Genre: Comedy

Poppycock is a contemporary farce about the various ways we lie to people in order to prevent them from discovering how much we've been lying to ourselves. At a remote bed & breakfast in the northeast, the owner, Fred, is frantically trying to avoid losing the house to his rival and former friend, Barney. When an eccentric family accidentally ends up stranded at the house for the night, Fred finds an unlikely ally in Poppy, a troubled but confident 25-year-old who has never left home and is eager to escape her controlling sister Hailey, and Hailey's suspicious boyfriend Howard, both of whom seem to suddenly want a piece of the bed & breakfast for themselves. As Fred and Poppy form a sketchy partnership to assist each other, the house comes under constant threat from Barney, Hailey, Howard, an uncompromising building inspector, and Fred's mute assistant Claudia (who speaks only in a sign-language of her own invention), culminating in one hilarious night full of nonsense and poppycock.

Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Intermission: None

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.

Open:   04/08/10
Close:   04/24/10

Thursday through Saturday at 8pm
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:General Admission $15.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade         Official Web Site: www.horsetrade.info