NU Student, Alumnus Performing Together in Two-Person Play in Buffalo

March 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman


Niagara University senior P.J. Tighe, left, and theatre professor Paul Todaro, ’87, star in 710 Main Theatre’s production of Red, which is onstage through March 30. (Photo by Chris Cavanagh).

“I got my first professional job before I graduated!”

Niagara University senior P.J. Tighe’s excitement is palpable – and for good reason. The theatre performance major from Buffalo is currently starring in 710 Main Theatre’s production of Red, a 90-minute play by John Logan that captured six Tony Awards.

Additionally, he earned one of the show’s two roles, with the other going to Paul Todaro, a 1987 Niagara University alumnus and adjunct professor in NU’s theatre department.

Presented by MusicalFare Theatre, the show is directed by Randall Kramer, artistic/executive director of MusicalFare.

Red, which continues at 710 Main in Buffalo through March 30, was described by the New York Times as “Intense and exciting…RED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.”

Tickets are $17 for students and $40 for adults. They are available online or by calling 716.847.0850.

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