The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players present The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare, an Adaptation for Young Audiences. (a 75 minute version of Shakespeare’s comedy adapted for young audiences by David Richman). Two performances only at MuCCC Theater: Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12 general admission, $9 seniors (over age 65) and $6 juniors (under age 25)
The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players presents Richard II, by William Shakespeare.
Director: Peter Scribner
Richard II and The Henriad
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In 2015, The Shakespeare Players will present the four plays of Shakespeare’s second tetralogy of history plays known as “The Henriad”. The first entry, “Richard II” opens on April 10th at MuCCC. “Henry IV, Parts One and Two” will be performed, in repertory, at Highland Park from June 26th to July 18th. The series concludes with “Henry V” at MuCCC in November.
The first play, “Richard II” chronicles the final two years and the downfall of Richard II, a flawed monarch. Shakespeare, now fully mature as a playwright, graces this play with some of his greatest poetry. Directed by Peter Scribner, this classic open “The Henriad” for 2015.
Performances dates: April 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM; April 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM. Tickets $19 general admission, $14 seniors (over age 65); $9 juniors (under age 25)
The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players celebrates William Shakespeare’s 451th Birthday Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 PM at MuCCC Theater! There is no admission charge; donations are gratefully welcome. This is a fundraiser for our Shakespeare program, so give Will what you will.
Karl Roger/Red Dirt Dance-all wound up and other works
Known for making theatrical dances that are at once humorous and profound, Rogers newest evening of dance, all wound up and other works, includes four pieces ranging from a searing depiction of a deteriorating relationship to a spirited romp in football gear.
Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2- 8:00
Adults:$10. Students: $6
photo credit: Nick Fancher
Out Of Pocket Productions present: Grace
by Craig Wright
Director Jeff Siuda
Grace is a tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about how God, goodness, faith and causality operate in the cosmic machinery. Steve and Sara have relocated to Sunrise, Florida to pursue an unbelievably wonderful business deal, but as the deal slowly unravels and Steve finds himself afflicted with an itch that just won’t stop, Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to their next-door neighbor, Sam, a badly-scarred victim of a recent car accident who wants nothing to do with her or her Bible-quoting husband. In the end, with a little help from an old German exterminator who’s still angry about the Allied bombing of Hamburg in World War II, all three characters are confronted by a world that’s both better and worse than any religion can justify.
5/22, 5/23, 5/28, 5/29, 5/30 at 7:30 and Matinee on 5/30 at 2:00
Advance: $10 Students/Seniors | $15 Adult
At Door: $15 Students/Seniors | $20 Adult
Community theater director Max Campbell lives in the same building where he staged his great work. Yet when a politician threatens to tear it down in the name of jobs, he must confront the waves of change coming to him – along with the theater’s resident ghost, an actress with a personal connection. Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly (A Different Normal, Kind Souls Chasing) premieres his latest work in this “pay-what-you-will” staged reading.
Ghost Light for Friday, June 19 at 7:30pm
John W. Borek presents
Another Broken Machine an evening of short plays by Louie Podlaski vol. II
Saturday, June 20th 2015 7PM
A lifelong servant turns the tables on his vicious employer with terrifying results and harsh truths revealed, A popular Florida drag queen interrogated by the police as prime suspect in a murder drives the men in blue nuts, A former dancer tragically paralyzed reflects on her life before and after the devastating accident, Highly competitive newspaper men in 1947 NYC struggle to meet deadlines and ruin each other’s reputation for the elusive headline, A widow bartender at a karaoke bar pours drinks, tells raunchy jokes and discovers the value of life, love and family. These are the stories of Another Broken Machine, a collection of short plays by Louie Podlaski; a follow-up to the playwrights’ highly successful Slow Parade in 2009, five new short plays written exclusively for this evening, featuring the directing talents of Billy DeMetsenaere, Jean Gordon Ryon, Diane M. Mashia, Bonnie Meath-Lang, Robert Sharman, with a special appearance by Zahyia Rolle linking the stories with her captivating voice. It is sure to be an evening of multiple talented local collaborators of theatre, dance and music not to be missed.
WARNING: Strong language, depictions of victimization, strong themes, not recommended for children.