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  "Unless the actor is satisfied to be a parrot or a monkey he must master our period's knowledge of human social life by himself joining in the war of the classes."

-Bertolt Brecht
1948

January 10th - February 16th, 2013
at the Manny Fried Playhouse


We're honored to present both parts of the Tony Award-winning masterpiece

 
ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Tony Kushner
 

Part 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*

Part Two: "Perestroika" 
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 nights.
One extraordinary experience.
 

January 10th - February 16th, 2013
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
 


"Angels in America is 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

"Something rare, dangerous and harrowing ...a roman candle hurled into a drawing room ... " 
-Nicholas de Jongh  LONDON EVENING STANDARD

     For 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 rebirth. 

     In 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 Approaches" is 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

     For 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.

"A vast, miraculous play . . . provocative, witty and deeply upsetting . . . a searching and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."
-Frank Rich  NEW YORK TIMES

"A towering example of what theatre stretched to its full potential can achieve."
-Clifford A. Ridley  PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

     Performances of ANGELS 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.

     All 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 you away!

     To find out more, give us a call at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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