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Galileo, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany. Theater Voices presents a staged reading of Bertolt Brecht’s play about the “heretical” scientist. 10/17-18. Fri, 8 PM; Sat, 3 PM and 8 PM; Sun, 3 PM. Free. 438-5503.

The Great Gilly Hopkins, Catskill Mountain Foundation Bookstore, Main Street, Hunter. A musical based on the novel by Katherine Paterson. 10/17-26. $10, $8. 263-4233.

How the West Was Fun, Hope United Methodist Church, Hoosick Street and South Lake Avenue, Troy. 10/17 and 24, 8 PM. 10/19, 2 PM. Tickets, $10. 10/25, dinner show at 6:30 PM. Tickets, $20, $18 seniors and children. For reservations, 279-9031.

I Will Make You Orphans, Changing Spaces, 306 Hudson Ave., Albany. Sean Christopher Lewis in a politically charged, one-man performance about a “confused white boy.” 10/18, 9 PM. 433-1537.

Jane Eyre: A Musical, Schenectady Light Opera House, 826 State St., Schenectady. The Tony Award-nominated musical based on Charlotte Bronte’s novel. 10/17-19, 23-26. Thu-Sat, 8 PM. Sun, 2 PM. $18, $9 children. 377-5101.

The Life of Galileo, Bernhard Theater, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Production of the Bertolt Brecht play. 10/17-19, 23-26. $10, $7 students/seniors. 580-5439.

The Misters, Carney’s Restaurant, Main Street, Ballston Lake. A parody about a group of women trying to gain entry into an all-male golf tournament. Dinner and show, $45. 399-9926.

Porgy and Bess
, Proctor’s Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady. The Gershwins’ famous musical. 10/18. 2 PM and 8 PM. $29.50-$42.50. 346-6204.

The Private Life of the Master Race, Performing Arts Center, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. Bertolt Brecht’s play examining “human face of
fascism,” and the “banality of evil.” 10/17-25. $12, $8 students. 442-3997.

Rosemary, Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 North Pearl St., Albany. A staged reading of a play about the eldest Kennedy daughter, who received a prefrontal lobotomy in 1941 and has been institutionalized ever since. 10/21, 7 PM. $8. 462-4531.

Steel Magnolias, Cultural Arts Center, Greeneville. A production of Robert Harling’s play, which was later made into a movie starring Julia Roberts. 10/25, 7:30 PM. 10/26, 2:30 PM. $10, $8 members. 966-4038.

Travels With My Aunt, Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady. Comedy based on Graham Greene’s novel. 10/17-19, 22-26. $12. 382-2081.


The Crazy Time, Holiday Inn Turf at Lake George, Route 9, Lake George. Dinner-theater comedy about midlife crises. Through 10/18. Tue-Sat, 6:30 PM. $49.50. Matinees: Wed, Thu, some Sat. $41. For reservations, 668-5781.

The Crucible, Maureen Stapleton Theater, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy. Arthur Miller’s classic play. Through 10/19. $12, $10 students/seniors. 590-0273.

Dr. Faustus, Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl, Albany. A free adaptation of Christoper Marlowe’s play. Through 10/25, 7:30 PM. 445-7469.

Ethan Frome, Shakespeare & Company, Founder’s Theatre, Lenox, Mass. The return of Shakespeare & Co.’s popular adaptation of Edith Wharton’s classic. Through 10/26. For times and ticket info, (413) 637-3353.

Lord Mansfield’s Fox Hunt, New World Home Cooking, Route 212, Woodstock. Interactive murder-mystery play. Dinner and show, $39.95. Seating begins at 6:30 PM. 10/16 and 23. (845) 247-4007.

Moon Over Buffalo, Home Made Theater, Spa Little Theater, Saratoga State Park, Saratoga Springs. Comedy about a touring theater production gone awry. Through 10/26. $19 and $21. Dinner package available at Lillian’s restaurant. 587-4427.

Stage Struck, Curtain Call Theatre, 210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. A comedy thriller about a stage manager, his actress wife and their desire for revenge. 10/10-11/2. $18. 877-7529.


Born Yesterday, New York State Theatre Institute, Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy. A comedy about a naïve showgirl and her involvement in an attempt to bribe a U.S. senator. 10/26-11/2. $20, $16 student/senior, $10 child. 274-3256.

The Diary of Anne Frank, Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes. The story of the young victim of the holocaust. 10/24-11/9. $18-$25. Students and seniors, $15-$20. 237-7999.

Hansel and Gretel, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany. A version of the fable using actors and puppets. 10/25-10/3. $12, $10 kids/seniors. 438-5503.

Lebensraum, StageWorks, 133 Warren St., Hudson. Israel Horovitz’s comedy about German-Jewish reconciliation. 10/28-11/15. $16-$27. 822-9667.

Losing Limbs and Other Vital Stuff, First Congregational Church basement, 405 Quail St., Albany. The League of Justice playwrights’ group presents four one-act works-in-progress by Albany playwrights. 10/24-25, 8 PM. $5 suggested donation. 462-2905.

Noises Off, James L. Meader Little Theatre, Russell Sage College, Ferry Street, Troy. A farce presenting the misadventures of a touring theater troupe. 10/24-11/2. $10. 244-2248.

The Real Inspector Hound, Main Street Stage, 57 Main St., North Adams, Mass.
The Tom Stoppard play. 10/24-11/15. (413) 663-3240.

Rent, Proctor’s Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady. Musical based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme. 10/27-29. $49.50-$29.50. 346-6204.

Up the Down Staircase, RPI Playhouse, 15th Street, Troy. The RPI Players present Bel Kaufman’s comedy. 10/24-25, 8 PM. Free. 276-6503.
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