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This is Our Youth: A Week of Rochester Youth and the Arts

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This is OUr YouthThis is Our Youth   July 24th-July 31st A Week of Rochester Youth and the Arts

This is Our Youth is a week-long event at the MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, New York celebrating the talents of the young people of the City of Rochester. The series will take place from Sunday, July 24th to Sunday, July 31st. It is generously supported with a grant from The Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation.

For further information, please contact John Borek, Director of Artist Development at the MuCCC: 585-455-6921; johnwborek@yahoo.com .

The schedule is as follows:

Junk (Sunday, July 24th at 7 PM): an original play about addiction presented by Dream, Visualize, Create (DVC), a collection of students and graduates from Rochester’s Wilson Magnet High School’s drama club that is celebrating its 15th year of working with local artists to bring thought-provoking, challenging theater productions to Rochester audiences. $5.

Art Opening (MuCCC Gallery opening, Monday, July 25th 7 PM): The MuCCC Gallery will host an opening of the work of two Monroe Community College students. Mariah Rose’s personal artwork is about her struggle with identity since a stroke in October 2013. Roman Cobb is heavily influenced by Hip Hop Culture, New York City Graffiti, and the Mannerism Style. The show has been curated by Kathleen Farrell, Director of MCC’s Mercer Gallery. The opening will be at the MuCCC Theater gallery. Free.

V.O.T.Y.-Voices of Youth Showcase (Tuesday, July 26th, 7 PM). Family-friendly spoken word, poetry, dancing, music, and visual arts. Youth artists include Daughters of ArT, Miguel Tc Beats Smith, Jarell Davon Green , Starr Elise and more! This show is produced by teens Taryn Highsmith, Miguel TC Beats Smith and Josiah Logan. Free.

 

Kuumba Kids Show and Tell (Wednesday, July 27th, 7 pm).

Youth artists will demonstrate their art and talk about creativity in their lives featuring Teri Wallace filmmaker/talk show host of teen Talk on WDKX; Asad Muhammad Pianist/Bakery owner; Ava White Dancer/pianist. Moderated by Delores Jackson Radney. Free and Family-Friendly  FREE

Dunwoody Dance (Thursday, July 28th, 7 PM). Under the direction of Mr. Andrae Dunwoody, Dunwoody Dance is a classical black arts dance & performance program for ages 4 & up. ‘DANCE DANCE DANCE’ is a student showcase by the performance teams in Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop. The show will feature tributes to Prince & the 51st anniversary of Selma. Students free. Adults $5.

 

Latino Youth Showcase (Friday, July 29th, 7:30PM) presented by The Rochester Latino Theater Company. A Latino Youth Open Mic Night featuring young Latino Poets, Rappers, Spoken Word Artists, Comedians, Musicians and Dancers. Free and Family-Friendly.  FREE

 

Breathing Fire (Saturday, July 30st, 7 PM)-Teen Def Poetry Slam presented by the Roc Bottom Slam Poetry Team An evening with some of Rochester’s most prolific youth expressing themselves and sharing their life stories through the avenue of Slam Poetry. Ten Teen poets from the Rochester area converge on the stage for one night to Breathe and spit their very own fire through words. $5.

 

MIB&G: Mentors Inspiring Boys & Girls (Sunday, July 31st 2 PM) The youth group will perform A Day Without Black Folks. There will be a community discussion after the performance. Adults $5; students $2.

This is OUr Youth

 

 

SANKOFA EVENING OF THEATRE & JAZZ FEST 2016

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SANKOFA EVENING OF THEATRE & JAZZ FEST 2016

Aug 25 – Sept 3, 2016
Presented by MMB Theatre 1 Project
Founder and Artistic Director, Curtis K. Rivers

Featuring original plays by Anne L. Thompson-Scretching,
Laura A. Thomas,Grace Flores, David Taylor,
Jahaka Mindstorm, Jacquetta A. Harris,
and Karen Culley

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Performance Dates:
Thursday, Aug. 25; Friday, Aug. 26; and Saturday, Aug. 27
Thursday, Sept. 1; Friday, Sept. 2; and Saturday, Sept. 3

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. nightly
Admission: $12 to $20; Advance sale tickets
available online or by calling (585) 271-7010

SANKOFA EVENING OF THEATRE & JAZZ FEST 2016, which features a full-length play the last weekend in August followed by one act plays the first weekend in September, showcases original works by African American playwrights.

