September 14th - October 7th, 2017
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents
for Curtain Up 2017...
by Sinclair Lewis
adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Dennis Keefe, Christopher Standart*,
Deborah A. Krygier, and many others
Sept 14th - Oct 7th, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Tickets $30.00 general admission
or $25.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive members
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!
here to purchase tickets online for all shows
"They say I want power... and it's true.
Great big imperial power. But not for me. For you!"
To kick off our 15th year of radical theatre, we're excited to present this new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' prophetic Novel IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE. Written in 1935, Lewis' tale tells of a huckster politician who buys the presidential election and proceeds to turn the U.S. into a fascist dictatorship... see any modern parallels? This stage adaptation developed by Berkeley Rep Theatre in the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign stays with the spirit of Lewis' original work while also adding in a healthy dose of jabs, jibes, and jeers at the scumbags in power today.
A wild mixture of campy farce with dystopian horror, this in-your-face extravaganza offers a chilling warning that is needed now more than ever.
"Brush up on your revolutionary theory, comrade.
Capitalism trumps democracy."
For our subversive rendition, Director Kurt Schneiderman* crafts this production with all the quirky energy of a bad Saturday Night Live skit complete with hokey props, thinly veiled gender bending, and gleefully over-the-top performances.
Our show stars Dennis Keefe as complacent-journalist-turned-reluctant-revolutionary "Doremus Jessup" with a mammoth ensemble that features the acting talents of Christopher Standart*, Deborah A. Krygier, Bryan Figueroa, J. Tim Raymond*, Brittany Germano*, Corinne McLoughlin, Marcus Thompson, Molly Lewars*, Marty Gartz, Sam Crystal, Kent Bostock, and Michael Mottern*.
Behind the scenes we're thrilled to welcome back last year's Artie Award-nominated lighting designer Hasheen DeBerry* along with sound designer Bob Van Valin*, costume designer Diane McNamara, and scenic artist/illustrator J. Tim Raymond*.
"As it happens, there are no blind mules
running for president this November."
IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE runs September 14th - October 7th with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm. All shows are in our home venue The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's historic Great Arrow Building.
are $30.00 general admission or $25.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre
members. As always, all Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can.
For more information call 716-408-0499
where you can also leave reservations and/or questions for your comrades at
Subversive Theatre. Reservations will be held up till five minutes before
showtime. Tickets can also be purchased right here on line, just click here.
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Come and join us for Season #15. Subversion is needed now like never before!