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ACTS, THE MUSICAL, musical presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Kathy Sutter. May 7-16, Thu & Sat at 7:30, plus May 17 at 1:30. ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, play by Tom Griffin, directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Carl Tamburlin, Chris Fire, Jesse Swartz , Paul McGinnis, Julie Senko, Debby Koszelak Swartz. May 7 at 8. May 9-23, Fri & Sat at 8 plus May 24 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Roger Paolini, starring Sandra Gilliam, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Melissa Leventhal, Mary Moebius, Mary Kate O’Connell. May 7-Jun 7, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. (848-0800).

MARK TWAIN’S THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE, edited and adapted for the stage by David Birney, presented by The Western Door Playhouse, starring Samika Sullivan, Sam Granieri. May 8-24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30 (no performance May 10). Niagara Arts and Culture Center, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls (297 5910).

NOISES OFF, comedy by Michael Frayn presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Fran Newton, starring Chris Turton, Joseph Fratello, Cassandra Grizanti, Scott Mackmin, Carolyn Quigley, Dawn Marcolini Newton, Chris Best, Eric Bloom, Adrienne Ricchiazzi. May 8- 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus May 9 & 17 at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (260-2319).

THE UN-AMERICAN, world premiere of a play by Anna Kay France adapted from the book by Emanuel Fried presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Greg Natale, starring Richard Lambert, Lisa Vitrano, Guy Wagner, Tim Joyce, Jack Agugliaro, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Mark John Donahue, J. Tim Raymond, Lawrence Rowswell, John Kennedy, John Strong. May 7-31, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

WINNIE THE POOH-The House at Pooh Corner, play presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Kevin Craig, Ricky Marchese, Lawrence Smith, Dan Greer, Jacob Albarella, Nancy Sam, Renee Landrigan, Zachary Snyder, Ashley Evans. May 8 at 7. May 9-Jun 7, Sat & Sun at 2, plus May 30 at 10 a.m. (no performance May 23 & 24). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x 304).

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, play by Agatha Christie presented by The Mystery Company, directed by Susie Marranca, starring Norm Argulsky, Bill Brown, Ernest Churchwell, Mitchell Colton, Melissa Cumming, Jerry Kelly, Jamie Moore, Paul Nogaro, Tara Potzler, Frank Relosky, Jr., Richard Vogt, Robert Wagner. May 8-17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, play by Martin McDonagh presented by The Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Vincent O’Neill, starring Kristen Tripp Kelley, Josephine Hogan, Chris Kelly, Adam Yellen. Through May 17, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

CAROUSEL, musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Arin Lee Dandes, Paschal Frisina III, Gregory Gjurich, Edith Grossman, Wendy Hall, Robert Insana, Matthew Iwanski, Dudney Joseph, Jr., Celine Keefe, Cecilia Snow, Michael Wachowiak. Through May 17, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Musicalfare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

HOW I GOT OVER, written and directed by Paulette D. Harris. Through May 24, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4 (May 10 at 6). Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, play by Tarell Alvin McCraney presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna Hill. Through May 24, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (281-0092).

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, comedy by Shakespeare, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Bobby Cooke, Maria Droz, Jamie Lama, Eliza Vann, Megan Callahan, Maria Droz, Kurt Erb, Nicholas Lama, Caitlin Coleman, Billy Horn, Eric Rawski. Through May 23, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE ODD COUPLE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by The Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Ray Boucher, Tim Newell, Tom Loughlin, Lisa Ludwig, Don Gervasi, Mike Randall, Michele Marie Roberts, Doug Weyand. Through May 17, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114 x391).

RUST BELT GROTESQUE, an evening of one act plays written by Mark C Lloyd, Matthew LaChiusa, Justin Karcher, and James Marzo, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY. Through May 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART InThe Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634 1102).

SHE LOVES ME, musical by Masteroff, Bock and Harnock, directed by Joseph Demerly, starring Debbie Pappas, Norman Sham, Loraine O’Donnell, Paul Maisano, Tom Owen, Steve Jakiel, Dan Urtz, Kevin Kennedy, Amy Jakiel, Leanne Troutman, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, David Bondrow, Ian Tweedie. Through May 24, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, drama by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Anthony Alcocer, Monish Bhattacharyya, Rosa Fernandez, Jonathan Foreman, David Hayes, Sara Kow-Falcone, Victoria Pérez. Through May 24, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).


HARBOR, comedy by Chad Beguelin, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Fuller, starring Kerrykate Abel, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Rick Lattimer, Sabrina Kahwaty. Through May 9, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).

SUITE SURRENDER, comedy by Michael McKeever, presented by Towne Players, directed by Christine Coniglio, starring Tom Fraterrigo, Teri Jo Ritz, Deborah A. Krygier, Nathan Schuh, Katie McMahon, Karen Cash, Nicole Miller, Tom Campofelice, Michael Ziblut. Through May 10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Tonawanda (693-9641).


BUBBY’S KITCHEN, created and performed by Shira Ginsburg, directed by Kevin Crewell. A fundraiser for the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. May 17 at 7. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (634-9535).

A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH SYDNIE!, cabaret performance presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company, directed by Matthew Mooney, starring Sydnie Perkins. May 8 & 9 at 8. Grange Theatre, 22 Main St., third floor, Hamburg (903-9288).

PRINCESS IDA, operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan presented by Opera-Lytes, starring Deborah Smith, John Clayton, Martin Wachadlo, Jeff Mokski. Emily Yancey, Sára Kovácsi, John Vogt, Nick Czaplicki. May 14-17, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (


TALLEY’S FOLLEY, play by Lanford Wilson presented by Red Thread Theatre, directed by Eileen Dugan, starring James Cichocki, Rebecca Runge. May 14-Jun 7, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Marie Maday Theatre, Lyon’s Hall, Canisius College (445-4653).