November 25 - December 18, 2011
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
a new take on George Orwell's classic tale
presented in collaboration with Theatre Jugend
OCCUPY ANIMAL FARM
Adapted by Justin Karcher
Directed by Drew McCabe
Starring Jeffrey Coyle, Jonathan Shuey,
Brian Zybala*, and Kristen Bentley
November 25th - December 18th
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 6pm
Tickets $20.00 General Admission
or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre Members
For all Sunday performances admission is pay-what-you-can
On Sunday, December 18th our
performance will be dedicated to the Occupy Buffalo
Movement with 50% of the proceeds going to support the encampment.
Members of Occupy Buffalo (including John Washington and Albert Brown)
will lead a post-show discussion of issues in both the play and the movement.
A tale for the 99% if ever there was one! Look out Wall Street,
the animals are coming!
For the third show in our
2011-2012 Season of Plays, Subversive Theatre is teaming up with Theatre
Jugend to present OCCUPY ANIMAL FARM --
a brand new version of George Orwell's searing tale of revolution,
manipulation, and betrayal. Our stage adaptation by emerging local
author Justin Karcher is crafted specifically to connect with the new wave of
activism erupting in America today with an important lesson that suddenly
seems more relevant than ever.
Farmer Jones, beware!
The pigs are rising up... and they've brought the rest of the 99% with 'em!!!
This fresh and energetic
rendition involves a series of inventive performance techniques including mask
work, stylized movement, original music, and much, much more.
ANIMAL FARM is directed by Drew McCabe and features the
acting talents of Jeffrey Coyle, Jonathan Shuey, Brian Zybala*, Kristin
Bentley, Maria Droz, Matt Kindly, and Erin Brignone. Set & lights are designed by Katie Gilliland*
with original music by Justin John Smith, sound design by Drew
McCabe, dance choreography by Jenny Kulwicki, and costumes &
masks by Jenny Kulwicki & Drew McCabe. Poster design
is by Daniel Morris with playbill design and illustrations by Scot
Kaitanowski*, and web design by Kurt Schneiderman*.
ANIMAL FARM runs November 25th through December 18th with performances
Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 6pm at Subversive Theatre's regular performance
venue, The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third
floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building.
Tickets are $20.00 general
admission or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre
members. For all Sunday performances, admission
For more information, please
give us a call at 716-408-0499.