THE NEW PHOENIX THEATRE
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Richard Lambert
BUFFALO GAL by A.R. Gurney. Barbara Link LaRou stars as Amanda, a Hollywood actress who recently returned to her hometown of Buffalo to revive her stage career as Madame Ranevskaya in Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard. She soon realizes that her beloved Buffalo, like her own life, has changed in unimaginable ways.
BUFFALO GALwas first produced at Williamstown Theater Festival and then went up in Buffalo at Studio Arena in 2002. After some revamping of the play by the playwright, it was produced again at Primary Stages staring Susan Sullivan as Amanda. This updated up version received a great deal of positive feedback from New York critics.
A.R. Gurney is a Buffalo native and graduate of both Williams College and Yale School of Drama. His more well-known works include The Dining Room, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, and Sweet Sue. He is now an active member of Theatre Hall of Fame and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He and his wife of fifty years currently reside in Roxbury, CT and New York City.
Drawings by Bill Blenk
BUFFALO GAL'S cast also includes Gary Earl Ross, Steve Borowski, Brittany Kucala, Willy Judson and Mary Moebius. In addition to directing, Richard Lambert will design the set accompanied by sound designer Tom Makar, lighting designer Chris Cavanaugh, and costume designer Betsy Bittar.
BUFFALO GAL has its Pay-What-You-Can preview Thursday, May 1, opens Friday May 2, and plays through May 24.
Performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.00PM
GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00; STUDENTS, SENIORS AND PROFESSIONAL COURTESY (artists and industry) $15.00
ALL THURSDAYS ARE PAY-WHAT YOU CAN,
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