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Book by Terrence McNally    Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek


   directed by Susan Forbes+*     starring Anthony Alcocer,
Thomas LaChiusa+*, Jeffrey Coyle*, Pamela Rose Mangus,
Victor Morales, Jamie Nablo, & many others

for the newest installment of our annual "workers' power play series," we're thrilled to present the gleefully raunchy blue collar Broadway musical that dares to ask just how far workers have to go survive the unemployment line.

this drama desk award-winning adaptation of the 1997 british film moves the action right here to buffalo, ny as six laid off steel workers decide the only answer to their financial woes is to start their own dance act as male strippers.  the quest to wrap the chippendale bow tie around their blue collars makes for an outrageous journey rich with bawdy humor, powerhouse pop-rock music, and a kick-ass tribute to the courage to step outside the rules and become what you never thought you could be.

our production is directed by Susan Forbes+* and stars Anthony Alcocer, Jeffrey Coyle*, Thomas LaChiusa+*, Pamela Rose Mangus, Victor Morales, Jamie Nablo, Connor Graham*, Alejandro Perez, Alfonzo Tyson, Tim Goehrig, Alley Griffin, Katherine Parker, Smirna Mercedes-Perez, Diane McNamara*, Arlynn Knauff, Benjamin Caldwell, & Jaime Goldfuss.  featuring musical direction by Cindy Bottoms-Noller with choreography by Nancy Hughes, and visual art by steel plant veteran & local artist George Grace.   

THE FULL MONTY runs apr 13th - may 12th with performances thursdays, fridays, and saturdays at 7:30 and sundays at 3pm at our home venue THE MANNY FRIED PLAYHOUSE (255 great arrow avenue on the third floor of north buffalo's historic great arrow building).  there's also one bonus matinee performance on sat, may 5th at 3pm.

tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for students, seniors, and subversive theatre members.  up close and personal seating at the front row tables is $40.  all thursday shows are pay-what-you-can.  purchase tickets right here online or leave reservations on our phoneline at 716-462-5549.

 apr 13th - may 12th     thurdays, fridays, saturdays at 7:30pm, sundays at 3pm     at the manny fried playhouse

"funny, earthy, and appealing"

-Charles Isherwood  VARIETY

   * = indicates members of the subversive theatre collective

+ = indicates members of the actors' equity association

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

-bertolt brecht

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