March 8th - 30th, 2013
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
for the fifth show in our ten-year-anniversary season
we're proud to present...
by David W. Rintels
Directed by Tom
Starring James Ivey as America's first & greatest civil rights attorney
March 8th-30th, 2013
Fridays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 3pm & 8pm
Tickets $20.00 General Admission
$15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive
All Saturday matinee performances
are pay-what-you-can admission
and will be followed by talkbacks with actor James Ivey
"No other crime
has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the
fifth show in our ten-year-anniversary season, Subversive Theatre is proud to
present David W. Rintels' passionate one-man docu-drama CLARENCE
DARROW directed by Tom Loughlin and starring James Ivey as
America's first and greatest civil rights attorney.
awe-inspiring orator, a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union,
a tireless critic of power and privilege, a champion of the rights of
organized labor, an outspoken agnostic, a strenuous opponent of the death
penalty, and -- above all -- an unflinching defender of the underdog, Clarence
Darrow defiantly earned his reputation as "The
Attorney for the Damned."
would rather help the men win the eight-hour day than be elected President of
the United States"
extremely historically accurate play shows us the incredible life of Clarence
Darrow with a first-hand account of many of the most significant trials in
U.S. history as this wily legal mastermind takes on seemingly hopeless cases
defending controversial figures from radicals like Eugene V. Debs and "Big"
Bill Haywood to savage killers Leopold & Loeb, and even
mild-mannered high school science teacher John Scopes in the infamous "Monkey
Trial" over the right to teach evolution in the public schools of
Tennessee in 1925.
miss this unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary lawyer who made a
crucial stand for justice for underdogs of all kinds... amidst a
daunting chapter of U.S. History.
"I've never been
much for organized religion or anything else that tells people what they ought
production stars James Ivey in the title role.
James Ivey is a talented actor, director, and theatre professor whose
theatre career spans over four decades with an endless list of stage credits
that include the Goodman Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and the Dallas
Reparatory Theatre to name only a few.
A full professor at SUNY Fredonia, he is happy to appear under the
direction of Fredonia faculty colleague Tom Loughlin.
Set Design is by Lauren
Millman with Lighting Design by Michael Lodick* and Sound Design by
rendition of CLARENCE
DARROW plays Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm from
March 8th - 30th, 2013.
All performances are at 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.
are $20 general admission or $15 for students, seniors, and Subversive
Theatre members. Admission for
all Saturday matinee performances is pay-what-you-can.
All Saturday matinees will be followed by an open talkback with
actor/professor James Ivey.
more information, call 716-408-0499.
We'd like to thank our sponsors for
this production: The Buffalo Cooperative Federal Credit Union, United
University Professions (U.U.P.), The Law Firm of Muscato & Shatkin,
L.L.C., Daire Brian Irwin, Attorney at Law, and Joe's Service
Center of Buffalo.