Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents
by Joseph Heller
September 6th – 28th
kick-off our 17th season
of radical theatre, Subversive Theatre
is excited to present one of the all-time subversive greats: CATCH-22 by
Joseph Heller as part of Curtain Up 2019.
A deadly serious comedy of explosive
proportions, CATCH-22 is an anti-war,
anti-authority, anti-stupidity masterpiece.
This stage adaptation of Joseph Heller’s incendiary 1961 Novel was
crafted by Heller himself back in 1971, but couldn’t be needed more in Trump’s
America. With its bizarre blend of farce,
wry jibes, and Keystone Cops silliness amidst a whirlwind of death, destruction,
and betrayal, this smirkingly ironic World War II tale offers audiences a beautiful
way to laugh and cry at the
evils of our world all at once.
rendition is sponsored by the Western
New York Peace Center and is directed by Subversive Theatre’s Founder &
Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*.
Up and coming young star Connor Maxwell
heads up the cast as the Kafka-esque anti-hero “Yossarian” opposite Jack Agugliaro*
as “the Chaplain”, Jacob Chester Sauer* as “Major Major”, Lawrence Rowswell* as “Doc
Daneeka”, John Kehoe as “Colonel Cathcart”, and Leon Copeland, Jr* as “Milo
Minderbinder.” The ensemble also features
J. Tim Raymond*, Mikyla Fisher, Shakora
Purks, Jessie Miller, Bryan Figueroa*, Andrew Zuccari, Leonardo LiPomi, and
CATCH-22 runs September
6th – 28th with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and
Saturdays at 7:30pm. All shows are in
our home venue, The Manny Fried
Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo’s
historic Great Arrow Building.
Tickets are $30 general admission or
$25 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members. As always, admission for
all Thursday shows
is pay-what-you-can. Purchase tickets
online at www.subversivetheatre.org
or call us at 716-462-5549.
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