BUFFALO QUICKIES 2019 Alleyway Theatre
The annual “Buffalo Quickies” often isn’t very political in its segments.
This 2019 version includes a short item which cuts to the heart of many local issues in Jeff Z. Klein’s “A Work Break Downtown.”
Apr 19, 2019, 15:17
AFTER THE FALL Manny Fried Playhouse/Post-Industrial Productions
Arthur Miller’s “After the Fall” is a cathartic look at Miller’s chaotic marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Apr 5, 2019, 15:26
PARADE TheatreLoft/ART of WNY
For the Georgia prosecutor, it was a difficult choice, blame yet another Black man for a sensational murder or a Jew.
Mar 28, 2019, 11:25
1984 Kavinoky Theatre
When George Orwell wrote the novel “1984,” much of what he created to tell the story of the dictatorship led by Big Brother didn’t exist.
Mar 22, 2019, 15:48
BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Road Less Traveled Productions/RLTP Theatre
Off-duty white cop shoots plainclothes Black cop and leaves him permanently injured.
It happens in the frenzied circumstances of some crime incident and is never right.
Mar 22, 2019, 13:40
THE SIDEWALK STAGEPLAY Paul Robeson Theatre/African American Cultural Center
Think about the phrase “mean streets,” a Martin Scorsese movie, a Raymond Chandler phrase, a slang comment at a cocktail party.
Mar 16, 2019, 13:20
ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part 1 Millennium Approaches Shea's Smith Theatre/Second Generation Theatre
Today, doctors and workers in the AIDS field will tell you it’s a chronic disease, that there is medicine available for the infected to lead relatively normal lives.
Mar 15, 2019, 16:52
THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Alleyway Theatre/Buffalo United Artists
Hate crimes aren’t new.
Mar 14, 2019, 10:50
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN The New Phoenix Theatre Company
"Uneasy lies the head who wears the crown,” but “uneasy lies the heads around the crown.”
Mar 8, 2019, 17:11
FROST/NIXON Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
Looking around the Andrews Theatre for an early performance of Peter Morgan’s “Frost/Nixon,” I couldn’t help wonder which side of the great political war of the early 70s each member of the audience was on
Mar 7, 2019, 12:25