Knock, Knock, Jesus Calling written by and featuring Heather Fangsrud
How do you survive growing up in an extreme religious household when you are a big, old lesbian? Heather remembers, reminisces, and ruminates over growing up as a gay, Jehovah Witness. Just like Heather herself, this is a work in progress. This is part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival. Shows Thursday, July 26th @ 5 pm, Saturday, August 4th @ 7 pm, Sunday, August 5th @ 12 pm. All shows at Rust Belt Books. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can.
The Taming by Lauren Gunderson
"Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here's lookin' at you, America." The play will feature: Jennifer Fitzery, Jessica Leigh Tokarski, Emily Yancey, and Stefanie Warnick and will be directed by Lara D. Haberberger. Performances are 10/19/18 - 11/3/18 at Alleyway's Cabaret Space.
“Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.”
The Secretary by Kyle John Schmidt
"Ruby runs a small-town gun company that aims to protect women by helping them protect themselves. With products like The bridesmaid, The Babysitter and The Mallwalker, each of the company's guns is named after a woman who used a gun and saved a life--more often than not, her own. When an elderly secretary at the local high school confronts a threat in her office with six bullets, Ruby responds by naming her latest gun after the reluctant hero: “The Secretary.” But as production begins on The Secretary, guns start going off all around town--and no one’s pulling the trigger. THE SECRETARY is an offbeat comedy about safety, survival, and guns for a world that’s up in arms." The show is not completely cast but does feature: Heather Fangsrud, Stefanie Warnick, Davida Tolbert, Jamie Nablo, Caroline Parzy-Sanders and will be directed by Lara D. Haberberger. Performances are 3/29/19 to 4/14/19 at Alleyway's Cabaret Space.
Stefanie Warnick as Joan in La Pucelle
"I'm writing this review now to remind some or let others know for the first time that the Brazen-Faced Varlets are not to be missed." Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising