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  "A people who do not cherish and promote their theatre are, if not yet dead, in the process of dying, just as theatre which does not capture the vibrancy of society, of history, the drama of its people, but is only a casino or a place to kill time."

-Federico Garcia Lorca

September 15 - October 15, 2011
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

one of the most notoriously "subversive" plays of all time
by Peter Weiss

Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Christopher Standart*, Lisa Vitrano, Kevin Iuzzini, and Becky Globus*
with live music by Moshe Shulman

"[An] astoundingly incisive and moving play... Subversive Theatre at its best."

Colin Dabkowski, BUFFALO NEWS  9/17/11
click here to read this review

"Quite powerful... engaging and well articulated."
Anthony Chase, ARTVOICE MAGAZINE  9/22/11
click here to read this review

September 15th - October 15th
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm

Tickets $20.00 General Admission
or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre Members
For all Thursday performances (except opening night) admission is pay-what-you-can

     For the first show in our 2011-2012 Season of Plays, Subversive Theatre is excited to present one of the most notoriously "subversive" plays of the modern theatreMARAT/SADE by Peter Weiss is an unflinchingly primal and provocative exploration of rage, suppression, and revolution.

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-- About the Author
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-- Director's Notes
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-- Return to the MARAT/SADE Mainpage
-- About this Play's Production History


-- Buffalo News Review
-- Artvoice Magazine Review

     Based on astonishingly true historical events, MARAT/SADE takes us to the French Mental Asylum of Charenton where the ever-controversial Marquis De Sade uses his fellow inmates to perform a twisted tale of political violence and personal rage.  Deliciously raw and passionate, this watershed work of 1960s experimental protest theatre offers a timeless outcry against authority, conformity, and hypocrisy.

     Featuring a mammoth cast of over twenty performers, our rendition is no less bold than the play itself weaving together live music and song with a whirlwind of evocative performance techniques including mime, interpretive movement, burlesque, and extensive stage combat all amidst inventive in-your-face staging that puts audiences right in the heart of the action for a theatrical experience like no other.

     MARAT/SADE is directed by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman* and stars Christopher Standart* as the Marquis De Sade, Lisa Vitrano as assassin Charlotte Corday, and Kevin Iuzzini as revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat with original music written and performed live by Moshe Shulman.

     Our extensive ensemble also features Becky Globus*, Michael Votta, Lawrence Rowswell*, Scot Kaitanowski*, Elexa Kopty, Justin Krall, Candace M. Whitfield, Emily Pedersen*, Leo DiBello, Megan Piret, Murry Galloway, Allison Funk, India Moss, Dacia Dunnigan, Jessica Marie Stahr, Cindy Miller, Bryan Figueroa, and Stephen Harris.

     Lighting Design is by Katie Gilliland* with Set Design by Michael Lodick, Costume Design by Max Levitt, Graphic Design by Scot Kaitanowski*, and Props by Emily Pedersen*.  Movement Choreography is by Monica Karwan* with Fight Choreography by Justin Krall.  Original Score and Live Instrumental Music is provided by Moshe Shulman.  Photography and Web Design are by Kurt Schneiderman*.

     MARAT/SADE runs September 15th through October 15th with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm 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.

     Tickets are $20.00 general admission or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  For all Thursday performances (except Opening Night), admission is pay-what-you-can.

     For more information, give us a call at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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