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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

December 5 - 21, 2013
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

for the third show in our 11th season of subversive plays...

by Matt Hanf


Directed by Carlton Franklin*
Starring Paul McGinnis, Betsy Bittar, Sean Marciniak,
Carolyn Lansom, and Lawrence Rowswell*

December 5th - 21st, 2013
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
Tickets $25 general admission
or $20 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can

And don't miss our special pre-show 
SUBVERSIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY on Saturday, Dec 14th starting at 7pm.   
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to read more about this one-night-only event!

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For the third show in our 11th Season at Subversive Theatre, we're excited to present the regional debut of the zanily subversive Holiday farce YOU CAN'T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE NORTH POLE by emerging lefty playwright Matt Hanf.

A disgruntled Rudolph is unionizing the reindeer!  Mrs. Claus is hanging out at the gun range!  A horny Tooth Fairy is up to something shady!  And Santa's pushy young assistant has her eyes on Kris Kringle's... ummmm... jingle bells!  It's all part of the insanity in this anything-but-wholesome Christmas misadventure!

Join us for the deranged fun as we present this fresh new play by California-based progressive playwright Matt Hanf.  Twice now we've presented Matt's short works as part of our sUBVERsIVE sHORTs New Play Showcase.  We're excited to have this opportunity to at last perform a full length work by this promising fresh subversive artist.

Local actor/comedian Carlton Franklin* makes his directorial debut bringing to life this wacky young work with a cast that features Paul McGinnis as Santa Claus, Betsy Bittar as Mrs. Claus, Sean Marciniak as Rudolph, Carolyn Lansom as Santa's pushy young assistant, and Lawrence Rowswell* as the one and only Tooth Fairy!

Sound Design is by resident sound guy John Shotwell*, with Lighting Design by Subversive's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*, a set courtesy of resident carpenter Tom Izard*, Costume Design by Subversive newcomer Carolyn Walleshauser, and Fight Choreography by Carolyn Lansom.

Our production of YOU CAN'T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE NORTH POLE runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm from December 5th - 21st, 2013.  All performances are in Subversive Theatre's regular performance venue The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's historic Great Arrow Building.  Tickets are $25 general admission or $20 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  Admission for all Thursday shows is pay-what-you-can.

For more information or to make a reservation, call our phoneline at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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