to thank my beautiful wife, Nikki! www.ryan-stadler.com