Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its second production of its 2018/19 season in its new home at 456 Main Street! The 2018/19 season will continue with Tony Kushner’s The Illusion starring Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Patrick Cameron, Cassie Cameron, Rolando Gomez, David Marciniak, Sara Kow-Falcone and Ray Boucher. The production team includes Lynne Koscielniak (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Emily Powrie (props), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (fight choreography).
Synopsis: From Pierre Corneille’s, L’Illusion Comique. A beautiful story about love in all its wonderful and terrible forms. A penitent father seeks out a powerful, dark, magician to help him track down the son he nearly killed fifteen years ago. In a dark cave, Alcandre the Magician will conjure three tales from the lost son’s life for his father to witness. Tales of love, danger, and betrayal… told by shadows and illusions. In the process Alcandre shares a new understanding of the grandest illusion of all — love.
Tony Kushner bio: Tony Kushner plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; the musical Caroline, or Change, and the opera A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck, both with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures. He has adapted and translated Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion,S.Y. Ansky’s The Dybbuk, Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the English-language libretto for the opera Brundibar by Hans Krása. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’ film of Angels in America, and for Steven Spielberg’s MunichandLincoln.Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, among other honors. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.
The Illusion opens Friday, January 18thand runs through Sunday, February 10that the Road Less Traveled Theaterat 456 Main Street. Regular performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Tickets are $38 general admission plus $5 students (Mighty Taco Student Thursday) $22 students (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Mighty Taco Student Thursday dates: January 17, 24, 31 and February 7 ($5 student tickets available for purchase at door only w/valid ID). Tickets can be ordered online at www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org, by calling the RLTP Box Office at (716) 629-3069, or by visiting the Box Office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance. Advance purchase is suggested.
New Patron Amenities!
- Beginning January 18th, the Road Less Traveled Theater will be serving liquor in its lobby bar.
- Valet Parking! Bring your theater ticket, eticket, or ticket confirmation to the Hilton Garden Inn across the street and enjoy Valet Parking for $20. (RLTP is the only theater in town to offer valet!)
- Dine at Hilton Garden Inn Grille prior to a performance and receive 20% off your dinner bill (excluding alcohol, must show theater ticket)!
The NEW Road Less Traveled Theater
Road Less Traveled Productions is located at 456 Main St., Buffalo, New York. The new theater venue, located near Lafayette Square, offers plenty of amenities including an enhanced theater experience with a full liquor lobby bar, intimate stadium theater seating, and bathrooms all located on the first floor. The new venue is located within area neighborhood restaurants such as Raclette’s, Casa di Pizza, Tappo, Big Ditch and more! There is also plenty of area ramp parking and street parking on Mohawk, Lafayette, and Court streets. The Lafayette streetcar stop is also located directly in front of the Road Less Traveled Theater entrance.