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By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "The BFG," through Sunday in Theatre of Youth's... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Full disclosure: “The BFG” is my favorite book. Of all time. It was my first favorite book, and its author, Roald Dahl, was my first favorite author. It was in the third grade, the age when books... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "After Miss Julie," through March 22 in an Irish... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, March 19, 2015

After lurking in Western New York’s theatrical wings for 12 years, “The Phantom” is back in town. And someone needs to give the guy a Xanax.A refreshed tour of one of the most... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, March 18, 2015

On paper, Jon Elston’s new comedy “After America: Wasteland 2015,” which opened Friday in Road Less Traveled Theatre, has the makings of a hit:Four survivors of the apocalypse... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The late American playwright Lanford Wilson – Missouri born, Ozark raised – once said that he wrote for “those decently intellectual, politically aware social realists out there.” Wilson’s... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Leave it to Torn Space to play Eugene O’Neill as avant-garde.Some of Dan Shanahan’s rhythmic direction of “The Hairy Ape,” the 1922 expressionist play about capitalism and... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “Two guys walk into a bar…,” well, I won’t go on because you can probably think of dozens of scenarios and punch lines that follow an old-joke opening like... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, March 9, 2015

The haunting stories of eight forgotten residents of a Central New York insane asylum come screaming to life in the Brazen Faced Varlets’ original production of “Hopeless Cases,”... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, March 7, 2015

The seductive and destructive power of cynicism takes a thorough beating in Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy “Arrivals and Departures,” a beautifully staged production of which opened... Read More

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