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  "Theatre is an empty box and it is our job to fill it with fury and ecstasy... and with revolution." 

-Oliver Wells
2006

March 8th - 30th, 2013
at the Manny Fried Playhouse


for the fifth show i
n our ten-year-anniversary season we're proud to present...

 
CLARENCE DARROW
by David W. Rintels
 
Directed by Tom Loughlin
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 Theatre members
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 oppressed."
 

    For 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.

    An 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."

"I would rather help the men win the eight-hour day than be elected President of the United States"
 

    Rintels' 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.

    Don't 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 to believe..."
 

    Our 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 Brian Zybala*.

    Our 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.

    Tickets 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.

    For 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.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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