Written by Ben Clawson, Directed by Artem Yatsunov
Presented by StrangeDog Theatre Company
March 21, 22, & 23 at 7:30pm $15
Step one: Come see the show. Step two: Pick a character. Step three: When the character drinks, so do you! Can you make it through the night? The Virilogy is three one-act comedies (or one three-act tragedy), spanning a decade in the lives of the world's worst best friends. Throughout the night the boys will attempt to discover how to be heart-broken, how to be a man, how to be a friend, and how to fail miserably at all of the above.
Wasabassco Hellfire Club
Hosted by Doc Wasabassco
Thursday, March 21 @ 10:30pm $50 (no tips accepted)
Wasabassco Burlesque presents their most adult show ever! Step through the gates of this exclusive club for a monthly erotic salon, curated to cater to your most sophisticated and lustful desires. (Please note that this will be the final edition of the Wasabassco Hellfire Club in The Red Room).
Written by Don Nigro
Directed & Performed by John Clancy and Nancy Walsh
Presented by Clancy Productions
Sunday, March 24 @ 7pm $15
The creative team behind Cincinnati (Scotsman Fringe First, 2002, Stage Best Actress Nominee and Spirit of the Fringe winner, 2002 Nancy Walsh, Herald Angel winner, 2002 John Clancy) reunites to present the voices of Eve, the first woman and mother of us all and Jesus of Nazareth, Son of God. Hear the two stories you thought you knew told by the two people who had to live them. Funny, angry and brutally honest about the troubling nature of the Creator God, these stories surprise and enchant, leaving you with unexpected answers and maybe more questions than you thought you had.
Drafts Monthly Reading Series
Presented by The Drafts
Monday, March 25 @ 7pm FREE
This month's reading series will feature A Room Full of Ramen by David Trevor Lawson and Carting by Lynn Veach Sadler, both directed by Nicole Gehring.
We See Red: The Long and Sordid History of Dysfunctional and The Red Room
Presented by Dysfunctional Theater Company
Tuesday, March 26 @ 8pm $15
F. Scott Fitzgerald hosts an evening of short plays and songs spanning Dysfunctional Theatre's countless Red Room performances. With zombies, reindeer, Barbies, booze and songs. In other words, all the elements of a very Dysfunctional good time. Including scenes from The 8: Reindeer Monologues (featured in Time Out New York), The Dysfunctional Guide to Home Perfection, Marital Bliss and Passionate Hot Romance (winner Sold Out Show & Audience Choice Awards, FRIGID New York 2009),and other Red Room shows, as well as a new mini-episode from Dysfunctional's serialized play Unlicensed.
Reading of The Sisters of Arkansas Can Saw
Presented by Wreckio Ensemble
Wednesday, March 27 @ 8pm FREE
Faith, Hope, and Charity are self-proclaimed "watchers of the world." They believe that through their elaborate rituals and prayer that they maintain the balance between chaos and order on Earth, yet; they haven't had any interaction with the outside world since they saw their mother die over twenty years ago. The sisters come face to face with their fears of the unknown when Hope decides to leave their home. Sisters of Arkansas Can Saw is a quirky comedy that speaks about the unspoken rules of family obligation and the trials of loving unconditionally.
Stripper Lesbians: A Naked Love Story
Written by Kate Foster, Directed by Jeff Woodbridge
Presented by Rising Sun Performance Company
Thursday, March 28 & Friday, March 29 @ 10:30pm $15
Evan, a woman's studies major, is writing a killer senior thesis-- by becoming a stripper at her favorite strip club. In between her current girlfriend, a stripper-lesbian, and her ex boyfriend, an unemployed Tisch graduate, Evan dances the line between love and betrayal. A comedy about what it really means to be 'in love with a stripper' (cue R&B) and what it means to become one.
Double Bill: Goodnight Lovin' Trail & On Top
Written by John Patrick Bray
Presented by Rising Sun Performance Company
Saturday, March 30 @10:30pm $15
Goodnight Lovin' Trail is a subtle and touching drama that takes place at a truck stop diner in West Texas, where two desperate and lonely strangers find redemption in each other's eyes while discussing a stolen guitar. The play explores raw human emotions and consequences while these two desperate characters navigate and come to terms with the choices they've made on the road of life.
On Top: Does it count as cheating if you're on top? A couple redefines their relationship, and infidelity, in a grocery store.
Hosted by Peter Aguero
Sunday, March 31 @ 8pm $15
Raw stories paired with raw burlesque. Curated and hosted by Peter Aguero (The Moth, The BTK Band), Bare. will rip the heart out of your chest, place iT Lovingly back in, and proceed to do it all over again.
BLAZE OF GLORY will run March 1-30 in The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($15) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling 212-868-4444.
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. For more, go to www.horseTRADE.info.