All performances for this 9th annual festival are 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC), 142 Atlantic Ave., in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts.

The Thursday, Aug. 25, Opening Night Performance & Reception admission is $18 in advance and $20 at the door; the full-length play run continues on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 with shows at $16 in advance and $20 at the door.

The festival’s second weekend kicks off Thursday, Sept. 1 with an evening of jazz music. The remaining nights feature one-act plays on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. Admission is $12 in advance and $16 at the door. A theatre package is also available, which includes all access to both weekends of the festival.

For information on tickets or more details about this event, call Mood Makers Books at (585) 271-7010  or  go to http://www.muccc.org/.

MMB Theatre 1 Project was established in 2006 as an ongoing community activity developed and sponsored by Mood Makers Books. MBB Theatre 1 is a “project oriented” theatrical organization dedicated to developing original dramatic works by local playwrights, with a focus on enhancing writing, directing and acting skills. Each year MMB Theatre 1 Project invites local playwrights to submit full-length and one-act plays to be considered for staging. Once all entries and scripts are submitted, they are reviewed and plays are selected. One full length play is chosen for the “opening night performance and reception” for this unique festival which is always held the fourth weekend in August — and expanded this year into the first weekend of September — at the MuCCC in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts.

MoonWater Theater presents….. Black Girl Blue

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MoonWater Theater presents….. Black Girl Blue

Sept 8, 9, 10 2016 7:30 pm

Matinee Sat Sept 10th at 2 pm

Microsoft-Word---BGB-flyer“TT” is 17 years old and 4 months pregnant…and refuses to tell her mother (Lizzy) who the father of her child is. Lizzy is on welfare and active with Child Protective Services. “TT’s” grandmother, Rose, is an ex-addict who has turned her life around and has become a sought after Evangelist speaker…

When this family collides with jaded CPS worker Jessica Truett (who has just found out her lover has secrets of her own) the sparks fly…!

Poet, author, storyteller, historical reenactor and playwright Robert Djed Snead has mined his over 30 years of employment in the human services field and written a story that is touching, truthful and timely.

This drama about an inner-city family (and the workers and institutions that serve them) will have you nodding your head in recognition and shaking your head at the choices being made….

Due to mature themes and language this play is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older.

 

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First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival at the MuCCC Sept 15-24, 2016

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First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival at the MuCCC Sept 15-24, 2016

see all MuCCC shows listed on the FRINGE website HERE

see all FRINGE 2016 show listings HERE

Don Quixote

September 15th at 7:30pm

A contemporary rendition of the classic 17th-century novel by Miguel de Cervantes, this puppet show for adults was written by Open Hand Theater Founder Geoffrey Navias. In this clever and touching play-within-a-play, Russian Master Puppeteer Vladimire Vasyagin stars as both the fictional puppeteer and Don Quixote, while Artistic Coordinator Peter Fekete plays the young actor being mentored as well as Sancho Panza, Quixote’s faithful squire. Vasyagin and Fekete also co-direct the production.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Far Away

September 15th at 9:00pm

A teenage girl comes to live with her aunt and uncle. Then, her world collapses and the parades begin. Is it paranoia, or is everyone and everything at war? A Caryl Churchill play directed by Jeremy Sarachan, FAR AWAY features Hannah Pisher, Joseph Barcia, Barbara Lobb, and all of your friends. A Theater Apparatus Production.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Guys

September 16th at 7:00pm

An editor is asked by a fire captain to help craft eulogies for his men who died during the World Trade Center attacks. Aspie Works is proud to present Anne Nelson’s stirring drama about 9/11 and the difficulty of navigating through grief and loss in the aftermath of a tragedy.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Far Away

September 16th at 8:30pm

A teenage girl comes to live with her aunt and uncle. Then, her world collapses and the parades begin. Is it paranoia, or is everyone and everything at war? A Caryl Churchill play directed by Jeremy Sarachan, FAR AWAY features Hannah Pisher, Joseph Barcia, Barbara Lobb, and all of your friends. A Theater Apparatus Production.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Canary In A Coal Mine

