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May
6
2:00 pm

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One Show Only!

students with ID         $5 advance/ $5 door

General Admission-   $8 advance/ $10 at door

The College at Brockport

Smokin’  by James St. Jean

Directed by:  Jared L. Morgan

With: Matt Deluca, Skylar Shaw

The College at Brockport

508 by Amy Herzog

DIRECTED by: Patricia Plinzke

With: Tony Heard, Brigitte Meskell

MCC’s Theatre Club

I Hear You. by Kupr Kuprian.  a blind date that occurs between a country cop and a city woman. The cop’s sergeant is listening in on the date.

Kupr Kuprian (playwright/director), Kendra Morrison, Janelle Linde, and Calvin McGoldrick-Slevin.

The Ninth Annual Sixth Act Student Playwriting Competition (MCC)

Crepusculum Lepus (Darkness, Rabbit) by Michael Burkhardt.

In The Sixth Act’s winning play “Crepusculum,” Farn and Bik struggle through the absurdity of their existence to touch one another.

cast:

Bik: A.J. Testa

Farn: Daniel Soto

Festival Content:

  • A week festival in early May (just after most finals) of college student directed, written or created short plays ranging from 7-25 minutes in length
  • Each performance would represent a variety of schools encouraging intercommunication between theatre artists and educators in the Rochester area.  Each program will be performed twice. THIS MAY CHANGE BASED ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES
  • Following select performances, there will be a moderated talk-back between audience and directors.

**  any production that has been developed and contributed to primarily by students is eligible for inclusion in this year’s festival. For example, a play written by students but directed by a faculty member is eligible for inclusion, because the majority of creative contribution (the script itself) was put forth by students. muccc-nodate-college-theater-fest-copy

Classics Theater of Rochester presents “Arms and The Man” by George Bernard Shaw

May
13
8:00 pm
May
14
8:00 pm
May
15
2:00 pm
May
19
8:00 pm
May
20
8:00 pm
May
21
8:00 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeClassics Theater of Rochester presents “Arms and The Man” by George Bernard Shaw

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $12

cavalry-charge-512During the Serbian-Bulgarian War of 1885 a noble young Bulgarian woman (Raina) aids an escaping enemy soldier (Bluntschli) she calls “her chocolate cream soldier”. Some months later, the war resolved, the soldier is unexpectedly invited as a guest by her father (Petkoff) and fiancé (Saranoff). Comedy ensues as hearts follow courses that were not anticipated. Shaw delves into romantic entanglements and the heroic ideal with his usual humor and insight.
Classics Theater of Rochester is an inclusive and educationally based non-profit dedicated to bringing great works of literature to the Rochester stage. This is our fifth Shaw production in as many years. We presented “The Philanderer” at MuCCC in 2014 and “Candida” in 2015. You could almost call us Rochester’s Shaw Company.

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Performances: May 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 8 PM and May 15 at 2 PM.

The Language Archive by: Julia Cho

May
27
7:30 pm
May
28
7:30 pm
Jun
2
7:30 pm
Jun
3
7:30 pm
Jun
4
2:00 pm
Jun
4
7:30 pm

BuyTickets_240px-no-feeThe Language Archive
Written by: Julia Cho      Directed by: Jeff Siuda

This romantic-comedy in the spirit of magical-realist writers like Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story of George, a world-renowned linguist and head of the prestigious Language Archive.

So consumed is George with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures that he is unable to see that his wife, Mary, is planning on leaving him, or that his long-time lab assistant, Emma, is desperately in love with him. In addition, his professional life is upended when he learns that the last two surviving speakers if Elloway, reputed to be the world’s most beautiful language and soon to be recorded for the Archive, are currently giving each other the silent treatment.

Throw in a mysterious baker, an intimidating language tutor, and the founder of the universal language Esperanto, and what you have is a hilarious and moving theatrical fable about what we really mean when we say “I love you.”

