ROPE, by Patrick Hamilton directed by William Andia

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BuyTickets_240px-no-feeROPE a thriller by Patrick Hamilton directed by William Andia

Thursday, Friday, Saturday August 6, 7, 8 at 8 pm

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Sunday, August 9 at 2 pm

For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the “fun of the thing,” Wyndham Brandon persuades his reluctant friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of an acquaintance, a perfectly harmless young man named Ronald Kentley.

They place the body in a wooden chest and, to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few friends, including the dead man’s father, to a party. The chest with its gruesome contents serves as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually; the guests leave and we see the two murders as they prepare for a trip that includes getting rid of the body.

They are interrupted by the return of the return of one of the guests.

Rope, by the author of another successful play: ANGEL STREET, was first produced in London in 1929, was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and remains to this day one of the classics of the thriller genre.

Tickets: $18 general – $12 seniors

 

Classics Theater of Rochester presents “Candida”.

Aug
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BuyTickets_240px-no-feeClassics Theater of Rochester continues its SHAW series at MuCCC in August, 2015, with the very popular comedy, “Candida”. After staging George Bernard Shaw’s “Plays Unpleasant” (Widowers’ Houses, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and The Philanderer) the past three seasons, Rochester’s only Shaw troupe now turns its sights to Shaw’s “Plays Pleasant”.

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In “Candida”, Shaw presents a minister’s wife compelled to choose between her staid husband, the Rev. James Morell, and a mysterious young suitor, Eugene Marchbanks. A scoundrel of a father-in-law, a fawning intern and a conflicted secretary add to the comedy and Shaw takes ample opportunity for social commentary, as always, challenging Victorian standards, especially those involving marriage.

Performances are scheduled for August 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 8PM and August 16 at 2PM.

$15, student $12.

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Classics Theater of Rochester is proud to present its fourth annual George Bernard Shaw production with the staging of Candida in mid-August at the Multi-use Cultural Community Center (MuCCC) . A lighter comedy and part of Shaw’s “Plays Pleasant,” Candida (1898) lampoons the political and religious institutions of his day while challenging societal assumptions about marital roles.

In the play, a minister’s wife (Candida) is pursued by an idealistic young poet and is asked to choose between her staid husband and her handsome young suitor. A fussy secretary, an inept junior cleric and Candida’s scoundrel father add to the comedy as Shaw addresses “The Woman Question” at the dawn of the twentieth century with themes that still resonate today.

“Shaw’s plays continue to draw good audiences, as our three previous productions have shown,” says James Landers, founder of Classics Theater of Rochester and director of the production. “Last year’s production ofThe Philanderer was such a success that we have expanded our program to two weekends this summer. The newly renovated venue at the Multi-use Cultural Community Center has become a great place to take in some Shaw on a warm summer evening.”

This summer’s production features local comedian, writer and actor, Karen Craft in the title role. Karen is the founder of the Polite Ink improv-comedy troupe, and co-creator of the original stage play, The Kingdom Next to Fid. She is supported by a cast of experienced local actors including Ted Wenskus (Rev. Morell), Fred Pienkoski  (Eugene Marchbanks), Kathy Coughenour  (Proserpine), Joe Edizel  (Lexy Mill), and Andrew Cowen (Mr. Burgess).

“Our program continues to attract some of the finest local actors,” adds Landers. “Many of our patrons enjoy both the professional Shaw productions at Niagara-on-the-Lake and our more modest non-professional  productions here in town.”

Six performances are scheduled at the newly remodeled, air-conditioned, MuCCC Theater at 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on August 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 and at 2:00 p.m. on August 16. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and are available through the MuCCC website and at the door. http://muccc.org/events/

 

The Brownstone, by Laura A. Thomas

Aug
27
7:30 pm
Aug
28
7:30 pm
Aug
29
7:30 pm

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Playwright Laura A. Thomas
Title - “The Brownstone”
Opening Night Reception: August 27th 
Tickets $16.00advance,   at door $20.00
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Sankofa Evening of Theatre & Jazz Fest 2015, held the 4th weekend in August, has expanded to two weeks this year. Showcases original works by African American playwrights. All performances for this 8th annual event are 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC), 142 Atlantic Ave., in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. The festival’s first week’s play  is “The Brownstone,” a featured full-length play written by Laura A. Thomas and directed by Curtis K. Rivers.

