May 1, 2010
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
our ninth annual May Day Staged Reading
THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES
by Maxine Klein
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
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