April 6th - May 6th, 2017
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents
for the seventh installment of our
"Black Power Play Series"
TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN
by Gary Earl Ross*
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Brian Brown, Shawnell Tillery, Kunji Rey,
Lawrence Rowswell*, and Rick Lattimer*
April 6th - May 6th, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Tickets $30.00 general admission
or $25.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive members
For all Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!
here to purchase tickets online for all shows
"I wish I
was the one who died.
THEN maybe I could have got some justice."
For the seventh installment of our "Black
Power Play Series," Subversive Theatre is honored to present the world
debut of THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN by
Buffalo's award-winning author Gary Earl Ross*. This inventive
new drama cuts to the heart of some of the most explosive issues facing our
country with an alternate version of recent history.
Five years after the death of the real life
Trayvon Martin, this original Two Act play blends the urgency of
protest theatre with the intensity of courtroom drama and the creative bite of
historical fiction by asking a series of WHAT IFs. What if it was George
Zimmerman who died that fateful night in Florida in 2012? What if it was
Trayvon Martin who went on trial for murder? How would the same jury
that acquited Zimmerman in real life react to the same "stand-your-ground"
defense on the lips of a 17-year-old black man? How badly are the scales
of justice tipped in this land? This hypothetical tale looks at the
brutal reality of American racial injustice from a fresh and unrelenting
child who had a fight with a grown man who
followed him, a man with a gun!"
by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*, our
rendition features the acting talents
of Brian Brown, Shawnell Tillery, Kunji Rey, Rick Lattimer*, Lawrence
Rowswell*, Leon Copeland*, Kajana Stover, Brittany Bassett, and Michael
Mottern*. Set Design is by Chris Wilson* with Costume Design by resident costumier
Maureen Caputo*, Sound Design by resident soundologist John Shotwell*,
and Lighting Design by Hasheen DeBerry*.
OF TRAYVON MARTIN
runs April 6th - May 6th with performances Thursdays, Fridays,
and Saturdays at 8pm. All shows are in 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.
continues and slithers beneath our skin.
How many more children will be shot holding toy guns?
How many will be shot in the back or die from mistaken identity?"
production marks the third time that Subversive Theatre has been the launch
pad for Gary Earl Ross'* theatrical creations. The first two --
THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS (2014) and THE MARK OF CAIN (2016) -- both
won the Artie Award for Best New Play. A novelist, journalist,
playwright, and veteran educator, Ross* became an Associate Artistic Director
with our troupe in 2015. All of us at Subversive Theatre are proud to
see our partnership with this subversive local artists continue to grow.
Don't miss the latest installment of Ross' ever-expanding list of powerhouse
are $30.00 general admission or $25.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre
members. As always, all Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can.
For more information call 716-408-0499
where you can also leave reservations and/or questions for your comrades at
Subversive Theatre. Reservations will be held up till five minutes before
showtime. Tickets can also be purchased right here on line, just
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