Playful Substance Announces First Show In Inaugural Season

Playful Substance is putting its mark on Halloween. After the success of October 2016's Frank, a play by Grant Harris, we have decided to make October the kick off to our season of new works. Each October we will feature a new work that probes the darker corners of the human mind. In 2018, we will present the premiere of Grant Harris' new play, I Can Kiss Like Ted Bundy, which will have a 6 show run at The Kraine (85 E 4th Street, East Village, New York) October 11- 13 and October 18- 20. 8:00 PM shows.

When a woman names her son, she gives him her dreams for his future. Ted's mom named him after a handsome devil that stole her heart. What is in a name? That which we call a Ted Bundy by any other name would murder as sweet. I Can Kiss Like Ted Bundy takes a stab at understanding what it means to come into your own.

I Can Kiss Like Ted Bundy is written by Grant Harris, directed by Bree O'Connor with Fight Direction by Dan Renkin and features Jon Steiger*, Kim Rios Lin*, Scott Raymond Janneke and Nikita P. Nixon II. (*Denotes actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association). Performances are October 11 - 13 and October 18 - 20 at 7:00 PM at The Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance by visiting I Can Kiss Like Ted Bundy is a co-production of Playful Substance and FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade. Playful Substance is a proud resident theater company at 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.

For further information on Playful Substance's 2018-19 season, including the immersive theater project about human trafficking to benefit Lifeway Network in January and the spring 2019 premiere of Bree O'Connor's new play, Gee, I Hope You Have Fun at My Mother's Death, visit

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