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Jimmy Janowski as Blanche DuBois, opening this weekend in BUA's "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire."


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 5-27, Sat at 8, Sun at 7. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239).

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, drama by Arthur Miller presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Lisa Vitrano, Andrea Gollhardt, Jeffrey Coyle, James Heffron, Jack Agugliaro. Apr 3-May 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).


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. Through Apr 12, Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival of one-act plays directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Michael Starzynski, Darryl Hart, Jacquie Cherry, Patty Hannel, Tyler Brown. Through Apr 19, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

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

MUD, drama by Maria Irene Fornes presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Patrick Moltane, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Willie Judson. Through 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).

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. Through Apr 19, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).


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. Through Apr 6, Sat & Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo (884-4400).

Special Presentations:

MARK TWAIN LIVE!, one man show starring Mike Randall presented by Towne Players. Apr 11 at 7:30. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center Auditorium, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Town of Tonawanda (693-9641).

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, comedy by Neil Simon directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Doug Smith, Bob Lohr, Alley Griffin, Jay Wollin, Bob Putnam. Apr 10-Jun 1, evenings, dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; matinees, lunch at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA, starring Norman Sham, Debbie Pappas, Jim Runfola and band. Apr 4-6, Fri at 8, Sat at 5 & 8, Sun at 2. The Premier Center Cabaret at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


CURTAINS, musical by Kander and Ebb and R. Holmes, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Braddock. Apr 24-May 4, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. May 3, Theatre Gala, show at 4. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, NU campus (286-8685).

420: THE MUSICAL, new musical by John Kehoe and Laura Lonski, presented by Francis Bacon Experiment, directed by Kehoe. Apr 18-26, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 6th Floor Theater, 700 Main St. (432-2054).

GODSPELL, musical by Steven Schwartz presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Kim Cote, Kristin Gelia, Timothy Goehrig, Jerry Mosey, Steve Sitzman, Gary Andrews Stieglitz, Amy Teal, Chris Teal, Madalyn Teal, Leanne Troutman. Apr 24-Mar 25, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

THE KIELBASA DIARIES: A Butter Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, original play written and directed by Steve Roylance, presented by Road Less Traveled Productions, starring Dan Greer, Leon Copeland Jr., Priscilla Young, Deborah Krieger. Apr 17 at 7:30. The Broadway Market, 999 Broadway (629-3069).

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, by Heather Hach, presented by Canisius College Little Theatre, directed by Nicolette Navarro and Matthew Lunghino. Apr 24-26, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 12 noon & 6. Marie Maday Theatre in Lyons Hall, 2001 Main St. (888-7824).

RACE, drama by David Mamet directed by Scott Behrend, starring Doug Zschiegner, Pete Johnson, Danica Riddick, Dave Hayes. Apr 25-May 18, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

SHINE, world premiere of a play by Matthew LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Mark C LLoyd, starring David C. Mitchell, Michael Leszczynski, Michael Wachowiak, Carolyn Lansom, Billy Horn, Gabriel Robere. Apr 24-May 17, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).