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Torn Space's "Mud" opens this weekend at the Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle. (photo by Lukia Costello)


BUFFALO MOON, world premiere musical by Richard Lambert and Steven Mark Borowski, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Michele Costa, Franklin LaVoie, Tom Makar, Nick Lama, Wendy Hall, Eric Mowery, Todd Fuller. Mar 21-Apr 12, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Adriano Gatto. Mar 20-30, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

MUD, drama by Maria Irene Fornes presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Patrick Moltane, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Willie Judson. Mar 20-Apr 12, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Apr 13 at 7:30. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

NUNSENSE II: THE SECOND COMING, musical comedy by Dan Goggin, presented by Coop’s Spotlight Productions, directed by Chris “Coop” Cooper, starring Sara Jo Kukulka, Lisa Krueger, Elaine Moyer, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, Kathleen A. Recchione. Mar 21-30, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

ONCE, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Mar 25-30, 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). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

ROBIN HOOD by Greg Banks, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Adam Rath, Megan Callahan, Alan Trinca, Anthony Alcocer, Adam Yellen, Billy Horn. Mar 21 at 7. Mar 22-Apr 6, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo (884-4400).


GOOD PEOPLE, drama by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Eileen Dugan, Anne Gayley, April A. Jones, Lisa Ludwig, Peter Palmisano, Geoff Pictor. Through Mar 30, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

A HATFUL OF RAIN, drama by Michael V. Gazzo presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Hugh Davis, Maura Nolan, Raphael Santos, Victor Morales, Leo Dibello, Bryan Figueroa, Steve Brachman, Brianna Lanoye. Through Mar 29, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

AN ILIAD, a contemporary retelling of the epic poem by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by David Oliver, starring Matt Witten. Through Mar 30, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

RED, play by John Logan presented by MusicalFare Theatre, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Paul Todaro, P.J. Tighe. Through Mar 30, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE WHO’S TOMMY, rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, directed by Chris Cavanagh, starring Joe Donohue III, Jake Albarella, Brandon Barry, Bethany Burrows, Louis Colaiacovo, Kelly Copps, Steve Copps, Matthew Iwanski, Loraine O’Donnell, Ben Puglisi, Michele Marie Roberts, Michael Wachowiak. Through Mar 30, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


STONES IN HIS POCKETS, comedy by Mary Jones presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Christian Brandjes, starring Chris Evans, Kevin Craig. Through Mar 23, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

Special Presentations:

DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women, presented by O’Connell & Company. Through Mar 26, Wed at 7:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder (848-0800).

DIVORCIADAS, EVANGÉLICAS Y VEGETARIANAS, reading in Spanish of the play by Gustavo Ott, presented by Raices Theatre Company, directed by Sheila M. López, starring Kelly Hernández, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Wilda Ramos, María Del Pilar Pérez. Mar 23 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, 639 Main St. (238-1522).

PRESCRIPTION: MURDER, mystery/thriller by William Link and Richard L. Levinson directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Guy Wagner, David Marciniak, Alley Griffin, Hillary Jebuski, Katherine Ventresca, Jay Wollin. Through Mar 30, evenings, dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; matinees (Mar 23, 30), lunch at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


BLANCHE SURVIVES KATRINA IN A FEMA TRAILER NAMED DESIRE, one-man show by Mark Sam Rosenthal, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Jimmy Janowski. Apr 4-26, Sat at 8, Sun at 7. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239).

BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival of one-act plays directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Michael Starzynski, Darryl Hart, Jacquie Cherry, Patty Hannel, Tyler Brown. Mar 27-Apr 19, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

DAMN YANKEES, Broadway musical presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Paul Bene, Sondra Grizanti, Kim Ehrenburg, John Panepinto, Tom Durham. Mar 28-Apr 13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (260-2319).

ROCK OF AGES, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Phoenix Entertainment. Apr 1 at 7:30. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE TROJAN WOMEN, tragedy by Euripides presented by Buffalo Public Theatre in association with Ujima Company, co-directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale and Joseph Natale, starring Lorna Hill, Shantinna Moore, Andrea Profeta, Diane Curley, Annette Taylor, Eliza Vann, Caitlin Coleman, Mary Moebius, Mike Seitz, Roosevelt Tidwell. Mar 28-Apr 19, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).