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On The Boards Theater Listings

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Moliere's "School for Husbands" opens this weekend at the Irish Classical Theatre. (photo by Gene Witkowski)


BUFFALO RISES, world premiere of eight ten-minute plays about Buffalo, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bonnie Jean Taylor, Willie Judson, Jonathan Shuey, Greg Howse, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Candace Whitfield, David Mitchell, Malik Springs. Sep 13- Oct 6, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, adapted for the stage with new material by Kim Flagg and Rick Sparks, directed by Rick Sparks, starring Sirena Irwin, Bill Mendieta, Kevin Remington, Joanna Daniels. Sep 17-Oct 13, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, drama by Carson Kreitzer presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Richard Lambert, Maria Nicole Held, Wendy Hall, Mark John Donahoe, Patrick Tighe, Peter Calieri, John Kennedy, Jamie Lynn Nablo-Lama. September 12-Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

NIGHT WORK, world premiere of a play written and directed by Neal Radice. Sep 12-Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600x0).

SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS, comedy by Moliere translated by Richard Wilbur, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Christian Brandjes, Gerry Maher, Kay Kerimian as Sganarelle, Angie Shriner, Jessica Stuber, Matthew Nerber, Kevin Craig. Sep 13-Oct 6, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2 (Sep 20 at 8). Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

VENUS IN FUR, erotic comedy by David Ives, directed by Robert Waterhourse, starring Adriano Gatto, Candice Kogut. Sep 13-Oct 5, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).


LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Sarah Blewett, Charmagne Chi, Kevin Donohue, Gregory Gjurich, Matthew Iwanski, Steve Jakiel, Dudney Joseph, Nicholas Lama, Katy Miner, Geoff Pictor, Marc Sacco, Raphael Santos, Ben Puglisi. Through Oct 13, 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.

Special Presentations

BREAKDOWN, free development reading of a new play by Katherine Boswell, presented by Road Less Traveled Productions New Play Workshop, directed by Tracy Snyder, starring Morgan Chard, Diane Curley. Sep 16 at 7:30. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, punk-rock musical by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Jeffrey Coyle, starring Steve Copps, Steve Sitzman, Priscilla Young Anker, Renee Landrigan, Maura Nolan, Hannah Sharp, Steve Brachmann, Matthew Mooney, Matthew Kindley, Leanne Troutman, Carolyn Lansom, Ian Rowlins, Chris Parada, Michael Wachowiak, Rich Kraemer, Sara Kow Falcone, Chris Andreana. Sep 19-Oct 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

BOEING, BOEING, farce by Marc Camoletti, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Lona Geiser LaChiusa, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Keith A. Wharton, Rebecca Ward, Justyne Harris, Claudia Casciani Gioia, Genevieve Lerner. Sep 20 at 8. Sep 21-Oct 5, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30 (no matinee Sep 21). Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, drama by Orange by Anthony Burgess presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver starring James Wild, Eric Mowery, Matt Crane, Larry Smith, Kurt Guba, Anthony Alcocer, Adam Yellen, Matt Whitten, Peter Palmisano, Linda Stein, Andrea Andolina, Alan Trinca. Sep19-Oct13, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Oct 13 at 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY, one-man play written and performed by Steven Fales, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Jack Hofsiss. Sep 20-22, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dawn Marcolini Newton, starring Dan Zerpa, Bob Mazierski, Joe Fratello,Cassandra Grizanti, Amberly Panepinto, John Panepinto. Sep 27-Oct 13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (260-2319).

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS, musical presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sharon Priest and Linda Silvestri, starring Betty Blazovich, Sam Fadel, Paul Gadawski, Silvestri. Sep 27-Oct13, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no performance Oct 5). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, play by David Mamet presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Greg Natale, starring Saul Elkin, Adam Rath. Sep 21-Oct 18, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2, plus Sep 22 & 29 at 7:30 (no performance Sep 26). Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (1-888-718-4253).

LOVE LETTERS, play by A. R. Gurney presented by Red Thread Theatre, directed by Josephine Hogan, starring Eileen Dugan, Mike Randall. Sep 19-21, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8. Marie Maday Theatre, Lyon’s Hall, Canisius College (867-3102).

LOVE, SEX & THE IRS, comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by Eileen Stevic, starring Scott Mackmin, Curtis Rose, Amy Reusch, Sue Gullo, Gary Luszak, Jacob Sauer, Eilish Mitchell, Louis Carey. Sep 20 at 8. Sep 21-29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD, storybook musical by Willie Reale and Robert Reale, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Jacob Albarella, Bobby Cooke, Kelly Copps, Arin Lee Dandes, Michael Zito. Sep 20 at 8. Sep 21-Oct 13, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo (884.4400).