January 13 - February 5, 2011
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
Buffalo premiere of
Directed by Annette Daniels-Taylor
"A play that
reminds us what it means to stand up and be counted."
BUFFALO NEWS 1/15/11
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Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
January 13th - February 5th
$15 General Admission or $10 for students, seniors, & members
ALL THURSDAY PERFORMANCES PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
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the weekend of Martin Luther King Day, Subversive Theatre proudly presents I
AM A MAN -- a play that show us history through the eyes of the
people that fought to change it.
A MAN tells the stunningly true story of Black sanitation workers
who launched a daring strike for dignity against the bitterly anti-union
segregationist City of Memphis, Tennessee in 1968.
As the City streets filled with the tanks of the
National Guard, brave Black activist marched defiantly with signs that proudly
proclaimed: "I AM A MAN!"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveled to Memphis to
support the strike -- only to find the assassin's bullet waiting for him.
Learn the history your rulers are hoping you'll
forget from a play that dares to tell the story from the grassroots up!
I AM A MAN
is by radical Black playwright Oyamo (a.k.a. Charles F. Gordon).
Our rendition is directed by actress & Artie Award-winning playwright Annette
Daniels-Taylor with Assistant Direction by Jason E. Robinson.
It features the acting talents of Pete Johnson, Ernest "Buzzy"
Griffin, Leon S. Copeland, Jr*, Harold Luther White, Lawrence Rowswell*, Jack
Agugliaro*, Brandon Williamson, Shanntina Moore, Barry Williams, Tom Izard*, India Moss,
and Josh Smih\.
Set Design is by Ashley Bobbett with Lighting Design by Katie
Gilliland*, Sound Design by John Shotwell*, Costume Design by Hope
Wardlaw, and Videography by Brian Milbrand.
AM A MAN runs January 13th through February 5th with performances
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm. General
admission is $15.00 or $10.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre
members. Admission to all Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can. 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 Great Arrow Building.
Group rates for the show are also available.
For more information give us a call