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ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO: PERESTROIKA, drama by Tony Kushner presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Christian Brandjes, starring Virginia Brannon, Jerrold Brown, Megan Callahan, Susan Drozd, Jennifer Fitzery, Xavier Harris, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Geoff Pictor, Adam Yellen, Brian Zybala. Jan 17-Feb 16: Jan 17, 19, 25, 31 at 8. Feb 2, 8, 14, 16 at 8. Jan 26 & Feb 9 at 3. Feb 10 at 7. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

JESUS HATES ME, comedy by Wayne Lemon, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Matthew Kindley, Priscilla Young-Anker, Anthony Alcocer, Bryan Figueroa, Maura Nolan, Jacob Kahn. Jan 18-Feb 7, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Jan 30 at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

NUNSENSE, musical by Dan Goggin presented by Rocking Horse Productions, directed by Leigha Eichhorn, starring Shelby Bosse, Gail Graesser, Jessica Hall, Karen Szalach, Roxanne Young. Jan 18-27, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

RENT, musical by Jonathan Larson directed by Randall Kramer, starring Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Joe Donohue, Maria Droz, Paschal Frisina III, Matthew Iwanski, Amy Jakiel, Dudney Joseph, Jr., John Kaczorowski, Kay Kerimian, Renee Landrigan, Ben Puglisi, Marc Sacco, Jonathan Young. Jan 23-Mar 3, 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.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PETER WILLIAMS, comedy by Phil Davis Sr. presented by Alemaedae Theater and Xavier Films in cooperation with Road Less Traveled Productions, starring Barry Williams. Jan 17-Feb 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Road Less Traveled Theater, 639 Main St. (602-6253). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

WORDS OF CHOICE 2, arranged by Cindy Cooper, presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Kelly M. Beuth, starring Beuth, Jane Cudmore, Paul McGinnis, Brittany Kucala, Ayondela Noble, Jennifer Arroyo, Jenny Gembka, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Kerry Alsheimer, Toni Smith-Wilson, Amy Wrzos. Jan 18-20 at 7:30. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (574-9139). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


ANGELS IN AMERICA Part One: Millennium Approaches, drama by Tony Kushner presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Kristin Bentley, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Becky Globus, Gail Golden, Greg Howze, Tim Joyce, Brian Riggs, Joy Scime, Jonathan Shuey, Michael Votta. Through Feb 16: Jan 18, 24, 26 at 8. Feb 1, 7, 9, 15 at 8. Jan 19, Feb 2 & 16 at 3. Jan 27 at 7. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

FROZEN, drama by Bryony Lavery presented by Red Thread Theatre, directed by Eileen Dugan and Josephine Hogan, starring Dugan, Lisa Ludwig, Eric Rawski. Through Jan 26, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8 (no performances Jan 18 & 19). Marie Maday Theatre, located at Lyon’s Hall, Canisius College on Main St. (867-3102).

JOYICITY, one-man show by Ulick O’Connor presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Vincent O’Neill. Through Jan 27, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).


BROADWAY IN CONCERT XV, musical revue presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Bob Mazierski. Through Jan 19, Fri & Sat at 7:30. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

Special Presentations

EL INSOLITO CASO DE MISS PIÑA COLADA, reading (in Spanish) of the play by Carlos Ferrari, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Mariana Cole-Rivera, Sarielys Matos, Ingrid Cordova, Rolando Gómez, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Rafael Pérez. Jan 27 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive musical comedy/dinner Theatre Presented by Actors AnonymousTheatre Company. Jan 26, Feb 22 & 23, Mar 1 & 2 at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster (633-4355).


CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, comedy by Annie Baker presented by Road Less Traveled Productions, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Lisa Vitrano, Dave Hayes, Morgan Chard, Robert Rutland, Kelsey George Mogensen. Feb 1-17, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (629-3069).

FUCKING MEN, play by Joe DiPietro presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Brant Adamczyk, Stephen Brachmann, Joey Bucheker, Richard Fanning, J. R. Finan, Jimi Konidis, Matthew Crehan Higgins, James Mikula, Michael Seitz, James Wild. Feb 1-23, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Feb 10 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W.Chippewa St (886-9239).

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, play by Rajiv Joseph presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson, starring Kathleen Golde, Taylor Doherty. Jan 25-Feb 9, Thu-Sat at 7:30, plus Jan 27 at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Richard R. George, adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kurt Guba, Simon Blu Randle, Linda Stein, Tilke Hill, Marc-Jon Filippone, Arin Lee Dandes, Adam Rath. Jan 25 at 7. Jan 26-Feb 10, Sat & Sun at 2. Alllendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).

A NIGHT WITH SCHWARTZ, original musical revue developed and directed by Beth A. Gerardi-Wharton and Thea Fenton Wheeler presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, starring Bethany Burrows, Robert “Ernie” Insana, Kelly Kroese, Melissa Leventhal, Christian Riso, Mary Ryan, Shawn William Smith, Gerardi-Wharton. Feb 1-16, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Feb 9 at 3. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).