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On The Boards Theater Listings

"The Turn of the Screw" opens at the Irish Classical's Andrews Theatre on Thursday, October 20.

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HEDDA GABLER, drama by Ibsen presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Kevin Leary. Oct 26-30, Wed-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus (645-ARTS).

MY FAIR LADY, musical by Lerner and Loewe, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Catherine Burkhart, starring Aurora Boneberg, Bob Mazierski, Michael Starzynski, Bob Bateman, Maria Ebersole, Rachelle Francis, Jason Gonser, Curtis Rose, Amanda Wilcox. Oct 21-Nov 12, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, South Grove St., East Aurora (687-6727).

OF MICE AND MEN, drama by John Steinbeck, presented by the Towne Players, directed by Andy Sachs, starring Mike Lesczynski, Andy Michalski, Doug Smith, Bikki Sliva, Tom Turici, Rlon Magnum, Tom Malzan, Aaron Swenson, Joseph Westfall, Oct 21-30, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2. Sheridan Parkside Theatre, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Tonawanda (693-9641).

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Doug Bailey, starring Rick Manzone, Karn Sorensen, Mark Bofinger, Dave Danielson, Doris Biscup, Matt Boyle, Mike Randall. Oct 20-30, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St. (592-9038).

THE TURN OF THE SCREW, thriller by Jeffrey Hatcher adapted from the story by Henry James, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Carolyn Bauemler, Vincent O’Neill. Oct 20-Nov 13, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

VIVIEN: The Triumph and Madness of Vivien Leigh, one-woman play by Rick Foster, presented by the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park and Red Thread Theatre, directed by Darleen Pickering Hummert, starring Josephine Hogan. Oct 20-Nov 13, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, drama by Deborah Brevoort presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Oct 20-24, Thu & Mon at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall on NU campus (286-8685).


A FOOTBALL MIRACLE, drama by Kevin Dwyer presented by the Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest, starring Jeremy Biniecki, Travis Emmons, Sam Fadel, Sam Granieri, Keith House, James Murphy, Andrea Perry, Adam Priest, Lauren Priest, Mark Priest, Linda Silvestri, Dawn Strassburg, Alfonzo Tyson. Through Oct 30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. (297-5910).

IMAGINING MADOFF, drama by Deb Margolin presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Greg Natale, starring Robert Rutland, Ellen Horst, Saul Elkin. Through Nov 13, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Rd., Getzville (688-4114 x391).

THE LION KING, touring production of the Broadway/Disney musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Oct 30, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1 & 6:30, plus Oct 27 at 1 (no evening performance on Oct 30). Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

RUINED, drama by Lynn Nottage presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Annette Daniels-Taylor, Hugh Davis, Zoe Viola Scruggs, Shanntina Moore, Chantal Dubose, Donald Capers, Willie Judson, Brandon Williamson, Carlton Franklin, Sean Lora Hetzner, Raynardo Shedrick Jr., Ig’daly Orta. Through Nov 6, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).


ENRON, drama by Lucy Prebble presented by Buffalo State Theatre Department, directed by Joseph Price. Through Oct 22, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall, college campus (878-3005).

HALLOWEEN DREAMS, comic-thriller by L. Don Swartz, starring Debby Koszelak Swartz, Joann V. Mis, Daniel Torres, Paul McGinnis, Jesse Swartz. Through Oct 22, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 23 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

LADYKILLERS, performance piece developed by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Heather Fangsrud, Jane Cudmore, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Maria Nicole Held, Martha Rothkopf, Diane McNamara, Jenny Gembka, Amy Wrzos. Through Oct 22, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen and Elmwood (574-9139).

OUR TOWN, classic drama by Thornton Wilder presented by the Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Judith McMurray and Ryan Morgan, starring Norm Argulsky, Kate Francis, Ethan Schrodt. Through Oct 23, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Beacon Cafe and Performing Arts Center, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

Special Presentations

CONFESSIONS, reading of the play by Matthew Crehan Higgins, starring Brant Adamczyk, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Paul Kenjarski, Gary Andrews, Matthew Mooney. A benefit for the Trevor Project. Oct 20 at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

RAVINGS, multimedia presentation of stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe, co-created by David Kane and David Butler, presented by the New Alt Performance Group, directed by Tim Newell, starring Anthony Alcocer, Kay Kerimian, Nicholas Lama, Scott Malkovsky, Aaron Piepszny, Linda Stein. Through Oct 29, Thu-Sat at 8 (no performance Oct 20). Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (868-6847).


A CLASS ACT, musical by Edward Kleban, Linda Kline, and Lonny Price, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Louis Colaiacovo, Bobby Cooke, Doug Crane, Mary Coppola Gjurich, Adrienne Lewis, Marc Sacco, Nancy Sam, Lisa Vitrano. Nov 2-Dec 11, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Nov 24). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

BUFFALO ZINGS!: A Rogues Gallery, political cabaret presented by O’Connell & Company, starring Pat Armstrong, Joey Bucheker, Maria Droz, Damien Duderwick, Sara Jo Kukulka, Lisa Maria Leone, Katy Miner, Mary Moebius, Scott Nykiel, Mary Kate O’Connell, Diane Serra. Oct 27-Nov 6, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

DAMN YANKEES, classic musical by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Braddock. Nov 10-20, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat & Sun at 2 & 7:30. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

THE DIVINE SISTER, comedy by Charles Busch presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Jimmy Janowski, Kerrykate Abel, Caitlin Coleman, Beth Donohue, Jessica K. Rasp, Michael Seitz. Nov 11-Dec 3, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

GOD OF CARNAGE, comedy by Yasmina Reza, directed by David Lamb, starring Eileen Dugan, Lisa Ludwig, Patrick Moltane, Norman Sham. Nov 4-Dec 4, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

GREENSPAN AND THE TRILOBITES, comedy by Michael Fanelli, presented by Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Tilke Hill, starring Verniece Turner, Greg Howze, Darryl Hart, Dave Burger. Oct 27-Nov 19, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

MACBETH, tragedy by Shakespeare presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Paul Mockovak. Nov 4-12, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre, SUNY Fredonia campus (673-3501).

SUPERIOR DONUTS, comedic drama by Tracy Letts directed by Scott Behrned, starring Steve Jakiel, Barry Williams, Gerry Maher, Victoria Perez, Carlton Franklin, Jermain Cooper, Stan Klimecko, Aaron Krygier. Nov 11-Dec 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

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