Tickets Prices:
  • Advanced – $13 Seniors/Students | $18 Adults
  • At-the-Door – $15 Seniors/Students | $20 Adults
Show Dates & Times:
  • May 27 – 7:30
  • May 28 – 7:30
  • June 2 – 7:30
  • June 3 – 7:30
  • June 4 – 2:00
  • June 4 – 7:30 

 

Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters” by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen

Jun
5
7:30 pm
Jun
6
7:30 pm
Jun
7
7:30 pm

Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters”
by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen

Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini

Assistant Director/ Stage Manager: Michi Osato

Performed by Ray Huth and Julia Steele Allen

“In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in isolated confinement.  Years later, she is still there. Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

Join us for a performance and a conversation about the growing movement to end isolated confinement in New York’s prisons and jails.”

mariposa_full_flierdraft_final_web-1More info: www.juliasteeleallen.com

NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement: http://nycaic.org/

$10 in advance; $15 at the door
-no one is turned away for lack of admission price

              

 

 

Rochester Latino Theater Inc and BART Productions Present: SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL

Jun
9
7:30 pm
Jun
10
7:30 pm
Jun
11
2:00 pm
Jun
11
7:30 pm

Rochester Latino Theater Company and BART Productions Present: SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL

 

  • Adapted from the book: Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Pura Belpre Honor Book, The Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, and winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2015)

 

  • About the Book (from Kirkus Review)
  • Playwrights
  • A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children told with lively text and expressive art.
  • Most associate the fight for school integration with the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. However, seven years earlier (1947), Mexican-American students in California saw an end to discrimination there.
  • The little girl at the center of this true story is Sylvia Mendez, a child in the 40′s of Mexican and Puerto-Rican descent, who was not allowed to attend a “White’s Only” school. was the daughter of parents who looked forward to sending her to the school near their newly leased farm. When her aunt attempted to register the family children, they were directed to the “Mexican school,” despite proficiency in English and citizenship.
  • No one could explain to Mr. Mendez why his children were not allowed to attend the better-appointed school nearby. Despite the reluctance of many fellow Mexican-Americans to cause “problems,” he filed a suit, receiving the support of numerous civil rights organizations.
  • Tonatiuh masterfully combines text and folk-inspired art to add an important piece to the mosaic of U.S. civil rights history. The universality of parents’ desires for better opportunities for their children is made plain.

o   Annette Ramos (Rochester Latino Theatre Company)

o   Donald B. Bartalo (BART Productions)

 

  • Producer:           Annette Ramos (RLTC)
  • Director:            Donald B. Bartalo (BART Productions)
  • Cultural Specialist:       Stephanie Somos (Rochester Latino Theatre Company)

 

  • Auditions:                       March (dates to be announced)

 

  • Dates:       

o   June 8th-11th, 2016 @ MuCCC (Wednesday – Saturday)

  • 4 shows Thursday & Friday @ 7:30; Saturday matinee @ 2:00 pm and evening @ 7:30 pm

 

 

  • Venues
  • Multi-Use Community Culture Center (four performances @ MuCCC)

 

  • Ticket Price:     $15.00
  • Approximate Length of Play:        90 minutes
  • Audience:           All ages

 

  • Grades 4-6 School Curriculum: (developed by Annette Ramos and Donald B. Bartalo)

Ecstatic Fanatic; an evening of short plays by Louie Podlaski vol. III

Jun
17
7:00 pm
Jun
18
7:00 pm

John W. Borek presents in association with Elephant Productions Ecstatic Fanatic; an evening of short plays by Louie Podlaski vol. III

7PM Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th 2016 MuCCC 142 Atlantic Avenue Rochester, NY 14607

Ecstatic Fanatic teaser with datesA band of super-villains argue and hash out their diabolical intentions to their group therapist, a man with an extreme case of mysophobia discovers he has only minutes to save his small outpost before the invasion,

Wendy Weller returns to her home in Seattle ready to live a normal life until she is forced to “get into character again” at a laundromat, an eccentric woman locals dismiss as insane may just be the savior of the world, a cro-magnum couple strive to impress the village leader with an invention that may change their lives, a former heavyweight boxer entertains his friends on a journey of self-discovery, family and the disaster his profession has turned him into.

These are the stories of ‘Ecstatic Fanatic’ a third volume of short plays written specifically for these two evenings by award winning playwright Louie Podlaski following the authors highly successful ‘Slow Parade’ and ‘Another Broken Machine’. Six new shorts that range in genre and themes from science-fiction thriller, drama, fantasy, romance, comedy, farce and history. Featuring many of Rochester’s own titans of directing, acting and technical.

A true collaborative effort you won’t want to miss., a man with an extreme case of mysophobia discovers he has only minutes to save his small outpost before the invasion, Wendy Weller returns to her home in Seattle ready to live a normal life until she is forced to “get into character again” at a laundromat, an eccentric woman locals dismiss as insane may just be the savior of the world, a cro-magnum couple strive to impress the village leader with an invention that may change their lives, a former heavyweight boxer entertains his friends on a journey of self-discovery, family and the disaster his profession has turned him into.

