The Shadow Box, By Michael Cristofer

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Feb
5
7:30 pm
Feb
6
7:30 pm
Feb
7
2:00 pm
Feb
11
7:30 pm
Feb
12
7:30 pm
Feb
13
7:30 pm

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Directed by Cece McFarland, Ph. D.

Description:

In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenage son.

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Dates:

February 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 pm

February 7 at 2:00 pm (Matinee)

 

Tickets:

Advance: $13 Student/Senior | $18 Adult

At-the-Door: $15 Student/Senior | $20 Adult

The Designated Mourner by Wallace Shawn

Feb
18
7:30 pm
Feb
19
7:30 pm
Feb
20
7:30 pm
Feb
21
2:00 pm

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The Designated Mourner
by Wallace Shawn
directed by Roger Gans
Feb 18-20 at 7:30, Feb 21 at 2:00
“The designated mourner.  I am the designated mourner. I have to tell you that a very special little world has died, and I am the designated mourner”, Jack says to start this show.  Jack and Judy and Howard tell the stories of the lives of Jack and Judy and Howard, and the unnamed country in which they try to live.
The tales cover decades.  Jack and Judy and Howard change (and stay the same), and the country changes (and stays the same).  It is a country of unstable stability, of precarious lives, and the narratives reflect this.  You will be drawn into this world and these lives; take what you will from them.

Bronze Collective Theatre Festival

Feb
22
7:30 pm
Feb
23
7:30 pm
Feb
24
7:30 pm
Feb
25
7:30 pm
Feb
26
7:30 pm
Feb
27
7:30 pm
Feb
28
2:00 pm

Theatre-Fest-2016-thumbnailBuyTickets_240px-no-feeThe Bronze Collective Fest Overview

tickets available NOW, click here!

(see daily listings below)

The 2nd Annual Bronze Collective Fest is a week long festival of various artistic genres expressed through local Black/African Diasporic artists/producers.  Patrons can expect to experience cultural fusions and originations of style in various forms of spoken word, theater, storytelling, cinematography, etc.  Come experience a some of the best of Black/African Diasporic artists/producers that Rochester has to offer!!!!
Invite a friend, a neighbor, or bring your extended family to a cultural celebration of you; Rochester style.
The Bronze Collective* is an organization seeking to encourage, facilitate, and promote collaboration of projects, marketing and financing amongst Black/African Diasporic theatrical producers, producing artists, and organizations in the Greater Rochester Area. Started in 2014, as a way for theater producers to collaborate, The Bronze Collective offers the “Fest” as an outreach tool to both reach future Black/African diasporic producers, artists, volunteers, and audiences.
 
*An artist collective is an initiative that is the result of a group of artists working together, usually under their own management(autonomous), towards shared aims. The aims of an artist collective can include almost anything that is relevant to the needs of the artist, this can range from purchasing bulk materials, sharing equipment, space or materials, through to following shared ideologies, aesthetic and political views or even living and working together as an extended family. Sharing of ownership, risk, benefits, and status is implied, as opposed to other, more common business structures with an explicit hierarchy of ownership such as an association or a company. Source:Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_collectiveThe Bronze Collective
“A theatrical collaborative promoting Black/African Diasporic Arts”

 

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The Bronze Collective Week’s Performances

Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. nightly, except SUNDAY 2:00 pm matinee

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95  available at Mood Makers Books only

Monday, February 22, An original play by Grace FloresThe Waiting Room”,  tells the story of people from varying walks of life, in one place.  With continuous reminders of good and evil, it’s apparent, most don’t change.  The theme is ,”What if God were one of us”, subtitle ” Where the first will be last and the last shall be   …” . We will follow with questions and answers… and music by North East Flow, featuring singer Jamall Youngblood.

Tuesday, February 23, “For Such A Time As This” Melany Silas, MJS Productions - and “Black Coffee; the Poets’ café” Reenah Golden

“For Such A Time As This” Melany Silas- poems from the original choreopoem. Its riveting discourse captures the emotions of a people as they are challenged to not only challenge themselves but to challenge and change the status quo of our nation. It touches on the heart and inspires the soul to seek change and be the change that we want and need.

and

“Black Coffee; the Poets’ café” Reenah Golden- It is February 4, 1999. The place is Harlem, Black Coffee; the Poets Café a place for Black poets to convene, discuss issues and read poetry. Fans of poetry and music will enjoy the blending of words and sounds to create a cultural playground. There we will transcend time to see how history resets and repeats throughout its movements. Reenah L. Golden, Melany Silas and their engaging characters will take us back to a special time and place where people liked their poetry like their coffee – BLACK!

Wednesday, February 24, “Monologues on Clarissa Street” Karen Culley, celebrates the Third Ward of Rochester, New York circa 1930-40 as it shares some of the experiences of the Great Migration.  The monologues and multimedia captures the resilience of a community determined to thrive despite the disappointments in the atmosphere and opportunities in northern cities.

