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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

September 12 - October 5, 2013
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

as part of Curtain Up! 2013, to launch our 11th season of subversive plays...
by Carson Kreitzer

Directed by Michael Lodick*
Starring Richard Lambert+ as the Father of the Atomic Bomb

September 12 - October 5, 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

Sunday, September 29 @ 7pm
Industry members: $15

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"So much brilliance... emotional heat, poetry 
and sheer dazzling theatricality

-Chicago Sun Times

"Kreitzer has a huge vision... 
Oppenheimer is superb theater.

-The Cincinnati Enquirer

     We're starting off our 11th season with a bang... of ATOMIC proportions.

     Subversive Theatre's 2013-2014 Season of Plays opens with the EXPLOSIVE stream-of-consciousness drama THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER by Carson Kreitzer directed by Michael Lodick* as part of Curtain Up! 2013.  We're proud to welcome respected local actor Richard Lambert+ to our stage as the one and only Father of the Atomic Bomb.

     Winner of the 2004 Rosenthal New Play Prize, this deliciously off-beat tale brings Oppenheimer face-to-face with the mythic Lilith -- ya know, the one from the early Jewish Talmud, Earth's first woman before Eve who refused to lie down beneath Adam -- yeah, her.    Together this unlikely pair take a seductively surreal look back on Oppenheimer's extraordinary life leading audiences on a swirling trip through many of the Twentieth Century's most staggering events -- the Holocaust, the Los Alamos Project, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Red Scare, the Trial of the Rosenbergs -- right on through to Oppenheimer's eventual denunciation as a "subversive" by the very government he worked so hard for.  Spurned by his country, torn apart by his lovers, taunted by his personal demons, Oppenheimer faces the painful question of what his life, his Nation, and his Century really stood for.

     Our production of THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER is directed by Michael Lodick* and features the acting talents of Richard Lambert+, Maria Nicole Held, Wendy Hall, Mark John Donahue, Patrick Tighe, Peter Calieri, John Kennedy, Jamie Nablo, and others.  Lighting Design is by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman* with Sound Design by John Shotwell*, Costume Design by Andrea Gollhardt, Videography by Bob Van Valin*, and Set Design by the director himself.

     THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER detonates on our stage September 12th and runs through October 5th with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm.  All shows 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 except for all Thursdays when admission is pay-what-you-can.

     For more information or to make a reservation, please call Subversive Theatre's phoneline at 716-408-0499.

     This production is presented this as part of Curtain Up! 2013 involving over twenty different theatre companies as we join forces to launch a new season of Buffalo theatre.  Find out more about at

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective
+ = indicates members of the Actors' Equity Association

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