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  "A people who do not cherish and promote their theatre are, if not yet dead, in the process of dying, just as theatre which does not capture the vibrancy of society, of history, the drama of its people, but is only a casino or a place to kill time."

-Federico Garcia Lorca

July 23 - August 8, 2010
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

For the 2010 Buffalo "infringement" Festival
by Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Rebecca Ward & Andrew Kottler

"Never has a Brechtian screed been so amusing."
-- Colin Dabkowski, BUFFALO NEWS 7/24/10

click here to read this review
July 23 - August 8
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays @ 8pm
Tickets $10.00 for all shows

     For our sixth annual "infringement" Festival production, we are proud to present a wonderfully wild re-interpretation of Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary drama THE MOTHER.
     This time around we're putting THE PEOPLE back in PEOPLES' THEATRE with an intensely interactive production where ten actors play all the major roles and the audience plays all the rest.  THAT'S RIGHT!  In our theatre of empowerment, no one will be left passive.  YOU -- the audience -- will have the opportunity to play the soldiers, factory workers, demonstrators, strike-breakers, and sometimes even the walls, windows, and coat racks of this colossal story of peoples' resistance and revolution.
Click below for more info...
-- About the Author
-- About this Play's Production History
-- Cast Bios & Headshots
-- Crew Bios & Headshots
-- Directions to the Theatre
-- Production Photos
-- Return to THE MOTHER Mainpage
-- Buffalo News Blog Review

-- Director's Notes
-- About the Buffalo "infringement" Festival
-- Visit the website of Buffalo "infringement" Festival

     Leave your inhibitions at the door and join in the most daring, most inventive, and most downright fun version of Brechtian Theatre you'll ever find!
     This off-beat odyssey is directed by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman* with Assistant Director Bob Van Valin and stars Rebecca Ward and Andrew Kottler amidst an ensemble that also features Lawrence Rowswell*, John Jacoby, Colleen Neumann, Bekki Sliwa, Tim Stuff, John Kehoe, Jason E. Robinson, and Sean Marciniak.
     Bohemian found-sound musicians Patrick Cain and Gabriel Gutierrez provide live musical accompaniment and Foley effects for each performance with their oh-so trippy melange of inventive instruments.
     Set & Props Design for
THE MOTHER are by Ashley Bobbett with Lighting Design by John Shotwell*, and Costume Design by Laura Mooney & Paul Stephenson.  Set Painting is by Ashley Bobbett, Melissa Grosse, and Kurt & Jeanette Schneiderman*.
     Performances run from July 23rd through August 8th on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8pm at the Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of the Great Arrow Building in North Buffalo.  Tickets are $10.00 for all shows.  Reservations are NOT available, instead admission is on a first-come-first-served basis with doors opening promptly at 8pm.
     For more information, give us a call at 716-408-0499.

     Our rendition of THE MOTHER is freely adapted by Kurt Schneiderman* from translations by Lee Baxandall and Stephen Gooch.

     Special thanks goes out to the Buffalo Chapter of the International Action Center for their generous loan of equipment for this production.  

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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