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by Sabrina Mahfouz

Time change for Sat., June 15th Now at 2:00

"remember you are everyone who has gone before you and no one who has ever been so make it count!"


         directed by Kelly M. Beuth*

    starring emerging actors of Buffalo's Performing Arts High School

for the 9th installment of our "Subversive Youth Series", we are honored to present the daringly fresh drama LAYLA'S ROOM by award-winning Egyptian-British author Sabrina Mahfouz


this intensely personal play takes audiences to the front lines of one embattled teenage girl's struggle to stand up against sexual assault.  what do you do when your closest friends don't believe you?  where do you turn when no one will listen?  how do you keep on caring when no one else seems to?

this oh-so-twenty-first century tale takes a hard look at these burning questions and still finds a way to offer hope and empowerment in spite of all the hurdles in the way.  an entrancing elegy of love and anguish, of dismay and resolve, LAYLA'S ROOM speaks out with a beautifully innocent voice when it's needed most

directed by Kelly M. Beuth* -- the director of our Subversive Youth Series -- this production is performed exclusively by young, emerging actors of Buffalo's Performing Arts High School.  it stars Isabella Rodriguez, Melisa Rivas Alvarez, Ariana Ballard, Janay Burnell, Molly/Oliver Lewars, Amy Houck, Rahim Dunston,
Atraeu Richardson,
and Treasure Johnson

performances run june 6th - 15th with shows thursdays, fridays, at 7:30. Saturday at 2:00. all shows are at the MANNY FRIED PLAYHOUSE (255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd floor, Great Arrow Bldg).  tickets are $20 general admission or $10 for students.  as always, all thursday shows are pay-what-you-can.  purchase tickets here online or call us at 716-462-5549.

june 6th - 15th, 2019    at the MANNY FRIED PLAYHOUSE
thursdays, fridays, saturdays at 7:30pm 

  for the 9th installment of our "Subversive Youth Series"

* = indicates members of the subversive theatre collective

"Art is Not a Mirror to Reflect Reality But a Hammer to Shape It!"

-bertolt brecht

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