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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. Mar 6- 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. Mar 6-22, 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. Mar 5-28, 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 Mar 5-21, Thu-Sat at 8 plus Mar 8 at 2 (no performance Mar 7). 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 Tom Dooney, starring Sean Marciniak, Matthew Chavez, David Mitchell, Diane DiBenardo Blenk, Keith Wharton, Stefan Brundage, Eric Mowery Leacel Hillenbrand, Michael Leszczynski. Mar 5-28, Thu-Sat at 7:30. ART InThe Box, 16 Linwood Ave. (634 1102).

SAVAGE IN LIMBO, play by John Patrick Shanley presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Maria Horne. Through Mar 8, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. UB Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre (645-ARTS).

SISTER ACT, touring production of the Broadway musical by Alan Menken. Mar 9 at 7:30. UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre (645-ARTS).


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).

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, Sun at 7. 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).


BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, musical by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson, directed by Paschal Frisina III, starring LauRen Nicole Alaimo, Jacob Albarella, Michael Dentico, Philip Farugia, Tim Goehrig, Robert Insana, Michael Lillis, Emily Malkowski, Theresa Quinn, Cecilia Snow, Zak Ward. Through Mar 8, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

CALIFORNIA SUITE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by Rocking Horse Productions, directed by Leigha Eichhorn, starring Catherine Burkhart, Russ Burton, Marc Ruffino, Joy Wrona. Through Mar 8, Thu at 2:30, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

GODSPELL, musical by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society, directed by Kathleen Sutter, starring Dylan Brozyna, Christian Sutter, Chris Best, Pat Best, Michael Bienko, Danielle Burning, Teresa Colosanti, Vicki Elliot, Joe Hoiden, Georjean Labuzzetta, Erin Sheehan, Angela Sutter. Through Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

THE MOUSETRAP, murder mystery by Agatha Christie presented by Towne Players, directed by Sandy Boczar, starring Kris Bookhagen, Tim Bookhagen, Tom Turici, Jeff Jumper, Tia Suto, Mike Walsh, Cynthia Bell, Mark DiPasquale. Through Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Dr., Town of Tonawanda (693-9641).

WHITE BOY OTHELLO, adapted and directed by Kurt Schneiderman, presented by Subversive Theatre, starring Jeffrey Coyle, Dee Perry, Candace M. Whitfield, Verneice Turner, Greg Howze, Shabar Rouse, Leon Copeland, Marcus Thompson, Tashani Wiggins, Mary Kate Lodick. Through Mar 7, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).


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. Mar 7-Apr 19. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

THE TANGO LADIES DANCE ON, reading of the play by Beatriz Pizano and Yanira Contreras presented by Albert Invincible Theatre in conjunction with Raices Theatre Company, starring Victoria Pérez, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Rolando M.Gomez, Tom LaChiusa with Moshe Shulman on bandoneon. Mar 8 at 4 & Mar 9 at 7. Rust Belt Book Store, 415 Grant St. (883-0995).

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).


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).

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).

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).

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).