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 "The subjects for our people's theatre will have to be new.  Its audience has changed, and now we must talk to this audience about itself.
  As far as I am concerned, I now have nothing more to say to the bourgeois."

-Jean-Paul Sartre
1955

May 1, 2009
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

for our eight-annual May Day Staged Reading
 
DAYS OF THE COMMUNE
by Bertolt Brecht

One Night Only!
In Celebration of May Day 2009
ADMISSION: Donation Only!

"Of late, the Social-Democratic philistine has once more been filled with wholesome terror at the words: DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT.
Well and good, gentlemen, do you want to know what this dictatorship looks like?  Look at the Paris Commune.  THAT was the Dictatorship of the Proletariat."

-Friedrich Engels, March 18, 1891
 
     For the eighth annual installment of Subversive Theatre's May Day Staged Reading Series, we are proud to present Bertolt Brecht's impassioned docu-drama DAYS OF THE COMMUNE.  The last play Brecht wrote in his lifetime, this historical drama tells the story of the Paris Commune of 1871 -- as the French Government abandons the people of Paris to be slaughtered by advancing German Forces, the people rise up to take direct control of their city for the first time in history!
     This colossal moment in history has provided inspiration for activists ever since and is a very fitting addition to our annual commemoration of May Day.
     This one-night-only performance is at Subversive Theatre's regular performance venue, "The Manny Fried Playhouse" on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building at 255 Great Arrow Avenue.  Directed by Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*, it features the acting talents of Christina Rausa, Paul O'Hern, Patricia Armstrong*, Dennis Keefe*, Joe Giambra, Virginia Brannon*, Tom Scahill*, Becky Globus, and many others.
     Like all Subversive Theatre productions, admission for this show is free with donations gratefully accepted before, during, and after the performance.  Reservations are not available, seating is on a first-come-first-served basis with doors opening one half hour prior to the performance.
     We hope YOU will join us and help keep the spirit of May Day alive and kicking!

     For more information, give Subversive Theatre a call at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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