our dystopian series continues with...

by Philip Ridley

“a play whose luridness is matched, even trumped, by its intelligence...”

          directed by Michael Doben*

     starring Zach Bellus and Justyne Harris

since it first premiered in England in 2005, MERCURY FUR has been called a masterpiece by some and an abomination by others... London's Daily Telegraph even called it a "poisonous piece" that "degraded" everyone connected with it!

BE ADVISED: MERCURY FUR INVOLVES STAGE VIOLENCE AND UNFILTERED DIALOGUE REGARDING BRUTAL ACTS, THIS PLAY IS RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

set in a post-apocalyptic London, MERCURY FUR offers a mind-bendingly cryptic glimpse of just how far desperate people will go to satisfy the grotesque fantasies of their rich benefactors.  with a cast of young characters only half as depraved as the world around them, this irresistably primal tale falls somewhere in between A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and LORD OF THE FLIES asking devastating questions about how much humanity lives on in humans when the walls of society come crashing down

director Michael Doben* has reassembled much of his creative team that brought to life our artie award-nominated rendition of FAHRENHEIT 451 last year to craft this newest addition to subversive theatre's dystopian series.  the cast features Zach Bellus and Justyne Harris opposite Matthew B. Cullen, Zach Thomas, Lucas Colon, Helen Wilkie, Jeremy Catania, and Vinnie DeStafano

MERCURY FUR runs january 17th – february 8th 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.

 jan 17th - feb 8th, 2020          thurs, fris, & sats @ 7:30pm          at the manny fried playhouse

          -New York Times

from the creative team that brought you FAHRENHEIT 451

   * = indicates members of the subversive theatre collective

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