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On The Boards Theater Listings

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Opening Shots

Polish Joke, by David Ives at Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions

Tara Potzler, who plays Magda, with David Hoffman, who plays Wojtek, and Thomas LaChiusa, who stars as Jasiu.
Kaleidoscope's Beth Gerardi- Wharton with Marie Hasselback-Costa, who plays Portia and others, and Keith Wharton

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Derek Campbell, starring Saul Elkin, Neil Garvey, Steve Petersen, Doug Crane, Jim Mohr, Drew Derek, Tafik Muhammed, Elexa Kopty, Aaron Petrie, Gerry Maher, Tom Loughlin. Jun 18-Jul 12, Tue-Sun at 7:30 (no performance Jul 4). Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

WATERBOARDING BLUES, written and directed by Kurt Schneiderman, presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective, starring Gordon Tashjian, Dennis Keefe, James Wild, Robert “Hodie” Hodas, Jessica Stuber, John Vines, Travis Hedland. Jun 18-Jul 10, Thu & Fri at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).


INTIMATE EXCHANGES by Alan Ayckbourn, featuring A Gardener in Love and Affairs in a Tent, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring Josephine Hogan, Vincent O’Neill. Through Jun 28, Thu-Sun at 7:30. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

POLISH JOKE, comedy by David Ives presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, starring Thomas LaChiusa, Marie Costa, David Hoffmann, Tara Potzler, Matthew Slazak. Through Jun 27, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30. The Marie Maday Theatre, 2044 Main Street, Lyons Hall, campus of Canisius College. (479-1KTP).


COLLECTED STORIES, drama by Donald Margulies presented by Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Rosalind Cramer, Kelly Jakiel. Through Jun 21, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theatre; 639 Main Street, Buffalo (688-4114 x391).

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Broadway musical presented by Forte Productions, directed by Christian V. Riso, starring Philip A. Jarosz, Guy Tomassi, Kevin Rodgers, Michael Wallace, Katie Head, Adrienne Costello-Sulik, Richard Grupka, Patrick Cameron, John F. Schaller. Through Jun 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

Special Presentations

ALT-TERIOR MOTIVE, variety show fundraiser for the ALT Theater, starring Kristen Becker, Loraine O’Donnell, Amy Taravella, Wendy Hall, the Eclectic Company, David Kane, Nadia Ibrahim, Theresa Quinn, Amy Barlow Liberatore, Erin Bahn, Lynn Ciesielski, the Stripteasers, David Butler. Jun 20. 7:30-midnight, $15 suggested donation. The Alt Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd Floor.

I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, comedy by Neil Simon starring Marc-Jon Filippone, Mary Ann Moselle, Sarah Young. Through Jun 28, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


ALL ABOUT EVE, a radio play based on the screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz from the story by Mary Orr, presented by Buffalo United Artists, starring Jimmy Janowski, Kelly Ferguson, Anthony Chase, Lisa Ludwig, Brian Riggs, Mary Loftus, Darryl Hart. Jun 26 at 7:30. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa (886-9239).

BROADWAY IN CONCERT VIII, show tunes performed concert style presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. Jun 26-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. O’Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).