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"Disgraced" by Ayad Akhtar, at Road Less Traveled Productions in 2018. Pictured: Mohammad Farraj, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Afrim Gjonbalaj. (Photo by Gina Gandolfo)

Road Less Traveled Productions Announces 2018-19 Season

The season will be the company’s first in its new home in Buffalo, N.Y.

BUFFALO, N.Y.: Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring four main stage productions, a holiday show, and a limited engagement.

The season will start with David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow (Oct. 26-Nov. 18), a dramatic comedy about the head of production at a major Hollywood studio who is willing to do anything for a blockbuster hit.

Just in time for the holidays will be Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Dec. 6-22), which follows the characters of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice two years after the novel ends, and continues with nerdy middle sister Mary as the unlikely heroine. Katie Mallinson will direct.

Next up will be The Illusion (Jan. 18-Feb. 10, 2019), adapted by Tony Kushner from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique, about a remorseful father seeking help from a magician to track down his estranged son.

Following will be a limited engagement of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine (Feb. 14-17, 2019), a series of nine vignettes about love in the fictional, snow-covered town of Almost, Maine. Doug Weyand will direct.

Next will be Between Riverside and Crazy (March 8-31, 2019), by Stephen Adly Guirgis, about a retired New York City policeman who is waiting for the verdict on his lawsuit against the police department.

The season will close out with Laura Eason’s The Undeniable Sound of Right Now (April 26-May 19, 2019), about a Chicago bar owner struggling to keep his business after gentrification hits with higher rents and new trends in music.

Also part of the programming will be a presentation of The Three Musketeers (Nov. 1-18), adapted from Alexandre Dumas by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy, and Penny Metropolis. The play, produced by All For One Theater Productions, is about an adventurous young man who moves to Paris to join the king’s guard. Chris Kelly will direct.

Road Less Traveled Productions, founded in 2003, is an ensemble-based company that produces new works and develops plays by Western New York artists.

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