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ENDWORDS from the works of Samuel Beckett, adapted by Vincent and Chris O’Neill, presented by Torn Space Theater in association with the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Vincent O’Neill, starring David Oliver. Aug 6-8 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

THE TRAGIC AND HORRIBLE LIFE OF THE SINGING NUN, comedy by Blair Fell presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Jimmy Janowski, Kerrykate Abel, Susana Breese, Caitlin Coleman, Sam D’Amato, Eric Rawski, Guy Tomassi. Aug 7-22, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St. (886-9239).


JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Steve Vaughan, starring Dan Walker, Adriano Gatto, Doug Zschiegner, Tim Newell, Diane DiBernardo, Cassie Gorniewicz, Larry Smith, Chris LaBanca, Katie White, Kurt Erb, David Bondrow, Ross Hewitt. Through Aug 16, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

PIPPIN, musical by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Debby Koszelak, starring Tim Stuff, Amanda Woomer, Brian Bogdan. Through Aug 15, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Aug 16 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).


THE HAIRY APE by Eugene O’Neill, presented by Subversive Theatre, as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Candice Kogut, Patrick Cameron, Paul O’Hern, Sarah Brown, Betsy Bittar, John Vines, Anthony Orlowski, Brian Zybala, Drew McCabe. Aug 6, 7, & 9 at 8. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

PETER PAN, musical presented by In Good Company Productions, directed by Jim Wright and Deborah Wanecski. Aug 6 at 7. Miller Bandshell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda.

Special Presentations

BILOXI BLUES, comedy by Neil Simon directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Nicholas DelPrince, John Kreuzer, Dan Evans, Joey Bucheker, Eric Bartram, Derek Donogher, Jon Blankenship, Alyssa Wentling, Katherine Ventresca. Through Aug 30, Wed & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SUZANNE AND MONICA, staged reading of a new play by Alex Lewin, presented by Chautauqua Theater Company New Play Workshop. Aug 6 at 8, Aug 7 at 4, Aug 8 at 2:15. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6250).


CLINTON’S DITCH: The Story of the Building of the Erie Canal, original historical outdoor drama by Anne Paris and Hugh Pratt, presented by the Erie Canal Drama Theatre, directed by Dan Shanahan, starring Richard Lambert, Doris Boyd, G. Anton Moore, Carmen Swans, Al Parker, Kelly Beuth, James Wild. Aug 28-30 at 7. Central Wharf of the Buffalo Harbor (Canal Side).

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Nikki Daniels, Gregg Goodbrod, Glenn Lawrence. Aug 13-23, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2, plus Aug 20 at 2. Artpark Mainstage Theater, Lewiston (754-4375).

THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare, presented by Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Anne Kauffman. Aug 15-22. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6250).