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On The Boards Theater Listings

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CLEAN BREAK, world premiere of a play by Darryl Schneider, directed by Derek Campbell, starring John Fredo, Andrea Andolina. Mar 9-Apr 1, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

GOD OF VENGEANCE, drama by Sholem Asch, presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger, staring Chris Best, Diane DiBernardo Blenk, Jenny Gembka, Heather Fangsrud, Kelly M. Beuth, Lawrence Rowswell, Brittany Kucala, Mike Beiter, Amy Wrzos, Angel Jacques. Mar 8-23, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen St. at Elmwood Ave.

INTO THE WOODS, musical by Stephen Sondheim, presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Fran Newton, starring Cassondra Grizanti, Scott Mackmin, Kathryn Ratka, Colin Reboy, Jessica Dows, Jon May, Gabrielle Montgomery, Peg Merrill, Carolyn Quigley, Bob Mazierski, Paul Bene, Pat Moyer, Elaine Montgomery, Dan Zerpa, Jessica Reinhardt, Emily Littler, Joe Fratello, Michelle Holden. Mar 9-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

MEN OF LIKE PASSIONS, written and directed by Justin Karcher, presented by Theater Jugend, starring Matt Kindley, Steven Stizman, J. R. Finan, Courtney Weather. Mar 8-24, Thu-Sat at 8. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (445-9432).

WORKING, musical based on the book by Studs Terkel, presented by Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Drew Kahn. Through Mar 17, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Theater and Communication Building, college campus (878-3005).


BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival of short plays directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Kate Olena, Mary Moebius, Carlton Franklin, Michael Starzynski. Through Mar 17, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

EMPEROR AND GALILEAN, drama by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Neil Wechsler from the Brian Johnston translation, presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver, starring Adriano Gatto, Daniel Hendersen, Lisa Vitrano, Brian Zybala, Kurt Guba, James Wild, Barry Williams, Mark Donahue, David Lundy, Patrick Caughill. Through March 25, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

FISH OUT OF WATER, world premiere of a play by Gillian Grattan, presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Christian Brandjes, Diane Curley, Beth Donohue. Through Mar 25, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

OUT OF ORDER, comedy written by Ray Cooney, presented by Aurora Players, directed by David Hall, starring Michael W. Breen, Justyne Harris, Geoff Pictor, Penny Striker, Aurora Boneberg, Matt O’Shea, Tim Musial, Dan Morris, Katie McMahon, Monish Bhattacharyya. Through Mar 17, Fri & at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave. East Aurora (687-6727).

TIME STANDS STILL, drama by Donald Margulies, directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Guy Balotine, Chrissy Golab, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Peter Palmisano. Through Mar 25, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


AVENUE Q, musical by Lopez, Marx, and Whitty, directed by Doug Weyand, starring Jacob Albarella, Charmagne Chi, Jeffrey Coyle, Maria Droz, Amy Jakiel, Adrienne Lewis, Marc Sacco. Through Mar 11, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange, presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Shanntina Moore, Kunjane Lyons-Latimer, Fredrica Germany, Dayatra Hassan, Aitina Fareed, Zoë Scruggs, Saron Ephraim, India Moss. Through Mar 11, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

GREATER TUNA, comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, presented by American Repertory Theatre of WNY, directed by Thomas Dooney, starring Christopher Standart, Timothy Finnegan. Through Mar 11, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

Special Presentations

DEPENDENT, UNDISCIPLINED, AND SLEEPING LATE, written by Steve Roylance, presented by RLTP:Blacklight, directed by Kristin Bentley, starring Jonathan Shuey, Shaun McLaughlin, Jessica Wegzryn. Mar 9-31, Fri & Sat at 10:30. Road Less Traveled Theater 639 Main St. (629-3069).

LET’S MURDER MARSHA, comedy by Monk Ferris, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Alyssa Wentling, Bill Baldwin, Lisa Hinca, Scott Thomas, Katherine Ventrecca, Tim Reinsel, Ariel Mombrea. Mar 8-May 20, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

MURPHY’S WAKE, interactive musical comedy/dinner theater presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, starring Mike Ficorilli, MaryAnn Reisdorf, Tony Ioviero, Steve Petix, Corey Jelowski. Mar 17 at 7:15. The Fox Valley CC, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster (633-4355).

MUGSY SENT ME!, interactive dinner theater presented by the Amherst Players. Mar 9 at 7, Mar 10 at 4. Magruders, Depew (791-7529).


ELEGY FOR STANLEY GORSKI, drama by Emanuel Fried, presented by Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Victor Morales, Christina Rausa, Richard Hummert, Jane Cudmore, Todd Fuller, John Jacoby, Eric Mowery, Guy De Federicis, Joseph Laspro, Stephen Harris, Melissa Wright, Rodney Dockery. Mar 15-Apr 7, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, comedy by Shakespeare, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Doug Zschiegner. Mar 22-Apr 1, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).

SECRETS OF THE TRADE, comedy by Jonathan Tolins, presented by Buffalo United Artitsts, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Jimmy Janowksi, Lisa Ludwig, Jonathan Young, Matthew Crehan Higgins, David Granville. Mar 16-Apr 7, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Sun Apr 1 at 7 (no performance Mar 31). BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

A WRINKLE IN TIME, based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by John Glore, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Cassie Gorniewicz, Simon Blu Randle, Linda Stein, Joyce Carolyn, RJ Voltz, Robert J. Cooke. Mar 23 at 7. Mar 24-Apr 1, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).