September 16th at 10:00pm

Expose yourself to the dark, irreverent themes that have haunted your blue-collar roots through original sketch comedy by CANARY IN A COAL MINE. Watch as these manic performers bring you their unique brand of self-deprecating, narcissistic comedy in their fifth, all-original Rochester Fringe show. CANARY is a regular partner of the Blackfriars Comedy Series. “Sometimes we can’t see the poisons in our lives without a dead canary to show us the way.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Amazing Animal All Stars

September 17th at 11:00am

Wildlife Educators Coalition presents AMAZING ANIMAL ALL STARS! From bugs to birds, lizards to lemurs, snakes to serval cats – you will be amazed by the habits, habitats, natural behaviors, fun facts and personal stories about living with exotic animals. Educational and very entertaining!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Cletus’s Critter Corner

September 17th at 12:00pm

Come and enjoy Cletus and his comedy critter show, where he’ll showcase exotic animals with the help of the Wildlife Educators Coalition. You’ll meet tortoises, monkeys, birds, and more – all from the “set” in his garage. Cletus is hoping to be the next big thing on ANIMAL PLANET!!! He may not get all of his facts correct, but that’s why Matt from Wildlife Educators Coalition is there. Guaranteed fun and laughs!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Heroes & Villains: An Interactive History of Medicine in America

September 17th at 2:00pm

Riots, deception, legitimate and illegitimate science, aristocratic villains and drug addicted heroes – who knew these were all part of the evolution of medicine as we know it? Storyteller Marilyn Rosen has transformed the book, SEEKING THE CURE: THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN AMERICA by Ira Rutkow, into a storytelling experience that includes audience involvement. Participants need only bring their voices, their imaginations, and their enthusiasm!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Spoken Word

We’re a Close Family

September 17th at 3:00pm

This award-winning, one-act play by Craig Thornton is the story of a startlingly dysfunctional family. Told in five scenes over eighteen years – not, however, in chronological order – WE’RE A CLOSE FAMILY explores themes of the lost father, familial and individual identity, and forgiveness and loss. A disturbing comedy that has momentum even when it’s going back in time, it often poses the question: is it really better to have a family if it’s this family?

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Spy in the House of Men

September 17th at 4:00pm

Forgo the frill, abandon pretension, and dig in for 50 minutes of humble and humorous insight as Penny Sterling relates the very true story of her fictitious life as a man, and her true life as a transgender woman. Rochester comedienne, parent, TV producer/director, improv artist, storyteller, and now informant, Penny will report the findings from her 54 years as a SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

September 17th at 5:30pm

Laugh-ripping and steeped in spontaneity, Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe goes for the gut. Enjoy a mind-blowing outburst of improvisational comedy performed by some of the brightest (and slightly twisted) teen minds in the Rochester area. Bring the whole family for this fast-paced, interactive show. Let your goofy ideas tag along too. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged. By the end of the explosive hour, you’ll be howling with laughter and only want more!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Sneeze

September 17th at 7:30pm

SNEEZE, an original comedy, is about a girl named Imogen, her pet goldfish, and her incredibly strange allergies to everything she loves: books, chicken nuggets, peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches… So when Imogen meets Patrick, a novelty tea infuser salesman, it’s love at first sneeze. Will they find a way to be together in spite of her sinuses? Fringe favorites Sammi Cohen and Kiefer Schenk star in this quirky love story, with Jeff Jones playing 13 different characters in a comic tour-de-force.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Making of AMBULANCE: THE MUSICAL

September 17th at 9:00pm

The team behind AMBULANCE: THE MUSICAL takes you on a breathtaking tour of the joys and travails of creating a musical in a post-HAMILTON world. Meet the producer, composer, librettist, author, singers and gurney-provider who have all committed to this folly. Then, listen to their progress and participate in a discussion about their hopes and dreams.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Canary In A Coal Mine

September 17th at 10:00pm

Expose yourself to the dark, irreverent themes that have haunted your blue-collar roots through original sketch comedy by CANARY IN A COAL MINE. Watch as these manic performers bring you their unique brand of self-deprecating, narcissistic comedy in their fifth, all-original Rochester Fringe show. CANARY is a regular partner of the Blackfriars Comedy Series. “Sometimes we can’t see the poisons in our lives without a dead canary to show us the way.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

We’re a Close Family

September 18th at 2:00pm

This award-winning, one-act play by Craig Thornton is the story of a startlingly dysfunctional family. Told in five scenes over eighteen years – not, however, in chronological order – WE’RE A CLOSE FAMILY explores themes of the lost father, familial and individual identity, and forgiveness and loss. A disturbing comedy that has momentum even when it’s going back in time, it often poses the question: is it really better to have a family if it’s this family?

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

September 18th at 3:00pm

Laugh-ripping and steeped in spontaneity, Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe goes for the gut. Enjoy a mind-blowing outburst of improvisational comedy performed by some of the brightest (and slightly twisted) teen minds in the Rochester area. Bring the whole family for this fast-paced, interactive show. Let your goofy ideas tag along too. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged. By the end of the explosive hour, you’ll be howling with laughter and only want more!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Commotion Dance Theater

September 18th at 4:30pm

Dance theater works by Ruben Ornelas, Laurie MacFarlane and friends. For 25 years, Ornelas and MacFarlane have been dancing co-conspirators, performing together throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Ornelas performs dances set to the work of Chicano poets Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Eduardo Corral, celebrating the experience of being brown in a world of adversity. Laurie MacFarlane’s piece explores the rituals and absurdities of childhood, in a prop-laden stroll down memory lane.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

DANGEROUS THEATRE – HALLIE FLANAGAN

September 18th at 5:30pm

DANGEROUS THEATRE is a gripping dramatization of Hallie Flanagan’s testimony in front Martin Dies’ House Un-American Activities Committee in 1938. A target of anti-Roosevelt politicians with an axe to grind, The Federal Theatre Project under Flanagan’s directorship was responsible for some of the most fascinating and controversial theatre in American History, including early work by Orson Welles, and John Houseman and the celebrated Living Newspaper series.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Marx in Soho

September 18th at 6:30pm

Back at Fringe by popular demand! In MARX IN SOHO, historian Howard Zinn creates a whimsical and timely one-man play in which Karl Marx returns from the beyond to clear his name. However, due to a bureaucratic mix up, Marx arrives – not in his old neighborhood in London, but in New York City’s SoHo district. Award winning actor, Jack Simel, portrays the renowned and highly controversial philosopher.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Guys

September 18th at 8:00pm

An editor is asked by a fire captain to help craft eulogies for his men who died during the World Trade Center attacks. Aspie Works is proud to present Anne Nelson’s stirring drama about 9/11 and the difficulty of navigating through grief and loss in the aftermath of a tragedy.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Wm. Shaksper’s Hamlet

September 19th at 7:00pm

Wm. Shaksper (well, that’s how he spells it) and his acting troupe take a break from endless pub crawls and avoiding arrest for vagrancy to present a full production (yes, every scene and speaking character) of the most famous play in the world, HAMLET. All in about an hour (and with a little help from the audience).

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Two-Step

September 19th at 8:00pm

Restless, street-smart tomboy Joany and her scatterbrained genius sister, Hypie, enlist the help of a couple of arrogant ‘brosephs’ to help steal their estranged father’s most prized possession and run away with the money. Things don’t go as planned when their father’s secretary hatches a plan of his own involving a shady life insurance contract. Failed seduction, poison succulents, and an existential crises screw up the gang’s plan and create more chaos than any of them can deal with.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Spy in the House of Men

September 19th at 9:00pm

Forgo the frill, abandon pretension, and dig in for 50 minutes of humble and humorous insight as Penny Sterling relates the very true story of her fictitious life as a man, and her true life as a transgender woman. Rochester comedienne, parent, TV producer/director, improv artist, storyteller, and now informant, Penny will report the findings from her 54 years as a SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Sneeze

September 20th at 7:30pm

SNEEZE, an original comedy, is about a girl named Imogen, her pet goldfish, and her incredibly strange allergies to everything she loves: books, chicken nuggets, peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches… So when Imogen meets Patrick, a novelty tea infuser salesman, it’s love at first sneeze. Will they find a way to be together in spite of her sinuses? Fringe favorites Sammi Cohen and Kiefer Schenk star in this quirky love story, with Jeff Jones playing 13 different characters in a comic tour-de-force.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

