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Among the Nettles

September 14th 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.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

There is a Field

September 14th at 9:00pm

A medical student finds herself in turmoil as she tries to find answers to how her peace-activist brother was killed by police near a Palestinian protest. How will she find answers when the "system" has to investigate itself? What would YOU do?! (Performed with script in hand.)

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Twelve Dollar$

September 15th at 7:00pm

TWELVE DOLLAR$ is an explosive theatrical experience that explores the inner sanctum of a psyche in turmoil, confusion, and uncertainty. Winner of the 2017 TANYS Award for Outstanding Acting & Directing, "...the power of the tour-de-force performances leave audiences spellbound, riveted, and gasping for air."

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

The Black Bird of Death

September 15th at 8:00pm

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

Canary In A Coal Mine 2017

September 15th at 10:00pm

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

Amazing Animal All Stars

September 16th at 11:00am

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: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Amazing Animal All Stars

September 16th at 12:00pm

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: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Where? I. Come! From...

September 16th at 1:30pm

In this cross-cultural conversation that transcends language and geography, dancers from around the world watch each other move for the first time, respond to one another through their bodies, and perform together while thousands of miles apart. Combining live performance and real-time streaming media, Brooklyn-based choreographer Caedra Scott-Flaherty (whose previous work was selected as one of CITY Newspaper's “Best of Fringe”) collaborates with contemporary dancers from Rochester’s International Sister Cities to create a first-of-its-kind performance.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

The Queens Speak

September 16th at 3:00pm

Soprano Emily Woodruff presents THE QUEENS SPEAK: WORDS OF HENRY VIII'S WIVES IN SONG AND IMAGE, accompanied by pianist Anna Maimine. This multimedia production pairs contemporary song with projected imagery to narrate the lives and experiences of King Henry VIII’s wives. The program includes works by American composers Jennifer Bellor, Devin Cholodenko, George N. Gianopoulos, and Libby Larsen, along with original artwork by Drea Bim, Dustin Brown, Emory Schuett, Narin Shech, and Alicia Jean Vanderelli.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Music

DAMAGED BEASTS

September 16th at 6:00pm

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

Creditors

September 16th at 8:00pm

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.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Canary In A Coal Mine 2017

September 16th at 10:00pm

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

When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet

September 17th at 2:00pm

Six of Shakespeare's most romantic heroines convene in the Capulet garden to talk about love, especially since young Juliet may need their advice. Or does she? Aspie Works presents this loving comic homage to the Bard, directed by company founder Justin Rielly. This show will also be presented with ASL interpretation.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Commotion Dance Theater

September 17th at 3:30pm

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!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

STOP MOTION - start action

September 17th at 5:00pm

STOP MOTION. Start action. The intersection of art and the political: Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT). Directed by Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Donna Davenport, and Heather Roffe, this engaging performance presents thought-provoking, multi-media work by visual and performing artists. Witness and be moved by images of the sociopolitical in these collaborative works by impassioned people. Stop, think, and be inspired to act in your community. Join us.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Dance

Dinosaur Man

September 17th at 6:30pm

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.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

DAMAGED BEASTS

September 17th at 8:00pm

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

When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet

September 18th at 7:00pm

Six of Shakespeare's most romantic heroines convene in the Capulet garden to talk about love, especially since young Juliet may need their advice. Or does she? Aspie Works presents this loving comic homage to the Bard, directed by company founder Justin Rielly. This show will also be presented with ASL interpretation.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Twelve Dollar$

September 18th at 8:30pm

TWELVE DOLLAR$ is an explosive theatrical experience that explores the inner sanctum of a psyche in turmoil, confusion, and uncertainty. Winner of the 2017 TANYS Award for Outstanding Acting & Directing, "...the power of the tour-de-force performances leave audiences spellbound, riveted, and gasping for air."

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Wm. Shaksper's Romeo and Juliet

September 19th at 7:00pm

Wm. Shaksper (well, that's how he spells it) and the Lord Chamberlain's Men return with their Avoid the London Plague Tour and present a full production (yes, every scene and speaking character) of his most famous play...well, his *second* most famous, anyway: ROMEO and JULIET. All in about an hour (and with a little help from the audience).

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

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