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   "The Arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare . . . they're subtle so the Establishment gambles that they won't lead to anything threatening.  
    But the Establishment often loses that gamble." 

-Howard Zinn


May 5th - June 4th, 2016
at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park


Opening on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016...
Presented in partnership with the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park

by Abby Mann
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring David Mitchell, Ray Boucher, Adam Yellen,
Lisa Ludwig, Richard Lambert+, John Profeta*,
Tim Joyce*, J. Tim Raymond*, Jack Agugliaro*,
and many, many others.

May 5th - June 4th, 2016

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Tickets $30.00 general admission
or $20.00 for students and seniors
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!

Purchase tickets online at


"Thou shalt not be a victim, 
thou shalt not be be a perpetrator,
but, above all else, thou shalt not be a bystander."
-Holocaust Historian Yehuda Bauer


        Subversive Theatre is honored to once again join forces with the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park to present one of the quintessential tales of the struggle for justice.

        Opening on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016, JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG takes us back to post-war Germany for a front row seat at the original trial of crimes against humanity.  With an atrocity as immense and unfathomable as the Holocaust, how do you begin to mete out justice?  One overwhelmed judge from the back roads of North Carolina has to find a way when he accepts the role of Lead Justice for the Nuremberg Tribunals in 1948.  But as the Cold War heats up and alliances shift, he's about to find out just how quickly American values can be twisted. Haunted by the victims, denounced on all sides, torn between the cries of his nation and his conscience, can he find a way to stand up for justice amidst a whirlwind of lies, denials, and half-truths? 

        Adapted for the stage from the iconic 1961 Hollywood Film, this epic drama still smolders with the rage of six million victims fifty-five years later.  Back in 1961, the Film was the first time many people saw the Holocaust images that are now burned into the World's conscience.  Today, of course, discussion of the Holocaust is thankfully much more wide spread.  But JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG still stands out with its unvarnished depiction of one man's quest for justice in a time and place where justice seemed impossible.  Part courtroom drama, part history lesson, part psychological study, part political discourse, this intensely human tragedy is sadly always relevant in our World where "crimes against humanity" are by no means a thing of the past.

  "A nation isn't a rock.  It's what it stands for when 
standing for something is the most difficult."
-Judge Haywood

        The Film of JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG was famous for its star studded cast that featured Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Richard Widmark, and even a very young William Shatner.  Our Buffalo rendition is blessed with a talented team of Buffalo thespians including David Mitchell, Ray Boucher, Adam Yellen, Lisa Ludwig, Richard Lambert+, John Profeta*, Tim Joyce*, Jack Agugliaro*, J. Tim Raymond*, Joy Scime*, Tom Scahill*, Hasheen DeBerry*, John Kennedy*, Michael O'Hear, Rick Lattimer*, Jess Abel, Emily McCormick, Mark Bogumil, and Michael Mottern*.

          Directed by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*, this project also features a fine team of artists behind the scenes including Lighting Designer Chris Cavanagh, Sound Designer Tom Makar, Set Designer Michael Lodick*, Costumier Maureen Denton*, Video Designer Bob Van Valin*, and Props Mistress Michelle Denton*.

          JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG runs May 5th (Holocaust Remembrance Day) through June 4th with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm.  All shows are at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park at 95 North Johnson Park just off of Elmwood between Chippewa and Tupper.

          For this show, all ticket sales are being handled by New Phoenix Theatre.  To buy tickets visit their website at or to make a reservation, call their phoneline at 716-853-1334.

          Every few years, Subversive Theatre joins forces with New Phoenix to present another of the quintessential stories of the struggle against injustice.  For almost a decade now our two companies have been coming together to present epic plays that would be too daunting for either troupe to produce single-handedly.   JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG is a touching addition to our partnership that spawned WAITING FOR LEFTY (winner of the 2008 Artie Award for Outstanding Production), INHERIT THE WIND (2011), and ON THE WATERFRONT (2013).  Both troupes are proud to see this collaboration continue to grow and spread.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective
+ = indicates members of the Actors' Equity Association

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