Weekly Feature



2017-10-05 / Entertainment

Theatre

tues. 10-sun. 15

Menopause The Musical — A groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14; and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Shea’s 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St., Buffalo; $. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com. www.sheas.org

thurs. 12

Paula Vogel’s Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief — This dark comedic retelling of Shakespeare’s “Othello” focuses on the three female characters from the original work. You will never look at the characters the same way again. By Paul Vogel, presented by the Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Lara D. Haberberger and featuring Jeni Arroyo as Bianca, Caroline Parzy-Sanders as Emilia, and Stefanie Warnick as Desdemona. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and continues at 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 18, 19, 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 28 and 29 at Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St., Buffalo. Performances on Oct. 12, 18, 19 are pay-what-you-can. 885-9535, www.rustbeltbooks.com

ongoing: now-Oct. 7

Killer Rack: The Feminist, Horror Musical Comedy — In a world that prizes breast size over accomplishments, Betty Downer impulsively books enhancement surgery with the evil Dr. Libby Niptuck, and then all hell breaks loose as singing, dancing, musical mayhem is brought on by a set of monstrous mammaries. This is the world premiere, with book, music and lyrics by Neal Radice, and based on the film, “Killer Rack,” written by Paul McGinnis and directed by Gregory Lamberson. This production is under the direction of Radice. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, through Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

It Can’t Happen Here — Based on Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 political novel, adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen and under the direction of Kurt Schneiderman for Subversive Theatre Collective. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., Buffalo; $. 408-0499, www.subversivetheatre.org

My Old Lady — WNY premiere of Israel Horovitz’s play under the direction of Michael Lodick. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through Saturday, Oct. 7, at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson park, Buffalo; $. 853-1334, www.newphoenixtheatre.org

Blood at the Root — Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s drama based on the Jena Six examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes, and as a result, the shattering state of black American family life, under the direction of Aaron Moss. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Buffalo State College’s Savage Theatre, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 878-3005, theatre.buffalostate.edu

now-Oct. 8

Peter & The Starcatcher — The play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (AKA Peter Pan), under the direction of Chris Kelly. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, Oct. 8, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com

Design For Living — Three slick and stylish young bohemians in the 1930s take the audience on a delicious romp that only Noel Coward could conceive, under the direction of Fortunato Pezzimenti and presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, now through Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

now-Oct. 22

Dear World — When Paris finds itself in a state of crisis, there’s only one woman out there who can save the day: Countess Aurelia, the mad woman of Chaillott, under the direction of Kelli Bocock Natale. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Oct. 22. There is also one Sunday evening performance at 7 p.m. Oct. 15, at The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road - enter at the Helen Long building, Snyder; $. 848-0800, www.oconnellandcompany.com

now-Oct. 29

Bunnicula — This silly, slightly spooky adventure is the perfect way for families to celebrate the Halloween season. It’s a dark and stormy night when the Monroe family brings home a peculiar new pet, an orphaned bunny with mysterious habits and sharp fangs. The family names it Bunnicula, and it’s only a short time before strange things start happening. Presented by the Theatre of Youth in its 46th anniversary season. Performances: 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 884-4400, www.theatreofyouth.org

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