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On The Boards Theater Listings

"Some Wicked Women This Way Come!," presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, continues through October 26 at Rust Belt Books.

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BLOOD WEDDING, drama by Federico Garcia Lorca presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Vincent O’Neill. Oct 23-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Black Box Theater, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

THE DRAWER BOY, drama by Michael Healey presented by Springville Center for the Arts, directed by Don Wesley, starring Rick Manzone, Rich Sweet, Mitchell Brownell. Oct 24-27, Nov 1 & 2 at 8, plus Oct 28 & Nov 3 at 2. Carol Mongerson Theater, 37 N. Buffalo St. Springville (592-9038).

THE LITTLE FOXES, drama by Lillian Hellman presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring Josephine Hogan, Annette Daniels Taylor, Dudney Joseph, Adria Ryan, Eric Rawski, Joe Liolos, John Gurtler, Robert Rutland, Andrea Gollhardt, Gary Darling. Oct 25-Nov 17, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

MASTER CLASS, play by Terrence McNally, directed by Susan Drozd, starring Christina Rausa, Jessica L. Hall, Randall Kramer, Renee Landrigan, Raphael Santos, Michael Wachowiak. Oct 30-Dec 1, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2 (no show Nov 28). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).z

THE SHAPE OF THINGS, play by Neil LaBute presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Annise Celano, starring Candice Kogut, Sean Marciniak, Shabar Rouse, Sophia Howes. Oct 24- Nov 23, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).


THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS, drama by Paul Zindel directed by Loraine O’Donnell, starring Betsy Bittar, Arin Lee Dandes, Anne Roaldi Boucher, Diane M. Cammerata, Zoe Diana. Through Nov 9, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).


DEEP END OF THE DARK, world premiere thriller written and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Swartz, Katherine Quattrini, Debby Koszelak Swartz, Mark Woomer, Jesse Swartz. Through Oct 27, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St, North Tonawanda (743-1614).

THE FOREIGNER, comedy by Larry Shue presented by the Towne Players, directed by Glenn Jumper. Through Oct 26, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center Theatre, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Tonawanda (693-9641).

KING O’ THE MOON, comedy by Tom Dudzick presented by the Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Dylan Brozyna, starring Georjean Labuzzetta, Max Gucinski, Erin Sheehan, Dylan Brozyna, Michael Green, Victoria Elliott, Joe Hoiden. Through Oct 27, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Beacon Cafe and Performing Arts Center, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

LES MISERABLES, musical presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joey Bucheker. Through Oct 26, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30 (no matinee Oct 26). Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls (1-877-856-0694).

MOON OVER BUFFALO, comedy by Ken Ludwig presented by SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Ted Sharon. Through Oct 26, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, musical presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Josh Walden. Through Oct 27, Thu & Fri at 7, Sat & Sun at 2 & 7. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts (645-ARTS).

SOME WICKED WOMEN THIS WAY COME!, performance piece developed and presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger, starring Kelly M. Beuth, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Diane McNamara, Brittany Kucala, Kerry Alsheimer, Mike Beiter. Through Oct 26, Thu-Sat at 8. Rust Belt Books, Allen & Elmwood (574-9139).

TOWARDS ZERO, detective mystery by Agatha Christie presented by Aurora Players, directed by David Hall, starring Catherine Burkhart, David Canfield, Joe Cassidy, Brendan Cunningham, Mary Eckstein, Brooke Bartell Goergen, Mary Ann Reisdorf, Christopher Rimes, Curtis Rose, Marc Ruffino, Michael Starzynski. Through Oct 27, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).

Special Presentations

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, comedy by Ray Cooney directed by Jay Desiderio, starring David and Jacob Marciniak, Lisa Hinca, Mary Moebius, Rob Dziechciarz, Dan Greer, Scott Thomas, Katherine Ventresca, Henry Garcia, Bekki Sliwa, Jim Kaney, Linda Volansky. Through Nov 10, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

OUR TOWN, reading of the play by Thornton Wilder, a benefit performance presented by Ujima Company and Buffalo Public Theatre, starring Lorna C. Hill, Richard Lambert, Steve Copps, Mary Moebius, Mike Randall, Zoe Scruggs, Andrea Profeta, Debbie Pappas, John Fredo. Oct 28 at 7:30. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).


BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, by Farley, Flemming, and O’Keefe, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Doug Zschiegner. Oct 31-Nov 10, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall on NU campus (286-8685).

LITTLE ROBERT, new play by Mark Humprey presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Gail Golden starring Robert Ernie Insana, Hugh Davis. Oct 31-Nov 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

PROMISES, PROMISES, musical by Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach, directed by David Bondrow, starring John Kaczorowski, Lizzy Boyke, Tom Zindle, Chris Turton and Marissa Caruso. Nov 8-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

SERENATA CELESTE, world premiere comedy written and directed by Linda Silvestri, presented by Western Door Playhouse, starring Don Batalaris, Sam Fadel, Mike Lombardo, Gloria McNitt, Elaine Meranto, Chris Mongielo, Bob Priest, Sharon Priest, Dede Secic, Felicity Tiberi, Kathlyn Torres, Tom Turici. Nov 1-17, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30 (no show 11/3). Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Road (297-5910).

SET UP, comedy by Dan Noonan, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Joyce Stilson, Guy Tomassi, Joey Bucheker, Stephanie Bax. Oct 31-Nov 16, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

THE SUNSET LIMITED, play by Cormac McCarthy, directed by Willie W. Judson, starring Kinzy Brown, Dennis Clary. Nov 8-Dec 1, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).