June 22nd - July 1st, 2017
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents
for the seventh installment of our
"Subversive Youth Series"
by D.W. Gregory
Directed by Kelly Beuth*
Starring emerging student actors of
Buffalo's Performing Arts High School
June 22nd - July 1st, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Tickets $12.00 general admission
or $8.00 for students with valid I.D.
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!
here to purchase tickets online for all shows
do well to listen to science and ignore the nonsense that has been printed in
[R]adium has nothing to do with what is ailing you."
-Corporate Lie #1
For the seventh installment of our
"Subversive Youth Series," Subversive Theatre is honored to
present the regional
debut of RADIUM GIRLS by
D.W. Gregory, an empowering testament to anyone who's ever found the
courage to stand up for what's right.
What do you do when you find out your only means
of earning a living is killing you? Looking back almost one hundred
years, this astonishingly true tale follows a group of young women factory
workers who learn that the glow-in-the-dark watch dials they paint every day
contain lethal radium. In the face of corporate denials, male
chauvinism, and a staggering bastardization of science, one defiant
rank-and-file worker mounts a campaign for justice that just may cost her
Told with honesty, heart, and even tender
moments of humor, this whirlwind play cuts right to the core of America's
gruesome obsession with progress and profit to the point of complete disregard for
the human suffering that comes along the way. Connecting the dots
between workers' exploitation and women's oppression to the twisting of
science, the courts, the press, and public opinion all in the interests of
corporate greed, RADIUM GIRLS is a
critical look back into the past with all too many lessons for today.
cynical would say there's only one reason why
a high-profile specialist took up the cause.
On June 9, 1925, the first male employee of the
United State Radium Corporation died."
-Historian Kate Moore
by Subversive Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Kelly
Beuth*, our rendition features a long list of emerging young actors from
Buffalo's Performing Arts High School (BAVPA -- the Buffalo Academy for the
Visual and Performing Arts) including Corinne McLaughlin, Casey Appenheimer,
Tallulah Gordon, Aurora Anderson, Isabella Rodriguez, Isabelle Trump, Atreau
Richardson, Nahiem Paris, Steven Luangpakdy, Molly Lewars, Alisha Chardon,
Daleina Valdiva, and Melisa Rivas. Costume Design is by
Maureen Caputo* with Lighting Design by Kurt Schneiderman*, Scenic
Design by J. Tim Raymond, and sound design by the director herself.
runs June 22nd - July 1st 6th - May 6th with performances Thursdays, Fridays,
and Saturdays at 8pm. All shows are in our regular performance venue
The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of
North Buffalo's historic Great Arrow Building.
GIRLS may speak to our collective capacity for denial. But it also
celebrates our individual courage."
-The Daily Record
production marks the seventh installment of our Subversive Youth Series.
Each year Subversive Theatre is honored to present a play that speaks up with
a radical voice on issues facing young people all over the world. The
program began with our production of TICK, TICK... BOOM! in 2011,
BANG, BANG, YOU'RE DEAD in 2012, FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: BIRMINGHAM 1963
in 2013, THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS in 2014, EMOTIONAL CREATURE in
2015, and AKEELAH AND THE BEE in 2016. Don't miss the newest
installment of this ever-growing well of youthful subversion.
GIRLS first premiered at the Playwrights Theatre in Madison,
New Jersey in 2000, since that time it has enjoyed nearly 300 performances all
over the world. Heralded by the New York Times as "a playwright with
the talent to enlighten and provoke," author D.W. Gregory is a Pulitzer
Prize nominated writer and one of the most active women playwrights in America
are $12.00 general admission or $8.00 for students with valid I.D. 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
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