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 "The subjects for our people's theatre will have to be new.  Its audience has changed, and now we must talk to this audience about itself.
  As far as I am concerned, I now have nothing more to say to the bourgeois."

-Jean-Paul Sartre

May 1, 2010
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

for our ninth annual May Day Staged Reading
by Maxine Klein

Directed by Susan Forbes*
Starring Sharon Strait, Phil Knoerzer*, Marshall Maxwell* & others
with musical accompaniment by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Band

One Night Only!
Saturday, May 1st @ 8pm
In Celebration of May Day 2010
ADMISSION: Donation Only!

Sponsored by Buffalo Class Action, the Buffalo Forum, the Buffalo Chapter of the International Action Center, and the Buffalo Chapter of the Workers' World Party

     For our ninth annual installment of Subversive Theatre's May Day Staged Reading Series, Subversive Theatre is proud to present the rare working class musical DAYS THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES by the daring Obie Award-winning political theatre visionary Maxine Klein.
     This inspiring play follows the grassroots struggles of the real life Turn-of-the-Century labor leader and agitator Mary Harris Jones -- the woman Theodore Roosevelt dubbed "the most dangerous woman in America" when she was 83 years old!!!  A breath-taking blend of powerful historical drama with the down-home beauty of Appalachian-style bluegrass music, THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES makes for a great way to commemorate May Day 2010.
     Our presentation is directed by Susan Forbes* and features the acting talents of Sharon Strait in the title role, Phil Knoerzer*, Marshall Maxwell* (reprising the role he played in one of the play's earliest production in Boston in 1977), Jack Agugliaro*, Theresa DiMuro-Wilber, Jane Cudmore*, Virginia Brannon*, Tamara S. Hopersberger*, Robert "Hodie" Hodas*, Daniel Henderson*, Brittany Kucala*, Randi Langdon, Jeremy Spindler, and Mary-Ann Ferree.
     Musical accompaniment is performed live by members of the local bluegrass group The Erie Lackawanna Railroad Band as well as a phalanx of lefty bohemian indy musicians.
     This one-night-only performance is at Subversive Theatre's regular performance venue, "The Manny Fried Playhouse" on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building at 255 Great Arrow Avenue.  Admission for this show is free with donations gratefully accepted before, during, and after the performance.  Reservations are not available, seating is on a first-come-first-served basis with doors opening one half hour prior to the performance.
     We hope YOU will join us and help keep the spirit of May Day alive and kicking!

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

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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