July 4, 2012
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
celebrate Independence Day the Subversive way!
by the Mysterious Rabbit Puppet
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Wednesday, July 4th
7pm-8pm at the Manny Fried Playhouse
Admission on a sliding
NO ONE TURNED AWAY
Radical Puppet Tour To Raise Awareness Of Ecological Collapse And What We Can
Do To Stop It!
That extraordinary traveling
Anarchist puppetry troupe, The Mysterious Rabbit
Puppet Army of Chapel Hill, North Carolina is bringing its newest
rabble-rousing concoction to Buffalo, New York on July 4th, 2012.
a whole different kind of Independence Day with this completely unique
performance that is both hypnotically entertaining, emotionally empowering,
and politically inspiring experience -- a great event for both children and
Their newest puppet production,
Quixote!" is a scathing critique of
"green" capitalism and "green" technology told through an
off-the-wall adaptation of Cervantes' classic tale of Don Quixote. MRPA
will present two other fun performances and travels with a distro of materials
related to the content of the shows. All shows are rated PG.
This tour is to help build a
culture of ecological resistance that embraces a diversity of tactics,
including direct action. The shows are designed to help audiences see through
the false solutions capitalism proposes
to ecological crises. "Our goal in this tour
is to use art to explore these relationships and brainstorm with our audiences
how we can fight back against the destruction of the planet."
said Mysterious Puppeteer Michael Snacks.
this tour? Why Now?
The very future of life on
Earth is in danger. Human activities—from hunting to habitat
destruction—have already driven countless species to extinction, and the
process is only accelerating. The destruction of the Earth and its sustainable
indigenous cultures has led to tragedy in
every corner of the globe.
The same corporations who have
been driving us to the brink now posture as if they are the cure for the
cancer they have caused. They peddle consumer goods as a solution to the
devastation they have wrought. It is not enough to ask politicians and
corporations to destroy less wilderness. We need to preserve it all, to
recreate lost habitats and reintroduce extirpated predators. We need to stop
and reverse the poisoning of our air, water, and soil, as well as the
life's genetic code.
The tour is being co-sponsored
by the Earth First Journal, the voice of the radical environmental movement.
the Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army?
The Mysterious Rabbit Puppet
Army is a traveling performance troupe based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
formed in 2008. What makes MRPA unique is that it brings together
urgent, controversial issues of social justice with zany techniques of
children's theatre and and shadow puppetry to create a completely different
type of performance event -- entertaining, informative, incendiary, and
empowering all at once.
result is a truly extraordinary event that should not be missed.
out more at their website: mrpuppetarmy.wordpress.com
For more information, please
call Subversive Theatre's phoneline at 716-408-0499.