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  "I am an anarchist.  I don't sue, I don't get injunctions, I advocate revolution, and when people ask me what can we do that's practical, I say, weakly, weaken the fabric of the system wherever you can, make possible the increase of freedom, all kinds."

-Julian Beck
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May 21 - June 6, 2009
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

A Double-Header of Great One-Act Plays of Absurdist Theatre

THE LESSON by Eugene Ionesco &
ON THE SEA by Slawomir Mrozek

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm
May 21 - June 6


     The Subversive Theatre Collective is proud to present a double header of two one-act greats of Absurdist Theatre -- THE LESSON by Eugene Ionesco and ON THE SEA by Slawomir Mrozek.
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-- About the Cast of THE LESSON
-- About the Cast of ON THE SEA
-- About the Crew 
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-- About Absurdist Theatre
-- About Eugene Ionesco
-- About Slawomir Mrozek

     THE LESSON is the quintessential absurdist piece which examines violence in society as we spend time learning the ultimate lesson between a Pupil and her Teacher who lectures on the cruel and strange ways of the world.  Our rendition is directed by Drew McCabe and stars James Wild, Jessica Wegrzyn, and Kelsey Mathes.
     ON THE SEA on its surface is the tale of three men stranded on a raft, but beneath this deceptively simple sarcastic situation is a fascinating exploration of  how society is organized . . . and the thin-veiled lies that keep it going!  Our rendition is directed by Mark Tattenbaum and stars Matthew Nerber, Kurt Erb, Jenna Beth Stockman, and David Utter.
The overall production features puppet & mask design by Drew McCabe, set design by Drew McCabe and Mark Tattenbaum, sound design by Drew McCabe and Candice Kogut*, and fight choreography by Candice Kogut*.
     Performances run from May 21st through June 7th, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm.  All shows are at Subversive Theatre's recently established performance venue, "The Manny Fried Playhouse" on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building at 255 Great Arrow Avenue.
     Like all Subversive Theatre productions, admission for this show is free with donations gratefully accepted before, during, and after each performance.  Reservations are not available, seating is on a first-come-first-served basis with doors opening one half hour prior to each performance.
     For more information, give Subversive Theatre a call at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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