WILD BEAST DANCE | Tammy Carrasco

September 20th at 9:00pm

WILD BEAST DANCE | Tammy Carrasco makes its Rochester premiere as the city’s newest contemporary dance company. Audiences will see dynamic, collage-like dances that are both mysterious and magnetic as professional dancers from across the country tackle virtuostic movement with precision and abandon. Set to a range of music from Shostakovich to Prince, WILD BEAST’s assertive, quirky, and athletic physicality addresses themes of gender, queerness, and difference. Don’t miss this outstanding showcase of Rochester’s freshest choreographic voice!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

The Shadow of the Hummingbird

September 21st at 7:00pm

In this short, sweet, and very slight new play written by the venerable South African playwright Athol Fugard, ten-year-old Boba (as her grandfather calls her) has come to play hooky, more or less, when she should be studying. The old man (Oupa) tries to awaken in his granddaughter (and in himself) an appreciation of the beauty and wonder inherent in the world outside the windows of his Southern California study.

  • Length: 65 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Xeno 911

September 21st at 8:30pm

In a world where demons, zombies, and beer pixies are as common as feral cats, it’s up to the Rochester branch of the Office of Extranormal Affairs to keep the streets safe…or at least relatively undamaged. But faced with budget cuts, NYS inspections, and out-of-control HR, our “heroes” have their work cut out for them as chaos is just around the corner in the Flower City. Again. Two action-packed episodes in a radio show-style performance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Grrrl Gang

September 22nd at 7:00pm

GRRRL GANG is a collection of monologues spoken by 12 different women. Each woman embodies an astrological sign to describe the positive and negative sides of the six types of love. The characters vary in age, have a wide variety of experiences, and are straight, gay, bisexual and transgender.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Polite Ink. Sketch & Improv Presents: Off The Cuff

September 22nd at 8:00pm

Witty, crazy, and just downright funny, Polite Ink.’s style is unrepentant and never stale. Their unique shows include original sketches written by the troupe, and smart, creative improv scenes based on audience suggestions. What else can you expect to see at their show? They sometimes break into song and dance, feature the recurring characters you’ve grown to love, and encourage LOTS of audience participation! They always deliver on their promise: YOU. WILL. LAUGH.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Xeno 911

September 22nd at 9:00pm

In a world where demons, zombies, and beer pixies are as common as feral cats, it’s up to the Rochester branch of the Office of Extranormal Affairs to keep the streets safe…or at least relatively undamaged. But faced with budget cuts, NYS inspections, and out-of-control HR, our “heroes” have their work cut out for them as chaos is just around the corner in the Flower City. Again. Two action-packed episodes in a radio show-style performance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Shadow of the Hummingbird

September 23rd at 7:00pm

In this short, sweet, and very slight new play written by the venerable South African playwright Athol Fugard, ten-year-old Boba (as her grandfather calls her) has come to play hooky, more or less, when she should be studying. The old man (Oupa) tries to awaken in his granddaughter (and in himself) an appreciation of the beauty and wonder inherent in the world outside the windows of his Southern California study.

  • Length: 65 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Hatchet Man

September 23rd at 9:00pm

Who says hard work is the only way to the top? THE HATCHET MAN, a new comedy written by local playwright Mark Jabaut and directed by Rochester’s Marcy Gamzon, combines corporate doublespeak and murder. Business bigwig Mr. Grace convinces a lowly salesperson to eliminate the CEO of their company. When the salesperson finds that a little discreet homicide at work isn’t as horrible as he imagined, the body count begins to rise. Corporate murder can be fun!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

WILD BEAST DANCE | Tammy Carrasco

September 24th at 3:00pm

WILD BEAST DANCE | Tammy Carrasco makes its Rochester premiere as the city’s newest contemporary dance company. Audiences will see dynamic, collage-like dances that are both mysterious and magnetic as professional dancers from across the country tackle virtuostic movement with precision and abandon. Set to a range of music from Shostakovich to Prince, WILD BEAST’s assertive, quirky, and athletic physicality addresses themes of gender, queerness, and difference. Don’t miss this outstanding showcase of Rochester’s freshest choreographic voice!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

Monologues On Clarissa St.

September 24th at 4:30pm

Venture back to a time and place in Rochester, NY, where the days were long but the nights were longer, and where people were jazz and community was the tempo. MONOLOGUES ON CLARISSA STREET will reunite you with characters you remember and introduce you to others you won’t forget – on Clarissa Street, where the soul of Rochester begins!

