Mistakes Were Made. A comedy by Craig Wright.

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Dec
18
7:30 pm
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19
7:30 pm
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20
2:00 pm
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20
7:30 pm
Dec
31
7:30 pm
Dec
31
10:00 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeCraig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made is ninety furious, fulminating, very funny minutes of American hucksterism in extremis.’ (New York Magazine)

a CITY CHOICE event

Felix Artifex, a B-list Broadway producer, gets in way over his fast-talking head when he takes on a gargantuan epic which he thinks is going to be his ticket to professional  redemption. While trying to land a big star for the lead role, he uses all his powers of persuasion, seduction and intimidation to strong-arm the writer into massively rewriting his play.

Mistakes2At the same time, he attempts to reconnect with his estranged wife and untangle himself from an investment mess involving sheep in a distant war-torn country.  Mistakes Were Made is an hilarious character study of a man seeking redemption, but inescapably creating chaos and destruction.

Starring Stephen Cena and Katie Keating

Directed Jerry Argetsinger

Tickets:  General Admission      $12.00 advance/ $14.00 the door

Senior and Student      $8.00 advance/ $10.00 at the door

ShakeCo Radio Theater Presents “A Christmas Carol”

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.

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

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

Basement Players present Fully Committed by Becky Mode

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.”

New Year’s Eve Mistakes Were Made. A comedy by Craig Wright.

Dec
31
7:30 pm
Dec
31
10:00 pm

Craig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made is ninety furious, fulminating, very funny minutes of American hucksterism in extremis.’ (New York Magazine)

Felix Artifex, a B-list Broadway producer, gets in way over his fast-talking head when he takes on a gargantuan epic which he thinks is going to be his ticket to professional  redemption. While trying to land a big star for the lead role, he uses all his powers of persuasion, seduction and intimidation to strong-arm the writer into massively rewriting his play. At the same time, he attempts to reconnect with his estranged wife and untangle himself from an investment mess involving sheep in a distant war-torn country.  Mistakes Were Made is an hilarious character study of a man seeking redemption, but inescapably creating chaos and destruction.

Starring Stephen Cena and Katie Keating

Directed Jerry Argetsinger

Tickets:   $12.00 advance/ $14.00 the door,  Senior/ Student      $8.00 advance/ $10.00 at the door

MuCCC 2015 New Year’s Film Festival

Jan ’15
1
8:00 am
Jan ’15
1
9:00 am
Jan ’15
1
10:30 am
Jan ’15
1
12:00 pm
Jan ’15
1
1:00 pm
Jan ’15
1
3:30 pm
Jan ’15
1
6:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year (and recover from New Year’s Eve) with the MuCCC 2015 New Year’s Film Festival on January 1st from 8:00 AM to (about) 8:00 PM at MuCCC, the Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Tickets are $5.00 for the whole day and all proceeds go to benefit the MuCCC.

What better way to come down from a night of partying than sitting back and watching twelve hours of public domain entertainment from the Golden Age of Hollywood (and a bit beyond)?

The line-up for MuCCC’s first ever one-day Film Festival is as follows:

8:00 AM – Vintage cartoons
9:00 AM - Jack and the Beanstalk (1952), starring Abbott & Costello
10:30 AM - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), starring no one
12:00 PM - Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947), starring Ralph Byrd and Boris Karloff
1:00 PM - My Favorite Brunette (1947), starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour
2:30 PM - The Devil Bat (1940), starring Bela Lugosi
4:00 PM - They Made Me a Criminal (1939), starring John Garfield and Claude Rains
5:30 PM - Rochester: A City of Quality (1963), starring US!
6:00 PM - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), silent film starring Lon Chaney

All start times are approximate and films may begin slightly after (but not before) the times listed.
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John W Borek presents Judgment at Nuremberg

Jan ’15
8
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
9
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
10
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
11
2:00 pm
Jan ’15
15
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
16
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
17
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeJOHN W.BOREK PRESENTS

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
Directed by Michael H Arve
judgmentJanuary 8,9,10,15,16 &17, 2015 @7:30
January 11,2014 @2:00PM
All advance sale Tickets: $12.00
At Door $20.00 General Admission
$15.00 Seniors & Students
On line reservations: www.muccc.org -(no fee)
Phone reservations: 585-234-1254
The Nuremberg trials brought to public attention the worst of the Nazi atrocities. Judgment at Nuremberg brings those trials to life.
Abby Mann’s riveting drama Judgment at Nuremberg not only brought some of the worst Nazi atrocities to public attention, but has become, along with Elie Wiesel’s Night and Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, one of the twentieth century’s most important records of the Holocaust.
Originally written as a 1957 television play, later made into an Academy Award winning 1961 film, and available now for the first time in print (using the text of Mann’s recent Broadway adaptation), Judgment at Nuremberg is as potent and relevant as ever. To this day the Nuremberg trials stand as a model for international criminal tribunals, due in large measure to the spotlight thrown on them by Mann’s dramatic interpretation of the historic events. Mann’s overwhelming compassion strikes at the heart of human suffering—his achievement has been to reaffirm humanity and justice.

Project Baldwin, Presented by David Shakes

Jan ’15
20
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
21
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
22
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
23
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
24
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
25
1:00 pm

 James Baldwin was a noted African American writer and civil rights activist.  Baldwin was a prolific writer of novels, poetry, short stories, plays and essays.

 This program will explore his diverse body of work and include excerpts from many pieces, including Blues for Mister Charlie, My Dungeon Shook, Evidence of Things Unseen and The Amen Corner.

baldwin-stamp-imageA community scholar guest speaker  will lead a discussion on Baldwin’s work following each performance.

   General Admission tickets on sale at MUCCC website http://muccc.org/events or at MUCCC box office 40 minutes before curtain.

 Tuesday & Wednesday $5.00

Thursday, Friday & Saturday $15.00; $12.00 Senior; $10.00 Student

Sunday-Discussion and Reflection with cast, Pay What You Wish suggested donation $5.00 per family- FAMILY DAY

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Children of a Lesser God

Jan ’15
30
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
31
7:30 pm
Feb ’15
1
2:00 pm
Feb ’15
5
7:30 pm
Feb ’15
6
7:30 pm
Feb ’15
7
7:30 pm

Out of Pocket Productions present Children of a Lesser God

by Mark Medoff
Director: Cece McFarland, Phd.

Description:

After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world.   The chasm between the worlds of sound and silence seems almost too great to cross…but love and compassion hold the hope of reconciliation, and a deeper, fuller understanding of differences that, in the final essence, can unite as well as divide.

 

Dates:

1/30, 1/31, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7 at 7:30 and Matinee on 2/1 at 2:00

Prices:

Advance: $10 Students/Seniors | $15 Adult

At Door: $15 Students/Seniors | $20 Adult