From the late, great, mind of Shel Silverstein, ten one act plays comprise this evening of laugh-out-loud comedy.
We’ve got it all, from down on their luck sign salesmen, to dogs masquerading as husbands.
Mr. Silverstein tickles the funny bone all while having that Shel Silverstein wit.
Crew: Zach Stasz – Director
Elliott Pruitt – Producer
Cast: , Lynne Sánchez-Fries
Performance Dates: October 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th at 8:00PM and October 4th and 11th at 1:00PM
Ticket Prices: $20.00 at the door or $15.00 in advance, Student and Senior.
Wallbyrd Theatre Company is thrilled to present John Webster’s macabre revenge tragedy THE DUCHESS OF MALFI October 15th-24th at the MUCCC Theater in Rochester. This visually stunning production will cast Webster’s classic tragedy in a new light as the show comes to life against the backdrop of the sweeping, war torn landscape of the American Civil War.
Defying the wishes of her two brothers, the newly widowed Duchess of Malfi is quick to secretly marry her true love and steward, Antonio. When their illicit union is finally brought to light, it will unleash a reign of terror, cruelty, madness, and murder that will tear country and kin to the ground. First performed by Shakespeare’s own company, the King’s Men in 1614, this Jacobean classic has been heralded among the most grotesque, whirlwind thrillers of the English theater, composed with a poetic elegance and nuance to rival the bard himself.In keeping with the company’s mission to explore “living classics,” this production has been re-imagined, combining Webster’s expressive and eloquent verse with the raw, war ravaged setting of the 1860’s antebellum south. In doing so, this production will explore how race, class, gender, and culture defined and defied a tumultuous period in American history. Due to the complexity and sheer scale of this work, this is a rare chance to see one of Webster’s most acclaimed masterpieces embodied on the American stage.Directed by Virginia Monte, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI will feature performances by Carl Del Buono, Eddie Coomber, Jonathan Griffiths, Danielle Lattiere, Greg Ludek, Vincenzo McNeill, Jaimi Miller, Matt Moore, Alec Powell, Emily Putnam, and Jessamyn Slon.
Please be advised this show contains adult situations, loud sounds, and theatrical gunshots.
Performances run October 15th-17th and 20th-24th at 7:30pm. There will be one early showing of this production on Sunday, October 18th at 5:00pm.
Tickets are $15 for advanced online purchases, $18 for general admission at the door, and $12 with a student ID.
WallByrd is a theatrical art production company based in Rochester, NY. For entertainment lovers seeking art as intelligent as it is enjoyable, WallByrd pulls forth modern and universal themes from classic works through an infusion of European performance technique and a heavy dose of art history.
To find out more about this production or WallByrd Theatre’s upcoming and past seasons, please visit us online at wallbyrd.com
The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players presents
“Henry V concludes the “Henriad” Cycle that began in Spring with Richard II. Young King Henry V takes the
thrown in a most contentious atmosphere and must learn fast how to lead in war, love, and politics.
From the court to the fields of battle Henry challenges the very role of a King and the Rochester Community Players will add a further twist to that idea by casting a woman in the role of King Henry. Shakespeare Players regular Kate Sherman will be playing Henry V this November.
information find us on facebook or visit www.rochestercommunityplayers.org”November 6, 7, 12 -14, 19 – 21 at 7:30pm
November 8 & 15 at 2pm
general admission $19
Over 65 $14
Under 25 $9
Join us for our Fourth Annual A Benefit Show for MuCCC’s Benefit, Benefitting MuCCC.
Augusta written by Richard Dresser and produced and directed by Donald B. Bartalo
Augusta is a serio-comic play, that is, a mixture of the serious and the comic. The play is about two working class women who clean houses for wealthy summer people on the coast of Maine. When the national cleaning company brings in a new boss, the women have to prove themselves to the alternately abusive and seductive Jimmy.
The desperate struggle to survive in a collapsing economy triggers a startling crime which provides the women with an unexpected ray of hope. Dresser’s greatest accomplishment with Augusta lies in his ability to make us see our common humanity with the too easily dismissed, unaccomplished “little people” who populate his play.
Ticket prices $15.00 at the door
$12.00 in advance
ages high school and up
February 21-February 28 Bronze Collective Curtis Rivers
Rounding Third written by Richard Dresser and produced and directed by Donald B. Bartalo
Rounding Third, a tale of Little League dads, introduces us to two coaches — one a veteran, the other a new recruit — and their markedly different personal circumstances and philosophies about the game of baseball and how kids should play it. The clash of styles and wills between these two coaches drives this funny, acerbic, and touching play through the bumpy terrain of fatherhood and baseball.
Rounding Third is the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game. The audience is the stand-in for the team, so the coaches speak directly to the audience about competition, character, punctuality, and the importance of wearing the right equipment.
$15.00 at the door
$12.00 in advance
For all ages