May 1, 2009
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
our eight-annual May Day Staged Reading
DAYS OF THE COMMUNE
by Bertolt Brecht
One Night Only!
In Celebration of May Day 2009
ADMISSION: Donation Only!
"Of late, the Social-Democratic
philistine has once more been filled with wholesome terror at the words:
DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT.
Well and good, gentlemen, do you want to know what this dictatorship looks
like? Look at the Paris Commune. THAT was the Dictatorship of
-Friedrich Engels, March 18, 1891
For the eighth annual installment of
Subversive Theatre's May Day Staged Reading Series, we are proud to
present Bertolt Brecht's impassioned docu-drama DAYS OF THE COMMUNE.
The last play Brecht wrote in his lifetime, this historical drama tells the
story of the Paris Commune of 1871 -- as the French Government abandons the
people of Paris to be slaughtered by advancing German Forces, the people
rise up to take direct control of their city for the first time in history!
This colossal moment in history has provided
inspiration for activists ever since and is a very fitting addition to our
annual commemoration of May Day.
This one-night-only performance is at Subversive
Theatre's regular performance venue, "The Manny Fried
Playhouse" on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow
Building at 255 Great Arrow Avenue. Directed by Founder & Artistic
Director Kurt Schneiderman*, it features the acting talents of Christina
Rausa, Paul O'Hern, Patricia Armstrong*, Dennis Keefe*, Joe
Giambra, Virginia Brannon*, Tom Scahill*, Becky Globus, and many others.
Like all Subversive Theatre productions, admission
for this show is free with donations gratefully accepted before, during, and
after the performance. Reservations are not available, seating is on a
first-come-first-served basis with doors opening one half hour prior to the
We hope YOU will join us and help
keep the spirit of May Day alive and kicking!
For more information, give Subversive Theatre a call