 

Opening Night & Reception on Thursday, Aug. 27 – admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for the Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29 shows are $14 in advance and $20 at the door.

 

The festival’s second week kicks off Thursday, September 3, Jazz and Gospel Night. Friday & Saturday nights features one-act plays. Admission is $12 in advance and $16 at the door

 

Friday, September. 4, “Garvey High ’95” written by David Taylor, directed by David A. Shakes and  “Bodacious Women of the Bible” written and directed by Delores Jackson Radney.

 

Saturday, September 5, “The Trial” written and directed by Jacquetta A. Harris and “Window Pains” written by Jahaka Mindstorm and directed by Reuben Tapp.

 

A $40 theatre package is also available, which includes all access to both weeks of the festival. For information on tickets or more details, call Mood Makers Books at (585) 271-7010  or  go to www.muccc.org.

SANKOFA- 5 One Act Plays

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5
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Sankofa Evening of Theatre & Jazz Fest 2015, held the 4th weekend in August, has expanded to two weeks this year. Showcases original works by African American playwrights. All performances for this 8th annual event are 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC), 142 Atlantic Ave., in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts.

 

The festival’s first week’s (Aug 27, 28, &29) play  is “The Brownstone,” a featured full-length play written by Laura A. Thomas and directed by Curtis K. Rivers.

 

Opening Night & Reception on Thursday, Aug. 27 – admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for the Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29 shows are $14 in advance and $20 at the door.

 

The festival’s second week (ept 4, 5 & 6) kicks off

Thursday, September 3, Jazz and Gospel Night. Friday & Saturday nights features one-act plays. Admission is $12 in advance and $16 at the door

 

Friday, September. 4, “Garvey High ’95” written by David Taylor, directed by David A. Shakes and  “Bodacious Women of the Bible” written and directed by Delores Jackson Radney.

 

Saturday, September 5, “The Trial” written and directed by Jacquetta A. Harris and “Window Pains” written by Jahaka Mindstorm and directed by Reuben Tapp.

 

A $40 theatre package is also available only at Mood Makers Books, which includes all access to both weeks of the festival. For information on tickets or more details, call Mood Makers Books at (585) 271-7010  or  go to www.muccc.org.

Sankofa Evening of Theatre & Jazz Fest 2015, held the 4th weekend in August, has expanded to two weeks this year. Showcases original works by African American playwrights. All performances for this 8th annual event are 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC), 142 Atlantic Ave., in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. The festival’s first week’s play  is “The Brownstone,” a featured full-length play written by Laura A. Thomas and directed by Curtis K. Rivers.

Opening Night & Reception on Thursday, Aug. 27 – admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for the Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29 shows are $14 in advance and $20 at the door.

The festival’s second week kicks off Thursday, September 3, Jazz and Gospel Night. Friday & Saturday nights features one-act plays. Admission is $12 in advance and $16 at the door

Friday, September. 4, “Garvey High ’95” written by David Taylor, directed by David A. Shakes and  “Bodacious Women of the Bible” written and directed by Delores Jackson Radney.

Saturday, September 5, “The Trial” written and directed by Jacquetta A. Harris and “Window Pains” written by Jahaka Mindstorm and directed by Reuben Tapp.

 A $40 theatre package is also available, which includes all access to both weeks of the festival. For information on tickets or more details, call Mood Makers Books at (585) 271-7010  or  go to www.muccc.org.

The Amazing Acro-Cats!

Sep
10
7:00 pm
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11
7:00 pm
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12
1:00 pm
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12
4:00 pm
Sep
12
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13
1:00 pm
Sep
13
4:00 pm
Sep
13
7:00 pm

 

Gallery Opening- Arena on the Fringe

Sep
16
6:00 pm

“Arena on the Fringe”   exhibiting works by 20 members of the Arena Art Group – Rochester. 
The Arena Art Group was founded as the “Arena Group” in 1951 by a group of artists who met at the old Arena Theater on Holtzer Street in Rochester, NY. The Arena Group was the first artist’s group in Rochester to promote the work of contemporary artists emerging in the 1950′s. Since that time the Arena Group has showcased the work of many of the region’s most respected and accomplished artists.The Group continues to promote contemporary artists creating non-traditional and experimental works in the visual arts.

