2016/2017 37th Anniversary Season
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Our 2016/2017 season line-up has been selected and subscriptions are now on sale!
Here are the titles and dates:
DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS by Tom Dudzick (9/9 – 10/2/16) Fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancee are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theatre scene when Jerry's play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway. Best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. What should be a young playwright's dream quickly turns into a fiasco that theatrical nightmares are made of. Tom Dudzick returns to Buffalo to direct!
THE 39 STEPS adapted by Patrick Barlow (11/04 – 11/20/2016) The two-time Tony Award winning and hilarious hit comedy The 39 Steps at last returns to Buffalo to thrill audiences all over again with its charming tomfoolery and edge-of-your-seat thrills. This Kavinoky Revival brings you a new hero, Chris Evans, and Heroine, Kate Loconti, while clowns, Christian Brandjes and returning David Lundy play 100-plus characters with seat-of-their-pants, frantic improvisation.
While the story originated with the novel by John Buchan, our production, adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by David Lamb is more a loving spoof of the classic Hitchcock movie.
It's 39 Steps, 4 Actors, 150 Roles and a Million laughs!
GROUNDED by George Brant (1/6 – 1/22/2017) Initially happy in her role as an ace fighter pilot, our heroine adjusts uneasily to a life that robs her of her cherished identity. With advances in technology, our armed forces are nowadays "safer", but here we see how their psychology may be affected and how increased distance from their targets may dehumanize them.
The answers are far from simple. This is not a play about American foreign policy or the changing morals of a changing military. Rather, it is more personal, more human, showing the emotional fragility beneath the macho armor where the enemy is empathy!
The winner of the prestigious Smith Prize for political plays, it is a tour-de-force opportunity for Kavinoky company actor, Aleks Malejs, under the direction of the inestimable Kristen Tripp-Kelley.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller (03/03 – 03/26/2017) The giant of American theatre remains without question Arthur Miller, who devoted his career to forging the tragedy of the common man. A View From The Bridge is such a tragedy. Miller wrote his play after hearing a longshoreman's true tale of a honorable man ruined by an obsession to which he himself was blind. It is a simple story - a dock worker whose code of honor depends on protecting migrants is felled by his love for his own niece - but out of the collision of ordinary, working people, Miller fashioned a mighty and tragic story of love, sex, betrayal, and human frailty.
THE FATHER by Florian Zeller, Translated by Christopher Hampton (April 28 - 05/21/2017) A sharp, touching, and troubling play about the uncertainties that come with old age and the loss of memory. Hot from the West End and an award-winning run on Broadway comes Florian Zeller's The Father, a funny, troubling and heart melting play about memory and its failures in old age. After a long wait for rights, we're proud to announce the regional premiere will star David Lamb.
*Titles and dates are subject to change.
Our performance schedule will be: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.