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
THREE AND HALF STARS!!!
incisive and moving play... Subversive Theatre at its best."
Colin Dabkowski, BUFFALO NEWS 9/17/11
here to read this review
powerful... engaging and well articulated."
Anthony Chase, ARTVOICE MAGAZINE 9/22/11
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 theatre.
MARAT/SADE by Peter Weiss
is an unflinchingly primal and provocative exploration of rage,
suppression, and revolution.
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
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.
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
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*.
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
For more information,
give us a call at 716-408-0499.