June 15th - 25th, 2016
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
for the sixth installment of our annual
"Subversive Youth Series"
adapted for the stage by Cheryl
from the screenplay by Doug Atchison
Directed by Kelly M. Beuth*
Starring emerging student actors from the
Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts
June 15th - 25th, 2016
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at
Tickets $12.00 general admission
or $8.00 for students with I.D.
For all Wednesday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!
here to purchase tickets online
deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are
powerful beyond measure."
Theatre is proud to present for
the sixth installment of our annual "Subversive Youth Series,"
AND THE BEE
adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West from the famous screenplay by Doug
Atchison. Our rendition is performed entirely by young emerging actors
of the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Bees are typically a place for privileged kids from privileged families and
snooty schools. But one determined young girl from the South Side of
Chicago is out to prove that you don't have to be white, wealthy, and
over-educated to achieve. On her inspiring quest for knowledge,
Akeelah finds the courage to stand up against the racism and class-ism of our
world and overcome the limitations that have held far too many back.
It is an empowering reminder that a sharp mind can be your most powerful
weapon when the deck is stacked against you.
"The people we
are studying: DuBois, Dr. King, JFK,
these people used words to change the world.
And they didn't acquire their vocabulary through
by the director of our "Subversive Youth Program" Kelly M.
Beuth*, our production is performed by emerging high school-aged actors
from the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. It stars
Aqueelah Howard, Kyra Rowsey, Shalya James, Nahiem Paris, Mariah Faulkner,
Taylor Butler, Katara Willis, Casey Appenheimer, Dre'Quan Johnson, Steven
Luangpakdy, Jessica Peguero, Tellulah Gordon, Raivonne Davis, Isabelle Trump,
Molly Lewars, and Michaela James.
Design is by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt
Schneiderman*, with Set Design by Michael Lodick*, and Set Painting
by J. Tim Raymond*. Costumes, Sound & Set Pieces are by Kelly
AND THE BEE
June 15th through the 25th with
performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm. All shows are
at Subversive Theatre's regular performance venue The Manny Fried Playhouse
at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's historic Great
are $12.00 general admission or
$8.00 for students with I.D. Admission for both Wednesday shows
is pay-what-you-can. Purchase tickets online right here at
our site or call 716-408-0499 to make reservations.
Reservatioins will be held until five minutes before performance time.
Akeelah, you ain't short on people
who want to help you. I bet if you just
look around, you got 50,000 coaches."
year we are excited to see our "Subversive Youth Series" continue to
expand and grow. We launched the program in 2011 to give young and
aspiring theatre artist the chance to get some real world theatre experience
presenting plays that speak out on the controversial issues facing young
people today. Over the years we've been proud to present:
TICK, TICK,... BOOM! by Jonathan Larsen (2011)
BANG, BANG, YOU'RE DEAD by William Mastrosimone (2012)
FOUR LITTLE GILRS: BIRMINGHAM 1963 (for the 50th anniversary of Baptist
Church bombing) by Christina Ham (2013)
THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS by Linda Daugherty (2014)
EMOTIONAL CREATURE by Eve Ensler (2015)
miss this latest installment of this always-empowering experience!