Weekly Feature



2018-01-24 / Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 26

All My Sons — The Arthur Miller classic is presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. The production features Michael Breen, Kunji Rey, Louis Visone and Sarah Fratello, under the direction of Fran Newton. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Feb. 11. An additional performance will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. All performances take place at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 260-2319, www.niagaratheatre.com

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class: A One-Nun-sense Musical Event — A dinner theatre production presented by Rocking Horse Productions and featuring Katherine Marchiano as Sister Robert Anne. Performances: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28; 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Ripa’s Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster; $50. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

fri. 26 & sat. 27

Fred’s Requiem — A two-night staged reading of local playwright Matthew LaChiusa’s comedy that was first presented for the 2006 Buffalo Infringement Festival and was produced in 2012 that takes the audience through a series of several vignettes, culminating in a bizarre mother and son conversation revealing one helluva dirty secret. The two-night reading will feature Thomas Bailer, Jeffrey Coyle, Diane DiBernardo, Cassie Gorniewicz, Robert Ernie Insana, Rich Kraemer, John Kreuzer, Nick Lama, Rick Lattimer, Matthew LaChiusa, Jacquie Maass and Clarissa Maloy. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, at the American Repertory Theater of Western New York, 330 Performance Space, 300 Amherst St. (next to the Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo); $. 697-0837, www.artofwny.org

sat. 27

We Have Issues — Presented by the Brazen-Faced Varlets, this is a short play festival that is part of the International Women’s Voices Theater Festival. “We Have Issues” will feature six new works by female playwrights, including Buffalo’s own Donna Hoke and Bella Poynton. The festival is curated and directed by Brazen-Faced Varlets Artistic Director Lara D. Haberberger and features Jennifer Arroyo, Sara Burmith, Shelby Converse, Heather Fangsrud, Anna Kempholtz, Caroline Parzy-Sanders and Kristina Santiago, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; pay-what-you-can admission.

sun. 28

The Boys in the Band — A one-night staged reading of a play by Mart Crowley that will celebrate the play’s 50th anniversary, which was first presented on April 14, 1968, at Theatre Four in New York City, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org

ongoing: now-Jan. 28

Mamma Mia! — Mamma Mia! is the international smash hit ABBA musical about a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. She brings back three men from her mother’s past, with the story told through the songs of ABBA, under the direction of Lynne Kurdziel Formato. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com

now-Feb. 4

The Boy at the Edge of Everything — An original play by Finegan Kruckemeyer and a WNY regional premiere, 12-year-old Simon Ives is anxious about his over-scheduled life and needs the world to slow down. When he tries to explain his anxiety to his parents, their quick assumptions catapult Simon on an unexpected, time-traveling space adventure, for ages 11 and older. Performances: 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 884-4400, www.theatreofyouth.org

now-Feb. 10

How I Learned To Drive — Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play presented by the Subversive Theatre Collective under the direction of Kelly M. Beuth. The story follows the strained, sexual relationship between Li’l Bit and her Uncle Peck, from her adolescence through her teenage years into college and beyond. Using the metaphor of driving and the issues of pedophilia, incest and misogyny, the play explores the ideas of control and manipulation. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., Buffalo; $. 462-5549, www.subversivetheatre.org

now-Feb. 11

The Constant Wife — W. Somerset Maugham’s 1926 comedy of manners filled with devastating satire and biting humor, under the direction of David Oliver for the Irish Classical Theatre Company. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

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