ART/WNY Announce Events Lined Up for January

ART/WNY Announce Events Lined Up for JanuaryShake off those winter shivers with three January events lined up at the American Repertory Theater of WNY. On January 11th, Connor Graham will present his skills as a newly certified hypnotist in "An Evening of Hypnosis with Connor Graham" schedule for January 11th, 8-9:30 pm. ART/WNY will host the A Mid-Winter's Love the Vino in You Tale wine-tasting on January 20th. Finishing the month's series of special events is a two night stage reading of local playwright Matthew LaChiusa's comedy FRED'S REQUIEM. All events are being presented at ART/WNY's 330 Amherst Street performance space.

An Evening of Hypnosis with Connor Graham is not to be missed! You will laugh uncontrollably during the entire performance! This 60 to 90 minute performance is extremely captivating in every moment, always leaving the audience wanting more! Connor will begin by explaining the hypnosis process with an entrancing solo demonstration of the hypnotic state. More volunteers are then invited to experience the power of suggestion on stage. Participants are quickly hypnotized and take part in a series of skits that showcase the powers of the mind. Hilarious comedy routines are delivered tastefully, while demonstrating unlimited possibilities through positive thinking. Every show concludes with positive reinforcement for participants and audience members.

Connor is a Certified Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists. He brings charisma, humor, and charm to every show. Connor is friendly, personable, and often stays long after the show to answer questions and give insight into this fascinating phenomenon!

Ticket prices are $10, January 11th, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. at the American Repertory Theater of WNY's 330 Performance Space

Coming off the successful summer-wine tasting bash Love the Vino in You, American Repertory Theater of WNY is hosting the A Mid-Winter's Love the Vino in You Tale. This event will feature four white wines that folks will taste and narrow-down to one favorite. This "winner" will be used as the house white wine for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Doors open at 7:30 pm-Tasting at 8 pm. $10 per person at the 330 Performance Space.

"The production is modest and unpretentious...(Matthew) LaChiusa cultivates a company to perform his work. Moreover, it is thrilling to hear such a strong script with its roots so firmly embedded in our own region... insights exceed the typical litany of familiar place names, to pierce the heart of what gives Western New York the sense of being a distinct and unique place." Anthony Chase on original work FRED's REQUIEM.

First produced in 2012 through ART/WNY, Matthew LaChiusa's FRED REQUIEM met with critical acclaim at the time of its production and now folks will get another opportunity to catch a two-night staged reading of this comedy at ART/WNY.
FRED'S REQUIEM is a woven plot of sub-stories centering around the death of a grocery-store operator. First presented in the 2006 Buffalo Infringement Festival, the work takes the audience through stories of deceit, grape-farming and 'Basement Mary' otherwise known as the "Queen of the Desert". These stories intertwine in a series of several vignettes culminating in a bizarre mother and son conversation revealing one helluva dirty secret.

"The play is a delightful series of exquisitely crafted conversations between carefully wrought characters. "The play is a delightful series of exquisitely crafted conversations between carefully wrought characters. (Matthew) LaChiusa guides us into a world where David Mamet meets Tracy Letts in a veritable "La Ronde" of family dysfunction". Anthony Chase on the 2011 production.

The reading of FRED'S REQUIEM will take place on January 26th & 27th, 8 pm at ART/WNY's 330 Performance space. Tickets are $5.
Online information for these events can be found at or call 716-697-0837 for ticket reservations.

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