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BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival of short plays, directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Kate Olena, Mary Moebius, Carlton Franklin, Michael Starzynski. Mar 1-17, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

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. March 1-25, 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. Mar 1-25, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

GREATER TUNA, comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, presented by American Repertory Theatre of WNY, directed by Thomas Dooney, starring Christopher Standart, Timothy Finnegan. Mar 2-11, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

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).

SWEENEY TODD, musical by Stephen Sondheim, presented by the Canisius College Little Theatre, directed by Tyler Ianuzi and Joshua Robinson. Mar 1-3, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2. Marie Maday Theatre at Canisius College.

TIME STANDS STILL, drama by Donald Margulies, directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Guy Balotine, Chrissy Golab, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Peter Palmisano. Mar 2-25, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).


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. Extended through Mar 11, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

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. Through Mar 11, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Theaterloft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).


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. Through Mar 4, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

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

HIGH PLAINS FANDANGO, premiere of the play by Red Shuttleworth, presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Tom Loughlin. Through Mar 3, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

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. Through 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).

LES MISERABLES, touring production of the Broadway musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Mar 4, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).


CLEAN BREAK, world premiere of a play by Darryl Schneider, directed by Derek Campbell, starring John Fredo, Andrea Andolina. Mar 9-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).

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. Mar 8-23, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen St. at Elmwood Ave.

MEN OF LIKE PASSIONS, written and directed by Justin Karcher, presented by Theater Jugend, starring Matt Kindley, Steven Stizman, J. R. Finan, Courtney Weather. Mar 8-24, Thu-Sat at 8. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (445-9432).

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).