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BuyTickets_240px-no-feeThe Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

*the performance for April 24th will be a signed interpreted performance.

City Newspaper has reviewed our current production of The Winter’s Tale, now playing at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue. Here is the link to the online copy of David Raymond’s excellent review; the print copy should come out in tomorrow’s issue.

Directed by VIRGINIA MONTE

William Shakespeare’s fantastical masterpiece “The Winter’s Tale” comes storming into Rochester’s MUCCC Theater this April.  One of Shakespeare’s final great works, “The Winter’s Tale” weaves a complicated web of myth and fate when a shadow of doubt twists a loving king and father into a wicked tyrant and sends a wayward princess out into the wilderness of distant lands.  It is the story of tragic lovers, powerful monarchs, ancient magic, frenzied foolery, one ravenous bear and a faith in love that can redeem a nation.

Tickets: $19 general admission; $14 anyone over 65; $9 anyone under 25

no fee for online purchase

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LEONTES- James Heath

MAMILLIUS- Lydia Moore

CAMILLO- Roger Gans

ANTIGONUS- Richard “Tony” Eckel

CLEOMENES/ DORCAS – Kate Sherman

DION- Matt Moore

HERMIONE- Abby DeVuyst

PERDITA- Danielle Lattiere

PAULINA- Midge Marshall

EMILIA/ MOPSA - Susanna Rose

POLIXENES- Brad Craddock

FLORIZEL- Chester Brassie

SHEPHERD- Tom Borhrer

CLOWN- Timothy Ellison

AUTOLYCUS/ARCHIDAMUS- Mark Casey

TIME (FATES) – Haven Shea, Jenna Schlags, Laurie Maskelony

YOUNG CLOWN- Jake Hamilton

*the performance for April 24th will be a signed interpreted performance.

presented by

The Shakespeare Players of Rochester

A program of the Rochester Community Players

For more information: rochestercommunityplayers.org

 

 

The Winter’s Tale Opens Friday at MuCCC ! 

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The Winter’s Tale Opens Friday: The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players present Shakespeare’s amazing story of jealously and forgiveness, opening for a three run this Friday, April 11 at 7:30. Ten performances are scheduled at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester.  The full performance schedule is listed below.

 

The Winter’s Tale weaves a complicated web of myth and fate when a shadow of doubt twists a loving king and father into a wicked tyrant and sends a wayward princess out into the wilderness of distant lands.  It is the story of tragic lovers, powerful monarchs, ancient magic, frenzied foolery, one ravenous bear and a faith in love that can redeem a nation.

 

Virginia Monte directs this production. Ms. Monte has worked with Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe in London. She brings a vivid sense of visual art to the show, using, among other things, a variety of puppetry techniques, both three dimensional and shadow puppets. The bear alone is worth the price of admission (see the picture at the top of this email. Shakespeare’s famous stage direction, “exeunt, pursued by a bear”, challenges every production of this play).

 

Leading the cast is James Heath, one of Rochester’s most experienced actors. Jim has appeared in several of our Free Shakespeare at the Bowl productions, including as the title character in Hamlet in 2009. Jim portrays Leontes (pictured below), the King of Sicily, whose jealous rages spark the story line. Brad Craddock, another RCP Shakespeare Players veteran, plays Polixenes, King of Bohemia, boyhood friend of Leontes until jealously separates them.

 

 

 

In The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare threw away the book on how a conventional play is constructed. The first half is a searing tragedy, tense and dramatic as any of his greatest works. In the second half, the mood flips entirely around, and we are presented with a funny pastoral comedy. In this part of the play, RCP Shakespeare Players veteran Mark Casey portrays Autoly, one of Shakespeare’s greatest comic characters. The two halves are tied together by the end of the play.

 

Tickets for the play may be purchased in advance online at muccc.com (at no extra charge) or by phone at 866-811-4111 ($1 per order fee.) Ticket prices are as follows:

 

General Admission:     $19.00

Seniors (over age 65)   $14.00

Juniors (under age 25)  $9.00

 

City Newspaper has reviewed our current production of The Winter’s Tale, now playing at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue. Here is the link to the online copy of David Raymond’s excellent review; the print copy should come out in tomorrow’s issue.

NOTE: THE PERFORMANCE THURSDAY APRIL 24 WILL BE INTERPETED FOR THE DEAF

 

Performances are at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue, 14607 (corner of Fairmount Street and Atlantic Avenue, three blocks east of the intersection of University and Atlantic Avenues, between University Avenue and the Atlantic Avenue underpass under the rail road tracks.) PARKING is available at the parking lot across Fairmount Street from the theater.

 

More information: rochestercommunityplayers.org or on the Shakespeare Players page of Facebook.

Donate to MuCCC! Three Ways to Support us!


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1- Annual Gift of Support-

Mail a check to MuCCC, drop it off at the box office, or do it online! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/28795/donate/4095

 

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2- Adopt a chair at MuCCC.

You will have our eternal thanks and your name embossed on a tag on the chair. The cost is only $75.00 per chair. You can order them on line or by mailing a check to MuCCC at 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607.

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3- Buy and Give MuCCC Gift Cards

Redeem Gift Cards online to purchase tickets! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/giftCard/28795/175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Contributions to you (MuCCC) are deductible under section 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.”

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“The Rochester Plays”
University of Rochester International Theatre Program
Thursday, February 14-February 24
Todd Theatre, UR River Campus
$7-$13 | 275-4088,Rochester.edu/theatre

Rochester has no shortage of live theater. The city is home to professional organizations like Geva; semi-professional theaters like Downstairs Cabaret, Blackfriars, and the JCC Centerstage; nearly two dozen community theater troupes; several children’s theaters and improv-comedy groups; and national Broadway tours courtesy of the Rochester Broadway Theatre League. But in a scene so crowded, some elements sometimes get lost.

Consider our local college theater programs, as well as local playwrights, which rarely get significant community exposure. This month, a production by the University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program will bring those two elements of the local theater scene together, as the UR stages a full production of a local playwright’s work for the first time in anyone’s memory.

Opening on Thursday, February 14, and continuing through February 24, the International Theatre Program will present “The Rochester Plays,” a two-part work by local writer Spencer Christiano. Although the plays are not necessarily set in Rochester, they allow the UR to tap into the pool of talent in its back yard. It also gives an up-and-coming young playwright a larger and arguably higher-profile venue for his work.

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Tickets reserved online at www.muccc.org are $10; tickets at the door will be $18 and $20. Call (585) 234-1254.

About Meredith
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Background
Attended SUNY Geneseo; bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from Adelphi University. She has appeared in or directed at least 20 shows in the past 10 to 12 years. One of her favorites is “Catholic School Girls.” She also wrote a play titled “The Hill of Victory.”

Hobbies and interests
Theater, writing, ballroom dancing, sewing, jewelry making, Zumba

In your own words
“The written word may move us, anger us, sadden us, or make us happy, but normally much less so than when we see the story happening in front of us. Theater allows us to relate to the characters, to feel for them, to imagine ourselves in their shoes … through mediums like theater, art and music we are able to relate to something outside our own egos and stay connected to the threads common to humanity across (most) cultures and languages.

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