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Marx in Soho

September 24th at 6:00pm

Back at Fringe by popular demand! In MARX IN SOHO, historian Howard Zinn creates a whimsical and timely one-man play in which Karl Marx returns from the beyond to clear his name. However, due to a bureaucratic mix up, Marx arrives – not in his old neighborhood in London, but in New York City’s SoHo district. Award winning actor, Jack Simel, portrays the renowned and highly controversial philosopher.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Hatchet Man

September 24th at 7:30pm

Who says hard work is the only way to the top? THE HATCHET MAN, a new comedy written by local playwright Mark Jabaut and directed by Rochester’s Marcy Gamzon, combines corporate doublespeak and murder. Business bigwig Mr. Grace convinces a lowly salesperson to eliminate the CEO of their company. When the salesperson finds that a little discreet homicide at work isn’t as horrible as he imagined, the body count begins to rise. Corporate murder can be fun!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

White

September 24th at 9:00pm

In 1967, Rochester conceptual artist and performer John Borek was a freshman at Columbia. His roommate was an accomplished, thoughtful young intellectual who, 20 years later, became one of the most influential thinkers and writers of the modern white supremacist movement. WHITE is an exploration of how we change, what we fear, and whom we hate.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Swamp Trotter

September 24th at 10:00pm

Swamp Trotter is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists from Rochester and France with a strong folk sensitivity. Their all-original songs in English and French bring together groovy beats, acoustic and electric guitar interactions, and melodic vocal harmonies. They have found inspiration in artists like Wilco, Noir Desir, Fleet Foxes, and Neutral Milk Hotel. On stage, Swamp Trotter develops musical narratives punctuated by hints of French gypsy jazz, intimate folk melodies, and heavier rock outcries.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Music

NOTE- TO SEE UPCOMING EVENTS AT MuCCC go to http://muccc.org/events/

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The Language Archive
Written by: Julia Cho      Directed by: Jeff Siuda
May 27-June 4

This romantic-comedy in the spirit of magical-realist writers like Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story of George, a world-renowned linguist and head of the prestigious Language Archive.

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So consumed is George with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures that he is unable to see that his wife, Mary, is planning on leaving him, or that his long-time lab assistant, Emma, is desperately in love with him. In addition, his professional life is upended when he learns that the last two surviving speakers if Elloway, reputed to be the world’s most beautiful language and soon to be recorded for the Archive, are currently giving each other the silent treatment.

Throw in a mysterious baker, an intimidating language tutor, and the founder of the universal language Esperanto, and what you have is a hilarious and moving theatrical fable about what we really mean when we say “I love you.”

Tickets Prices:
  • Advanced – $13 Seniors/Students | $18 Adults
  • At-the-Door – $15 Seniors/Students | $20 Adults
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  • May 27 – 7:30
  • May 28 – 7:30
  • June 2 – 7:30
  • June 3 – 7:30
  • June 4 – 2:00
  • June 4 – 7:30 

 

All’s Well that Ends Well, by William Shakespeare, presented by the Shakespeare Players

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** Interpreted for the Deaf April 23 

Shakespeare Plays of Rochester presents William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well April 8 through 23 at the AllsWell7Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue.

Dr. CeCe McFarland, the director, has chosen a fairy-tale setting for this fantastical comedy in which Helena, a woman of modest birth, pursues her true love, the well-born Bertram.

Helena’s questionable tactics are marked by the intrigue and comic trickery for which Shakespeare is known, and, of course,  give rise to the famous saying about how things turn out.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, and at 2 p.m. on April 10 and 17.

For more information contact James Landers, the producer, at halfmoon@rochester.rr.com (585) 315-6122 or visit Rochester Shakespeare Players at www.rochestercommunityplayers.org. Tickets will be available at the door and online at www.muccc.org.

$19 general admission, $14 Seniors over 65, $9 Juniors under 25.