The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Thurs, Sept 17 – Sat, Sept 26.

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The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival at MuCCC:  Thurs, Sept 17 – Sat, Sept 26. Please mark your calendars.

Individual events at ALL Fringe venues are listed at http://rochesterfringe.com/shows

Rev. JW Loguen: King of the Underground Railroad

Sep
17
7:00 pm

 

Rev. JW Loguen: King of the Underground Railroad

Rev. JW Loguen: King of the Underground Railroad

Meet Rev. JW Loguen of the AME Zion church in this one-person historical reenactment written and performed by Robert Djed Snead. Rev. Loguen addresses a meeting in December 1865, shares some of his personal history, and reviews the recently published “Report on the Condition of the South” by Brigadier General Carl Schurz. If implemented, the recommendations in Schurz’s report (largely ignored by President Andrew Johnson) would have fundamentally changed Black/White relations in the South, and in the entire country.

  • Show Length: 40 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Additional Prices: Under 18: $5.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: All Ages
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Thursday, September 17th, 2015


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Rochester Rewritten

Sep
17
8:00 pm

 

Rochester Rewritten

Rochester Rewritten

What would Rochester be like if history had happened a little differently? ROCHESTER REWRITTEN takes you through a packed hour of alternative pasts, presents, and futures of the Flower City we know and love. Presented as dramatic story readings – from poignant to side-splitting – the creators invite you to sit back and take in our city from a new perspective. Welcome to an alternative Rochester.

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Spoken Word
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 13 and Over

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015


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Twain’s Amazing Tales

Sep
18
7:00 pm
Sep
25
7:00 pm

 

Twain’s Amazing Tales

Twain's Amazing Tales

Experience Mark Twain at his most irreverent in this new dramatic adaptation of Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by James Landers, plus a classic Twain monologue. Presented by Classics Theater of Rochester.

  • Show Length: 30 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $8.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: All Ages

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Friday, September 18th, 2015


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Shitty Lives

Sep
18
8:00 pm
Sep
19
7:00 pm

 

Shitty Lives

Shitty Lives

Sometimes we make shit happen. Sometimes shit happens to us. Sometimes we share our shit with our friends; more often we keep our shit to ourselves. The scenes in Straw Mat’s play are linked by two bathroom stalls that represent our culture’s attempt to divide private and public spaces. Shitty Lives asks: what happens when we lose control over that divide? What happens when our “shit” – those things we would keep most private – becomes public?

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $12.00
  • Additional Prices: Student: $10.00
    Senior: $10.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
  • Production Company: Straw Mat
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Friday, September 18th, 2015


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Son of Suddhodana

Sep
18
10:00 pm


Son of Suddhodana

Son of Suddhodana

Son of Suddhodana From the imaginative minds of co-writers Ryan Barclay and Karsten Brooks – alongside visual artist Cordell Cordaro, who provides live painting on stage – comes a musical interpretation of Buddha’s story. Beginning with his renunciation, following his struggles, and resolving with his enlightenment, this story is told through an eclectic mix of world percussion, electronic music and spoken word.

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: All Ages

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Friday, September 18th, 2015


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Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

Sep
19
12:00 pm
Sep
26
4:00 pm

 

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

Rip-roaring and steeped in spontaneity, Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe goes for the gut. Enjoy a mind-blowing outburst of improvisational comedy performed by some of the brightest (and slightly twisted) teen minds in the Rochester Area. Bring the whole family for this fast-paced, interactive show. Let your goofy ideas tag along too, because audience participation is welcomed and encouraged. By the end of the explosive hour, you’ll be howling with laughter and will only want more!

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $8.00
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: All Ages
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Saturday, September 19th, 2015


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Mounafanyi

Sep
19
2:00 pm
Sep
19
3:00 pm
Sep
20
2:00 pm

 

Mounafanyi

Mounafanyi

Rochester Fringe favorite Mounafanyi returns with explosive new rhythms and dances! Rochester’s only PanAfrican performing group, Mounafanyi Percussion and Dance Ensemble, features the music and movement of West Africa. Drummers and dancers weave together incredible percussive sequences with high-energy dance, creating a spectacular tapestry of sight and sound.

  • Show Length: 45 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Additional Prices: 10 And Under: $6.00
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 5 and Over
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Saturday, September 19th, 2015


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AS THE DEAD PREY UPON US

Sep
19
5:00 pm
Sep
19
5:00 pm

 

AS THE DEAD PREY UPON US

AS THE DEAD PREY UPON US

AS THE DEAD PREY UPON US features the poetry of Charles Olson performed as physical theater by Richard Haisma. Olson, one of the most seminal, influential poets of the 20th century, wrote emotionally sweeping and intellectually galvanizing poems. Haisma, a veteran dancer, actor and choreographer, now brings them to a wider audience with vocal virtuosity and visceral embodiment. This is not dancing to poetry; this is theater with a raw, provocative and captivating charm.

  • Show Length: 75 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
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Saturday, September 19th, 2015


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Mystic Castle

Sep
19
9:00 pm
Sep
20
7:00 pm

 

Mystic Castle

Mystic Castle

“If you could paint one picture, what would it be?” That’s what journalist John Ehrlich asks the serial killer he’s interviewing. But as he and the heinous killer chat, John begins to ponder his marriage, his prospects of being a father, and the demons in his own life. Based on the life of serial killer Arthur Shawcross, this play by Lori Marra comes to Fringe after its 2010 Geva reading. Adult language and content.

  • Show Length: 120 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $12.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: Mature Audiences
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Saturday, September 19th, 2015


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Soul of a Nation Theater: Uplifting Humanity

Sep
20
12:00 pm
Sep
26
12:00 pm

 

Soul of a Nation Theater: Uplifting Humanity

Soul of a Nation Theater: Uplifting Humanity

Experience a collection of monologue themes that portray the significance of the human experience. The American dilemma and the elevation of humanity intertwine as the future hinges on our ability to heal the disconnected pieces of our lives. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries, and without them, humanity will not survive.  Inspired by the Legacy of July ’64 oral history research conducted by Dr. Melody Cofield; Playwright: Toney Patrick; Production: Randy Williams; Collaborators: Neutral Zone Players.

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
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Sunday, September 20th, 2015


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Conscience

Sep
20
3:00 pm

 

Conscience

Conscience

Elizabeth Good, a middle class American farm mother of ten, volunteered to testify on behalf of her son at his 1973 trial. Her son, Bob Good, was charged with raiding a Camden, New Jersey draft board as a member of the Camden 28. Bob, a longtime Rochester resident, and Caroline Yeager performing as his mother, now recreate this historical testimony which speaks to our times. (AP photograph by Art Greenspon).

  • Show Length: 45 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $5.00
  • Additional Prices: Student I.D. : $3.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over

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Sunday, September 20th, 2015


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The Goldberg Variations, A Journey Still

Sep
20
4:00 pm

 

The Goldberg Variations, A Journey Still

The Goldberg Variations, A Journey Still

From the ashes of the Holocaust to the reality and miracle that is Israel and an enduring people, voices past and present speak of their lives, their dreams, and their hopes and fears for the world we face in 2015.  The third and final part of The Goldberg Variations trilogy by Rebecca Solomon, the journey continues and the light endures – for all of us.

Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2: 50,000,000 Jacobeans Can’t Be Wrong

Sep
21
7:00 pm

 

Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2: 50,000,000 Jacobeans Can’t Be Wrong

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits Vol. 2: 50,000,000 Jacobeans Can't Be Wrong

In the whole of the Shakespeare canon, two plays stand above the rest. But we did them last year, so this time we’re going for two deeper cuts: the bloody MACBETH and Shakespeare’s swan song, THE TEMPEST. See five brave souls portray every speaking character (yes, every speaking character) in every scene (yes, every scene) of these two great plays that play great together – and all in about an hour!

