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   "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
2003

 

March 27th - April 12th, 2015
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

 
Subversive Theatre is just crazy enough to present
the Western New York debut of 

WHY TORTURE
IS WRONG, 
AND THE 
PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM

by Christopher Durang
 
Directed by Thomas LaChiusa,
Starring Andrea Andolina, Michael Votta, 
Victor Morales, Christopher Standart*, Mike Seitz, 
Becky Globus, & James Cichocki
 

March 27th - April 12th, 2015

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 7pm

No show Easter Sunday (April 5th)
special bonus show Sat, April 4th @ 2pm

Tickets $25 General Admission
or $20 for students, seniors, and Subversive members
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!



Click here to purchase tickets online for all shows
 

"He'll learn to adore me.  Everyone does... 
except my fucking parole officer."

                                                             -Zamir

Felicity is having one of THOSE days.  One of those days where she wakes up from a possible ruffies-induced blackout to find she's been married to an abusive ex-con who might just have terrorist connections by an ex-drug dealer priest who makes pornos on the side.  Yeah, one of THOSE days.  Meanwhile her sadistic dad is gathering up his S&M gear so that he and his Tea Party friends can torture random civilians in the name of the Constitution... while quoting from Looney Tunes with great elan.

That's only the beginning of the insanity in this deliriously off-the-wall farce by the King of in-yoh-face comedies himself, Christopher Durang.  This recent addition to Durang's unrelenting barrage of fiercely-ANTI-mainstream spoofs takes us on a wild and crazy misadventure where the Irish top Homeland Security's watch list, Elmer Fudd is out to avenge 9/11, and Hooters is the last refuge of sanity before the coming terrorist apocalypse.

It's a bit like Stephen Colbert meets John Waters... and they anally rape Quentin Taratino while Bugs Bunny fondles Michael Moore's testicles.  Truly, a SUBVERSIVE comedy you won't find anywhere.

"Welcome to Hooters... Let's hope our cupsizes don't capsize!"
                                                           -Luella

Acclaimed theatre artist Thomas LaChiusa returns to Subversive Theatre to direct this outrageous tornado of sacrilege that miraculously finds a way to piss on every piece of Americana you could dream of.  The cast features several other Subversive favorites that we're thrilled to welcome back to the Manny Fried Playhouse including Andrea Andolina, Michael Votta, Victor Morales, and Becky Globus*, as well as newcomer James Cichocki.  Drag artists Christopher Standart* and Mike Seitz add a wonderfully campy twist in the most preposterous Hooter's outfits you've ever seen.

Behind the scenes, this outlandish endeavor features lighting design by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*, set design by Subversive's Associate Producer Mike Lodick*, costume creations by Christopher Standart*, and sound design by the director himself. 

"And if I have to cut off 
fingers and ears to keep my country from being attacked, 
then I'm proud of it." 

                                                                                                                          -Leonard

WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM runs March 27th through April 12th with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm (no show Easter Sunday -- April 5th).  There will also be one bonus performance on Saturday, April 4th at 2pm.  All shows 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 historic Great Arrow Building.  Tickets are $25 general admission or $20 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  As always, admission for all Thursday shows is pay-what-you-can.  There is also a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, March 26th.

"Oh, let's talk porn.  
I'm a porn-again Christian."

                                         -Reverend Mike

          For more information call Subversive Theatre at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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