The Subversive Theatre Collective:

2002-2017: Now in Year #14 of our Kamikaze Journey!
Subversive Theatre: Where pissing you off is only the beginning

Home Page

Up Next

Our 2016-2017 Season of Plays

About Our Playhouse

Buy Tickets Online

Contact Us/ Contributions


Meet the Collective

Our Manifesto

Previous Productions


Special Programs

   "The Arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare . . . they're subtle so the Establishment gambles that they won't lead to anything threatening.  
    But the Establishment often loses that gamble." 

-Howard Zinn


July 23rd - August 15th, 2015
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents
for the 2015 Buffalo "infringement" Festival

by Eugene Ionesco

A deadly serious comedy about the stampede of conformity... and the struggle against it!

Directed by Albert Falcone*,
Starring Rick Lattimer, Haley Keeley, and John Vines

July 23rd - Aug 15th, 2015

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm

Tickets $10 General Admission
Thursdays are always pay-what-you-can!


Click here to purchase tickets online for all shows

"Life is a struggle.  It's cowardly not to put up a fight."


            For the eleventh annual Buffalo "infringement" Festival, Subversive Theatre is excited to present perhaps the greatest work of Absurdist Theatre, RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco.  Since it first debuted in 1959, this deliberately preposterous tale has stood out as a half-comic deadly serious battle cry of the individual against the stampede of conformity.

            In a world where everyone is turning -- one by one -- into inhuman brutes, who can find the courage to stand against the insanity?  This brilliantly universal farce with obvious implications from Auschwitz to Abu Graib rings out with just as much jeering venom today as ever.  For almost six decades now, RHINOCEROS has attracted extraordinary artists -- Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jean Stapleton, Zero Mostel, and even Gene Wilder -- and become an inspiration to anti-authoritarians, gadflies, rabble-rousers, and truculent individualists the world over.

"Sometimes one does harm without meaning to, or rather one allows it to go unchecked."

            Subversive Theatre is proud to add our own outlandish interpretation to the many permutations of this defiantly anti-classic classic.  Director Albert Falcone*'s pared-down vision of the play emphasizes the comic absurdity while crafting an intense orgy for the senses out of stylized movement choreographed by Monica Karwan* and an enveloping mise-en-scene courtesy of Set Designer Tim Lane, Costume Designer Tami Hopersberger*, Sound Designer Emily DiMartino, and Artie Award-winning Lighting Designer Kurt Schneiderman*.

            The cast features the acting talents of Rick Lattimer, John Vines, Haley Keeley, Jacob Sauer, Sara Kovacsi, Virginia Brannon*, Murry Galloway*, J. Tim Raymond*, Corinne McLaughlin, and Peter-Mark Raphael.

            Our RHINOCEROS goes on the rampage from July 23rd - August 15th with shows Thurdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm at our 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 $10 General Admission except for Thursdays when admission is always pay-what-you-can.

"After all, perhaps it's we who need saving.  Perhaps we are the abnormal ones."

            For more information or to make a reservation, call our phoneline at 716-408-0499.

            We are proud to present this play as part of the 2015 Buffalo "infringement" Festival and their incomparable eleven days of 'art under the radar.'  Our production runs with the festival for the first two weeks and then continues for two bonus weeks of infringy subversion and subversive infringement.

            In addition to RHINOCEROS, we are proud to welcome a long list of daring projects into our performance space throughout the run of this summer's "infringement" Festival from July 23rd - August 2nd.  For more information on these projects, check out the Festival's website at


* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

Copyright (c) 2002-13, Subversive Theatre Collective.  All rights reserved.