September 12 - October 5, 2013
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
as part of Curtain Up! 2013, to launch our 11th
season of subversive plays...
LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER
by Carson Kreitzer
Directed by Michael Lodick*
Starring Richard Lambert+ as the Father of the Atomic Bomb
September 12 - October 5, 2013
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
Tickets $25 general admission
or $20 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can
SPECIAL ACTORS' BENEFIT
Sunday, September 29 @ 7pm
Industry members: $15
here to purchase tickets online for all shows
emotional heat, poetry
and sheer dazzling theatricality"
-Chicago Sun Times
has a huge vision...
Oppenheimer is superb theater."
-The Cincinnati Enquirer
starting off our 11th season with a bang... of ATOMIC
Theatre's 2013-2014 Season of Plays opens with the EXPLOSIVE
stream-of-consciousness drama THE
LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER by Carson Kreitzer
directed by Michael Lodick* as part
of Curtain Up! 2013.
We're proud to welcome respected local actor Richard
Lambert+ to our stage as the one and only Father of the Atomic Bomb.
Winner of the 2004 Rosenthal New Play Prize, this deliciously off-beat tale
brings Oppenheimer face-to-face with the mythic Lilith -- ya know, the one
from the early Jewish Talmud, Earth's first woman before Eve who refused to
lie down beneath Adam -- yeah, her.
Together this unlikely pair take a seductively surreal
look back on Oppenheimer's extraordinary life leading audiences on a swirling
trip through many of the Twentieth Century's most staggering events -- the
Holocaust, the Los Alamos Project, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Red Scare, the
Trial of the Rosenbergs -- right on through to Oppenheimer's eventual
denunciation as a "subversive"
by the very government he worked so hard for.
Spurned by his country, torn apart by his lovers, taunted by his
personal demons, Oppenheimer faces the painful question of what his life, his
Nation, and his Century really stood for.
production of THE
LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER is directed by Michael Lodick* and features the acting talents of Richard
Lambert+, Maria Nicole Held, Wendy Hall, Mark John Donahue, Patrick Tighe,
Peter Calieri, John Kennedy, Jamie Nablo, and others.
Lighting Design is by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic
Director Kurt Schneiderman* with
Sound Design by John Shotwell*,
Costume Design by Andrea Gollhardt,
Videography by Bob Van Valin*, and
Set Design by the director himself.
LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER detonates on our stage
September 12th and runs through October 5th with
performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm.
All shows are in 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 $25 general admission or $20 for students, seniors, and Subversive
Theatre members except for all Thursdays when admission is pay-what-you-can.
information or to make a reservation, please
call Subversive Theatre's phoneline at 716-408-0499.
This production is presented this as part of Curtain
Up! 2013 involving over twenty different theatre companies as we join
forces to launch a new season of Buffalo theatre. Find out more about at