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THE BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES, comedy by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman, based on the books by Ann Bannon, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Nicole Cimato, Nick Cocchetto, Jamie Doktor, Kate Elliott, Katie White, Doug Weyand. Feb 19-Mar 13, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa (886-9239).

ELECTRA, tragedy by Sophocles presented by the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by James Ivey. Feb. 19-27, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia (1-866-441-4928).

THE MOUSETRAP, thriller by Agatha Christie presented by the Mystery Company. Feb 19-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30, plus Feb 25 at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster (683-1776).

MY SHINING HOUR: THE MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN, musical tribute presented by O’Connell & Company, starring the Bobby Militello Quartet, Mary Kate O’Connell. Feb 18-21, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Gleasner Hall, Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

THE SHAPE OF THINGS by Neil LaBute, presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions, directed by Joseph Price. Feb 18-27, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College (878-3005).


THE BLUEST EYE, drama by Lydia R. Diamond based on the novel by Toni Morrison, directed by Paulette D. Harris and Ibn Shabazz, starring Ebony Pace, Ciandre M. Taylor, Annette Christian, Germaine Robinson, Debbi Davis, Ashley Dolson, John Vines, Marcus Thompson Jr. Through Mar 7. Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

NOSFERATU: THE LEGEND OF DRACULA, thriller written and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Daniel Arrasjid, Joann V. Mis, Vanessa Stipkovits, Drew Krause, Gabrielle Gagliardo, Paul McGinnis. Through Feb 27, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Feb 28 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck Street in North Tonawanda (743-1614).

SKIRMISHES, drama by Catherine Hayes presented by Red Thread Theatre, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Josephine Hogan, Eileen Dugan, Kathleen Betsko-Yale. Through Feb 27,Thu-Sat at 8. The New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Parkway (853-1334). Watch Anthony Chase's preview of Skirmishes on Artvoice TV.


A LIGHT LUNCH, comedy by A.R. Gurney directed by Scott Behrend, starring David Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Jessica Wegrzyn, Matt Witten. Through Feb 21, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

CYRANO, drama by Edmund Rostand, presented by the Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Paula Westinghouse, starring Ray Boucher, Golde, Taylor Doherty, Bonnie Jean Taylor. Through Feb 20, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (949-4082).

SWEET TOOTH, comedy by Mark Wild presented by Theatre Plus, directed by Lorna C. Hill, starring Andrea Andolina, Christopher S. Parada, Dayatra Hassan. Through Feb 20, Thu & Fri at 7:30. Sat at 4 & 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).

WADING THROUGH THE LIGHT AND SHADOWS, written and conceived by David Butler, presented by The New Alt Performance Group, starring Kristin Bentley, David Butler, Michael Renna, Amy Taravella, Tim Newell. Through Feb 21, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., 3rd floor (868-6847).

Special Presentations

THE FOREIGNER, comedy by Larry Shue directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Gerry Maher, Sharon Strait, Tilke Hill, Derek Donogher, Scott Thomas, Bill Baldwin, Eric Bartram. Feb 18-Apr 11. Wed, Thu & Sat dinner at 6, show at 8. Sun, dinner at 5, show at 7. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


CHILDREN OF EDEN, musical by Stephen Schwartz presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Todd Fuller, Scott Mackmin, Bethany Burrows, Dan Zerpa, Brittany Ziarnowski. Feb 26-Mar 13, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

FALSETTOS, musical by William Finn and James Lapine, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Louis Colaiacovo, John Fredo, Pamela Rose Mangus, Debbie Pappas, Michele Marie Roberts, Marc Sacco, Ben Schafer. Mar 3-Apr 3, Wed at 7, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

HARVEST, historical drama by Langston Hughes, presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective, directed by Kurt Schneiderman, starring Rob Dziechciarz, Hasheen DeBerry, Leon S. Copeland, Jr.,Cynthia Maxwell, Lawrence Rowswell, Lisa Dee, David Butterfield, Martha Rothkopf, Gary Darling, Tom Izard, Kevin Dennis, Eric Mowery. Feb 26-Mar 20, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 6. Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building at 255 Great Arrow Ave. (408-0499).

HORTENSIA AND THE MUSEUM OF DREAMS, readers’ theater production of the play by Nilo Cruz, presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Steven Vaughan. Feb 25-28, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. The Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University campus (286-8685).

SOME EXPLICIT POLAROIDS, drama by Mark Ravenhill presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by David Oliver, starring Phil Knoerzer, Kristen Tripp-Kelly, Richard Lambert, Kelly Meg Brennan, Kurt Guba, Nathan Winkelstein. Feb 25 at 8. Feb 26-Mar 20, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 21 at 8. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733). Read more about Some Explicit Polaroids in this week's Theater Week.