July 24th - August 2nd, 2014
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
our ninth annual production for the Buffalo
by Slawomir Mrozek
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Michael Starzynski, Danica Riddick,
Carlton Franklin*, Xavier Harris, & David C. Mitchell
"... pockets of
comedic gold... accentuates the alternative, underground message... a fitting
tie-in to Infringement's mission."
Ben Siegel BUFFALO
July 24th -
August 2nd, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
Tickets $10 general admission
For both Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can
here to purchase tickets online for all shows
Fuck you, Big Brother!
Subversive Theatre is proud
to return to Buffalo's "infringement" Festival with an outrageously
over-the-top absurdist play that offers a steady supply of ridicule for
in a fantastical dictatorship,
the secret police have just brought down the last revolutionary and suddenly
realize -- gasp -- THEY'VE JUST
PUT THEMSELVES OUT OF A JOB!!! What does a police state do with no
dissidents left to persecute? Come see for yourself in this gloriously
outlandish spoof that's half Monty Python, half Marx Brothers, and
one-third Anarchist Cookbook!
Written in 1958 and set in
the Nineteenth Century, it's both impressive and scary to see how relevant
this anti-authoritarian misadventure seems in modern-day surveillance-saturated
The first play ever written
by Poland's notorious absurdist playwright Slawomir Mrozek, Subversive
Theatre is proud to present this work as a salute to this world-renowned
subversive writer on the one-year anniversary of his death. A passionate
opponent of Stalinism and oppressive systems of all kinds, Mrozek was banned
from his homeland when he spoke out against the crackdown on protesters in
Czechoslovakia in 1968 and spent most of his life as refugee. His
genre-breaking plays serve as a beautiful testament to the inventive and
unexpected ways theatre can be used as a rallying cry against dictators
with a tidal wave of larger-than-life caricatures, campy portrayals, and
cartoonish voices, our production is directed by Subversive Theatre's Artistic
Director (and infringement festival founder) Kurt Schneiderman* and
stars Michael Starzynski, Danica Riddick, Carlton Franklin*, Xavier
Harris, and David C. Mitchell with readings by Albert Falcone.
Sound Design is by Brian
Zybala* with lighting by Kurt Schneiderman* & Caitlin Gill,
scenic illustrations by J. Tim Raymond, set work by Tim Lane
& Tom Izard*, props by Albert Falcone and costume work by Kaitlin Russo and Dacia
THE POLICE runs July 24th
- August 2nd with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at
8pm. All performances are in Subversive Theatre's usual performance
venue, The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third
floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building.
Tickets are $10 general admission.
For all Thursday shows, admission is pay-what-you-can. Tickets can be
purchased online right here on this site, or you can make a reservation on our
phoneline at 716-408-0499.
This production is presented
as part of the 2014 Buffalo "infringement" Festival --
Buffalo's deliriously anarchic non-hierarchical celebration of free-thinking
delivering eleven days of all types of "art under the radar."
To find out more about other festival offerings, visit their website at www.infringebuffalo.org.
Subversive Infringy Power