  • Show Length: 50 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $5.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Production Company: The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester

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Monday, September 21st, 2015


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Swimming to Cambodia

Sep
21
8:30 pm

 

Swimming to Cambodia

Swimming to Cambodia

Acclaimed actor-monologist Spalding Gray’s defining work about his experiences making the Vietnam War drama “The Killing Fields” (later adapted into a cult classic movie) returns to the stage via this Aspie Works production. Presented by company founder Justin Rielly – who performed Gray’s “Interviewing the Audience” at the 2013 Fringe.

  • Show Length: 90 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Spoken Word
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
  • Production Company: Aspie Works
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Monday, September 21st, 2015


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Polite Ink. Sketch & Impov Presents: 9 More Minutes

Sep
22
7:00 pm

 

Polite Ink. Sketch & Impov Presents: 9 More Minutes

Polite Ink. Sketch & Impov Presents: 9 More Minutes

Ready for 50 minutes packed with fun-filled laughter? Polite Ink.‘s unique shows combine improv sets based on audience suggestions and original comedy sketches based on whatever insane ideas pop up into their heads. What can you expect to see at their show? In addition to sketch and improv, they sometimes break into song and dance, have occasional video shorts, constant silliness, non-stop laughing, and LOTS of audience participation! They always deliver on their promise: YOU. WILL. LAUGH.

  • Show Length: 50 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 13 and Over
  • Production Company: Polite Ink
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


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Triple Entendre

Sep
22
8:30 pm

 

Triple Entendre

Triple Entendre

Triple Entendre is a collection of three one-act comedies written by Peg Kortz DeBaise. She and Mark Scott Almekinder will be reunited once again to delight audiences with their unique brand of physical humor. “Cold Soup” explores the life cycle of a romantic relationship. “Autocorrect” examines what happens when a tech-savvy, fast-paced executive is faced with the task of training an employee from another era. “Near Miss” illustrates the downside of the motto “safety first.”

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $12.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 13 and Over

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


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The Art of Being a Young Artist in Rochester

Sep
23
7:00 pm

 

The Art of Being a Young Artist in Rochester

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The Art of Being a Young Artist in Rochester

Young Rochester-born author Brittany Touris chronicles the struggle and allure of being a local artist. Through her own tales, as well as those of other artists in the community, she shares some insights and oddities about “making it” with an unconventional career in this city.

  • Show Length: 30 minutes
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Diversions and Delights

Sep
23
8:00 pm

 

Diversions and Delights

Diversions and Delights

This one-man show, starring Rochester actor Peter Doyle, is set a year before Oscar Wilde’s death.  It shows us Wilde in a speaking engagement at a Paris music hall as he reflects on his life, work and love for Lord Alfred Douglas. “Doyle’s performance is among the most vivid and moving I’ve ever witnessed in local theater.”—Jack Garner, Democrat and Chronicle. Directed by Michael Arve.

  • Show Length: 120 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
  • Production Company: John W. Borek Presents

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015


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The Ghost at the Feast

Sep
24
7:00 pm

 

The Ghost at the Feast

The Ghost at the Feast

This bawdy and bold interpretation of the banquet scene from Macbeth is charged with sensuality, heart-racing tension, and a smattering of confusion. Dadaists will weep with joy. Absurdists will nod knowingly. Shakespeare purists will start a protest. All perceptions will be challenged. Discover the secrets of ancient “dungeons.” Also, there will be ladies sword fighting. Mature language and adult situations.

  • Show Length: 45 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: Mature Audiences

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015


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Marx in Soho

Sep
24
8:30 pm
Sep
26
5:30 pm

 

Marx in Soho

Marx in Soho

In “Marx In Soho, a play on history”, historian Howard Zinn creates a whimsical one-man play in which Karl Marx returns from the grave in order to clear his name. However, due to a bureaucratic mixup, Marx winds up – not in his old stomping grounds of London – but in modern-day New York City’s Soho district. Featuring veteran actor, Jack Simel, who has worked with most of Rochester’s theatre groups and is an Artist in Residence at the MuCCC.

