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by Ray Bradbury

for Curtain Up 2018

“Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes.  That's our official slogan.”


          directed by Gary Earl Ross* & Michael Doben*

     starring Rick Lattimer*, John Profeta*, Jamie Nablo*,
Jack Agugliaro*, Colleen Pine, and Deborah Krygier

subversive theatre turns up the heat with one of the all time great subversive tales!  we're proud to kick off our 16th season of radical theatre with this rarely-produced stage adaptation of the watershed anti-authoritarian Novel.

FAHRENHEIT 451 takes us into a sinister future where firemen are called upon to burn the true enemy of any monolithic state: books!  but one unsuspecting fireman is about to discover that there’s much more to life than what the well-ordered regime spoon feeds the populace… and join a bizarre resistance faction where bookworms protect their favorite stories in the most surreal of ways...

adapted for the stage by Ray Bradbury himself, this unrelenting odyssey offers an urgent wake up call with a dizzying assault on the senses of intense light, sound, costume, and video to conjure up the enveloping futuristic setting where power and spectacle have replaced the last vestiges of human decency and freedom of thought.

co-directed by subversive's associate artistic director & and renowned local novelist Gary Earl Ross* with Michael Doben*, the production stars Rick Lattimer*, John Profeta* (winner of last year’s Artie Award for Outstanding Actor in our production of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), Jamie Nablo*, Jack Agugliaro*, Colleen Pine, Brooke Goergen, Brendan Didio, Shelby Converse, Rachel Buchanan, and Deborah Krygier with video appearances by Brendan Cunningham*.

FAHRENHEIT 451 runs September 6th – October 6th with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30.  All performances 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. 

tickets are $30 general admission or $25 for students, seniors, and subversive theatre members.  as always, all thursday shows are pay-what-you-can.  purchase tickets right here online or leave reservations on our phoneline at 716-462-5549.

 sept 6th - oct 6th, 2018    thursdays, fridays, saturdays at 7:30pm    at the manny fried playhouse

   * = indicates members of the subversive theatre collective

+ = indicates members of the actors' equity association

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

-bertolt brecht

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