Winged Ox Players will perform the play ”Freud’s Last Session” this evening and tomorrow afternoon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Jamestown.
The play, by Mark St. Germain, imagines an encounter between an aged Sigmund Freud and the middle aged C.S. Lewis, taking place in London on the day World War II was declared. Freud, who in real life died approximately three weeks after the setting of the play, was a convinced atheist and was certain the coming carnage of the war was proof of the rightness of his beliefs. Lewis was a member of the Church of England, who would make a series of radio broadcasts throughout the war to support his Christian beliefs and to encourage the English public to remain faithful to them.
Tonight’s performance begins at 7 and tomorrow’s matinee begins at 2 p.m. One hour before curtain time, a catered meal will be served which is included in the ticket price. Both performances will include dessert and coffee, which will be served after the performance, along with an open discussion with the actors and director.
Tickets are $10. Each performance is limited by the size of the performing space, in the church’s undercroft or basement, to no more than 60 members of the audience.
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Today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the professional touring company of the Broadway show ”Sister Act” will perform at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in the Downtown Buffalo Theater District.
Tickets range in price from $32.50 to $72.50. Purchase them at Shea’s box office, or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.org.
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Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., the Russian National Ballet will perform the classic ballet ”Swan Lake” at the Center for the Arts at the University of Buffalo’s north campus.
Tickets are $31.50 for the general public, and $13.50 for students of any school, with I.D. Purchase them in person at the Center for the Arts’ box office, by phone at (888) 233-6000, or by computer at www.ubcfa.org.
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Tomorrow at 7 p.m., the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Jamestown will present a performance by classical guitarist James Piorkowsky, as part of their Music Salon series.
The artist is a former member of the Buffalo Guitar Quartet. He will play a number of his own compositions in the program.
Admission is free, although a freewill offering will be taken to meet the cost of offering the performances. The congregation’s place of worship is located on Prendergast Avenue, near the intersection with Buffalo Street.
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The Octagon Gallery, in the Patterson Library, of Westfield, is showing an exhibit of figural paintings and collages by artists Kaylea Stoeltzing, Joel Quiggle and Casey Brink. The exhibit is now open, and will run through April 12.
The gallery is located in the basement of the library, at 40 S. Portage St., in Westfield. It is open whenever the library is open.
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Niagara University Theater, in Niagara Falls, will perform a production of ”The Learned Ladies,” by French playwright Moliere. The production has already opened and will run through Tuesday of the coming week. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens age 62 or older, and $7 for students in any institution of learning other than NU. Admission is included in student fees for NU students.
Purchase them in person at the box office, in the university’s CLET Hall, by phone at 286-8685 or by computer at theatre.niagara.edu/boxoffice/.