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Ghostlight Theatre's "Treasure Island" opens this Thursday, February 7.


DEADLY NIGHTCAP, murder mystery by Francis Durbridge presented by the Mystery Company, directed by Jerry Kelly, starring Les Bailey, Michele Gac, Joe Laspro, Irma Lewis, Donna Manquen, Susie Marranca, Paul Nogaro, Marta Roiz,Penny Striker, Robert Wagner. Feb 8-17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Thu & Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

GLORIOUS!, comedy by Peter Quilter presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Joyce Stilson, starring Mary Kate O’Connell, Darryl Hart, Anne Gayley, Roger VanDette, Victoria Perez, Kate Olena. Feb 7-Mar 3, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Erie Community College- North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville (848-0800).

INHERIT THE WIND, drama by Lawrence and Lee, presented by Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, starring Steve Jakiel, Paul Bene, Michael Breen, Andrew Polino, Marie Held. Feb 8-17, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

MISTER BENNY, one-man play by Mark Humphrey presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Tim Newell. Feb 7-Mar 3, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114, ext. 391).

STICK FLY, play by Lydia Diamond, directed by Willie W. Judson Jr., starring Ashley Dolson, Candace Whitfield, Marcus Thompson Jr., Brandon Williamson, Elexa Kopty, Hugh Davis. Feb 8-Mar 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

TREASURE ISLAND, world premiere adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic by L. Don Swartz, starring Daniel Arrasjid, Chris Fire, Joann V. Mis, Jesse Swartz, Julie Senko, Kyla J. Smith, Carly Marrs. Feb 7 at 7. Feb 8-23, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Feb 24 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).


ANGELS IN AMERICA, Part One: Millennium Approaches, drama by Tony Kushner presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Christopher Standart, starring Kristin Bentley, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Becky Globus, Gail Golden, Greg Howze, Tim Joyce, Brian Riggs, Joy Scime, Jonathan Shuey, Michael Votta. Feb 7, 9, 15 at 8. Feb 2 at 3. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

ANGELS IN AMERICA, Part Two: Perestroika, drama by Tony Kushner presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Christian Brandjes, starring Virginia Brannon, Jerrold Brown, Megan Callahan, Susan Drozd, Jennifer Fitzery, Xavier Harris, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Geoff Pictor, Adam Yellen, Brian Zybala. Feb 8, 14, 16 at 8. Feb 9 at 3. Feb 10 at 7. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, comedy by Annie Baker presented by Road Less Traveled Productions, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Lisa Vitrano, Dave Hayes, Morgan Chard, Robert Rutland, Kelsey George Mogensen. Through Feb 17, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (629-3069).

FUCKING MEN, play by Joe DiPietro presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Javier Bustillos, starring Brant Adamczyk, Stephen Brachmann, Joey Bucheker, Richard Fanning, J. R. Finan, Jimi Konidis, Matthew Crehan Higgins, James Mikula, Michael Seitz, James Wild. Through Feb 23, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Feb 10 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W.Chippewa St (886-9239).

A NIGHT WITH SCHWARTZ, original musical revue developed and directed by Beth A. Gerardi-Wharton and Thea Fenton Wheeler presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, starring Bethany Burrows, Robert “Ernie” Insana, Kelly Kroese, Melissa Leventhal, Christian Riso, Mary Ryan, Shawn William Smith, Gerardi-Wharton. Through Feb 16, Fri & Sat at 7:30, plus Feb 9 at 3. Lecture Hall in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle (479-1587).

RENT, musical by Jonathan Larson directed by Randall Kramer, starring Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Joe Donohue, Maria Droz, Paschal Frisina III, Matthew Iwanski, Amy Jakiel, Dudney Joseph, Jr., John Kaczorowski, Kay Kerimian, Renee Landrigan, Ben Puglisi, Marc Sacco, Jonathan Young. Through Mar 3, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, play by Rajiv Joseph presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson, starring Kathleen Golde, Taylor Doherty. Through Feb 9, Thu-Sat at 7:30. William E. Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg (202-9033).

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Richard R. George, adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Meg Quinn, starring Kurt Guba, Simon Blu Randle, Linda Stein, Tilke Hill, Marc-Jon Filippone, Arin Lee Dandes, Adam Rath. Through Feb 10, Sat & Sun at 2. Alllendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400 x304).

JESUS HATES ME, comedy by Wayne Lemon, presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Michael Lodick, starring Matthew Kindley, Priscilla Young-Anker, Anthony Alcocer, Bryan Figueroa, Maura Nolan, Jacob Kahn. Through Feb 7, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

LOVE LETTERS, play by A. R. Gurney presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joanne Kinney. Through Feb 10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Theater, 4421 Lower River Rd., Tonawanda (1-877-856-0694).

Special Presentations

TONY ’N’ TINA’S WEDDING, interactive musical comedy/dinner Theatre Presented by Actors AnonymousTheatre Company. Feb 22 & 23, Mar 1 & 2 at 7:15. Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster (633-4355).


FORGIVING JOHN LENNON, serious comedy by William Missouri Downs presented by UB Department of Theatre & Dance, directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson. Feb 27-Mar 2, Wed-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus (645-ARTS).

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, comedy by Steve Martin presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Adriano Gatto. Feb 14-17, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University campus (286-8685).

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, touring production of the musical, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Feb 19-21, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).