Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama
Written by James Presson, Directed by Jake Ahlquist

Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Executive Director) and Less Than Rent Theatre will present the World Premiere of WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEART by James Presson. The production will be directed by Jake Ahlquist (Fringe Excellence Award Winner ’10) and star Sean Patrick Monahan (Charles Busch’s Time Square Angel) and Emma March Barash (Stop the Virgins at St. Anne’s Warehouse). The show will also feature Dean Acree (New York Dream at The Pearl), Cory Asinofsky (Puppet Hamlet), Amanda Brooklyn (HBO’s Girls), Ben Diserens (the upcoming Wolf of Wall Street), Patrick Dooley, Jenna Grossano, Jackie Hansen, Jacob Presson, Tom Sanchez (Independents), and RJ Vaillancourt (Healthy Start by Gilad Cohen). Designs will feature sets by Grace Laubacher (Convergence at soloNOVA), lights by Gary Slootskiy (Independents), and costumes by Samantha Jacobsen.

WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEART is a tell-all chronicling an adolescence spent in Connecticut High School Hell. It tells the story of two star-crossed teenagers whose love faces many obstacles not the least of which being that they’re siblings. When their friends get involved, it’s only a matter of time until their suburban powder keg explodes and sets the whole world on fire.

WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEARTis a contemporary response to Jacobean Revenge Tragedies such as ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Spanish Tragedy. The title is drawn from a line in the opening scene of Titus Andronicus. It is one of a number of adaptations produced by Less Than Rent Theatre, including Little Town Blues (inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters), Friends Don’t Let Friends (inspired by Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler), and Songs and Julie (based on Strindberg’s Miss Julie).

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. 

Open:   04/11/13
Close:   04/27/13

Thursday through Saturday at 7pm
Theater:   Under St. Mark's Theatre
Address:   94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$18; $15 students & seniors
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Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade         Official Web Site: www.horsetrade.info