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The Language Archive by: Julia Cho May 27-June 4

Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters” by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen June 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Rochester Latino Theater Inc and BART Productions Present: SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL  June 8th-11th, 2016 @ MuCCC (Wednesday – Saturday)

Ecstatic Fanatic; an evening of short plays by Louie Podlaski vol. III  June 17-18

Dances at MuCCC 2016  June 21-25, 2016

Everyone’s Theatre Company presents “The Presstitutes,” by David Andreatta July 7-10

DVC presents JUNK: the Musical July 22, 23

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The Language Archive by: Julia Cho

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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 

 

Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters” by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen

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BuyTickets_240px-no-feeMariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters”
by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen

Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini

June 5, 6,  at 7:30 pm

Assistant Director/ Stage Manager: Michi Osato

Performed by Javier Gaston-Grenberg and Julia Steele Allen

“In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in isolated confinement.  Years later, she is still there. Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

Join us for a performance and a conversation about the growing movement to end isolated confinement in New York’s prisons and jails.”

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NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement: http://nycaic.org/

$10 in advance; $15 at the door
-no one is turned away for lack of admission price

              

 

 

Rochester Latino Theater Inc and BART Productions Present: SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL

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BuyTickets_240px-no-feeRochester Latino Theater Company and BART Productions Present: SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL

June 10-12

read the El Mensajero feature HERE Production highlights little-known desegregation case

RLTC is thrilled to announce Sylvia Mendez will be attending the world premier of “Separate is Never Equal” June 10th for the VIP Reception and show. Get your tickets today at www.Muccc.org.

June 10-12

FRIDAY June 10 7:30 pm ( Sylvia Mendez in attendance)

SAT June 11 2:00 pm

SAT June 11 7:30 pm

SUN June 12 2:00 pm

 “SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL”
WORLD PREMIER PLAY BASED ON CHILDREN’S BOOK

7 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, the Mendez family helped end school segregation in California.

Rochester, New York – The Rochester Latino Theatre Company, Inc. (RLTC) brings to life the story of Sylvia Mendez in “Separate Is Never Equal” at MuCCC Theater located on 142 Atlantic Avenue on June 10th & 11th with a 7:30pm show and June 11th & 12th with a 2pm matinee. Tickets are available online at www.mucc.org. $15 advance, $18 at the door, VIP Reception 6pm Friday Night Reception $20 advance, $25 at the Door, catered by Salena’s Mexican Restaurant.

Final-SNE-PostersmSeparate Is Never Equal is written by Don Bartalo and Annette Ramos which tells a little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children. Most associate the fight for school integration with the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954). However, seven years earlier (1947), Mexican-American students in California saw an end to discrimination there. “We have taken on the cause to rewrite American history to include Latino voices with this production. The script and the cast are multi-lingual reflecting the diversity that this play deserves,” said writer Don Bartalo.

The little girl at the center of this true story is Sylvia Mendez, a child in the 40’s of Mexican and Puerto-Rican descent, who was not allowed to attend a “White’s Only” school. Sylvia is the daughter of parents who looked forward to sending her and her brothers to the school near their newly leased farm. The cast of 22 local actors has 2 Latina youth playing the part of Sylvia Mendez who are new to the stage. RLTC is committed to nurturing and developing local talent and educating non-Latino audiences on the untold stories of Latinos in American history.

RLTC’s Director of Marketing and Board Member Gabriella Clark says, “The story of Sylvia Mendez needs to be kept alive because it highlights the triumph of a Latino family who never stopped pushing for the education their children deserved. The inequality in Separate is Never equal is something that too many Latino families still struggle with today. By continuing to tell this story, the community can join together in strength no matter where anyone comes from

  • Adapted from the book: Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Pura Belpre Honor Book, The Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, and winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2015)

 

