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TWAIN’S TALES, adapted by David Taylor London presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest, starring Todd Gouchie, Sam Granieri, Dave Karb, Gloria McNitt, Robert Priest, Tom Turici. Nov 18-Dec 4, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance November 19). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd, Niagara Falls (297-5910).


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. Through 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).

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 Rasp, Michael Seitz. Through Dec 3, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Nov 20 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

FRED’S REQUIEM, comedy written and directed by Matthew LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theatre of WNY, starring Joy Scime, Todd Fuller, Scot Kaitanowski, Alexa Kopty, Adam Yellen, David Nuijens, Patrick Caughill, Bob Bozek, Leo DiBello, Kate Germain, Jocelyn Hanson, Michael E. Nowicki. Through Dec 3, Wed-Sat at 7:30 (no performances Nov 16 & 24). Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (634-1102).

GOD OF CARNAGE, comedy by Yasmina Reza, directed by David Lamb, starring Eileen Dugan, Lisa Ludwig, Patrick Moltane, Norman Sham. Through Dec 4, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Nov 24). Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

SUPERIOR DONUTS, comedic drama by Tracy Letts directed by Scott Behrend, starring Steve Jakiel, Barry Williams, Gerry Maher, Victoria Perez, Carlton Franklin, Jermain Cooper, Stan Klimecko, Aaron Krygier. Through Dec 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2 (no performance Nov 24). Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

Special Presentations

THE OUTLAW SHOW, original performance piece by the Real Dream Cabaret presented in collaboration with Torn Space Theater, starring John Carocci, Ron Ehmke, Holly Johnson, Liz Knipe, Brian Milbrand. Nov17 at 8, Nov 18-Dec 10, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Nov 11 at 8 (no performances Nov 19, 24). The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave.


THE CRUCIBLE, drama by Arthur Miller presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Les Bailey. Through Nov 20, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

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

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

IT GOES LIKE IT GOES: The Music of David Shire, world premiere of the musical revue conceived by Nathan R. Matthews, presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, co-directed by Terry Berliner and Matthews. Through Nov 20, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus (645-ARTS). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

THE STEPMOTHER, US premiere by Githa Sowerby, presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions, directed by Donn Youngstrom. Through Nov 19, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Theater & Communications building, college campus (878-3005).


THE ADDAMS FAMILY, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Dec 6-11, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

CHRISTMAS BELLES, comedy presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Jack Agugliaro, Dec 2-11, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara, 4421 Lower River Rd., Lewiston (877-856-0694).

A CHRISTMAS STORY by Jean Shepherd, based on the popular movie, presented by Rocking Horse Productions, starring Andrew Clabo, Steven Fusani, Greg Hennessey, Justin McMullen, Kallie Olear, Jill Rachiele, Timmy Richardson, Nicole Rudnicki, Melissa Seifert-Leventhal, Joe Spencer, Tyler Vogt. Nov 25-Dec 11, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2:30 (no evening performance on Nov 26). Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

PETER PAN, classic by J. M. Barrie, adapted by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring RJ Voltz, Christina Golab, Jessica McKay, Marie Hasselback-Costa, John Kreuzer, James R. Steiner, Christopher Parada, Jose Rivera, Kurt Erb, Brittany Kucala, Eric Rawski. Nov 26-Dec 23, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).