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Get Your Fill of Theatre in November
Horse Trade Theatre is at it again

You may know Horse Trade Theatre group from their provocative burlesque shows, but they've got a whole lot more tricks up their sleeve. This November is packed to the gills with one-of-a-kind shows, no matter what you are looking for. Check out the schedule below and then reserve your tickets here.

For giggles:


The Skinny
Wednesday, November 2 @ 8pm $10
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.


God Tastes Like Chicken
Thursday, November 3 @ 10:30pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
The brainchild of erotic balloon artist John Murdock, the cast of God Tastes Like Chicken serves up society's sacred cows medium rare, with improv, sketch comedy, stand-up, chickens, and heresy.


Sketch Block
Wednesday, November 9 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform!


Thank You, Robot’s Summer Friday’s 
Friday, November 18 @ 10:30pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Summer Friday’s is a showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again.


Blogologues
Monday, November 28 @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm $15
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
In a world where anyone can become an overnight YouTube sensation and tech CEOs are high-rolling celebrities, Blogologues gives voice to what’s overheard in New York, what happens when parents text, and your missed connections.


Beaches 2
Wednesday, November 30 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Beaches 2 is a sketch comedy group featuring Tanya O’Debra that aims to take a type of joke and see if they can make you laugh nonstop about it for 30 minutes. 


If you like stories:


The Adam Wade Show
Monday, November 14 @ 7pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Moth storytelling favorite, Adam Wade, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for a special show. He’ll also sing a few songs, and play video shorts. No two shows will be the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off.


BTK Band
Monday, November 14 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Raconteurs regale the audience with true stories from their lives while The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band, improvises music and lyrics to turn their stories into songs. As if Tom Waits and The Moth delivered a baby from the gaping maw of Chaos.


TOLD
An evening of themed storytelling
Monday, November 21 @ 7pm Pay-What-You-Will
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
TOLD is a monthly storytelling show hosted by Seth Lind. Each month New York's best performers take the stage to tell true stories related to a central theme. A special guest provides interludes to glue the evening together into a collective experience.


If you like the sexy & sultry:


Bastardpiece Theatre
Thursday, November 10 @ 10:30pm $20
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Burlesque MC Bastard Keith and striptease beauty Madame Rosebud have scoured the earth to find the dumbest, goriest, nakedest exploitation movies you've never seen. Bastardpiece Theater is the result: an out of control evening featuring wild go-go, drinking games, giveaways and hilarious live commentary.


Naked Girls Reading
Wednesday, November 16 @ 9pm $20
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
A monthly nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls.


Wasabassco Hellfire Club
Thursday, November 17 @ 10pm $40
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
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.


Legends of the Feather
Thursday, November 17 @ 10:30pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
John Murdock, The Gentleman Scumbag, will present a different Lucky Chengs drag performer each month. The performances will involve the numbers that have made the Girls of Lucky Chengs famous, but will also feature a story telling element unseen at Lucky Chengs typical Drag Cabarets. The show will open with a few stories from John Murdock, who will then turn the stage over to the Legends of Lucky Chengs. 


For musical maladies:


Penny’s Open Mic
Every Tuesday @ 9pm  $3
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, and other creative folks are invited to put their two cents in at this weekly gathering hosted by Penny Pollak.


The Ice Cream Social
Featuring SUPERCUTE! 
Sunday, November 20 @ 4pm $10
The Kraine (85 East 4th Street)
The band SUPERCUTE! presents The Ice Cream Social, a fun all ages vaudeville variety show featuring inspiring teen artists showing off their musical talent, comedy, and performance art!


Vintage Vantage Variety Hour
With Kyle Supley and The Pendulum Swings Big Band
Sunday, November 27 @ 9pm $8
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
The only live-feed musical variety show with a retro twist showcasing NYC's finest performers, musicians and comedians. Tune in monthly to hear incredible songs from one of NY's best big bands fronted by the incredible Jason Trachtenberg!


PLAY DEVELOPMENT, ONE ACTS & ONGOING SERIALS


Shotz
Monday, November 7 @ 7pm & 8:30pm $10 (includes a free beer)
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Six playwrights and directors get a week and a half to write and rehearse a short play based around three conditions, a theme, and a pre-selected cast, and then its go time. Different playwrights and directors featured every month.


Unlicensed
Sunday, November 21 @ 8pm & 9:30pm $15
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Unlicensed is an ongoing monthly serial that tells the story of a group of artists struggling to produce a play in an America where all theater is strictly government regulated and indie theater companies are outlaws.


The Drafts
Monday, November 28 @ 7pm FREE
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The Drafts are a non-equity ensemble of actors who are relatively new to the New York theater scene. The Drafts do the hard work of new play development and each month they read new plays from two different emerging playwrights. These original excerpts will leave you wanting more.


The Directors Project
Monday, November 28 @ 8:30pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (85 East 4th Street)
This year The Drafts welcome the five new directors of the Director’s Project into the mix. The Director’s Project is a gymnasium for young directors to develop their skills working on classical material. This fall watch five directors take on Troilus and Cressida five entirely different ways.