Genre: Comedy, Drama, Other
Horse TRADE Presents a Rising Sun Performance Company Production

5 Short Plays that explore the perversity of our most basic (and sometimes base) relationships, in situations that will make you scratch your head in disbelief...

Founding Artistic Director, Akia has selected the work of 5 up and coming playwrights as part of their “Aspire to Inspire” Series, one of RSP’s many programs created to support the work of emerging and established NYC theatre artists. All of the pieces feature the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Ensemble & Guest Artists.

Plays contain some Adult Situations, Language and Partial Nudity

8PM Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2PM Sunday
July 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th & 25th

@ UNDER St. Marks 94 St. Marks Place                                                                                                                                Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A (No wheelchair access)                                                                                                          L train to 1st avenue or F to 2nd Ave  

Tickets: Adults $15 / Students & Seniors $12                                                                                                                                  Pay what you can Thursdays (Cash only at door)

To purchase tickets call SmartTix: 212-868-4444
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Production Stage Manager Howard Tilkin
Costume Design Katherine Stults
Properties & Special Effects Elaine Jones
Photography & Video By David Anthony

Party Girl
Written by Kitt Lavoie
Directed by Ian Quinlan
Assistant Director Derrick DeMaria
Featuring Becky Sterling, Lindsay Beecher
& Billy Fenderson
A young lawyer arrives at his cousin’s bachelor party to find his girlfriend, an Ivy League PhD student, working the party as an exotic dancer—two days before he was to introduce her to his family. They must work out how—and if—they can possibly go on together.

Teddy Knows Too Much
Written by Matt Hanf
Directed by Joseph McLaughlin
Assistant Director Cara Liander
Featuring Alexia Tate, Nicole Howard, Chris Enright & Peter Aguero
When a young boy befriends a teddy bear and tells him all of his secrets, he is left with only one option…

Nurturing Bond
Written By Tom Kiesche
Directed By Matthew Kreiner
Featuring: Michael McManus & Melissa Ciesla
A mother and son never separated at birth, at the end of their rope.

Head Games
Written By Justin Warner
Directed By Jason Tyne-Zimmerman
Featuring Nicole Howard, Chris Enright & Lindsay Beecher
In ancient Judea, Salome's uncle Herod returns with the head of John the Baptist, as promised. But the gift doesn't elicit the reaction he anticipated – for a devastating reason.

The Kiss
Written By Mark Harvey Levine
Directed by Melissa Farinelli
Featuring Flor Bromley & Jonathan Wexler
Dennis asks his best friend Allison to judge his kissing skills. Can he help it if she has to kiss him to do it?

About the Company: Rising Sun Performance Company

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Rising Sun Performance Company's mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and contributing new works and revitalized pre-existing work to the national canon. Rising Sun Performance Company realizes this goal by providing a safe artistic home which stimulates risk-taking without limits of genre or agenda. Our seasons are unique because our work is not genre or message specific. The productions represent the ensemble, how it exists in the moment and the Rising Sun Performance Company selects work that speaks to those artistic voices in its current state of being.

Open:   07/09/09
Close:   07/25/09

8PM Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2PM Sunday
July 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th & 25th
Theater:   Under St. Marks
Address:   94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY
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Take the L train to 1st Avenue or the F train to 2nd Avenue

Cost:$12, $15 and Pay what you can thursdays
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Rising Sun Performance Company         Official Web Site: