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Enjoy a feast of theater this Thanksgiving holiday

The Road Less Traveled Theatre production of "Superior Donuts" runs through Dec. 4.

For those who have just emerged from their post-turkey coma and looking for a way to ease back into the waking world, a night at the theater doesn’t seem like a bad prescription. Folks in town for the holiday weekend have plenty of options to sample the Queen City’s maturing theater scene, which is currently offering a range of worthy productions.

The Road Less Traveled Theatre, tucked inside the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center (639 Main St.), currently hosts its production of Tracy Letts’ Chicago-born (but Buffalo-flavored) "Superior Donuts." This lovely, sentimental and riotously funny play tells the story of a doughnut shop owner and his young protege. Info is at

The Kavinoky Theatre (320 Porter Ave.; hosts Yasmina Reza’s
intense 90-minute argument "God of Carnage," in which two couples spar with one another over a conflict between their sons. MusicalFare Theatre (4380 Main St., Amherst;, meanwhile, hosts the charming bio-musical "A Class Act," which looks at the life and career of "A Chorus Line" lyricist Edward Kleban. Finally, Buffalo United Artists (119 Chippewa St.; has the hilarious Jimmy Janowski in Charles Busch’s "The Divine Sister"; Subversive Theatre hosts a new adaptation of George Orwell’s "Animal Farm"; and the American Repertory Theatre of Western New York (Buffalo East, 1410 Main St.; is producing Matthew LaChiusa’s folksy, original play "Fred’s Requiem."

-- Colin Dabkowski

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