These are the stories of ‘Ecstatic Fanatic’ a third volume of short plays written specifically for these two evenings by award winning playwright Louie Podlaski following the authors highly successful ‘Slow Parade’ and ‘Another Broken Machine’.

Six new shorts that range in genre and themes from science-fiction thriller, drama, fantasy, romance, comedy, farce and history. Featuring many of Rochester’s own titans of directing, acting and technical. A true collaborative effort you won’t want to miss.

Dances at MuCCC 2016

Jun
21
8:00 pm
Jun
22
8:00 pm
Jun
23
8:00 pm
Jun
24
8:00 pm
Jun
25
2:00 pm
Jun
25
8:00 pm

Dances at MuCCC 2016
A festival of contemporary dance by regional, national, and international visiting artists. Coordinated by Laurie MacFarlane and Ruben Ornelas.
 
$8 in advance at muccc.org
$10 at the door; $8 for students and seniors
Tuesday, June 21 @ 8 PM
Dance & Spoken Word – a mixed program of poets, dances,
and dances with words
Eddie Swayze
Anne Harris Wilcox
Audrey Sowell
Ruben Ornelas
Donna Davenport & John Borek
Laurie MacFarlane
Justin Rielly
Molly Naef
Ethan Beckwith-Cohen
Emily Dove
 
Wednesday and Friday, June 22 and June 24 @ 8 PM
Kathy Diehl
Shannon Stubblefield (CA)
Caroline Victoria (CA)
Marcelo Kuna (Brazil)
Anne Harris Wilcox
Gina Bonati (NY/CA)
Leigh Ann Kabatra (NJ)
Donna Davenport
Emily Dove – Wednesday only
Ruben Ornelas – Wednesday only
Laurie MacFarlane – Friday only
 
Thursday and Saturday, June 23 and June 25 @ 8 PM
Kaitley Wozer
Marcelo Kuna (Brazil)
Norma Araiza (Canada)
Daystar/Rosalie Jones
Hanlon Dance & Company
Katherine Marino/Elyssia Primus/Tasha George-Hinnant
BIODANCE
 
Saturday, June 25 @ 2 PM
Youth and Community Groups
To be announced
 
 
*All programs are subject to change.*
 
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

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Everyone’s Theatre Company presents “The Presstitutes,” by David Andreatta

Jul
7
7:30 pm
Jul
8
7:30 pm
Jul
9
7:30 pm
Jul
10
1:00 pm

Everyone’s Theatre Company Presents:

“The Presstitutes” by David Andreatta, a columnist at the Democrat and Chronicle.

Directed by Jeff Moon.

“The Presstitutes,” developed with the help of Geva Theatre Center, is a farce about the staff of a dying newspaper in Western, NY, and the gubernatorial campaign of a dark horse politician joining forces to save themselves. Along the way, issues of integrity become . . . complicated. The result is a humorous and stark commentary on the state of journalism and politics in contemporary America.

CAST LIST:

ACTOR / CHARACTER

R. Emmett Michie as Stan Lipsky, Editor-in-Chief of The Buffalo Star
Al Young as Ted Snead, Political reporter at The Buffalo Star
Karen Craft as Dot Bellwood, Secretary to Stan Lipsky
Katie Kreutter as Amanda Price, Digital Editor of The Buffalo Star
Morey Fazzi as Michael “Mad as Hell” Mazzeo, Brash Millionaire Auto Dealer, running for NYS Governor
John Winter as Perry Driscoll, Mazzeo’s Campaign Manager
Jesse Luna as Ira Silver, Majority Owner & Publisher of The Buffalo Star

All Performances at the MuCCC Theater – 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.

Performance dates are:

  • Thursday, the 7th, at 7:30pm
  • Friday, the 8th, at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, the 9th, at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, the 10th, at 1:00pm  NOTE: 1 PM Matinee (not 2 pm)

 

Ticket Information:

Students & Seniors: $10 in advance or $15 at the door

Adults: $15 in advance or $20 at the door

 

Advance Tickets can be purchased on MuCCC’s website: www.muccc.org.

 

For more information about Everyone’s Theatre Company, please go to www.everyonestheatre.com or call 585.727.1373.
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DVC presents JUNK: the Musical

Jul
22
7:30 pm
Jul
23
2:00 pm
Jul
23
7:30 pm