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Clinton's Ditch: The Story of the Building of the Erie Canal


ONE-ACT WEDNESDAYS, one act plays by Christopher Durang presented by Buffalo Repertory Awards Theater, directed by Ronald J. Leonardi, starring Gina Drigant, Jeremy Kreuzer, Patricia Maxwell, Vincent Rondinelli, PriscillaYoung-Anker. Through Aug 27, Wed at 5:30. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor. Free admission.

Special Presentations:

CLINTON’S DITCH: The Story of the Building of the Erie Canal, historical outdoor play by Anne Porter Paris & Hugh Pratt, presented by Erie Canal Drama Theatre, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Richard Lambert, Elizabeth Oddy, Christopher Andreana, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Verneice Turner, Aaron Krygier, Jamie Nablo Lama. Aug 28-30 at 7:30. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor (1-800-838-3006).

PEOPLES, staged reading of the play by John F. Kennedy, directed by Verneice Turner, starring Ashley Graves, Stephan Applewhite, Bryan Stoyle, Juetuan Drewitt, Tom Brown Jr., Alexander Utz, Justin Karcher, Mary Stone, Travis Ballard, Mary Coleman. Aug 21 at 7. New Phoenix Theatre, 96 Johnson Park. Free admission (713-9340).

SAVING GRACE, comedy by Jack Sharkey, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Katherine Parker, Rob Dziechciarz, Rob Zahm, Alley Griffin, Jay Wollen. Through Aug 24, Thu & Sat dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; Sun, dinner at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

STOREHOUSE, a performance installation presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, Aug 22-24 at 6, 6:30, 7, 8, 8:30 & 9. Silo City, 87 Childs St. (812-5733).

SUMMER COMES LATE, staged reading of a new play by Michael Wilmot, presented by Aurora Players. Aug 22 & 23 at 8. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, Prospect Ave. and South Grove St., East Aurora (655-0369).


BALLOONACY, by Barry Kornhauser, presented by TOY’s Theatre for the Very Young, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kurt Guba. Sep 6-21, Sat at 11, 1 & 3; Sun at 11 & 1. The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Rd, Getzville (884-4400).

DEATHTRAP, thriller by Ira Levin, directed by Scott Behrend, staring David Oliver, Mike Seitz, Lisa Vitrano, Mary Jakiel, Gerry Maher. Sep 12-Oct 12, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Broadway musical by Bock & Harnick, directed by David Bondrow, starring Jeff Strauss, Nancy Sam, Scott Mackmin, Eliza Vann, Alex Hunnell, Emily Yancey, Tim Goehrig, Ally Gray. Sep12-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE GRAPES OF WRATH, adapted for the stage by Frank Galati from John Steinbeck’s novel, presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Gary Darling, starring Eric Mowery, Joy Scime, Jack Agugliaro, Tim Joyce. Sep 4-Oct 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

I NEED A FATHER, gospel stage play presented by Grace N Mercy Productions. Aug 29 at 7. Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave. (602-9669).

OVER THE TAVERN, written and directed by Tom Dudzick, starring Ellen Horst, Steve Jakiel, Brigitt Markusfeld, Connor Graham, Jackson Mysliwy, Caroline Schettler, Samuel Fesmire. Sep 12-Oct 5, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).