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A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams’s 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire, is somewhat of a sacred text in the American theater. Each of the characters is a coveted rite of passage for any actor who is lucky enough to be cast.


This week, Tru, Jay Presson Allen’s one-man play about Truman Capote, opens at Buffalo United Artists with Christopher Standart as the Truman Capote, under the direction of Joyce Stilson. When Tru opened on Broadway in 1989, Capote had only been dead for five years. His flamboyant mannerisms, whiney voice, and devilishly wry humor were still familiar to the American public from countless television appearances during the Golden Age of talk shows.

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

I will concede that I am not the ideal audience for Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, now playing its final week at Theatre of Youth’s Allendale Theatre. Based on the book of similar title (Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale) by Caldecott Medal winning author, Mo Willems, the play is aimed at very young children.

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