Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Managing Director) will present Less Than Rent’s production of Desire! [A Varsouviana], by Rachel Buethe, Patrick Fleury, and James Presson adapted from the plays and journals of Tennesssee Williams. The production will be directed by Jenna Grossano and will feature Cory Asinofsky, Rachel Buethe, Bianca Crudo, Patrick Fleury, Natalie Kropf, James Presson, Tom Sanchez, and Nicole Ventura with Choreography by Jennifer Delac, Scenic Design by Marissa Parkes, Costume Design by Amanda Brooklyn, Lighting Design by Megan Lang, Sound Design by Emily Auciello. Assistant Directed by Jacob Presson. The evening will be hosted by DJ Dan Geggatt.
Liquored-up and down-to-f*ck: it’s Stanley, Blanche, and STELL-AAAAA. They’ve traded in fried-green melodrama for red-hot dubstep, and when the beat drops the French Quarter will never be the same. A heart-stopping, pill-popping remix of Tennessee Williams’ sexiest play.
DESIRE! [A VARSOUVIANA] continues in Less Than Rent’s signature “no-rules” approach to classic material. The production integrates found text with original material while also deconstructing preconceived notions about the play itself. LTR first experimented with this style on Richard 3, which premiered in a sold-out run at the New York International Fringe Festival. It also received Fringe Excellence Awards for Outstanding Actor (Jake Ahlquist) and Director (James Presson). It was next used in the Crucible-inspired Witches of Salem, which premiered at Fordham University in the spring of 2012. This will be the third in the series.
About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership.
Thursday through Saturday at 7pm
Theater: Under St. Marks
Address: 94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY
Cost:$18; $15 students & seniors
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