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Subversive Theater's "The Grapes of Wrath" opens September 4 at the Manny Fried Playhouse


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).

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).


ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, adapted and directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Geoff Pictor, Guy Wagner, Nick Lama, Jimi Konidis, Cameron Garrity. Sep 19-Oct 12, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

BALLOONACY, one-man play 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 x 304).

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).

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, musical by Lambert, Morris, Martin & McKellar, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Anthony Alcocer, Diane Di Bernardo Blenk, Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Lyndsey Leigh Hibbard, John Kaczorowski, Renee Landrigan, Debbie Pappas, Alan Trinca, Doug Weyand, Matt Witten, Adam Yellen, Eric Rawski. Sep10-Oct12, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

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).

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).

SEUSSICAL, musical by Flaherty & Ahrens presented by TOY, directed by Michael Walline, starring Ben Puglisi, Bobby Cooke, Arin Lee Dandes, Maria Droz, Victoria Perez, CeCe Barron, Celine Keefe, Jacob Albarella, Raphael Santos, Dudney Joseph, Loraine O’Donnell, Zach Snyder. Sep 19 at 8. Sep 20-Oct 12, Sat at 10 & 2, Sun at 2 (no 10 a.m. performance Sep 20). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street. (884-4400 x 304).

SHAKE EM ON DOWN, world premiere of the blues opera by R. Skye Kamiyo, directed by Mary Craig. Sep 19-Oct 12, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4, (Sep 19 at 8:30). Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

TROPICAL HEAT, world premiere of a comedy by Rich Orloff, directed by Neal Radice, starring David C. Mitchell, Roger Van Dette, Darryl Hart, Michael Blasdell, Christopher Standart. Sep 11-Oct 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600x0).