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by Arthur Miller

"maybe it's not enough to know yourself... maybe it's too much"


         directed by Bob Van Valin*+

    starring Darryl Hart, Bethany Burrows, and Elliot Fox

subversive theatre is excited to join forces with buffalo's newest performance troupe post-industrial productions to present the Arthur Miller play that few dare to touch -- the hauntingly personal journey AFTER THE FALL

perhaps the most thinly-veiled auto-biographical tale by america's master playwright, this stream-of-consciousness drama takes audiences through a whirlwind of heart-rending events that bear unmistakable resemblance to the real life experiences of this pulitzer prize-winning author... including a devastating clash with a former ally who decides to name names for the house on un-american activities committee (no doubt informed by Miller's real life clash with director Elia Kazan), marriage to a suicidal pop star (no doubt informed by Miller's real life marriage to Marilyn Monroe), and marriage to a Holocaust survivor (no doubt informed by Miller's real life marriage to Austrian refugee Inge Morath) 

plumbing the depths of one man's dizzying quest for understanding, this ponderous voyage dares to ask unshakable questions about the true nature of love, loss, and how to stay true to the deepest of human connections.  first produced in 1964 shortly after Marilyn Monroe's suicide, AFTER THE FALL continues to shock audiences as a stunningly honest glimpse through the eyes of an artist who dared to stare deep into the mirror

directed by post-industrial production's artistic director (and long-time subversive theatre member) Bob Van Valin*, our rendition incorporates a gripping array of video projections to embody the piercing memories recurrent throughout the tale making for a penetrating onslaught on both the heart and the senses 

starring Darryl Hart and Bethany Burrows, our AFTER THE FALL also features the acting talents of Elliot Fox, Kate Parker, Brendan Cunningham*, Kathleen Rooney, Alex Rubin, Amanda Vink, Bekki Sliwa, and Jessica Leigh Tokarski  

performances run march 15th - april 6th with shows thursdays, fridays, & saturdays at 7:30 and two sunday performances on march 24th & 31st at 2pm.  all shows are at the MANNY FRIED PLAYHOUSE (255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd floor, Great Arrow Bldg).  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 here online or call us at 716-462-5549.

presented in collaboration with Post-Industrial Productions   

march 15th - april 6th, 2019    at the MANNY FRIED PLAYHOUSE
thursdays, fridays, saturdays at 7:30pm      sunday, march 24th & sunday, march 31st at 2pm


* = 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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