Mammoth by Kate Royal

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Mar
5
8:00 pm
Mar
6
8:00 pm
Mar
7
3:00 pm
Mar
7
8:00 pm

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Written and Directed by Kate Royal 

Brothers Jeffrey and Drew welcome home their ex-patriot sister Margaret to assist them in the sale of their childhood home. Over the course of her stay, the siblings must confront the terms on which they parted five years prior and reconcile the past they have clung to with the future they refuse to embrace. A play about distance, family, and whether or not love can and should ever truly be unconditional.

Screen-Shot-2015-01-15-at-4.23.46-PM-(1)Performance Dates:
Thursday, March 5th, 8:00 pm
Friday, March 6th, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 7th, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

CAST:
Emily Putnam as Margaret
Marc Cataldi as Jeffrey
Luke Martin as Drew
Contains mature content and language. Recommended for audiences 15 and over.

Ticket prices:

$10 (advance sales)
$15 adult, $10 student (at the door price)

“Shoulders to Stand On: The LGBT History of Rochester” film

Mar
8
2:00 pm
Mar
8
7:00 pm

Shoulders To Stand On Sunday, March 8 Screenings

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeShoulders to Stand On: Documenting the History of the Rochester LGBT History  will be shown at MuCCC on Sunday, March 8 at an afternoon screening at 2pm and an evening screening at 7pm.

glf patty year book.jpgEvelyn Bailey, Executive producer, will introduce the documentary and be available after to answer questions.

This will be a pay what you can screening with proceeds to be shared by MuCCC and the GAGV.

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“Shoulders” Will Screen at MuCCC on March 8, 2015

The documentary “Shoulders To Stand On: The LGBT History of Rochester NY,” will be screened at MuCCC on Sunday, March 8th at 2 and 7 pm.  This will be a free screening for the Rochester community at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave.  Shoulders To Stand On will gladly accept any donations attendees wish to make to be shared with MuCCC.

In the 90-minute video, directed by Kevin J. Indovino, Rochester takes center stage in a documentary about a city that has always been at the forefront of social change and justice.

Shoulders to Stand On begins by exploring a not-so-distant past: before Stonewall and before the birth of the gay rights movement. We discover a city at the height of prosperity, a city steeped in history and yet overshadowed by secrets.

Before the 1970s, the fear of losing jobs and family kept gay men and women underground, living double lives. Meeting places and local watering holes were constantly under the scrutiny of police; raids and payoffs were common, unchallenged practices of the day.

But in 1969, the Stonewall Riots would provide the spark that ignited voices across the nation. With the insight and courage of a small group of university students, Rochester’s Gay Liberation Movement was born. Their voices quickly propelled Rochester into one of the most progressive and influential LGBT communities in the country.

Inspired by the spirit of a city renowned for the legacies of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, Rochester’s LGBT community would set the bar for gay activism and religious tolerance. It would lead the way to put the first openly gay candidate into an elected office in New York State. It would rise to the fight against AIDS, bringing together an entire community with care and education. The Flower City and its corporations would be one of the first to implement domestic partnership benefits and, more recently, it would be a key player in getting a gay marriage bill passed in New York.

Shoulders to Stand On celebrates the brave men and women who had the courage to step out of the closet, allowing their voices to be heard, in the tradition of a city whose history is firmly grounded in freedom and equality for all.

 

Puppeteers in Love

Mar
11
7:30 pm
Mar
14
2:00 pm
Mar
15
2:00 pm

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Written and Directed by Peter Fekete and Bridget Blakley
Starring Kayleigh Yancey and Peter Fekete

read the article in CITY newspaper here

March 11 @ 7:30PM
March 14 @ 2:00PM
March 15 @ 2:00PM
All performances at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

An original work, “Puppeteers in Love” follows two puppeteers through six of their “usual” acts, all based on their actual love story. Each section covers different stages of life, from young children to the “married for more years than can be kept track of.”

“Puppeteers in Love” was originally performed as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival last September. Since then, four new skits have been added and new puppets created.

Join us as we explore love and some of the many different ways it can be expressed. This is a light, comedic show appropriate for ages 8 & up and last approximately one hour.

PUPPETEERS IN LOVE uses four different kinds of puppetry to tell the story of two people who fall in love while puppeteering.

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CONSCIENCE: THE TESTIMONY OF ELIZABETH GOOD

Mar
13
8:00 pm

Friday, March 13th  8 PM  $5
 
CONSCIENCE: THE TESTIMONY OF ELIZABETH GOOD
 
The Camden 28, a “Catholic Left” activist group protesting the Vietnam War and its effects on urban America, raided a Camden, N.J., draft board office in August, 1971. Their arrests and subsequent trials —  seventeen of the defendants stood together in one major trial, the other 11 had their cases severed for various reasons —  placed the issues of responsibility, morality and truth about the Vietnam War before the public and demanded accountability from both the government and middle class America. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan called it “one of the great trials of the 20th century.” And its star witness turned out not to be a government expert, but a deeply religious mother of ten, who had lost one son to the war, and now watched as another son faced imprisonment for trying to stop that war. Elizabeth Good’s testimony stunned the court and her heartfelt words resonate today as a voice of conscience in the face of conformity, apathy and fear.
 
 
Caroline Yeager Bio
 
Caroline Yeager is a graduate of SUNY Brockport (MS in Theatre) and Temple University (MFA in Acting). She performed on stage, in film, television and radio for over twenty-five years in the U.S. and Canada. She retired from acting in 1996 and in 1998 graduated with a Certificate from The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House. She has been a member of the museum’s Moving Image Department since 1998 and is currently Assistant Curator, Administration and Project Management.

