January 10th - February 16th, 2013
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
We're honored to present both parts of the Tony Award-winning masterpiece
by Tony Kushner
One: "Millennium Approaches"
directed by Christopher Standart*
starring Brian Riggs,
Jonathan Shuey, Tim Joyce,
Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Kristin Bentley, Michael Votta,
Greg Howze, and Becky Globus*
directed by Christian Brandjes
starring Megan Callahan*, Susan Drozd, Geoff Pictor,
Brian Zybala*, Jerrold Brown*, Adam Yellen,
Darleen Pickering Hummert, and Xavier Harris
Two separate plays on alternating
One extraordinary experience.
January 10th - February 16th,
Thursdays & Fridays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 3pm & 8pm
Tickets $20.00 General Admission
or $15.00 for students,
seniors, and Subversive Theatre members
Claim a $5.00 discount when you come back to see the second production!
All shows at the Manny Fried Playhouse
at 255 Great Arrow Avenue
the finest drama of our time, speaking to us of an entire era of life and
death as no other play within memory"
-John Heilpern NEW YORK OBSERVER
rare, dangerous and harrowing ...a
roman candle hurled into a drawing room ... "
-Nicholas de Jongh LONDON EVENING
the fourth show in our ten-year anniversary season, Subversive Theatre is
honored to present the Tony Award-winning masterpiece ANGELS
IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner. This
stunning latter day epic comprises two full length plays -- Part One: "Millennium
Approaches" and Part Two: "Perestroika."
-- to make up one incredible tale of loss, re-imagination, and
what just may be our most ambitious undertaking yet, Subversive Theatre is
presenting BOTH parts of this magnum opus with two separate casts performing
on alternating nights! Don't miss this rare opportunity to see two
completely different groups of actors portraying the same group of characters
all as a part of the same story.
Twenty years after its 1993 Broadway debut, ANGELS
IN AMERICA still delivers a cathartically beautiful
journey to 1980s America with a soul-searching look back on the early days of
the AIDS epidemic, the nauseating bravado of the Reagan Revolution, the environmental
crisis, the horrifying legacy of McCarthyism, and the haunting question of the
true meaning of "America" in today's world. With
its unique approach to "magical realism," ANGELS
IN AMERICA swirls inventively from the historical to the
fantastical, the inspirational to the appalling, the comic to the tragic, the
ponderous to the guttural -- boldly daring the 'land of the free' to
take a long-over-due look in the mirror at its painful past, its unfulfilled
ideals, and its hypocritical identity.
Part One: "Millennium
directed by Christopher Standart* and stars Brian Riggs (Prior),
Timothy Patrick Finnegan (multiple roles), Michael Votta
(Louis), Jonathan Shuey (Joe), Kristin Bentley (Harper), Tim
Joyce (Roy Cohn), Becky Globus* (Angel), Joy Scime* (Ethel
Rosenberg & others), Gail Golden (Hannah), and Greg Howze
(Belize & others). It plays: Thurs
1/10 @ 8pm, Fri 1/11 @ 8pm, Sat 1/12 @ 8pm, Fri 1/18 @ 8pm, Sat 1/19 @ 3pm,
Thurs 1/24 @ 8pm, Sat 1/26 @ 8pm, Sun 1/27 @ 7pm, Fri 2/1 @ 8pm,
Sat 2/2 @ 3pm, Thurs 2/7 @ 8pm, Sat 2/9 @ 8pm, Fri 2/15 @ 8pm, and Sat
2/16 @ 3pm
Part Two: "Perestroika"
is directed by Christian Brandjes and stars Susan Drozd (Angel
and others), Geoff Pictor (Prior), Megan Callahan* (Harper), Brian
Zybala* (Joe), Jerrold Brown* (Roy Cohn), Adam Yellen
(Louis), Xavier Harris (Belize & others), Jennifer Fitzery
(multiple roles), Darleen Pickering Hummert (Ethel Rosenberg), and Virginia
Brannon* (Hannah). It plays: Thurs
1/17 @ 8pm, Sat 1/19 @ 8pm, Fri 1/25 @ 8pm, Sat 1/26 @ 3pm, Thurs 1/31 @ 8pm,
Sat 2/2 @ 8pm, Fri 2/8 @ 8pm, Sat 2/9 @ 3pm, Sun 2/10 @ 7pm, Thurs 2/14 @ 8pm,
and Sat 2/16 @ 8pm
both productions, Set Design is by David Butler with Lighting Design by
Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*,
Video by Seth Tyler Black, Sound Design by John Shotwell*, and
Costume Design by Todd Warfield.
vast, miraculous play . . . provocative, witty and deeply upsetting . . . a
searching and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."
-Frank Rich NEW YORK TIMES
towering example of what theatre stretched to its full potential can
-Clifford A. Ridley PHILADELPHIA
IN AMERICA run January 10th through February 16th,
Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm.
There are two actors' benefit performances on Sunday, January 27th
and Sunday, February 8th both at 7pm.
Tickets are $20 general admission or $15 for students, seniors, and
Subversive Theatre members. Show your
playbill to claim a $5.00 discount when you come back to see the second
play. There are two pay-what-you-can performances on Thursday,
January 24th and Thursday, January 31st.
performances are in Subversive Theatre's regular performance venue The
Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of
North Buffalo's historic Great Arrow Building. Yes, we're on the third
floor, but we've got a big-ass elevator so don't let those stairs scare
find out more, give us a call at 716-408-0499.