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Honesty to Buffalo: Road Less Traveled plays host to short comedies

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

The Western New York theater community is even more tightly knit now that there’s cooperation between Honesty Theater Presents and Buffalo’s Road Less Traveled Productions.

At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, the Honesty Theater presents Fairy Tales, several original plays by founder Heather Ackerman. The event will be held at Road Less Traveled Theater inside the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St., Buffalo.

The humor in these short dramas has been heavily hyped—RLTP Literary Director Jon Elston said this: “I begged, actually begged, Heather Ackerman to let me perform some of her material. She’s just that funny.”

The Honesty Theater was founded in Batavia but currently lists “Buffalo” as its hometown on its Facebook page. Most recently, the small theater company has graced the stages of Buffalo East and Rust Belt Books.

Here are some of the amusing questions that Fairy Tales centers around, according to the RLTP press release:

—What is Prince Charming like on his cigarette break?
—Is the Cyclops Medusa’s perfect man?
—Where do vampires make wedding registries?
—Would Sleeping Beauty get out of bed more promptly if she had a sassy gay friend?
—Also, Mother Goose may suffer an existential crisis.

To add a little difficulty—and perhaps to follow a blossoming local trend—Honesty Theater will back the “One Day Play” movement that has members read the plays on the morning of Sept. 19, spend eight hours in rehearsal, and then perform in front of a live audience for the first time that night.

While Fairy Tales will only be performed for one night, Honesty Theater will travel down the 90 monthly to offer shows one Wednesday per month.

TAGGED: fairy tales, heather ackerman, honesty theater, jon elston, market arcade, road less traveled productions, theater

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