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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

April 20th - May 13th, 2012
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

a dark comedy as funny as it is disgusting...
by David Mamet

Directed by Christopher Standart*
Starring Kevin Craig, Andrea Andolina, and Timothy Patrick Finnegan

April 20th - May 13th
Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm   
Sundays @ 2:30pm

Tickets $20.00 General Admission
or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre Members

Click here to purchase tickets online
There will be one pay-what-you-can performance on Thursday, May 10th

"Hilarious and chilling." - The New York Times

"Mamet's clearest, wittiest play." - The New York Daily News

"I laughed and laughed. The play is crammed with wonderful, dazzling, brilliant lines." - The New York Post

“The play may be 20 years old but David Mamet's astringent observations on the supremacy of commerce over art in Hollywood are still as fresh as last night's rushes. "Speed-the-Plow" remains on-target in its sardonic skewering of an industry run by self-confessed whores and driven by the public's appetite for mindless escapism.” – Variety

“With Wall Street in ruins and businesses of all stripes facing greater consumer discretion, there is at least one place left where a guy or gal can safely exploit a colleague's dreams and the public's basest instincts. Hooray for Hollywood.” – USA Today

     Film is a collaborative business.  Bend over.

     For the sixth show in our 2011-2012 Season, Subversive Theatre is proud to team up with Tragicom Productions to present David Mamet’s ever-incendiary play SPEED THE PLOW directed by Christopher Standart*, starring Kevin Craig, Andrea Andolina, and Timothy Patrick Finnegan.

     Originally presented on Broadway in 1988 with a cast that featured Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver, and Madonna, revived in 2008, this hard-hitting dark comedy gleefully assails the Hollywood film industry – that “sinkhole of slime and depravity” – graphically showing us a supposed art-form completely corrupted by commercialism, lust, and bald-faced opportunism.

     Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, SPEED THE PLOW bristles with the author’s signature use of blunt, crass, and refreshingly real dialogue amidst a fast-paced tale that will leave you laughing uproariously at every nauseating twist and turn.

     SPEED THE PLOW runs April 20th through May 13th with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm.  Tickets are $20 General Admission and $15 for student, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  There will be one pay-what-you-can performance on Thursday, May 10th at 8pm.  For our Mother’s Day performance on Sunday, May 13th: bring your mother and she’ll get in free.

     All performances 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 Great Arrow Building.

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

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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