FRIGID Festival 2019 Takes On The Government

FRIGID Festival 2019 Takes On The Government

With the remarks made in the recent State of the Union, there is currently some debate about this administration, the economy, and how it's actually affecting the middle and working class. Now in its 13th year, the always-uncensored FRIGID Festival is exploring just that. From donating a kidney to being sued by the Department of Justice, this festival has you covered. Check out a list of this year's political and money-minded shows:

Comfort Zones
Written by Richard Alleman, The Poked Bear
Two short plays by Richard Alleman examine Comfort Zones.

Quiet Car: Two strangers - one craving peace, the other attention - are forced to share the last two seats in the Quiet Car of an Amtrak train. Adrift: A wealthy WASP couple try to escape the horrors of a dystopian world by living full-time aboard a luxury cruise ship.

New York, New York
Kraine Theater, 60 minutes, $20


Daughter Of A Garbageman
Written by Maureen Langan

Maureen Langan's Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a NYC sanitation worker, told her an education was the path to success. Is that true? In DOGM, Langan lambastes today's "reality culture," while revealing her parents' strengths, struggles and secrets and how that made her who she is today.

New York, New York
Under St. Mark's, 60 minutes, $20


I'm Just Kidneying
Written by Amanda Nicastro

When Amanda shares that she is a living kidney donor, folks are quick to proclaim that she's a hero. But how heroic is it to carry your own urine on the subway? "I'm Just Kidneying" takes a whimsical look into the process of living kidney donation and pokes holes into the idea of what it takes to be "hero material."

New York, New York
Under St. Mark's, 60 minutes, $20


Indefinite Articles: A Libertarian Rage
Written by Phillip Low, Maximum Verbosity

It's just the time for an irreverent collection of classic jokes, stories, and rants by libertarian activist and internationally touring storyteller phillip andrew bennett low! Pull up a chair, down some whiskey, laugh, get angry, and tip your servers. He'll be here six nights.

Boston, Massachusetts
Under St. Mark's, 55 minutes, $10


IVANKAPLAY
Written by Charles Gershman, Snowy Owl

IVANKAPLAY stars Ivanka Trump. Rich kid. Daddy's girl. First daughter. Her father is systematically destroying American democracy. But Jared offers her a kind of solace. Her children empower her. A wild and provocative new play about America's first daughter on the most fateful day of her life.

New York, New York
Kraine Theater, 60 minutes, $15


Persephone's Cave
Written by Beau Han Bridge, Midtwenties Theatre Society

In 2018 New York City, two lower-class Millennials - the aspiring filmmaker-student Sephy; and aspiring musician-boyfriend Hayden - live and work together above an old independent movie theatre. One evening, a tragic circumstance leads them to make a decision and lock themselves in the projector room below, holding the hope of escaping their world by never coming out again. The question is: Can they escape?

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kraine Theater, 60 minutes, $20


Radio COTE
Written by Various Authors, Co-Op Theatre East

Co-Op Theatre East's series of new radio plays written & performed within 24 hours, tweaking the news of today to imagine a different world of tomorrow, will present five evenings of four new radio plays each. The results range from the absurdly wacky to the poignantly reflective, but they're always clever, fun, and inspired. Join us for a live recording of four brand-new, immediately-topical radio plays - each performance is different, written from the most immediately topical news of the day!

New York, New York
Kraine Theater, 50 minutes, $10


River of Fire
Written by David Lee Morgan

A computer wakes up in year 2035 on the eve of a worldwide socialist revolution. Fighting has broken out all over the globe. Suddenly, all communication stops. Spoken word musical theatre by David Lee Morgan, a UK and BBC Poetry Slam champion.

London, England
Under St. Mark's, 60 minutes, $15


Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking & Happiness
Written by Mary Goggin

One woman's dark comic journey to the other side of the overpass. Mary Goggin shares stories of sex, drugs and Irish Catholicism. As a massive reaction to sexual repression, Mary takes us from the Irish Famine to 1970s pimps and eventual joy.

New York, New York
Under St. Mark's, 60 minutes, $20


Strays
Written by Brad Lawrence, Nefarious Laboratory

Renowned Storyteller Brad Lawrence wrestles with the complicated legacy of his step-father and the hodge podge family of eight kids that came together to sometimes disastrous, sometimes hilarious, and occasionally touching results.

New York, New York
Under St. Mark's, 55 minutes, $12


Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life
Written by Keith Alessi, Quivering Dendrites

Always wanted to learn how to play the Banjo but your meteoric rise to success in the business world running public companies and out-performing Yahoo keeps holding you back? So you keep squirrelling away banjos like acorns in closets and putting off your banjo dreams? Me too. Let's talk.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Under St. Mark's, 60 minutes, $12


Voice of Authority
Written by Dean Temple

The US Dept of Justice is suing Dean for $19 million. What he needs is a lawyer. What he gets is a ballet dancer. A true story about turning your worst catastrophe into a pretty damn good musical number.

New York, New York
Kraine Theater, 50 minutes, $15

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