April 8 - 30, 2010
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
regional debut of
by Eve Ensler
(world famous feminist author
of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES)
Directed by Susan Forbes*
Featuring Members of the Women's Acting Troupe 'The Brazen Faced Varlets'
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm, April 8th - 30th
(no performance Friday, April 23rd)
$15 General Admission or $10 for students seniors, & members
ALL THURSDAY PERFORMANCES PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
"A fine seven person ensemble . . .
you would have to be part statue not to come to care."
Ted Hadley, BUFFALO NEWS 4/13/10
here to read this review
is a powerful psychological drama on the devastating effects of rape, murder,
and dehumanization experienced by women war refugees of the 1990s Yugoslavian
Civil War. Inspired by a series of interviews of Bosnian women
the author in the immediate aftermath of the conflict, NECESSARY TARGETS
is a stunning, unflinching, and empowering testament to the emotional toll
suffered by some of war's most undeserving victims.
"When we think of war," Ensler writes in
the introduction to her play, "we think of it as something that
happens to men." The focus is on bombs and the immediate
destruction that they wreak. "But after the bombing," she explains,
when the real war begins."
of the wildly famous play THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES,
Eve Ensler is undoubtedly one of the most important writers on women's issues
in the world today. An important addition to her body of work, NECESSARY TARGETS
speaks with beautiful mixture of humanity and brutal honesty on one of the
most horrifying cases of ethnic cleansing since the Second World War.
Directed by Subversive Theatre's Overall
Dramaturg Susan Forbes*, our rendition of NECESSARY TARGETS
features members of the women's acting troupe The Brazen Faced
Varlets. The cast features Jane Cudmore, Lara Haberberger*+,
Kelly Beuth*+, Jane Cudmore*, Heather Fangsrud*+, Theresa DiMuro-Wilber,
Brittany Kucala*, and Martha Rothkopf*.
Set Design is by Sue Franclemont with Sound Design by
John Shotwell*, and Lighting Design by Joan
Golda & Kurt Schneiderman*.
Performances run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at
8pm from April 8th - 30th (please note: no performance on Friday,
April 23rd) 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.
Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for
students, seniors and Subversive Theatre Members.
For all Thursday performances, admission is pay-what-you-can. Reservations are not available, seating is on a
first-come-first-served basis with doors opening one half hour prior to each
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