Basement Players present Fully Committed by Becky Mode

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Dec
26
9:00 pm
Dec
27
9:00 pm
Dec
28
4:00 pm
Jan ’15
1
9:00 pm
Jan ’15
2
9:00 pm
Jan ’15
3
8:00 pm

Fully Committed by Becky Mode Based on characters created by Becky Mode and BuyTickets_240px-no-feeMark Setlock
Ticket prices in advance $ 10 at the door $12
Directed by Peter Fekete
Starring Kevin Indovino
Fully-Committed-2“This devastatingly funny one act follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with his recently widowed Dad who wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and ego-maniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? A wonderful acting challenge, Fully Committed has over forty wildly diverse characters designed to be played by a single versatile performer.”

ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company presents “Tartuffe, the Imposter!”

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Dec
26
7:00 pm
Dec
27
2:00 pm
Dec
27
7:00 pm
Dec
28
2:00 pm
Jan ’15
2
7:00 pm
Jan ’15
3
2:00 pm

ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company will present “Tartuffe, the Imposter!”, the latest in a series of ShakeCo Classic Theater for Young Audiences productions, from December 26, 2014 through January 3, 2015 at MuCCC, the Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester.Tartuffe-adjusted“Tartuffe, The Imposter!” is a brand-new translation/adaptation of the classic play by Molière created for this production by ShakeCo founder and MuCCC Artist-in-Residence Philip R. Frey, who will also direct.Tickets are $5.00 in advance at www.MuCCC.org or at the door.Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, Dec. 26 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 28 – 2:00 pm
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Friday, Jan 2 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 3 – 2:00 pm

About the play:
“Tartuffe” tells the story of the rich Orgon, who dreams of a pious life, and the duplicitous Tartuffe, who ingratiates himself into Orgon’s home.  When Tartuffe’s attempts to marry his way into the family disrupt the plans of Orgon’s son and daughter, the family rallies around to oust the hypocrite.

About the production:
“Tartuffe, the Imposter!”, like all ShakeCo productions for young audiences, was crafted with an eye towards ease of understanding. These productions are not “children’s theater”.  They do not “talk down” to the audience, resulting in productions equally engaging for novice and experienced viewers alike.

About the Company:
ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester is a locally based small-scale production company devoted primarily to the performance of Shakespeare’s works throughout the Greater Rochester area. The Company put on it’s first production, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, in August of 2000 and produced nine shows over the next five years. Returning from an extended hiatus with 2010’s production of “R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)”, ShakeCo has become a staple at MuCCC ever since, producing several productions there every year.

ShakeCo Radio Theater Presents “A Christmas Carol”

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Dec
24
2:00 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeShakeCo Radio Theater will be present its annual reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2013 at 2:00pm at MuCCC, the Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester. “ShakeCo Radio Theater” shows are “Pay What You Will” productions and all proceeds will benefit the MuCCC. For more information, visit www.MuCCC.org.

Carol 2014About the Production:
Hearkening back to the days before television, ShakeCo Radio Theater will endeavor to recreate the mood and styles that once dominated the airwaves. ShakeCo’s fourth Annual production of “A Christmas Carol” is presented as a dramatic reading of the classic tale.

About “A Christmas Carol”:
Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843 as an attempt to stir the British public to an awareness of the poverty and hardships around them. Its tale of a miserly old man who learns the importance of generosity and “Christmas spirit” was an immediate success and has been in continual print to this day. It was first adapted to the stage within months of publication and is one of the most-filmed stories in cinematic history. Dickens himself took to reading the tale to audiences and “Carol” was the work he chose for his farewell performance, mere months before his death.

About the Company:
ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester is a locally based small-scale production company devoted primarily to the performance of Shakespeare’s works throughout the Greater Rochester area. The Company put on it’s first production, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, in August of 2000 and produced nine shows over the next five years.