BECKETT IN BENGHAZI

Genre: Drama
Written by Ben Diserens, Directed by James Presson

 Horse Trade Theater Group will present Less Than Rent Theatre’s World Premiere of Ben Diserens’ BECKETT IN BENGHAZI, July 25-August 10 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place).The production will be directed by James Presson (FringeNYC Award Winner for Directing in 2010) and feature Julie Voshell (Movin’ Out; Pop), Becca Ballenger (American Stare), Adam Weppler (Waiting for Lefty with Roundabout; Puppet Hamlet), Rachel B. Joyce (Muskego Lake, Desire! A Varsouviana),Brendan McDonough (Three Sisters with The Assembly), and Patrick Dooley (Words, Razors, and the Wounded Heart). Designs will feature sets by Dan Geggatt (Asuncion; Billy Witch), costumes by Sara Donovan, sound by Emily Auciello (The Dance and the Railroad at Signature Center), choreography by Jennifer Delac, and fight design by Cory Asinofsky (Richard 3).

Only days away from opening downtown in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, a beleaguered theatre troupe gets sucked into the furor of the debate over the US of A’s occupation of the Middle East. As their director whimsically shifts gears on the whole production, they are forced to confront big issues, political and personal, and ask big questions: Where does imperialism fit into the 21st century? How do we distinguish between sacred traditions and antiquated infringements of human rights? And when do we break for lunch? An irreverent satire of ideological, metaphysical, and theatrocological stagnation. 


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:   07/25/13
Close:   08/10/13

Schedule:
Thursday through Saturday at 7pm
Theater:   Under St. Marks
Address:   94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY
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Cost:$18; $15 students & seniors
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