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Irish Classical Theatre presents “THURGOOD” the life of the exrtraordinary Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall March 31-April 16

Directly following a successful run at People’s Light Theatre in Philadelphia, Guest Artists Broadway Director Steve H. Broadnax III and Award-Winning Actor Brian Marable bring Thurgood to ICTC. Performed as a one-man monologue, this stunning 90-minute intimate journey through the life of Thurgood Marshall portrays his life’s twists, turns, and triumphant rise as the first African American Justice appointed to the Supreme Court.

TICKETS/SHOW INFO:  Thurgood will be performed Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 16. Curtain times are 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays.

Tickets are $49 for General Admission and can be purchased online at, by phone at 716-853-4282 or in person at the ICTC Box Office from 10am – 5pm Monday-Friday, (Thursday & Friday hours are 12pm – 8pm once the show opens). 

Discounts available:

Student         $20         Purchase online or through Box Office. ID Required

Veteran         $25         Purchase online with code THANKS or through Box Office

Industry        $20         Purchase through Box Office, or join our Industry List for online access

Young Professionals     $35    Purchase online or through Box Office.  Valid only for our Young Professionals Night. Includes one complimentary drink at the bar and complimentary ICTC reusable cup

NY Public Employee Federation                 $35         Purchase through Box Office

Buffalo Public Library VIP Program            $35         Purchase through Box Office

Arts Access Pass    $0        Purchase through Box Office. Passholders must provide Arts Access Member ID 

Dramatists Guild: $20

Rush: $25, 20 minutes before performance time, if available

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Additional Programming*:

  • Industry Night: Saturday, Apr. 1, 2023 at 7:30pm
  • Speaker Series: Sunday, Apr. 2, 2023 at 1:30pm
  • Young Professionals/Legal Professionals Night: Thursday, Apr. 6, 2023 at 7:30pm
  • Community Matinee: Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023 at 10am
  • ASL Interpreted/Open Captioned Performance: Thursday, Apr. 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
  • Masked Performance: Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 3pm

Industry Night: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30pm

Members of the Buffalo Theater Community are invited to join us for a Saturday evening performance at a discounted Industry rate, followed by a post-show Talk Back and Happy Hour with select members of the Cast and Creative Team. Guest Bartender: Rolando Martín Gómez

Speaker Series: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 1:30pm

Join us for our free 2022-23 Speaker Series on select Sunday afternoons during our Season. With each session led by one of ICTC’s distinguished speakers, the afternoon will begin at 1:30pm with a dramaturgical presentation and moderated discussion to introduce the world of the play, followed by the matinee performance. After the show, join the speaker and select members of the cast for an enlightening Talk Back.

Speaker: Bernadette Gargano

Bernadette Gargano is the Vice Dean for Student Affairs at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Professor Gargano teaches a variety of courses in the law school with a focus on civil rights. She is also a co-founder of the Pro Se Assistance Program, a clinic housed in the Buffalo and Rochester federal courthouses, which provides free legal services to litigants who cannot afford an attorney. This clinic won the Erie County Bar Association’s Justice Award in 2015, and the federal court Distinguished Service Award in 2019. Professor Gargano has also taught undergraduates at UB, where she piloted the University’s first experiential program: “Lawyers as Agents of Social Change”. This immersive program was located on the Chautauqua Institution and worked in collaboration with the Robert H. Jackson Center. She has taught for many years in the Discover Law program, an intensive pipeline program for undergraduates from underrepresented communities.  Professor Gargano has received UB Law’s Teaching Award and the Jacob D. Hyman Award for promoting excellence among Students of Color. After receiving her law degree, cum laude, from Cornell Law School, Professor Gargano served a two-year term as a confidential law clerk for the Hon. William M. Skretny in the Western District of New York.

Legal Professionals/Young Professionals Night: Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:30pm

Network with fellow legal professionals in the Chris O’Neill Lounge before the performance (your first drink is on us!), and enter to win a pair of tickets to our upcoming fundraiser, The Wake. Please stay after the performance for a

Talk Back with Award-winning Actor Brian Marable to ask questions and learn what it takes to bring this one-man-show to life night after night. Tickets can be purchased on our website at For Legal Professionals, use code JUSTICE at checkout. For Young Professionals, just choose that option at checkout.

Community Matinee: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 10am

A performance with accommodations for people who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre-going experience.  We encourage attendees from school groups, community care, and day habilitation centers to come, be themselves and experience a live performance. This performance is followed by a moderated Q&A with Executive Artistic Director, Kate LoConti Alcocer.

ASL/OC Night: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:30pm

The show will be performed with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Open Captioning (OC). ASL interpreters are located in the South East corner of the theatre to give the best sightlines to follow the interpretation and action on stage. An LED captioning screen, located in the North East corner of the theatre displays the dialogue and any other audio portion of the production in text form in sync with the performance. Services are provided by our partners at Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc, and c2 Caption Coalition.

Masked Performance: Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 3pm

ICTC will be offering a masked performance of Thurgood at 3:00pm Saturday, April 15, where all Patrons will be required to wear a mask in the lobby and in The Andrews Theatre at all times. The bar in the Chris O’Neill Lounge will be closed for this performance only. If you purchased tickets to this performance and would like to exchange them OR if you purchased tickets to another performance and would like to attend this one instead, please reach out to the Box Office at

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