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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, plus Mar 7 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. Half-price preview Mar 2 at 7. 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).

THE LONESOME WEST, black comedy by Martin McDonagh, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring Joe Wiens, Steve Copps, Candice Kogut, Bryan Patrick Stoyle. Feb 26-Mar 28, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC). Read more about The Lonesome West in this week's Theater Week.

A NIGHT OUT, drama by Harold Pinter presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Vincent O’Neill. Through Feb 28, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, Amherst (645-ARTS).

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 last week's Theater Week.


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. Through Mar 13, Fri & Sat at 8. BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa (886-9239).

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. Th

rough Mar 7. Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).


ELECTRA, tragedy by Sophocles presented by the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by James Ivey. Through Feb. 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. Through Feb 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).

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).

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

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.

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).

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).


BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, comedy by Christopher Durang presented by Niagara Univesity Theatre, directed by Gregory Fletcher. Mar 18-27, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2, plus Mar 27 at 2. Niagara University Theatre at the Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston (286-8685).

BELLE, drama by Florence Gibson presented by Ujima Company, directed by Lorna C. Hill. Mar 5-28, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 6. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

MACBETH, tragedy by Shakespeare directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring Brian Riggs, Kate LoConti, Eric Rawski, John Kreuzer, Caitlin Coleman, Darryl Hart, Adam Rath and Marie Costa. Mar 11-Apr 3, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

RED CLAY, original play by Matthew LaChiusa presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Drew McCabe, starring John Kaczorowski, Peter Jaskowiak, Sarah Brown, Chris Standart, Andrea Andolina, Patrick Cameron, Dan Greer. Mar 11-27, Thu-Sat at 7:30. The Cabaret Theatre, 672 Main St. (884-4858).

SECRET ORDER, drama by Bob Clyman directed by Doug Zschiegner, starring Saul Elkin, Peter Palmisano, Ian Lithgow, Adrienne Lewis. Mar 5-Apr 3, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).