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Beth Donohue and Wendy Hall in "Dancing at Lughnasa," opening this weekend at the Irish Classical Theatre Company.


DANCING AT LUGHNASA, play by Brian Friel presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Chris Kelly, Wendy Hall, Beth Donohue, Katie White, Elizabeth Oddy, Tom LaChiusa, Andrea Gollhardt, Gerry Maher. Feb 14-Mar 10, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

DRINKING HABITS, farce by Tom Smith presented by Towne Players, directed by Cynthia and Mike Bell, starring Josh Dimmig-Russell, Tom Fraterrigo, Lisa LeBend, Pam Snyder, Tracy Snyder, Josh Snyder, Jessica Stahr, Joyce Siegel. Feb 15-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Theatre, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Tonawanda (693-9641/877-4996).

NOISES OFF comedy by Michael Frayn, directed by David Lamb, starring Josie DiVincenzo, Lisa Ludwig, Peter Palmisano, Christian Brandjes, John Fredo, Michele Marie Roberts, Guy Balotine, Kevin Craig, Jessica Ferraday. Feb 15-Mar 10, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, comedy by Steve Martin presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Adriano Gatto. Feb 14-17, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University campus (286-8685).

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, touring production of the Broadway musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Feb 19-21, Tue-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).


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. Through Feb 23, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 W.Chippewa St (886-9239).

GLORIOUS!, comedy by Peter Quilter presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Mary Kate O’Connell, Darryl Hart, Anne Gayley, Roger VanDette, Victoria Perez, Kate Olena. Through Mar 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

MISTER BENNY, one-man play by Mark Humphrey presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Tim Newell. Through Mar 3, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114, ext. 391).

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. Through Mar 3, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

STICK FLY, play by Lydia Diamond, directed by Willie W. Judson Jr., starring Ashley Dolson, Candace Whitfield, Marcus Thompson Jr., Brandon Williamson, Elexa Kopty, Hugh Davis. Through Mar 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

TREASURE ISLAND, world premiere adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic by L. Don Swartz, starring Daniel Arrasjid, Chris Fire, Joann V. Mis, Jesse Swartz, Julie Senko, Kyla J. Smith, Carly Marrs . Through Feb 23, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Feb 24 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).


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. Feb 15 at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

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. Feb 14 & 16 at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

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. Through Feb 17, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (629-3069).

DEADLY NIGHTCAP, murder mystery by Francis Durbridge presented by the Mystery Company, directed by Jerry Kelly, starring Les Bailey, Michele Gac, Joe Laspro, Irma Lewis, Donna Manquen, Susie Marranca, Paul Nogaro, Marta Roiz, Penny Striker, Robert Wagner. Through Feb 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Thu & Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

INHERIT THE WIND, drama by Lawrence and Lee presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Steve Jakiel, Paul Bene, Michael Breen, Andrew Polino, Marie Held. Through Feb 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

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. Through Feb 16, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

Special Presentations

THE BENEFIT, play written and directed byAnna Kay France, presented by Talk Back Theatre, starring Marsha McWilson, Pat Armstrong, Kimberly Campbell, Joy Scime, Sandra Gilliam, Verneice Turner. Discussion to follow. Feb 22 at 7:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (713-9340).

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive musical comedy/dinner Theatre Presented by Actors AnonymousTheatre Company. Feb 22 & 23, Mar 1 & 2 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 M. Beuth. Feb 16 & 17 at 7:30. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.

VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, original performance piece featuring actual slave narratives and negro spirituals presented by Alemaedae Theater & Buffalo East. Through Feb 23, Sat at 10:30 a.m., 12 noon & 1:30. Buffalo East, 1410 Main St. (602-6253).


BURIED CHILD, drama by Sam Sheperd presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver, starring Mark Donahue, Sharon Strait, Patrick Moltane, Matt Witten, Jessica Wegrzyn, Kurt Erb, Tim Joyce. Feb 21-Mar 16, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 10 ay 7:30. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

DIAL M FOR MURDER, thriller by Frederick Knott, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Catherine Burkhart, starring Aurora Boneberg, Jason Gonser, Marc Ruffino, Geoff Pictor, Michael Starzynski, Brad Felton. Mar 8-24, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).

FORGIVING JOHN LENNON, serious comedy by William Missouri Downs presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson. Feb 27-Mar 2, Wed-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus (645-ARTS).

SEEDS, world premiere of the comedy/drama by Donna Hoke, directed by Kristin Tripp Kelley, starring Kelly Jakiel, Diane Curley, Todd Benzin, Diane DiBernardo, Pamela Rose Mangus. Mar 1-24, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

TIME STANDS STILL play by Donald Margulies presented by the Niagara University Players, directed by Nathan Andrew Miller. Feb 22-24, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).