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Allen Wrench

December 31st at 7:00pm

Defeated grocery store clerk Allen must choose between defending his pathetic life or allowing his coworkers to unleash the horrifying space monster that's trapped inside the walk-in freezer.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Amazing Animal All Stars

December 31st at 7:00pm

Wildlife Educators Coalition presents AMAZING ANIMAL ALL STARS. Education, Ecology, and Entertainment. Animals from all around the world – bugs and reptiles, primates and parrots. We've got 'em all!

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Children's Entertainment

Amazing Animal All Stars

December 31st at 7:00pm

Wildlife Educators Coalition presents AMAZING ANIMAL ALL STARS. Education, Ecology, and Entertainment. Animals from all around the world – bugs and reptiles, primates and parrots. We've got 'em all!

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Children's Entertainment

American Skin

December 31st at 7:00pm

Through a series of monologues created by local writers and musical performances, an ensemble cast of eight characters shares pivotal and poignant moments indicative of their experiences in America. Inspired by and incorporating the music of Bruce Springsteen, AMERICAN SKIN explores what it means to be – or to aspire to be – an American citizen, and the privileges and struggles that it entails.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Among the Nettles

December 31st at 7:00pm

AMONG THE NETTLES is the true story of HAMLET'S DRESSER author Bob Smith's childhood. A fragile and lonely one, it was spent largely caring for his handicapped sister, Carolyn. At age ten, Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE transformed him. In Shakespeare's penetrating language – “In sooth I know not why I am so sad" – he had found a window through which to view the world. Rochester's Peter Doyle is stunning as Bob – a performance not to be missed.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Anatomy of a Black Man

December 31st at 7:00pm

More Than Rebel Noise hits the stage with ANATOMY OF A BLACK MAN, a two-man show focused on the synergistic relationship between two black men as they deal with their challenges in the world as black men. The production touches on a plethora of topics, from love and spirituality to seeking one's true purpose and more. This dynamic script comes to life in a production that redefines what "Black" means and what "Manhood" really entails.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Antigone

December 31st at 7:00pm

ANTIGONE, the ancient Greek tale of one woman's stand for justice against the authority of the state, is presented by experienced local actors in a new translation by Canadian scholar, Ian Johnston. It features the Rochester stage debut of Chicago transplant, Emily Jusino, in the role of Antigone, as well as Roger Gans (Tiresias), David Byrne (Creon), and Rachel Pazda (Ismene). Reprised from MuCCC's August 10-19 run of THE THEBAN PLAYS OF SOPHOCLES.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Black Bird of Death

December 31st at 7:00pm

They came to escape the war. Some are desperate. Some are ruthless. Some are idiots. Suddenly she walks in: the one who broke Rick's heart. There are whispers of a fabulous black bird encrusted with jewels and those who will do anything to possess it...even murder! Who among this wacky but deadly group can be trusted? Don't miss this hilarious interactive whodunit! You'll help solve the crime and catch the killer. This could be the start of a beautiful murder.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Black Bird of Death

December 31st at 7:00pm

They came to escape the war. Some are desperate. Some are ruthless. Some are idiots. Suddenly she walks in: the one who broke Rick's heart. There are whispers of a fabulous black bird encrusted with jewels and those who will do anything to possess it...even murder! Who among this wacky but deadly group can be trusted? Don't miss this hilarious interactive whodunit! You'll help solve the crime and catch the killer. This could be the start of a beautiful murder.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Canary In A Coal Mine 2017

December 31st at 7:00pm

Canary In A Coal Mine's original sketch comedy exposes the dark, irreverent themes that have haunted your blue-collar roots. BJ Scanlon, Jeff Andrews, and Megan Mack are manic in their unique, self-deprecating, narcissistic comedy. Their quirky and grotesque characters conjure warped realities that will keep you giggling for weeks. Let them guide you through the dark, because sometimes we need a Canary to see how poisonous the path ahead may be.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Canary In A Coal Mine 2017

December 31st at 7:00pm

Canary In A Coal Mine's original sketch comedy exposes the dark, irreverent themes that have haunted your blue-collar roots. BJ Scanlon, Jeff Andrews, and Megan Mack are manic in their unique, self-deprecating, narcissistic comedy. Their quirky and grotesque characters conjure warped realities that will keep you giggling for weeks. Let them guide you through the dark, because sometimes we need a Canary to see how poisonous the path ahead may be.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Childhood/The Lottery

