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Theatre Talk: Friday, February 20, 2009

By Jim Santella and Anthony Chase, WBFO


Buffalo, NY – There are several plays under discussion this week. On the Way to Heaven is at Theatre Plus at the Alleyway. At the Paul Robeson Theatre, Gem of the Ocean is about the first decade of the 20th century, but not the first one written in a series by August Wilson. Revenge is a big theme in The Visit, being staged by the Ujima Theatre company for the first time in decades in Buffalo. It's the basis for the musical featuring Chita Rivera. The Beauty Queen of Leenane is also a dark, revenge-tinged presentation, at the New Phoenix Theatre. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Hound of the Baskervilles is at the Lancaster Opera House, and in New York City, Tony enjoyed The American Plan by Richard Greenberg.