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  "Theatre is just an empty box and it is our duty to fill it with fury and with ecstasy... and with revolution."

-Oliver Welles
2006

April 3rd - May 3rd, 2014
at the Manny Fried Playhouse


for the eighth installment of our annual "Workers' Power Play Series"
Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents the blue collar masterpiece...

A VIEW FROM 
THE BRIDGE

by Arthur Miller
 
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Thomas LaChiusa+, Lisa Vitrano, Andrea Gollhardt,
James Heffron, Jeffrey Coyle*, Jack Agugliaro*, 
and many others

 April 3rd - May 3rd, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 7:30pm

at the Manny Fried Playhouse

(255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building)
Tickets $25.00 General Admission
$20.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members
plus a special $5.00 discount for all union members (just show your union card at the door)

Admission for all Thursday performances is pay-what-you-can

A breath-taking look at the gritty underbelly of the American Dream and the tortured heart inside the quintessential American workingman by one of America's greatest playwrights

 

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MEDIA COVERAGE:
-- Buffalo News Review 4/10/14
-- Online Buffalo Review 4/5/14
  

RELATED INFORMATION:

-- Director's Notes
-- About this Play's Production History
-- About our Workers' Power Play Series

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THREE-AND-A-HALF STARS!!!

 "Thomas LaChiusa's performance is one of the best I've seen this season"
-tweet from Colin Dabkowski  Arts Critic for the BUFFALO NEWS  4/3/14
click here to read the Buffalo News review for yourself


 
"Subversive is delivering a strong production of 'A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE' which is very much worth seeing."
-Augustine Warner  ONLINE BUFFALO  4/5/14
click here to read this review for yourself


     F
or the eighth installment of our annual "Workers' Power Play Series", we're proud to present one of the most powerful blue collar plays by one of America's most defiantly pro-worker playwrights -- A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller.

     This all-too-often overlooked masterpiece by America's unapologetically "subversive" master playwright takes us to the hard-bitten world of New York City's over-worked and under-paid dock workers.  Written in 1954 as a cry against McCarthyism, this brilliantly-constructed story of lust and betrayal, of jealously and desperation, of ignorance and hardship exposes the gritty underbelly of the American Dream where the biggest mistake in life is to squeal to the authorities.

     Join us as we revive this smoldering jewel of Classic American Theatre... with all the subversive fury it deserves!

  "You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away."
                              -Eddie Carbone

     An extraordinary play like this calls for an extraordinary cast and we're thrilled to have assembled one of the most powerful casts ever to take the stage at our Manny Fried Playhouse.  One of Buffalo's leading actors, Thomas LaChiusa+ offers a stunning portrayal of hard-headed Eddie Carbone as Lisa Vitrano is incredibly powerful as his wife Beatrice.  Other leading performances come from Andrea Gollhardt as Catherine, James Heffron as Rodolpho, Jeffrey Coyle* as Marco, and Jack Agugliaro* as Alfieri.  Other ensemble members include John Kennedy*, Peter Calieri, Murry Galloway*, John Strong*, Guy DeFedericis*, and Mary Katherine Lodick.

    Directed by Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Designer Kurt Schneiderman* and Assistant Director Lydia Kubiniec, this production also boast a deliciously gritty set by Greg Natale, an evocative lighting-scape courtesy of Michael Lodick*, a creatively intense sound-scape courtesy by Brian Zybala*, a rich array of striking 1950s costumes by Carolyn Walleshauser, and period props by Lydia Kubiniec.  Fight Choreography is by Adriano Gatto with Dance Choreography by Monica Karwan*.

"The law is only a word for what has a right to happen.  When the law is wrong it's because it's unnatural, but in this case it IS natural and a river will drown you if you buck it!"
              
-Mr. Alfieri

    Our production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm from April 3rd - May 3rd, 2014.  All performances are in Subversive Theatre's 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 $25.00 general admission or $20.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  As the newest installment of our "Workers' Power Play Series," we're proud to offer an additional $5.00 discount to all union members -- just show your union card at the box office to claim your discount.

     Tickets can be purchased online right here on our website or at the box office which opens one half-hour before all shows.

     Any questions, give us a call at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective
+ = indicates members of the Actors' Equity Association

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