20/21 Digital Season

CURRENTS: 716

We commissioned some amazing WNY writers to create a series of short monologues all about Buffalo here and now. Then, together with Full Circle Studios, we filmed on location across the region.

CURRENTS: 716 is made up of many stories woven into one night of theatre. With your ticket purchase for any night, you will see them all!

Streaming exclusively now thru Sept 26.

Ticket holders will receive an email approximately one hour prior to showtime with a unique password. Use it to log in here and watch the show! Questions/trouble? Contact us at email@alleyway.com

What is "Currents: 716" ?!?!

Buffalo. Here & Now.

When the world shut down in March 2020, Alleyway knew we were going to have to make some changes for our 20/21 Season.

We put out a call to all WNY writers, asking them to submit their best longform monologues. From that group, we chose 15 artists whose work was dynamite.

Those 15 pitched us ideas and wrote some amazing new monologues, poems, dances, and songs.

We filmed it on location all across our beautiful region this August and will present the exclusive premiere September 11-26 online.

This production is made possible by the Golden & Goldman Philanthropic Fund and the Venturous Theatre Fund of the Tides Foundation

Streaming exclusively to your living room Now thru Sept 26

Get Your Tickets Today!

Pay What You Can

Alleyway has offered Pay What You Can performances since 1990. Now, thirty years later, we continue to make our productions available at varying ticket levels for all our patrons.

Choose whichever price makes the most sense for you.

All ticket sales close one hour prior to showtime.

Headlining Donor
$88
Show your support of Alleyway this season and beyond.
Buy Tickets
Support the work of new plays with this Headliner level ticket which includes a $50 tax deductible donation, helping Alleyway to continue creating new, exciting works.
Share the Experience
$60
Share the gift of theatre this season with those around you.
Buy Tickets
It’s one ticket for you … plus we ask you to consider who else may be watching with you at home or consider helping to subsidize our Pandemic Pandemonium Pricing.
General Admission
$38
Our regular adult in-person general admission price.
Buy Tickets
Even though we can’t bring you into our building, we hope you’ll continue to support our fully-produced digital theatre at the same level you would in person.
Regular Price!
Standard Student
$20
Our regular in-person price for high school and college students.
Buy Tickets
Even though we can’t bring you into our building, we hope you’ll continue to support our fully-produced digital theatre at the same level you would in person.
Pandemonium Price
$5
Theatre should be for everyone. Especially now. You can pick this price. It's totally okay.
Buy Tickets
If you have a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or just need a discount, we invite you to see our work at this special price.

Prices do not reflect required ticketing fees.

If you have purchased a ticket, you will receive an email about an hour before the show. That email will have a login code. Login to our website and you'll get access to the performance.

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE, contact us at email@alleyway.com and someone will get right back to you. We'll be on standby at the start time of each performance to help via email.

Extras at every performance

Armchair Audience Special Events

Don’t just sit back and relax, get in on the action. Join us for these special events, and share the experience with other audience members watching simultaneously from their homes. It’s our answer to the social distance intermission mingling! All events are included in the ticket price unless noted.

September 11 Only

Live on Zoom, join Artistic Director Chris J Handley for a celebratory toast before the premiere of CURRENTS: 716 on Friday, September 11 at 7:15pm. BYOB!

Dress in your finest Armchair Black Tie and raise a glass to the new season of theatre. Then, click over to watch the premiere at 7:30. Join us as we launch our 41st season, and the first under our new leadership, in this… well… very socially distanced way.

Friday nights, pre-show

Artistic Director Chris J Handley will host a pre-show Zoom session before each Friday night performance at 7:15pm. You’ll be able to hear what’s in store for Alleyway in the coming months, and join in the conversation.

Buy a ticket for a Friday night performance and you’ll receive this special link in your email on the day of the show.

Thursday nights, post-show

Join us for these impromptu Q&A sessions with the actors following each Thursday night performance.

Buy a ticket for a Thursday night performance and you’ll receive this special link in your email on the day of the show.

Saturday matinees, post-show

You never know who might pop (!) in following these performances each Saturday afternoon. From playwrights and actors, to our designers and artistic staff, you’ll be in for a treat.

Buy a ticket for a Saturday afternoon performance and you’ll receive this special link in your email on the day of the show.

‍All tickets purchased at the regular price level or above include a complimentary bag of popcorn delivered to you. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance to make sure popcorn arrives on time!

Saturday nights, post-show

Immediately following each Saturday evening performance, join us for a live discussion with the creative geniuses who made this possible: our playwrights.

Moderated by our Alleyway dramaturg, you can find out more about these writers living in the WNY region.

Buy a ticket for a Saturday night performance and you’ll receive this special link in your email on the day of the show.


Details and info

Armchair Audience Events all take place on zoom. It’s free software and you don’t have to download anything extra. You’ll get an email with the link. Just click it at the appropriate time and you’ll be whisked away to our special event.

All pre-show events begin 15 minutes prior to curtain time. Post-show events begin immediately following the performance and are scheduled to last approximately 20 minutes. Links to all Armchair Audience Events will be provided on the day of the performance.

The Stories

Each performance of CURRENTS: 716 is the same. All of the following short stories are a part of the whole production. It's like they're each a different chapter in the same book.

The Box
by Lisa Vitrano
choreographed by and featuring LauRen Alaimo

Outside Agitators
by Jeff Z. Klein
featuring Todd Benzin

Close Up
by Rosa Fernandez
featuring Rachel Henderson
with Steve Jakiel

What She Remembers on a Walk
by Gary Earl Ross
featuring Mary Craig
with Ember Tate

Across the River
by Bella Poynton
featuring Melinda Capeles

Signs of the Divine
by Luane Davis Haggerty
choreographed by and featuring Antonietta Alfano
with Anna Krempholtz and Rev. Matt Lincoln  

Black Nikes
by Ed Taylor
featuring Johnny Rowe
What Moves at the Bottom
by Maria Brandt
featuring Sue McCormack

On the Wings of Love
by Winifred Storms
featuring Alexandria Watts

Monologue #6
by Mark Humphrey
featuring Greg Howze

Waste to Wealth on the Waterways of Western New York ... Or,“Padon tells Parsifal How to Save the Planet”
by Fred Harold Jensen
featuring Rolando Gomez and David Marciniak

Almost April
by Jennifer Tromble
featuring Pamela Rose Mangus

Facts
created and performed by Naila Ansari and Marquis “Ten Thousand” Burton

The Same New Story
by Donna Hoke
featuring Peter Palmisano

The Music

Featuring a musical score from your favorite WNY artists