PLAYWRIGHTS AND THE STATE OF PERPETUAL HOPE

  If you clicked on this title, you know what I’m talking about. It’s the thing that makes us obsessively check our email because, at any moment, an acceptance could arrive—and what if we don’t see it immediately? The thing that makes us cough up fees—maybe even against our better judgment—because that opportunity could lead to […]

A new season of theater in Buffalo

What a fabulous, fabulous, fabulous Curtain Up! celebration this year! The weather was balmy, and the streets were crowded with theatergoing revelers.  Honorary Curtain Up! chair A.R. Gurney was presented with a new star that will be part of the plaza of stars planned for the renovated theater district:     Here’s me talking about […]

A.R. Gurney: A playwright to call our own

If you know Albert Ramsdell Gurney from his days at the Nichols School in Buffalo, you call him Peter, a name he says his mother “picked out of a hat” because Bert and Al were already taken by his father and an uncle. If you became his friend during or after his time at Williams […]