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  "Unless the actor is satisfied to be a parrot or a monkey he must master our period's knowledge of human social life by himself joining in the war of the classes."

-Bertolt Brecht

July 4, 2012
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

celebrate Independence Day the Subversive way!


by the Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army

Wednesday, July 4th

7pm-8pm at the Manny Fried Playhouse

Admission on a sliding scale $5-$10  


    A 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.

Celebrate 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 adults!

Their newest puppet production, "Donny 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.

Why 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 modification of life's genetic code.

The tour is being co-sponsored by the Earth First Journal, the voice of the radical environmental movement.


What is 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.

The result is a truly extraordinary event that should not be missed.

Find out more at their website:


     For more information, please call Subversive Theatre's phoneline at 716-408-0499.

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