Genre: Classical, Drama
Adapted & Directed by Paul Bedard

Horse Trade Theater Group and THEATER IN ASYLUM will present the World Premiere of #CORIOLANUS adapted and directed by Paul Bedard based on William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, July 5-20 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place). The production will feature choreography by Katie Palmer and an Original Score by Randall Benichak with Lighting Design by Dan Stearns (Incendiary Agents at The New Ohio), Costume Design by Dave Burrington (Sleep No More), Media Design by Kelly Colburn, and Dramaturgy by Samantha Keogh and Katie Palmer. The Production Stage Manager will be Amelia Lembeck.

Technology has enabled democracy in a way that has never quite been possible before and as a result, it encourages populism. Would we ever elect a president in the same way we elect an American Idol? Would we ever choose policy based on what goes viral?

Pitting populism against elitism, TIA's #CORIOLANUS is a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic play that recounts the tragedy of a man at the mercy of media, politics, and Twitter. This interactive performance is set in a twitter centric world with live feeds on every wall. 

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. 

Preview:   07/05/13
Open:   07/06/13
Close:   07/20/13

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