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On The Boards Theater Listings

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THE CURIOUS SAVAGE, comedy written by John Patrick, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Catherine Burkhart, starring Gail Ruth Arthurs, Rosemary C. Barney, Monish Bhattacharyya, Joe Cassidy, Sean Farrell, Justyne Harris, Donna Manquen, Jeff Maris, Joel Murphy, Paige Ronan, Joella M. Sweet. May 23-Jun 8, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, drama by Ariel Dorfman, presented by The Subversive Theatre Collective in collaboration with Raíces Theatre Company, directed by Rebecca Ward, starring Victoria Pérez, Victor Morales, Rolando Martín Gómez. May 22-Jun 13, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).


BODY AWARENESS, play by Annie Baker, presented by The Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Eileen Dugan, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Tim Newell, Adam Yellen. Through Jun 1. 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, x 391).

COCK, comedy by Mike Bartlett presented by Buffalo United Artists in association with Theater Jugend, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Steve Brachmann, Sean Marciniak, Shaun McLaughlin, Jamie Nablo. Through Jun 7, Fri & Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. (886-9239).

GEE’S BEND, play with music by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, starring Annette Christian, Leon Copeland, Mary Craig, Denise Smith. Through Jun 1, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL, by Elizabeth Kann,Victoria Kann, and John Gregor, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Arin Lee Dandes, Kerrykate Abel, Marc-Jon Filippone, Kevin Craig, Nancy Sam. Through Jun 1, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performances May 24 & 25). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).


ADRIFT IN MACAO, musical by Christopher Durang and Peter Melnick, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Bethany Burrows, Kelly Copps, Steve Copps, Kay Kerimian, Nicholas Lama, Ben Puglisi, Marc Sacco. Through May 25, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

BUFFALO GAL, play by A.R. Gurney, directed by Richard Lambert, starring Barbara Link LaRou, Steve Borowski, Britney Kucala, Gary Earl Ross,Willy Judson, Mary Moebius. Through May 24, Thu-Sat 8, New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park, (853-1334).

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. Through May 25, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

HERE WE SIT, comedy written and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Joann V. Mis, Debby Koszelak Swartz. Through May 25, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

PETE ‘N’ KEELY, musical directed by Joseph Demerly, starring Norm Sham, Loraine O’Donnell. Through May 25, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

Special Presentations:

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, comedy by Neil Simon directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Doug Smith, Bob Lohr, Alley Griffin, Jay Wollin, Bob Putnam, Rob Zahm. Through 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).


THE BELLE OF AMHERST, one woman play by William Luce, presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Christina Rausa Jun 6-8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd, Tonawanda (260-2319).

BOURBON AT THE BORDER, play by Pearl Cleage presented by Ujima Company, directed by Willie Judson, starring Roosevelt Tidwell, Shanntina Moore, Dayatra Hassan, Paulo Silva. May 30-Jun 22, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

EVITA, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jun 10-15, 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).