2011-05-25 / Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 26-sat. 28
. Laughter on the 23rd Floor — This delightful rarity comedic piece looks into
changing face of American television in the late 1950s and how a group of half-insane,
semi-genius group of TV writers will adapt, die out, be blacklisted by Joe McCarthy or
simply move to Hollywood. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26- Saturday, May 28 at
Buffalo East, 1412 Main St., Buffalo; $. 884-4858, www.artofwny.org
ongoing: now-May 29
. Lebensraum — Based on the fanciful and explosive premise that a German
Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to relocate to Germany
with promises of citizenship and employment. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 4 & 8
p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, May 29 at the Alleyway Theatre, 1
Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com
. The Grand Manner — A.R. Gurney’s comedy under the direction of Robert
Waterhouse. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; 4 & 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m.
Sundays through Sunday, May 29 at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $.
829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com
now-June 4
. A Comedy of Queerers! — A world premiere of a play by Shawn Northrip
presented by Brazen-Faced Varlets. Performances: 8 p.m. Thurdays-Saturdays continuing
through Saturday, June 4 at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 885-9535
now-June 5
. Mame — “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “Mame” who could
ask for more? Go see Jerry Herman’s musical based on Patrick Dennis’ 1955 novel Auntie
Mame presented by O’Connell & Company. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays;
and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, June 5 at Erie Community College’s Gleasner
Auditorium, ECC North Campus, Williamsville; $. 848-0800,
www.oconnellandcompany.com
now-June
. Diva by Diva: A Celebration of Women — O’Connell & Company’s
award-winning original hit, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Erie Community College’s Gleasner
Auditorium, ECC North Campus, Williamsville; $. 848-0800,
www.oconnellandcompany.com






























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