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Kerry Muir's "Cut-Ups" continues at the Alleyway Theatre through February 18.


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, murder mystery by Agatha Christie, presented by the Mystery Company, directed by Les Bailey, starring Allison Cossitt, Joe Cassidy, Marta Ruiz, Susie Marranca, Ed Kowalczewski, Jerry Kelly, Robert Wagner, Andy Goniag, Donna Manquen, Irma Lewis. Feb 10-19, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

EVERY TONGUE CONFESS, drama by Marcus Gardley, directed by Laverne Clay, starring Sandra Gilliam, Rodney Dockery, Chalma Warmley, Tilke Hill, Suzanne Fitzery, Guy Wagner Brandon Gaines, Annette Christian. Feb 10-Mar 4, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

THE JEWISH WIFE by Bertolt Brecht and DUCK VARIATIONS by David Mamet, two one-act plays, presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin and Peter Palmisano, starring Elkin, Megan Callahan, Tim Newell. Feb 9-Mar 4, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).

THE LARAMIE PROJECT, drama by Moises Kaufman, presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department, directed by Joseph Price. Feb 8-18, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium at the Burchfield Penney Art Center (878-3005).

FRANKENSTEIN, adapted and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Daniel Arrasjid, Christopher Fire. Feb 9 at 7. Feb 10-25, Fri& Sat at 8, plus Feb 26 at 2. Ghostight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

WONDER OF THE WORLD, comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Taylor Doherty, starring Golde, Katie White, Dan Walker, David Bondrow, Pamela Rose Mangus, Larry Smith, Jim Sturm, Tara Kaczorowski. Feb 10-25, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Feb 12 at 2. Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College, Hamburg (202-9033).


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 4, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

CUT-UPS, world premiere of a play by Kerry Muir, directed by Kim Piazza, starring Jasmine Ramos, Jacquie Thomas, David C. Mitchell, Sheila Connors. Through Feb 18, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

A RAISIN IN THE SUN, drama by Lorraine Hansberry presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Pete Johnson, Beverly Crowell, Lydia Douglas, Candace Whitfield, Rashard Reynolds. Through Feb 25, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

ST. NICHOLAS, one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Vincent O’Neill. Through Feb 19, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, plus Feb 12 at 7. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).


AVOW, play by Bill C. Davis, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Kelli Bocock Natale starring Danny Beason, Diane Curley, Kevin Keleher, Joseph Natale, Michael Seitz, Tess Spangler, Kathleen Betsko Yale. Through Feb 11, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

BEN FRANKLIN’S APPRENTICE, by Laurie Brooks, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Robert J. Cook, Beth Donohue, Cassie Gorniewicz, Patrick Cameron, Adam Rath, Roger Keicher, Gerry Maher. Through Feb 12, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).

THE GIN GAME, comedy by D. L. Coburn presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Joy Scime, Mark Donahue. Through Feb 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St.(634-1102 ).

NUNSENSE A-MEN!, musical by Dan Goggin, presented by O’Connell & Company, starring Guy Tomassi, Dudney Joseph, Josh Snyder, Nick Lama, Joey Bucheker. Through Feb 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

TRUE WEST, drama by Sam Shepard, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, directed by Beth Gerardi-Wharton, starring Christian Riso, Keith Wharton, Marc-Jon Filippone, Anne Hartley Pfhol. Through Feb 11, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

THE VALIANT, play by Holworthy Hall and Robert Middlemass, presented by Theatre in the Mist. Through Feb 12, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Stage, 4421 Lower River Rd., Lewiston (1-877-856-0694).

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP, comedy by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Antoinette LaVeccia, Scott Richard Foster. Through Feb 12, 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).

Special Presentations

BURTONESQUE, based on the works of Tim Burton with the music of Danny Elfman and Stephen Sondheim, presented by RLTP: Blacklight, directed by Drew McCabe, starring J. R. Finan, Jenny Kulwicki, Chris Parada. Through Feb 18, Fri & Sat at 10:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

EXTREMITIES, drama by William Mastrosimone, to benefit the Aegis Project and the Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Christopher LaBanca, starring Kristin Bentley, Kelly Meg Brennan, Marie Hasselback Costa, John Kaczorowski. Feb12 at 6:30. $25 admission. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (359.3156).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive dinner theater, presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, starring Margo Davis, Tony Ioviero, SteveUrge, Kevin Barwell, music by Sudden Urge. Feb 10 & 11 at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster (633-4355).

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, by Eve Ensler, a special V-Day benefit performance for Crisis Services Advocate Program, directed by Kelly Beuth. Feb 17 & 18 at 8. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.

THE VALIANT, dinner-theater presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joanne Kinney, starring Ron Ashker, Mark Gravel, Alexia Hartman, Doug Smith, Chris Russell, Peter-Mark Raphael, Feb 18, dinner at 5. Third Presbyterian Church, 110 Felton Ave., North Tonawanda (754-1245).


ART, play by Yazmina Reza, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Paschal Frisina III. Feb 16-19, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Castellani Art Museum on the NU campus (286-8685).

FEN, drama by Caryl Churchill, presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Jerry Finnegan. Feb 29-Mar 4, Wed-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus (645-ARTS).

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. Mar 2-17, Fri & at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave. East Aurora (687-6727).

THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS, drama by Jonathan Tolins, presented by the Niagara University Players. Feb 24-26, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).