Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as "public lying," with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-sized shepherd's crooks. Embrace vaudevillainy with today's GrouponLive deal to Alleyway Theatre’s production of The Ghost of Fort Niagara, running through October 1 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. The box office and house open 30 minutes before the scheduled showtime. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get one general-admission ticket (a $25 value).
- For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (a $50 value).
- For $50, you get four general-admission tickets (a $100 value).
Nestled within a renovated bus depot, Alleyway Theatre emphasizes the creation of new works, particularly those of local playwrights, as it enters its 32nd season. Brimming with musical numbers and meticulously choreographed fight scenes, the world premiere of The Ghost of Fort Niagara retells the eerie legend of a young French military officer and his ill-fated, gruesome duel for love. After the officer’s death, his headless spirit is rumored to haunt the nearby colonial fort every full moon in search of his missing contact lenses. Written, directed, and ratified by founder Neal Radice, The Ghost of Fort Niagara ensures goose bumps for adults and teens alike every time the curtain rises.
Alleyway Theatre offers discounted rates for students as well as occasional pay-what-you-can performances.
It's fitting that Alleyway Theatre makes its home in a renovated bus depot—the venue is a destination for local talent. The company focuses on Buffalo artists, frequently staging world premieres and fostering the work of homegrown playwrights. Freshly penned plays and acclaimed shorts entertain audiences in the historic venue, which sports the curved walls, stainless steel trimmings, and distinctive mustache of the Art Moderne architectural style.