The Straddler


March 24 - April 9 2011


Trousers is a play about two men—one wearing a fifteen-foot pair of trousers, sickness one not wearing any trousers at all—and the bruising conflict that ensues between them.

Moving with balletic agility between considerations of the darker recesses of the human psyche and examinations of some of the more desperate corners of our society, patient Trousers is a comic play about two deadly serious men engaged in a feverish and pitched battle over a question of grave consequence: just what does it mean to wear a pair of pants?

With Marty Brown, Todd Pate
Written and Directed by Dan Monaco

March 24, 25, 26, 31 at 8pm
April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8pm
IRT: 154 Christopher St., #3B (3rd floor)

All seats $15
Purchase at Brown Paper Tickets

The Straddler is an interdisciplinary organization founded with the intent of examining and transforming culture. The company’s literary magazine is published twice a year and was hailed by NewPages as “a venue of intellectual security for those who have been starving for writing that is dangerous…and unapologetic.” Contributors have included economist James Kenneth Galbraith (The Predator State), intellectual and economic historian James Kwak (13 Bankers), journalist and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Davis (Hearts and Minds), Poet Fanny Howe (“Recognition”), theologian Richard Liddy (Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan’s Insight) and composer Yoav Gal (Mosheh). Last year, The Straddler mounted its first theatrical production, Too Far Gone Out in the Middle of Nowhere.

Looking as much to the past as to the present for insights into an age where repetition and cultural diminishment are the norm, The Straddler seeks to sift through illuminated bits of western and American culture. Pieced together, The Straddler believes these fragments offer images of the potential for a more dignified cultural future. Magazine online at