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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).


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. Through May 23, Fri & Sat at 8 plus May 24 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

HOW I GOT OVER, written and directed by Paulette D. Harris. Through May 24, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. 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).

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. Through 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. Through May 24, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Niagara Arts and Culture Center, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls (297 5910).

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).

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. Church of the Ascension, 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).

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. Through May 31, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

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).

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. Through 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).


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

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).

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. Through May 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (260-2319).

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).

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. Through May 17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).


BEAUTIFUL BODIES, staged reading of the comedy by Laura Cunningham, presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets, a benefit for the company’s 2015-16 season, directed by Theresa DiMuro Wilber, starring Jane Cudmore, Kelly M. Beuth, Lara D. Haberberger, Brittany Kucala, Caroline Parzy-Sanders, Jenny Gembka . May 18 at 8. Empire State College in the Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (574-9139).

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).

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 (


THE BOOK OF MORMON, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jun 2-7, 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).

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, drama by Tennessee Williams, presented by Aurora Players, directed by David Hall, starring Mary Eckstein, Joel Murphy, Rachel Wach, Ian Ronan. May 22-Jun 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun. at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).