December 31st at 7:00pm

Two virtuosic short plays: "Childhood" by Thornton Wilder (1960) and "The Lottery" (1948) by Shirley Jackson. In his provocative, sometimes chilling comedy, Wilder renders a child's-eye view of the grown-up world as pretense challenges the family to discard the traditional roles of parents and children. Described as one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature, Jackson's play speaks about people who blindly follow traditions without thinking of the consequences of those traditions.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Childhood/The Lottery

December 31st at 7:00pm

Two virtuosic short plays: "Childhood" by Thornton Wilder (1960) and "The Lottery" (1948) by Shirley Jackson. In his provocative, sometimes chilling comedy, Wilder renders a child's-eye view of the grown-up world as pretense challenges the family to discard the traditional roles of parents and children. Described as one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature, Jackson's play speaks about people who blindly follow traditions without thinking of the consequences of those traditions.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Commotion Dance Theater

December 31st at 7:00pm

For 25 years, Ornelas and MacFarlane have been co-conspirators, performing in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. MacFarlane’s fanciful "Phantom Machine" includes sound by Karsten Brooks and props by visual artist Martha Schermerhorn. Ornelas presents "Tipitina," a tribute to New Orleans musicians Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint. In "Camino Cierto," Ornelas builds an altar, parades though the audience with a photo of his sister in her coffin, dances with flowers, and throws chocolate kisses into the air!

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

Creditors

December 31st at 7:00pm

Strindberg’s taut psychological masterpiece is a chilling glimpse into the labyrinth of art, marriage, and revenge. The Kingfisher Theater's gender-bent production places the charming and brilliant Gustav between invalid Ada and her flirtatious wife Tekla. Darkly comedic and deeply disturbing, this show is sure to surprise you and make you question what you believe about relationships.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

DAMAGED BEASTS

December 31st at 7:00pm

It’s tough to make money running a private zoo in a small town, and even tougher when the only animals you can get are, to put it nicely, a little abnormal. Like Roger, the hairless lion. Throw in some romance, a bit of intrigue, and a search for a long-lost father, and you’ve got the latest comedy from local playwright Mark Jabaut. Directed by Marcy Gamzon and starring a cast of Rochester’s favorites, it’s a menagerie of comedy!

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

DAMAGED BEASTS

December 31st at 7:00pm

It’s tough to make money running a private zoo in a small town, and even tougher when the only animals you can get are, to put it nicely, a little abnormal. Like Roger, the hairless lion. Throw in some romance, a bit of intrigue, and a search for a long-lost father, and you’ve got the latest comedy from local playwright Mark Jabaut. Directed by Marcy Gamzon and starring a cast of Rochester’s favorites, it’s a menagerie of comedy!

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Dinosaur Man

December 31st at 7:00pm

On the eve of entering a nursing home, 85-year-old Rocco gets a visitor. Sister Dorthea, a nun from the orphanage where he grew up, returns to him. She's making sure he minds his manners, and together they return to his devilish childhood and glory days in WWII. A delightful, touching memory play for caregivers, the elderly, or anyone who wonders what it's like to grow old. This is a play reading, and audience feedback will help with further development.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Fables and Histories

December 31st at 7:00pm

Two international dancer/choreographers present three dance theatre works exploring themes including sorrow and hope, the tragedy of war, and whimsical imagination. Natalia Lisina steps into a world created by well-known Canadian choreographer Sharon B. Moore. Nanako Horikawa Mandrino bares her soul in a piece inspired by Vazquez’ "Gernika" and Picasso’s "Guernica," among other sources. Lisina and Horikawa will surprise you with their new duet featuring live accompaniment by Svetlana Garitselov, faculty member at Roberts Wesleyan College.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

Hollywood Sex Farces of the 1960s

December 31st at 7:00pm

In the early 1960s, John Borek learned about romantic relationships from movies starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Shirley MacLaine, and James Garner. PILLOW TALK, THAT TOUCH OF MINK, and THE THRILL OF IT ALL made him the enlightened man he is today. This show revisits those films and the well-adjusted, gender-sensitive, pro-woman generation they created.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

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