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 13 and Over

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015


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Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa

Sep
25
8:30 pm
Sep
26
2:00 pm

 

Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa

Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa

Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa chronicles the three years da Vinci spent painting his masterwork. Lisa wants to be immortalized by the most famous artist in Europe; Leonardo has personal reasons to keep the portrait for himself. Featuring Sara Bickweat Penner (Lisa & Francesco) and Tom Bigongiari (Leonardo), the play offers a concept of a debate between a work of art and the artist. Directed by Donald B. Bartalo.

  • Show Length: 75 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 13 and Over
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Friday, September 25th, 2015


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Canary In A Coal Mine

Sep
25
10:00 pm
Sep
26
10:00 pm

 

Canary In A Coal Mine

Canary In A Coal Mine

Expose yourself to the dark, irreverent themes that have haunted your blue-collar roots through original sketch comedy by CANARY IN A COAL MINE. Their grotesque characters and warped realities will keep you giggling for weeks as they tackle the hard-hitting issues of class, women’s equality, Mugwumps, education, addiction, sex, animal rights, British women, and a guy named Don. Sometimes we can’t see the poisons in our lives without a dead canary to show us the way.

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
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Friday, September 25th, 2015


10:00pm Buy Tickets

Saturday, September 26th, 2015


10:00pm Buy Tickets

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The Kookaburra

Sep
26
7:00 pm

 

The Kookaburra

The Kookaburra

They thought it was just another typical morning: Albert and his best friend, Sox, are forced to embark on what might be called an adventure to deliver beans to some kind of Queen out in Phoenix, Arizona. This would already be weird enough if they didn’t also have to deal with an obnoxious talking bird known simply as The Kookaburra.

  • Show Length: 50 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 18 and Over
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Saturday, September 26th, 2015


7:00pm Buy Tickets

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63 Dances, 30 Seconds Each

Sep
26
8:30 pm

 

63 Dances, 30 Seconds Each

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

63 Dances, 30 Seconds Each

63 Dances, 30 Seconds Each

In a world where the sum of one’s experiences amounts to 140 characters in a tweet, Colleen Pictor and the Pic PAC explore what is means to be concise and to the point.  Inspired by Hemingway’s skill with brevity, this premiere of a new dance-theatre production is a collection of 63 individual dances, all only 30 seconds long. Incorporating a wide variety of aesthetics, this production will have audiences laughing, crying, and even participating.  www.colleenpictor.com

  • Show Length: 50 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00

This show is part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival

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Rev. JW Loguen: King of the Underground Railroad

Sep
17
7:00 pm

Rev. JW Loguen: King of the Underground Railroad

Rev. JW Loguen: King of the Underground Railroad

Meet Rev. JW Loguen of the AME Zion church in this one-person historical reenactment written and performed by Robert Djed Snead. Rev. Loguen addresses a meeting in December 1865, shares some of his personal history, and reviews the recently published “Report on the Condition of the South” by Brigadier General Carl Schurz. If implemented, the recommendations in Schurz’s report (largely ignored by President Andrew Johnson) would have fundamentally changed Black/White relations in the South, and in the entire country.

  • Show Length: 40 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Additional Prices: Under 18: $5.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: All Ages
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Thursday, September 17th, 2015


7:00pm Buy Tickets

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Rochester Rewritten

Sep
17
8:00 pm

Rochester Rewritten

Rochester Rewritten

What would Rochester be like if history had happened a little differently? ROCHESTER REWRITTEN takes you through a packed hour of alternative pasts, presents, and futures of the Flower City we know and love. Presented as dramatic story readings – from poignant to side-splitting – the creators invite you to sit back and take in our city from a new perspective. Welcome to an alternative Rochester.

  • Show Length: 60 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Genre: Spoken Word
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: 13 and Over

Show Times

Thursday, September 17th, 2015


8:00pm Buy Tickets

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Twain’s Amazing Tales

Sep
18
7:00 pm
Sep
25
7:00 pm

Twain’s Amazing Tales

Twain's Amazing Tales

Experience Mark Twain at his most irreverent in this new dramatic adaptation of Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by James Landers, plus a classic Twain monologue. Presented by Classics Theater of Rochester.

  • Show Length: 30 minutes
  • Ticket Price: $8.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Ages: All Ages

Show Times

Friday, September 18th, 2015


7:00pm Buy Tickets

Friday, September 25th, 2015


7:00pm Buy Tickets

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