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The Irish Curse at BUA

The Irish Curse, opening Friday at Buffalo United Artists, is a comedy by Martin Casella about a support group for men with one tiny problem. An acorn. A baby corn. A bottle cap. A cocktail weiner.

2012: End of the Road

And while we are indulging in serious takes on the silly, Jon Elston examines the end of the 5,125-year-long cycle of the Mesoamerican (or Mayan) Long Count calendar. It seems that many people who primarily get their news (and their education) while waiting at the grocery store checkout believe that the world will end on December 21, 2012. In his play, 2012: End of the Road, Elston has some fun with the idea, and visits the end of time with a group of people trapped in the Hardee’s restaurant in a rest area on the New York State Thruway.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Meanwhile in New York, the first ever Broadway revival of the 1985 hit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, has opened and the only paper that matters in Manhattan, the New York Times, is rapturous. Writing for the Times, Charles Isherwood enthused, “In an era when Broadway revivals of beloved musicals can seem dispiritingly skimpy, this handsome production offers a generous feast for the eyes, trimmed in holiday cheer for an added spritz of currency.”

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