  • About the Book (from Kirkus Review)
  • Playwrights
  • A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children told with lively text and expressive art.
  • Most associate the fight for school integration with the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. However, seven years earlier (1947), Mexican-American students in California saw an end to discrimination there.
  • The little girl at the center of this true story is Sylvia Mendez, a child in the 40’s of Mexican and Puerto-Rican descent, who was not allowed to attend a “White’s Only” school. was the daughter of parents who looked forward to sending her to the school near their newly leased farm. When her aunt attempted to register the family children, they were directed to the “Mexican school,” despite proficiency in English and citizenship.
  • No one could explain to Mr. Mendez why his children were not allowed to attend the better-appointed school nearby. Despite the reluctance of many fellow Mexican-Americans to cause “problems,” he filed a suit, receiving the support of numerous civil rights organizations.
  • Tonatiuh masterfully combines text and folk-inspired art to add an important piece to the mosaic of U.S. civil rights history. The universality of parents’ desires for better opportunities for their children is made plain.

o   Annette Ramos (Rochester Latino Theatre Company)

o   Donald B. Bartalo (BART Productions)

 

  • Producer:           Annette Ramos (RLTC)
  • Director:            Donald B. Bartalo (BART Productions)
  • Cultural Specialist:       Stephanie Somos (Rochester Latino Theatre Company)

 

 

  • Dates:       

o   June 8th-11th, 2016 @ MuCCC (Wednesday – Saturday)

  • 4 shows Thursday & Friday @ 7:30; Saturday matinee @ 2:00 pm and evening @ 7:30 pm

 

 

  • Venues
  • Multi-Use Community Culture Center (four performances @ MuCCC)

 

  • Ticket Price:     $15.00
  • Approximate Length of Play:        90 minutes
  • Audience:           All ages

 

  • Grades 4-6 School Curriculum: (developed by Annette Ramos and Donald B. Bartalo)
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Ecstatic Fanatic; an evening of short plays by Louie Podlaski vol. III

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John W. Borek presents in association with Elephant Productions
Ecstatic Fanatic; an evening of short plays by Louie Podlaski vol. III
7PM Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th 2016
MuCCC 142 Atlantic Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
Muccc.org

Tickets: $10.

EF poster creative team2A band of super-villains argue and hash out their diabolical intentions to their group therapist, a man with an extreme case of mysophobia discovers he has only minutes to save his small outpost before the invasion, An up-and-coming profane female comedian has a confrontation with her conservative parents in her childhood home the night before her hometown gig, an eccentric woman locals dismiss as insane may just be the savior of the world, a public bus driver shuffles people to work and school while speaking of the History of the city, but all is not what it seems… .

These are the stories of ‘Ecstatic Fanatic’ a third volume of short plays written specifically for these two evenings by award winning playwright Louie Podlaski following the authors highly successful ‘Slow Parade’ and ‘Another Broken Machine’. Five new shorts that range in genre and themes from science-fiction thriller, drama, fantasy, romance, comedy, farce and history.

Featuring the directing talents of Robert Sharman, Justin Rielly, Sue Zuris, Bonnie Meath-Lang, David Woodworth. And including many of Rochester NY’s titans of acting and tech; this is a true collaboration of local talent you won’t want to miss.

CAST:
Mary Megan Bringley, Diane Chevron, Andrew Cowen, 
Tina Crandall-Gommel, Billy DeMetsenare, Peter J. Doyle, Donald R. Drachenberg Jr., Peter Elliott, Chris Garver, Katie Guy, 
Katie Keating, Schuyler Bertram Kelley, 
Sandra Lowe-Dusel, Amanda McFaul, Jacqueline Moe, 
Larry Ploscowe, Rick Reid, Michael J. Tedone, 
Jessica Crosby Thurston, Kayleigh Yancey

Dances at MuCCC 2016

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BuyTickets_240px-no-feeDances at MuCCC 2016
June 21-25, 2016
A festival of contemporary dance by regional, national, and international visiting artists. Coordinated by Laurie MacFarlane and Ruben Ornelas.
 
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$10 at the door; $8 for students and seniors
Tuesday, June 21 @ 8 PM
Dance & Spoken Word – a mixed program of poets, dances,
and dances with words
Eddie Swayze
Anne Harris Wilcox
Audrey Sowell
Ruben Ornelas
Donna Davenport & John Borek
Laurie MacFarlane
Justin Rielly
Molly Naef
Ethan Beckwith-Cohen
Emily Dove
Isabel Almeida
 
Wednesday and Friday, June 22 and June 24 @ 8 PM
Kathy Diehl
Shannon Stubblefield (CA)
Caroline Liviakis (CA)
Marcelo Kuna (Brazil)
Anne Harris Wilcox
Gina Bonati (NY/CA)
Leigh Ann Kabatra (NJ)
Donna Davenport
Emily Dove – Wednesday only
Ruben Ornelas – Wednesday only
Laurie MacFarlane – Friday only
 
Thursday and Saturday, June 23 and June 25 @ 8 PM
Kaitley Wozer
Marcelo Kuna (Brazil)
Norma Araiza (Canada)
Daystar/Rosalie Jones
Hanlon Dance & Company
Katherine Marino/Elyssia Primus/Tasha George-Hinnant
BIODANCE
Maureen Gorman
 
 
*All programs are subject to change.*
 
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

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Everyone’s Theatre Company presents “The Presstitutes,” by David Andreatta

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BuyTickets_240px-no-feeEveryone’s Theatre Company Presents:

“The Presstitutes” by David Andreatta, a columnist at the Democrat and Chronicle.

Directed by Jeff Moon.

July 7-10

“The Presstitutes,” developed with the help of Geva Theatre Center, is a farce about the staff of a dying newspaper in Western, NY, and the gubernatorial campaign of a dark horse politician joining forces to save themselves. Along the way, issues of integrity become . . . complicated. The result is a humorous and stark commentary on the state of journalism and politics in contemporary America.

CAST LIST:

ACTOR / CHARACTER

R. Emmett Michie as Stan Lipsky, Editor-in-Chief of The Buffalo Star
Al Young as Ted Snead, Political reporter at The Buffalo Star
Karen Craft as Dot Bellwood, Secretary to Stan Lipsky
Katie Kreutter as Amanda Price, Digital Editor of The Buffalo Star
Morey Fazzi as Michael “Mad as Hell” Mazzeo, Brash Millionaire Auto Dealer, running for NYS Governor
John Winter as Perry Driscoll, Mazzeo’s Campaign Manager
Jesse Luna as Ira Silver, Majority Owner & Publisher of The Buffalo Star

All Performances at the MuCCC Theater – 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.

Performance dates are:

  • Thursday, the 7th, at 7:30pm
  • Friday, the 8th, at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, the 9th, at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, the 10th, at 1:00pm  NOTE: 1 PM Matinee (not 2 pm)

 

Ticket Information:

Students & Seniors: $10 in advance or $15 at the door

Adults: $15 in advance or $20 at the door

 

Advance Tickets can be purchased on MuCCC’s website: www.muccc.org.

 

For more information about Everyone’s Theatre Company, please go to www.everyonestheatre.com or call 585.727.1373.
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DVC presents JUNK: the Musical

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Classics Theater of Rochester presents “Arms and The Man” by George Bernard Shaw

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May 13-21

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $12

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During the Serbian-Bulgarian War of 1885 a noble young Bulgarian woman (Raina) aids an escaping enemy soldier (Bluntschli) she calls “her chocolate cream soldier”. Some months later, the war resolved, the soldier is unexpectedly invited as a guest by her father (Petkoff) and fiancé (Saranoff). Comedy ensues as hearts follow courses that were not anticipated. Shaw delves into romantic entanglements and the heroic ideal with his usual humor and insight.
Classics Theater of Rochester is an inclusive and educationally based non-profit dedicated to bringing great works of literature to the Rochester stage. This is our fifth Shaw production in as many years. We presented “The Philanderer” at MuCCC in 2014 and “Candida” in 2015. You could almost call us Rochester’s Shaw Company.

Performances: May 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 8 PM and May 15 at 2 PM.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Directed by Virginia Monte

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shakespeareabridgedRochester 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.

shakespeareabridged2For 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!
For more information;

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

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeAll’s Well that Ends Well, by William Shakespeare, presented by the Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players, directed by Cece McFarland

** 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!
For more information;

The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson, presented by the Irish Players

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeThe Seafarer, by Conor McPherson, presented by the Irish Players program of the Rochester Community Players, directed by Jean Ryon

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.

 

THE BRONZE COLLECTIVE

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DAVID C. TAYLOR

Filmmaker/Writer/Editor

Of Clearview Filmwerks

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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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