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AFTER AMERICA: WASTELAND 2015, world premiere of a play Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Lisa Vitrano, Peter Palmisano, Steve Brachmann, Monish Bhattacharyya, Danica Riddick, Kelsey Mogensen. Mar 13-Apr 4, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

ANGELS FALL, play by Lanford Wilson directed by Gail Golden, starring Mike Randall, Richard Lambert, Pam Rose Mangus, Candice Kogut, Justin Fiordaliso, Lucas Lloyd. Mar 12-Apr 4, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853 1334).

CABARET, musical by Kander & Ebb presented by the NCCC Theatre Department, directed by Roger Keicher. Mar 13-22, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Arts & Media Theatre, NCCC campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn (614-5960).

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, comedy by Oscar Wilde presented by Casting Hall-Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Donn Youngstrom. Mar 12-14 & 17-20 at 8, plus Mar 14 at 2. Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall, Buffalo State campus (878-3005).

MY FAVORITE YEAR, musical presented by The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Dan Zerpa, starring Nate Miller, Cassandra Grizanti, Dan Morris. Mar 13-29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek, Tonawanda (260-2319).

OF MICE AND MEN, theatrical adaptation of the American classic by John Steinbeck presented by Springville Players, directed by Ed Heary, starring Rick Manzone, DJ Livingston, Tom Durham, Rick Sweet, Keith Cordaro, Mike Sharrer, Franklyn Jones, Cassie Klahn, Christian Pfarner, Timothy Musial. Mar 12-14, 21 at 8, Mar 15 & 22 at 2. Springville Center for the Arts’ Carol Mongerson Theater, 37 N Buffalo St., Springville (592-9038).

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, touring production of the Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Mar 18-29, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7, plus Mar 19 at 1. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).


AFTER MISS JULIE, drama by Patrick Marber presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Kate Loconti, Christopher Evans, Anne Roaldi Boucher. Through Mar 22, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, play by Alan Ayckbourn directed by David Lamb, starring Guy Balotine, Christian Brandjes, Kathleen Denecke, Eileen Dugan, Genevieve Lerner, Joe Liolos, Lisa Ludwig, Gerry Maher, Aleks Malejs, Ben Michael Moran, Dan Urtz, Ella & Karliegh Zack. Through Mar 29, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, play by Tom Griffin presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Robert Priest, starring Sami Carol, Paul Everett, Sr., Sam Fadel, Sam Granieri, Drew Krause, Leon Levinsky, John Macomber, Sharon Priest, Tom Slaiman, Samika Sullivan. Through Mar 22, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

THE HAIRY APE, drama by Eugene O’Neill presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Patrick Moltane, Christopher Guilmet, Eliza Vann, Jessica Wegrzyn, Jon Joy. Through Mar 28, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 29 at 7:30. Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

HOPELESS CASES, new works presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets directed by Kelly M. Beuth, written by and starring Jennifer Gembka, Brittany Kucala, Kerry Alsheimer, Elizabeth Oddy, Theresa DiMuro Wilber, Jane Cudmore, Mike Beiter. Through Mar 21, Thu-Sat at 8. Empire State College, Apple Tree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga (574-9139).

PICASSSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, play by Steve Martin presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Sean Marciniak, Matthew Chavez, David Mitchell, Diane DiBenardo Blenk, Keith Wharton, Stefan Brundage, Eric Mowery Leacel Hillenbrand, Michael Leszczynski. Through Mar 28, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART InThe Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634 1102).


MOTHERS AND SONS, play by Terrence McNally presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Jessica K. Rasp, starring Anne Hartley Pfohl, Brian Riggs, Michael Seitz, Stefanos Psorakis. Through Mar 14, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, drama by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Ujima Company, directed by Roosevelt Tidwell III, starring Preach Freedom, Amilcar Hill. Through Mar 15, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (883-0380).


LA EDAD DE LA CIRUELA, reading in Spanish of the play by Arístides Vargas, presented by Raíces Theatre Company, directed by Sheila M. López, starring Ingrid Córdova, Sarielys Matos

Mar 15 at 6. Road Less Traveled Theater, 639 Main St. (238-1522).

MASS APPEAL, comedy/drama by Bill C. Davis, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Marc-Jon Filippone, Matt Snyder. Through Apr 19. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

MEN ARE FROM MARS—WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS—LIVE!, theatrical comedy based on the #1 best-selling book, starring John Frusciante. Mar 14 at 8. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

TONY n’ TINA’s WEDDING, interactive dinner theater presented by Actors Anonymous Theatre Company, directed by Kevin Barwell, starring Bill Kennedy, Karah Osland Krajewski, John Pirrone, Callie Bush, Margo Davis, Scot Kaitanowski. Through Mar 21, Fri & Sat at 7:30. Lancaster Country Club, 6061 Broadway Lancaster (633-4355).


THE BFG (BIG FRIENDLY GIANT), play adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kurt Guba, Kathleen Betsko, Arin Dandes, Eve Everette, Kurt Erb, Shabar Rouse, Larry Smith. Mar 20 at 7. Mar 21-29, Sat at 10 & 2, Sun at 2. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street. (884-4400 x 304).

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, drama by Tom Griffin, presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by David Hall, starring Jason Gosner, Steve Bench, Chris Rimes, Ron Mangum, Joe Cassidy, Lauren Zaborowski, Sean Farrell, Kathleen Brown, Dan Greer. Mar 20-29, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Thur & Sun at 2:30 Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave, Lancaster (683-1776)

BUA TAKES 10, collection of GLBT short plays presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Caitlin Baeumler Coleman, Kevin Craig, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Jessica K. Rasp, Marc Sacco, Alisse SikesThrough. Mar 27-Apr 11, Fri & Sat at 8. Main Street Cabaret at Alleyway Theatre Complex, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival or one-act plays directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Stephanie Bax, Tyler Brown, Jacquie Cherry, Bethany Sparacio and Michael Starzynski. Mar 26-Apr 11, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).