Thursday, February 25, “We Rise” Robert Ricks – From the Motherland to Modern day America, through dance, song and Monologue our inner city youth tell the African American story of how out of the Huts of History’s Shame “We Rise”. Mr. Ricks has worked with inner city youth for the past 20 years. He founded the artistic development program know as M.I.B. where he cultivates and nurtures their talent while offering life skills and mentorship. The young people who will be performing, some have worked with Mr. Ricks over the last 3 years. Others are fairly new, however, all possess the talent and skill to drive this most prevalent message home.

Fannie Lou  Hamer flyerFriday, February 26, “AKWAABA”,TheHeritage Associates presents a play chronicles the life and struggles of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. In the 1960’s Hamer’s efforts were key in getting voting rights.

Saturday, February 27, The Imani Theatre Ensemble presents, “25 Years of a Theatrical Journey”. A journey that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions! The drama is real, the storylines are engaging! Michael Atkins Yawn as a playwright/director is skillfully gifted to breathe life into a truthful stageplay!!!

Sunday, February 28, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Soiree with “Rochester’s African American Film Makers” showcasing original films by two of Rochester’s premier film makers, David Taylor and Shabaka Mu Ausar.

 

 

THE WAITING ROOM, An original play by Grace Flores

Feb
22
7:30 pm

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Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

 

Monday, February 22, An original play by Grace FloresThe Waiting Room”,  tells the story of people from varying walks of life, in one place.  With continuous reminders of good and evil, it’s apparent, most don’t change.  The theme is ,”What if God were one of us”, subtitle ” Where the first will be last and the last shall be   …” . We will follow with questions and answers… and music by North East Flow, featuring singer Jamall Youngblood.

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There is only so much time to wait, then what? The question is ‘What will you do when called or better yet, ‘What will you do until you are called?’ THE WAITING ROOM – where the first will be last ~ Produced by The Bronze Collective
Debut February 22nd, Monday 7:30pm, at MUCCC.

Starring (so far)
Wayde Holmes, Aceyon Owens,
Erica Griffin, Nancy Sung Shelton, RAin Christi, Shaq Aor Payne, Marvelous Marvin, Inahzyt Novid Sleinad, Dwain Wilder, (hopefully) Jamall Youngblood, Claire Creek and Eerie Canal! Plus more TBA!

“For Such A Time As This” Melany Silas, (Excerpts) and “Black Coffee; the Poets’ café” Reenah Golden

Feb
23
7:30 pm

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Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

Tuesday, February 23, “For Such A Time As This” Melany Silas, MJS Productions - (Excerpts) poems from the original choreopoem. Its riveting discourse captures the emotions of a people as they are challenged to not only challenge themselves but to challenge and change the status quo of our nation.

It touches on the heart and inspires the soul to seek change and be the change that we want and need.

and

“Black Coffee; the Poets’ café” Reenah Golden- It is February 4, 1999. The place is Harlem, Black Coffee; the Poets Café a place for Black poets to convene, discuss issues and read poetry. Fans of poetry and music will enjoy the blending of words and sounds to create a cultural playground. There we will transcend time to see how history resets and repeats throughout its movements. Reenah L. Golden, Melany Silas and their engaging characters will take us back to a special time and place where people liked their poetry like their coffee – BLACK!

“Monologues on Clarissa Street” Karen Culley

Feb
24
7:30 pm

Theatre-Fest-2016-thumbnailBuyTickets_240px-no-feeThe Bronze Collective 

Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

Wednesday, February 24, “Monologues on Clarissa Street” Karen Culley, celebrates the Third Ward of Rochester, New York circa 1930-40 as it shares some of the experiences of the Great Migration.  The monologues and multimedia captures the resilience of a community determined to thrive despite the disappointments in the atmosphere and opportunities in northern cities.

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“We Rise” Robert Ricks

Feb
25
7:30 pm

Theatre-Fest-2016-thumbnailBuyTickets_240px-no-feeThe Bronze Collective Week’s Performances

Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

Thursday, February 25, “We Rise” Robert Ricks – From the Motherland to Modern day America, through dance, song and Monologue our inner city youth tell the African American story of how out of the Huts of History’s Shame “We Rise”. Mr. Ricks has worked with inner city youth for the past 20 years.

He founded the artistic development program know as M.I.B. where he cultivates and nurtures their talent while offering life skills and mentorship. The young people who will be performing, some have worked with Mr. Ricks over the last 3 years. Others are fairly new, however, all possess the talent and skill to drive this most prevalent message home.

“AKWAABA”,TheHeritage Associates

Feb
26
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeThe Bronze Collective Week’s Performances

Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books

Friday, February 26, “AKWAABA”,TheHeritage Associates presents a play chronicles the life and struggles of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. In the 1960’s Hamer’s efforts were key in getting voting rights.

Fannie Lou  Hamer flyer

The Imani Theatre Ensemble presents, “25 Years of a Theatrical Journey”

Feb
27
7:30 pm

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Curtain Time: 7:30 p.m. Theatre-Fest-2016-thumbnail

Tickets price each night: $15.00 advance or $20.00 at the door

Week’s Theater Package $49.95 available only at Mood Makers Books 

Saturday, February 27, The Imani Theatre Ensemble presents, “25 Years of a Theatrical Journey”. A journey that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions! The drama is real, the storylines are engaging! Michael Atkins Yawn as a playwright/director is skillfully gifted to breathe life into a truthful stageplay!!!