by Lucy Foster
20 July 2008

 

   Primary Stages presents the new comedy Buffalo Gal starring Susan Sullivan, Jennifer Regan, Mark Blum, Carmen M. Herlihy, James Waterston and Dathan B. Williams. The comedy by A.R. Gurney and directed by Mark Lamos “centers around Amanda, a once successful television personality whose star is now fading. Life imitates art as she returns to her hometown of Buffalo to star in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Just as she is connecting with her roots – both on stage and off – she is called back to Hollywood for a role that could recharge her career. Will her love of theater be enough to keep her in Buffalo?” The New York premiere is from July 22nd through August 30th, 2008 and opens their 2008–2009 season. Buffalo Gal is 100 minutes with no intermission. Ticket prices are $60.00 and may be purchased at TicketCentral.
   Primary Stages, founded in 1984, is a wonderful non-profit theater company that presents limited runs of new works from young artists and established playwrights to the public. In 2004, the award-winning theater company moved their productions to the 59E59 Theaters.
   59E59 Theaters is located at 59th East 59th Streets, between Madison and Park Avenues. Buffalo Gal will be performed in Theater A which seats 199.