Polite Ink. sketch and improv presents The Ides of March Are Smiling

Mar
14
8:00 pm

Polite Ink. sketch and improv presents The Ides of March Are Smiling

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A little bit pending doom, a wee bit of the dram, possibly a leprechaun or two, and a whole lot o’laughs.
Join Polite Ink. for a night of original sketches and improv scenes based on your suggestions. We will be on a brief break after this show, so if you don’t see us now, you are going to have to wait until … summer….and who wants to wait that long?!? No one! We’ll see you on March 14th.
Starring: Karen Craft, Corrie Carter, David Walker, Brian Pienkoski, Don Beechner
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Sat. March 14th, 2015 8pm
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door  $8 seniors
Who we are. Polite Ink., or PI as we affectionately call it, is made up of people. Funny people to be precise. Funny people who perform comedy. Sketches and improv that is. PI’s unique show is never the same twice (that would be boring). Our improv is based on your suggestions and our sketches are based on whatever insane ideas pop up in our heads. What can you expect to see at our show? Well, in addition to sketch and improv, we also feature singing, occasional video shorts, constant silliness, non-stop laughing, and LOTS of audience participation! So bring your spouse, parents, friends, a date, or distant cousins and be a part of the hilarity. YOU. WILL. LAUGH.

The Irish Players of Rochester: The Field, a play by John B. Keane

Mar
20
8:00 pm
Mar
21
8:00 pm
Mar
22
2:00 pm
Mar
26
8:00 pm
Mar
27
8:00 pm
Mar
28
8:00 pm
Mar
29
2:00 pm

The Irish Players of Rochester, a program of the Rochester Community Players, BuyTickets_240px-no-feepresent The Field, by John B. Keene.

Directed by Jean Gordon Ryon
Cast:
Bill Alden, Matt Ames, Marty Brancato, Kathy Dauer, Ken Dauer, John Jaeger, Barbara Lobb, Tyler Lucero, Greg Ludek, Karen Mason, Kiefer Shenk, Robert Shea

 

The Field publicity shot: atmospheric shot by Ken Dauer of cast members Tyler Lucero and Bill Alden.

The Field publicity shot: atmospheric shot by Ken Dauer of cast members Tyler Lucero and Bill Alden.

The Field is John B. Keane’s fierce and tender study of the love a man can have for land and the ruthless lengths he will go to in order to obtain the object of his desire. It is dominated by Bull McCabe, one of the most famous characters in Irish writing today.

John B. Keane is recognized as one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. His plays include The Year of the HikerBig MaggieSiveSharon’s GraveMany Young Men of TwentyThe Man from Clare, and Moll, as well as many others. He was also well known for his humorous writings and his short stories.
“In The Field, John B. Keane draws a portrait of rural life in Ireland in the mid-20th century that is both loving and damning, sorrowful and censorious. In the hearts of villagers involved in the cover-up of an act of violence, cowardice and an easy accommodation with brutality sit alongside a robust humor, loyalty to clan and class, and a fierce love of the land.”
—— Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

 

Performance dates: March 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8:00 PM; March 22 and 29 at 2:00 PM.Tickets $19 general admission, $14 seniors (over age 65); $9 juniors (under age 25)

 

The Shakespeare Players: The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare, an Adaptation for Young Audiences.

Apr
3
7:30 pm
Apr
4
7:30 pm

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: Richard II, by William Shakespeare

Apr
10
7:30 pm
Apr
11
7:30 pm
Apr
12
2:00 pm
Apr
16
7:30 pm
Apr
17
7:30 pm
Apr
18
7:30 pm
Apr
19
2:00 pm
Apr
22
7:30 pm
Apr
24
7:30 pm
Apr
25
7:30 pm

The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players presents BuyTickets_240px-no-feeRichard II, by William Shakespeare.

Director: Peter Scribner

Richard II and The Henriad

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)

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The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players celebrates William Shakespeare’s 451th Birthday

Apr
23
7:30 pm

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.

LATINO THEATRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “¡Qué Locura!” (“Such Craziness!”), written and directed by Ricardo Nieves and Harry Roldan

May
8
7:30 pm
May
9
7:30 pm
May
10
2:00 pm

LATINO THEATRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “¡Qué Locura!” (“Such Craziness!”), written and directed by Ricardo Nieves and Harry Roldan.
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Performance dates:  Friday, May 8th @ 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 9th @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 10th @ 2 pm.
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$12 general admission (if bought on-line and before performance)
$15 at door
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     A Latino couple is preparing to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary at their home.  Their four adult children, a tipsy live-in Grandma, a “mystery” guest and two “interesting” family friends add to the crazy mix of emotions brought about and highlighted by the dynamics of this particular family “reunion”.
     Old slights and disappointments, ongoing sibling rivalries and conflicts, valid complaints voiced against underlying sexist, racist and homophobic opinions and remarks made by the “Archie Bunker”-type Father.  All this adds up to a comedic yet dramatic original one-act play.
     Written in English with some Spanish words and expressions interspersed throughout the dialogue, “Such Craziness!” (“¡Qué Locura!”) is a peek into a family’s life that presents a full spectrum of emotions as the characters confront their hopes for tolerance, empathy, compassion and mostly, love.
     WE ARE FAMILY AND FAMILY FIRST is the simple but meaningful message at the core of this entertaining yet thought-provoking play.
(ADULT LANGUAGE:  FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY)