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On The Boards Theater Listings

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GOD’S FAVORITE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by RSDP Productions, directed by Susan Toomey, starring Gerry Maher, Dolores Mendolia, Andrew Starr, Jennifer Toomey Starr, Jon Summers, Adam Yellen. Nov 9-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH AND I’M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, one-man show created and performed by Steve Solomon, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Nov 8-18, Wed & Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

RUMORS, farce by Neil Simon presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Nov 8-18, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun a 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, on NU campus (286-8685).

THE THREEPENNY OPERA, musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Vincent O’Neill. Nov 14-18, Wed-Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North campus (645-ARTS).

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, play by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre directed by John Quackenbush, starring Doug Smith. Joe Fratello. Nov 9-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

2012: END OF THE ROAD, world premiere of the play by Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Barry Williams, Sara Kow-Falcone, Christina Rausa, Kay Kerimian, Xavier Harris, David C. Mitchell, Monish Bhattacharya. Nov 9-Dec 2, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS, comedy with incidental music by Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Gordon McCall, starring Chris Kelly, Christian Brandjes. Through Nov 18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

RADIO GOLF, drama by August Wilson presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Hugh Davis, Alton Bowens, Candace Whitfield, Carlton Franklin, Marcus Thompson Jr. Through Nov 17, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave, third floor (408-0499).

33 VARIATIONS, play by Moises Kaufman directed by David Oliver, starring Morgan Chard, Beth Donohue, John Fredo, Adriano Gatto, Ellen Horst, Tim Newell, Brian Riggs and Randall Kramer at the piano. Through Dec 2, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. (no performance Nov 22). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


THE DEAD ENGLISH, musical adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Justin Karcher and Steven Sitzman, presented by The American Repertory Theater of WNY in association with Theatre Jugend and Steven Sitzman, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Anthony Alcocer, Jacob Albarella, Steve Copps, Jenny Kulwicki, Steven Brachmann, Nick Lama, Hannah Sharp, Sara Marioles, Jamie Lynn Nablo, Matt Kindely, Laura Bevilacqua. Through Nov 10, Thu-Sat at 8. The Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

THE WHIPPING MAN, play by Matthew Lopez presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Greg Howze, Dee LaMonte Perry, Stan Klimecko. Through Nov 11, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (1-888-718-4253).

Special Presentations

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, comedy by Leonard Gershe, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Sean Marciniak, Justyne Harris, Margo Davis, Justin Fiordaliso. Through Dec 16, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

THE OLIVE GROVE, reading of a new play by Michael Votta, part of the Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop Readings, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Christian Brandjes, Morgan Chard, Bethany Sparacio, David Bondrow, John Kaczarowsk, Eileen Dugan, Justin Fiordaliso. Nov 12 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted from the play by Charles Dickens, presented by Theatre in the Mist. Nov 30-Dec 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Theatre, 4421 Lower River Rd., Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

THE IRISH CURSE, comedy by Martin Casella presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Kevin Craig, Dave Hayes, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Michael Seitz, Jonathan Shuey. Nov 16-Dec 8, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Nov 25 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

OTHER DESERT CITIES, play by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Peter Palmisano, starring David Lamb, Barbara Link LaRou, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Lisa Ludwig, Matt Witten. Nov 23-Dec 16, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).