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Friday and Saturday, April 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM
Sunday April 10 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM
Sunday April 17 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 PM.
SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY! SPECIAL!
Rochester Shakespeare Players and WallByrd Theater invite you to a special  event, a one time  performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Directed by Virginia Monte on April 23rd at 2pm.  This performance is part of special fundraising event for our summer production of Romeo & Juliet.  AND, join the cast and crew immediately afterwards at Nox Cocktail Bar (302 North Goodman St in Village Gate) at 4pm for a special after party/fundraiser event.  There will be raffles which will include a first prize of $50 gift card to Nox, some complimentary snacks and two new cocktails inspired by the production as well as a meet and greet with some of the cast of Romeo & Juliet.
For the Complete Works performance a donation of $20 will get you into the show at 2pm of and a donation of $25 will get you a seat PLUS a $10 voucher you can use at Nox afterwards for any beer, wine or specialty cocktail!
Come and join us to help celebrate the Bard’s Birthday and help raise some money for our summer show.  Can’t wait to see you there!
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The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson, presented by the Irish Players

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CITY REVIEW: “”The Seafarer” at MuCCC   Alone at sea  By Leah Stacy

Sharky has been away a long time, and he says he’s come home to take care of his newly blind brother. It’s Christmas Eve so naturally there’s a card game on — but for Sharky, the stakes are really, really high.

“…a supernatural drama that combines the folksy sensibilities of an Irish ghost story with the streetwise dialogue of modern day Dublin.” (Wade Bradford, plays.about.com)

“The play is brilliant and McPherson, as both writer and director, has given us plenty to ponder. If a good musical leaves you with a song in your head, a good play leaves you with characters that stay in your heart. The Seafarer is such a play, and it takes you on a journey that offers no transfers or returns.” (Barbara Mehlman & Geri Manus, newyorktheatreguide.com)

Featuring Tom Bigongiari, Ken Dauer, Mark John Donahue, John R. Jaeger, and Gregory Ludek.

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$19 general admission, $14 Seniors over 65, $9 Juniors under 25.

Friday & Saturday, March 18 & 19 at 8:00 PM
Sunday March 20 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 24, 25 & 26 at 8:00 PM
Sunday March 27 at 2:00 PM
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Afternoon Soiree with “Rochester’s African American Film Makers”

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Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books 

Sunday, February 28, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Soiree with “Rochester’s African American Film Makers” showcasing original films by two of Rochester’s premier film makers, David Taylor and Shabaka Mu Ausar.

 

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PRESENTS

DAVID C. TAYLOR

Filmmaker/Writer/Editor

Of Clearview Filmwerks

VIDEO PRESENTATION

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DATE: Sunday, February 28th, 2016

TIME: 2:00 PM

LOCATION: The MUCCC

142 Atlantic Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

(585) 455-0380

 

The Imani Theatre Ensemble presents, “25 Years of a Theatrical Journey”

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Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books 

Saturday, February 27, The Imani Theatre Ensemble presents, “25 Years of a Theatrical Journey”. A journey that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions! The drama is real, the storylines are engaging! Michael Atkins Yawn as a playwright/director is skillfully gifted to breathe life into a truthful stageplay!!!

“AKWAABA”, The Heritage Associates, presents Fannie Lou Hamer asks Is This America?

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Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

Friday, February 26, “AKWAABA”,TheHeritage Associates presents a play chronicles the life and struggles of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. In the 1960’s Hamer’s efforts were key in getting voting rights.

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“Monologues on Clarissa Street” Karen Culley

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Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

Wednesday, February 24, “Monologues on Clarissa Street” Karen Culley, celebrates the Third Ward of Rochester, New York circa 1930-40 as it shares some of the experiences of the Great Migration.  The monologues and multimedia captures the resilience of a community determined to thrive despite the disappointments in the atmosphere and opportunities in northern cities.

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“For Such A Time As This” Melany Silas, (Excerpts) and “Black Coffee; the Poets’ café” Reenah Golden

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Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

Tuesday, February 23, “For Such A Time As This” Melany Silas, MJS Productions – (Excerpts) poems from the original choreopoem. Its riveting discourse captures the emotions of a people as they are challenged to not only challenge themselves but to challenge and change the status quo of our nation.

It touches on the heart and inspires the soul to seek change and be the change that we want and need.

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“Black Coffee; the Poets’ café” Reenah Golden– It is February 4, 1999. The place is Harlem, Black Coffee; the Poets Café a place for Black poets to convene, discuss issues and read poetry. Fans of poetry and music will enjoy the blending of words and sounds to create a cultural playground. There we will transcend time to see how history resets and repeats throughout its movements. Reenah L. Golden, Melany Silas and their engaging characters will take us back to a special time and place where people liked their poetry like their coffee – BLACK!