Studio Arena Has Buffalo-Set World Premiere, While We Were Bowling, in 2004

News   Studio Arena Has Buffalo-Set World Premiere, While We Were Bowling, in 2004 Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, NY, will offer a Buffalo set world premiere in the tradition of its Over the Tavern trilogy when it stages Carter Lewis' While We Were Bowling, March 21-April 18, 2004.

Artistic director Gavin Cameron-Webb and managing director Ken Neufeld announced the not-for-profit's 2003 04 season Feb. 7. The seven-play slate features this new coming-of-age comedy. In While We Were Bowling, , "17-year-old Lydia McGlaughlin takes us on a touching and hilarious tour of 1950s Buffalo," according to the announcement. "With the world changing around them, one thing keeps her family grounded — the great sport of bowling!" The locally-set trilogy by Tom Dudzick starting with Over the Tavern became a cash-cow for Studio Arena and the plays blossomed at regional theatres around the country.

The 39th season will also include Proof, A Raisin in the Sun, Pouring the Sun, Noises Off, Plaid Tidings and Stones in His Pockets. Pouring the Sun is not as wide known as the other titles on the season. Written and performed by Jay O'Callahan, a nationally-known storyteller, it plays Feb. 15-March 13, 2004. It's billed as "a moving tribute to immigrant steel plant workers and the laborers who built this country one girder, beam and rail at a time."

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