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On The Boards Theater Listings

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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 DeFedericis, 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).

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).

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, drama by Edward Albee presented by the Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sam Fadel, starring Fadel, Dede Secic, Barry Schaub, Jaclyn Glose Tronolone. Mar 16-31, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. Portage Road (297-5910).


CLEAN BREAK, world premiere of a play by Darryl Schneider, directed by Derek Campbell, starring John Fredo, Andrea Andolina. Through 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).

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).

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. Through Mar 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. Through Mar 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. Through Mar 24, Thu-Sat at 8. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (445-9432).

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).


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).

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. Held over through Mar 18, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

OUT OF ORDER, comedy 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).

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).

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. Through Mar 31, Fri & Sat at 10:30. Road Less Traveled Theater 639 Main St. (629-3069).

FINNEGAN’S FAREWELL, interactive dinner theater comedy by Kevin Alexander, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Eileen Stevic, starring Pam Snyder, Al McFadyen, Melissa Cumming, Joe Spencer, Paul McCarthy, Eileen Stevic, Ron Ruggiero, Russ Wendel, Julie Silverstein, Jim Kaney. Mar16-25, Fri & Sat at 7, Sun at 2:30, Ripa’s Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

GENTLEMEN’S GENTLEMEN, cabaret style revue presented by O’Connell & Company. Mar 16-Apr 1, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

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. Through 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).


COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA, drama by William Inge, directed by Joe Natale, starring Richard Lambert, Jen Leibowitz, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Michael Seitz, Murry Galloway, Margo Davis, James Wild, Nickalaus Koziura, James Robert Steiner, Keith Elkins, Jess Abel. Mar 29-Apr 21, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

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).

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Mar 30 at 8, Mar 31 at 2 & 8. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, play by Robert Harling presented by the Medaille Music & Drama Club. Mar 22-24, Thu & Fri at 7, Sat at 1 & 7. Main Building Lecture Hall, college campus at 18 Agassiz Circle.

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).