Triquetra: An Evening of Classic Irish Theater; from the Irish Players of Rochester.

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Oct
17
8:00 pm
Oct
18
8:00 pm
Oct
19
2:00 pm
Oct
23
8:00 pm
Oct
24
8:00 pm
Oct
25
8:00 pm

Triquetra: An Evening of Classic Irish Theater Oct. 17-26 at MuCCC.

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeA CITY CHOICE event- THEATER | “Triquetra” By David Raymond

We are presenting three classic Irish plays brought together by the Irish virtues of wit, wordplay and storytelling:

Act 1: The Shadow of the Glen, by J. M. Synge (directed by Virginia Monte).

John Millington Synge was one of the foremost young Irish playwrights during the early years of the Irish theatrical renaissance of the early 20th century. The Shadow of the Glen, like Riders to the Sea, was one of his one-act masterpieces written early in his career in 1902. As with all of Synge’s plays, its setting is the far western edge of Ireland, in the Aran Islands. In this story, a mysterious tramp seeks shelter in an isolated farmhouse, where he finds a woman tending to the corpse of her husband. When the woman leaves to find her new beau, the ‘corpse’ springs up, revealing that his death was a ruse to discover her secret lover. In the end, the woman finds happiness, but with Shadow of the Glen Bohrer & Moore 03which one?

Act 2: “The Betrayal”, by Padraic Colum (directed by Mike Stenzel)

Colum, along with Synge, was a young Irish playwright of the early 20th century. The Betrayal was written in 1912, a time when the Irish Home Rule fight in the United Kingdom was reaching a crisis, and a play about an Anglo Irish aristocrat blackmailing an innocent Irish woman to betray her people was too sensitive for the stage. The first production of this one act masterwork was presented in Pittsburgh in 1914, at the newly-created Carnegie Tech School of Drama. Our production features Peter Scribner, President of RCP, in his first stage role in 20 years, as the charming, diabolical villain Morgan LeFroy.

Act 3: “Crabbed Youth and Age”, by Lennox Robinson (Directed by Joan VanNess)

Robinson was also a noted Irish playwright of the early part of the last century, inspired by W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory. While Synge favored romantic fables from the West of Ireland, and Colum preferred the realistic style of Ibsen, Robinson liked comedy. Our Irish Players program produced his farce Is Life Worth Living? in 2013. InCrabbed Youth and Age, three pretty but despairing sisters are ready for love! The problem? Every suitor these girls have is smitten by the lovely, vivacious and flirtatious mother of the trio! When yet another dinner party ends up with the sisters listening to their suitors dote on their mother, a little “plain speaking” makes for lots of comedy.

The producer of Triquetra: An Evening of Classic Irish Theater is Jillian Christensen, the Chair of our Irish Player Committee.

Performance dates: There are six scheduled performances:

Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 at 8:00 PM
Sunday October 19 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23, 24 and 25 at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $19 general admission; $14 anyone over 65; $9 anyone under 25.

RCP presents Zombie Shakespeare! scenes of horror and mayhem by the Bard and other classic writers!

Oct
31
10:00 pm
Nov
1
8:00 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeZombie Shakespeare! Scene, skits and songs of HORROR from the Bloody Bard and other Creepy Classical Creators!

Who, but RCP’s Shakespeare Players would DARE to stage such Maniacal Mayhem! Where, but at MuCCC – the Malevolence-union of Crazed Creative Creatures!

When else but 10 PM Halloween Night! Or 8:00 PM All Saints Day! Patrons in Costume are particularly Encouraged!

Children may enter if they are BRAVE!

Tickets only $9.00!

special 10 pm halloween performance!

King Lear, by William Shakespeare; produced by the Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players.

Nov
7
7:30 pm
Nov
8
7:30 pm
Nov
9
2:00 pm
Nov
10
7:30 pm
Nov
14
7:30 pm
Nov
15
7:30 pm
Nov
16
2:00 pm
Nov
20
7:30 pm
Nov
21
7:30 pm
Nov
22
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeKing Lear, by William Shakespeare; produced by the Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players.

Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, King Lear, is presented by the RCP Shakespeare Players and directed by John Jaeger, one of RCP’s most prolific directors. Award winning local actor, Mark Casey, is featured as Lear, and is joined by a very experienced cast in this season’s first major Shakespeare production.

Tickets: $19 general admission; $14 anyone over 65; $9 anyone under 25

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Third Annual A Benefit Show for MuCCC’s Benefit, Benefitting MuCCC

Nov
29
7:00 pm

Saturday, November 29th 2014 Third Annual A Benefit for MuCCC’s Benefit,  Benefitting BuyTickets_240px-no-feeMuCCC Reception 7 PM Performance 8 PM

Join us for our  Third Annual A Benefit Show for MuCCC’s Benefit, Benefitting MuCCC.  This amazing show, showcases an ensemble cast in a witty revue featuring a mix of original humorous shorts and theatre classics, with a slight twist of course. The show also features the many talents of our cast besides tickling your funny bone – such as singing and dancing -  all to help raise funding for much needed repairs and improvements to our beloved MuCCC theatre.

If that wasn’t enough, we also have a pre-show reception (wine, beer, and some munchies) starting at 7pm. During the reception there will be raffles and you can bid on great donations from our generous neighboring businesses. (List of items will be posted shortly!)

Will you laugh? We haven’t let the audience down yet!

Will you cry?  Only tears of joy and amazement.

Will you be helping out a great cause? We think so.

We would love if you came out and joined this fantastic event. So dress all fancified and come on down to MuCCC and enjoy an evening of wonderful theatre for a great cause!

Here is what you need to know:

for web-1Date: Saturday, November 29th

Time: Doors open at 7pm for reception and silent auctions/raffles

Show starts at 8pm

Tickets: $10 each, $15 per couple in advance.   $15 each at the door

Misc: Cash bar (wine and beer)

Show approximately 2 hours

Intermission 15 mins

Lady Parts Theatre Co. Presents The Drowning Girls

Dec
4
8:00 pm
Dec
5
8:00 pm
Dec
6
2:00 pm
Dec
6
8:00 pm

Lady Parts Theatre Co. Presents
The Drowning Girls
by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, & Daniela Vlaskalic
Directed by Patricia Lewis
Original score composed and performed by Matthew Cochran

Bessie, Margaret, and Alice have a bone to pick—with their husband, their society, and maybe even with themselves. The Drowning Girls recounts the true story of “The Brides in the Bath” who were married and then murdered by the same man. In the play, the three victims return to play out their wooings, their marriages, their insurance agreements, and their deaths in a touching, haunting, and socially relevant choral mélange. As they deliver their joint elegy, the women portray all the people in their lives—from their landladies to their murderous husband. And, they do so in the location of their deaths—the bathtub.

The Drowning Girls features Lady Parts’ company members and artistic directors Erin-Kate Howard, Beth Winslow, and Marcy J. Savastano. The play is directed by Nazareth College Professor and local theatre favorite Patricia Lewis. Eastman School of Music graduate and professional touring musician Matthew Cochran composed and performs live the original music for the production.

An ensemble theatre company, Lady Parts Theatre Co.’s mission is to provide an outlet for adventurous and socially conscious productions, which engage audiences as well as push the boundaries of traditional theatre, with a focus on works by and about women. Lady Parts Theatre Co. was founded by Erin-Kate Howard and M.J. Savastano in an effort to fill the void of female-centered theatre in the region. The company was honored to welcome Beth Winslow upon her return from Chicago, where she performed with Second City. Since its inception, the company has produced plays and readings, as well as led discussion groups and presented at TedX Flour City. For more information, visit http://www.ladypartstheatreco.com.

Show dates: December 4th at 8pm
December 5th at 8pm
December 6th at 2pm and 8pm

Run time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

Advance tickets are $8 for Students, $13 for Seniors, and $16 for Adults and available at www.muccc.org. Tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes before curtain at $10 (students), $15 (seniors), and $18 (adults).

Latino Theatre Productions presents: “Pura’s Beauty”

Dec
12
7:00 pm
Dec
13
7:00 pm
Dec
14
2:00 pm

 “Pura’s Beauty” by Ms. Nydia Rivera
Directed by  Ms. Nydia Rivera
Performance Date , December ,12 at 7pm , 13, at 7pm and the 14 at 2 pm
Price . $10.00 in advance $12.00 at the door.

Latino Theatre Productions is proud to present Pura’s Beauty, written and directed by Nydia Rivera. This one act play reveals life in a locally owned beauty salon. This play has Latinas and a Latino cross – generational Spanglish speaking cast. Pura’s Beauty is filled with humor, friendship, love, passion and secrets.

Tulipan thinks she is pregnant, Anacleta isn’t aware that her husband is having an affair, Cruzita is looking for amor. The women alongside Alfredo discuss sexuality, drugs, local gossip, and come to the beauty shop not only to be groomed but to be heard in their local safe haven. In one short hour audiences will be mused with stories, filled with imagery, parody, satire and the irony of a lover’s perception and confessions.

The title “Pura’s Beauty” is symbolic and translated means “Pure Beauty” giving rise to the voice of the women who frequent the salon.

This presentation addresses relationships identified in Macho’s Place, a local barbershop in the same urban community.

Mistakes Were Made. A comedy by Craig Wright.

Dec
18
7:30 pm
Dec
19
7:30 pm
Dec
20
2:00 pm
Dec
20
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeCraig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made is ninety furious, fulminating, very funny minutes of American hucksterism in extremis.’ (New York Magazine)

Felix Artifex, a B-list Broadway producer, gets in way over his fast-talking head when he takes on a gargantuan epic which he thinks is going to be his ticket to professional  redemption. While trying to land a big star for the lead role, he uses all his powers of persuasion, seduction and intimidation to strong-arm the writer into massively rewriting his play. At the same time, he attempts to reconnect with his estranged wife and untangle himself from an investment mess involving sheep in a distant war-torn country.  Mistakes Were Made is an hilarious character study of a man seeking redemption, but inescapably creating chaos and destruction.

Starring Stephen Cena and Katie Keating

Directed Jerry Argetsinger

Tickets:  General Admission      $12.00 advance/ $14.00 the door

Senior and Student      $8.00 advance/ $10.00 at the door

Basement Players present Fully Committed by Becky Mode

Dec
26
9:00 pm
Dec
27
10:00 pm
Dec
28
4:00 pm
Jan ’15
1
9:00 pm
Jan ’15
2
9:00 pm
Jan ’15
3
8:00 pm

Fully Committed by Becky Mode Based on characters created by Becky Mode and Mark Setlock
Ticket prices in advance $ 10 at the door $12
Directed by Peter Fekete
“This devastatingly funny one act follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with his recently widowed Dad who wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and ego-maniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? A wonderful acting challenge, Fully Committed has over forty wildly diverse characters designed to be played by a single versatile performer.”

John W Borek presents Judgment at Nuremberg

Jan ’15
9
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
10
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
11
2:00 pm
Jan ’15
15
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
16
7:30 pm
Jan ’15
17
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeJOHN W.BOREK PRESENTS

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
Directed by Michael H Arve
judgmentJanuary 8,9,10,15,16 &17, 2015 @7:30
January 11,2014 @2:00PM
All advance sale Tickets: $12.00
At Door $20.00 General Admission
$15.00 Seniors & Students
On line reservations: www.muccc.org -(no fee)
Phone reservations: 585-234-1254
The Nuremberg trials brought to public attention the worst of the Nazi atrocities. Judgment at Nuremberg brings those trials to life.
Abby Mann’s riveting drama Judgment at Nuremberg not only brought some of the worst Nazi atrocities to public attention, but has become, along with Elie Wiesel’s Night and Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, one of the twentieth century’s most important records of the Holocaust.
Originally written as a 1957 television play, later made into an Academy Award winning 1961 film, and available now for the first time in print (using the text of Mann’s recent Broadway adaptation), Judgment at Nuremberg is as potent and relevant as ever. To this day the Nuremberg trials stand as a model for international criminal tribunals, due in large measure to the spotlight thrown on them by Mann’s dramatic interpretation of the historic events. Mann’s overwhelming compassion strikes at the heart of human suffering—his achievement has been to reaffirm humanity and justice.