ONCE IN MY LIFETIME: A Buffalo Football Fantasy features the Mafia-and offers you our BEST discount code!
Pinto Ron The Chefs Buffalo Elvis. What do they all have in common? They’re Mafia members who are preparing to make their stage debut ONCE IN MY LIFETIME: A Buffalo Football Fantasy, a new play that opens at Smith Theatre August 29. More than that, two characters in the show – Al and George – are Mafia members (And if the hats get done in time, one of those will be on stage too!)
Why? Because you can’t write a play about a group of diehard fans (well, mostly diehard) in a sports bar without including the biggest and most vocal fans in Western New York. George and Al are tow old friends who’ve had a falling out over – well, we won’t ruin the surprise – something small, and haven’t been able to move on with their lives or attend games since.
But they’re just two of the patrons of Miracle Bar who feel stuck, and not only because their favorite team can’t manage a return to the big game. The bar’s owner, Lyn, is honoring her husband’s dying wish to keep Miracle open until the Bills win, but how long can she wait?
PT and wife Belinda have a secret they can’t tell their friends, bartender Ty’s love for the Bills died with his Dad, and Ethan’s dad can’t even remember the games they once shared. Among them they have plenty of Bills history, opinions, laughter and one fervent wish: to see their beloved team get another chance to win the Lombardi Trophy.
We’d love to invite you to meet and cheer with the denizens of Miracle Bar, hang out with us pregame, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime event nearly two years in the making. Can’t decide which night to come? August 30, John Lang (Buffalo Elvis) will be our special cameo guest. Pinto Ron joins us September at 7:30 p.m. and the Chefs make their stage debut September 5 at 7:30 p.m.
To entice you further, we created a special discount just for Mafia members when you buy your tickets at https://www.sheas.org/performances/once-in-my-lifetime/. Just type in code MAFIA in the box and click on the little padlock to save $12 per ticket – the biggest discount we’re offering for this show! So grab some friends, spread the word, and come have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Shea’s Smith Theatre!