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theater Guide to what is on stage in WNY and Southern Ontario

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... 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... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Western New York made it through a frigid February. Now, can it survive Christopher Durang? Durang is the outrageous American playwright whose... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, March 20, 2015

The most honest play about Buffalo in years won’t be appearing on any of the city’s major stages. At least not yet.Nor are many likely... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Geva Theatre, Rochester’s flagship playhouse, has announced an ambitious season of new plays and classics on two stages for its 2014-15... Read More




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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... 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,... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the talk-back sessions that often follow theatrical performances, it’s virtually guaranteed that audience members will ask these two questions:... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, March 15, 2015

On a table in Lawrence Tetewsky and Janice Mergenhagen’s living room in Kenmore sits a clear plastic mannequin head draped with a pockmarked... 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... Read More

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