September 4 - October 4, 2014
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
for the ninth annual installment for our "Workers'
Power Play Series"
we're honored to present the unrelenting odyssey...
adapted for the stage by Frank
from John Steinbeck's masterpiece
Directed by Gary Darling*
Starring Eric Mowery*, Joy Scime*,
Jack Agugliaro*, Tim Joyce,
and over 20 other actors in this mammoth epic!
- October 4th, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Tickets $25 general admission
or $20 for students, seniors, and Subversive members
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!
here to purchase tickets online for all shows
EVENT FOR OPENING NIGHT:
-- Buffalo's only local distillery, makers of grape-based vodka --
will be hosting the Opening Night After-Party compete with a tour of
free vodka tastings and a chance to toast our amazing cast on their grand
Lockhouse Distillery is located just across the hall from Subversive
on the third floor of the Great Arrow Building. Don't miss this great
To mark the 75th
anniversary of the publishing of John Steinbeck's staggering
anti-capitalist epic, we are proud to kick off our twelfth season at
Subversive Theatre with Frank Galati's stage adaptation of THE
GRAPES OF WRATH. This Tony Award-winning adaptation maintains the vast
majority of Steinbeck's original tale weaving in powerful musical
strains and intense stage combat sequences to deliver a breath-taking
testament to the power of the most destitute to stand against a world
of brutal inequality. First
performed at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 1988, this unrelenting
masterpiece seems all too current in our Twenty-First Century America still
blighted by vicious exploitation, callous indifference, police brutality, and
an appalling gap between rich and poor.
Our production is no less
daring than the play itself. Directed by veteran actor/director Gary Darling*, this
project features no less than twenty-five actors ranging from age eleven to
age eighty bringing to life over fifty characters in this Depression Era
odyssey. The cast stars Eric
Mowery* as the intrepid "Tom
Joad", Joy Scime* and Jack
Agugliaro* as "Ma & Pa Joad", and Tim
Joyce as rabble-rousing "Preacher
Casey". The rest of this
diverse and multitudinous ensemble features Diane
Cammarata*, J. Tim Raymond, Leo DiBello, John Jacoby*, Ashley Evans, Josh
Robinson, Benjamin Caldwell, Tara Rae Hark, Priscilla Young-Anker, Virginia
Brannon*, Daniel Greer, Mark Gravel, Kathleen Godwin, Murry Galloway*, Bryan
Figueroa, Hasheen DeBerry*, and Leon
Copeland*. We're also happy to
welcome young actors Hannah Tedesco,
Beau Purdy, Erin Zeller, and Carlos
Maggiolo who will be playing the Joad children on alternating nights.
The team behind the scenes is
no less impressive. We're honored to have Buffalo's most respected stage
combat choreographer Steve Vaughan
working on his first project with Subversive Theatre along with Michael
Lodick* as Lighting Designer, Jamie
Nablo as Sound Designer, Tim Lane
as Set Designer, Bob
Van Valin* as Video Designer
and Assistant Director, Mindy Purdy as Costume Designer, and Nancy
Dempsey as Make-Up Designer.
Illustrations by J. Tim Raymond with web design, publicity, and
photography by Kurt Schneiderman*.
This unforgettable rendition of
THE GRAPES OF
WRATH runs September 4th - October 4th with
performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm at Subversive
Theatre's usual performance venue The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255
Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building.
Tickets are $25 general admission or $20 for students, seniors,
and Subversive Theatre members. For all Thursday shows, admission is pay-what-you-can.
Due to the graphic nature of some scenes, this show is recommended
for mature audiences.
For more information call 716-408-0499
where you can also leave reservations and/or questions for your comrades at