Tickets & Shows

Why you love the Fringe.

The 24-Hour Plays

December 31st at 7:00pm

Back by popular demand, a team of beloved local actors, writers, directors, and producers create, rehearse, and tech six new, short, original plays in just 24 hours, climaxing in an off-book performance. Can they write a play, direct it, memorize it, and perform it in a single day? Watch as they risk their sanity and reputations! Join us for theatre at its most raw and immediate.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

The 24-Hour Plays

December 31st at 7:00pm

Back by popular demand, a team of beloved local actors, writers, directors, and producers create, rehearse, and tech six new, short, original plays in just 24 hours, climaxing in an off-book performance. Can they write a play, direct it, memorize it, and perform it in a single day? Watch as they risk their sanity and reputations! Join us for theatre at its most raw and immediate.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

Cars and Their Lovers

December 31st at 7:00pm

CARS AND THEIR LOVERS is a multi-media show by father/daughter team Joe Flaherty (photography and film) and Caedra Scott-Flaherty (narration). In a recreated drive-in, the audience will experience the true stories of how classic cars and their significant others first met, fell in love, and decided to settle down together in Detroit, the Motor City. Sit back, enjoy the show, and touch a classic car or two.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Cars and Their Lovers

December 31st at 7:00pm

CARS AND THEIR LOVERS is a multi-media show by father/daughter team Joe Flaherty (photography and film) and Caedra Scott-Flaherty (narration). In a recreated drive-in, the audience will experience the true stories of how classic cars and their significant others first met, fell in love, and decided to settle down together in Detroit, the Motor City. Sit back, enjoy the show, and touch a classic car or two.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

David Jacobs Presents: "Halfway Home"

December 31st at 7:00pm

David Jacobs is very confused. Is he a Jew? Is he a Protestant? Or is he just outspoken and repressed all at once? In HALFWAY HOME, Jacobs invites us on a journey of identity and self-discovery in 21st-Century America. Part Larry David, part Garrison Keillor, all himself, actor/storyteller David Jacobs takes us on the ride of his life.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

David Jacobs Presents: "Halfway Home"

December 31st at 7:00pm

David Jacobs is very confused. Is he a Jew? Is he a Protestant? Or is he just outspoken and repressed all at once? In HALFWAY HOME, Jacobs invites us on a journey of identity and self-discovery in 21st-Century America. Part Larry David, part Garrison Keillor, all himself, actor/storyteller David Jacobs takes us on the ride of his life.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

David Jacobs Presents: "Halfway Home"

December 31st at 7:00pm

David Jacobs is very confused. Is he a Jew? Is he a Protestant? Or is he just outspoken and repressed all at once? In HALFWAY HOME, Jacobs invites us on a journey of identity and self-discovery in 21st-Century America. Part Larry David, part Garrison Keillor, all himself, actor/storyteller David Jacobs takes us on the ride of his life.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

Dead Metaphor Cabaret

December 31st at 7:00pm

“Epic and melancholy and utterly charming,” writes CITY Newspaper critic Frank de Blase of Dead Metaphor Cabaret’s first Fringe performance. A past year’s “Critic’s Pick,” Dead Metaphor Cabaret returns to the Fringe with LASHED TO THE MAST: SONGS OF SAILORS & SIRENS – a musical, mythopoeic retelling of tales from Ovid’s first-century masterpiece, METAMORPHOSES. With a style that hinges on a fusion of cabaret, jazz, and blues, you can expect a torchy night of song and spoken word.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Music

The Eulogy

December 31st at 7:00pm

Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Best Show, 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe. Critics' Choice Award, 2016 Atlanta Fringe. Quirky Award, 2015 IndyFringe. After a completely sold-out run at the 2016 Rochester Fringe, THE EULOGY (an absurd, theatrical parody of a funeral speech) returns. CITY Newspaper: “The kind of show you want to see again immediately.” WASHINGTON POST: "A comic gem.” INDIANAPOLIS STAR: "Hilarious and deftly written.” WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: "A triumph." NUVO: ★★★★★. DC THEATRE SCENE: ★★★★★. ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE: ★★★★★.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

The Eulogy

December 31st at 7:00pm

Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Best Show, 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe. Critics' Choice Award, 2016 Atlanta Fringe. Quirky Award, 2015 IndyFringe. After a completely sold-out run at the 2016 Rochester Fringe, THE EULOGY (an absurd, theatrical parody of a funeral speech) returns. CITY Newspaper: “The kind of show you want to see again immediately.” WASHINGTON POST: "A comic gem.” INDIANAPOLIS STAR: "Hilarious and deftly written.” WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: "A triumph." NUVO: ★★★★★. DC THEATRE SCENE: ★★★★★. ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE: ★★★★★.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

The Eulogy

December 31st at 7:00pm

Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Best Show, 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe. Critics' Choice Award, 2016 Atlanta Fringe. Quirky Award, 2015 IndyFringe. After a completely sold-out run at the 2016 Rochester Fringe, THE EULOGY (an absurd, theatrical parody of a funeral speech) returns. CITY Newspaper: “The kind of show you want to see again immediately.” WASHINGTON POST: "A comic gem.” INDIANAPOLIS STAR: "Hilarious and deftly written.” WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: "A triumph." NUVO: ★★★★★. DC THEATRE SCENE: ★★★★★. ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE: ★★★★★.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

The Eulogy

December 31st at 7:00pm

Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Best Show, 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe. Critics' Choice Award, 2016 Atlanta Fringe. Quirky Award, 2015 IndyFringe. After a completely sold-out run at the 2016 Rochester Fringe, THE EULOGY (an absurd, theatrical parody of a funeral speech) returns. CITY Newspaper: “The kind of show you want to see again immediately.” WASHINGTON POST: "A comic gem.” INDIANAPOLIS STAR: "Hilarious and deftly written.” WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: "A triumph." NUVO: ★★★★★. DC THEATRE SCENE: ★★★★★. ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE: ★★★★★.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

The Geriactors Present!

December 31st at 7:00pm

The Geriactors is a touring troupe of local mature actors, spreading live theater throughout the Greater Rochester area – from Batavia to Aurora and as far south as Cuba (NY) –since 2000. They've appeared in every Rochester Fringe, and this year, they're presenting world premieres of short plays by local playwrights accompanied by songs from the 1910 Rochester Songbook. The plays range from serious to comic; the songs are amusingly nostalgic.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

The Geriactors Present!

December 31st at 7:00pm

The Geriactors is a touring troupe of local mature actors, spreading live theater throughout the Greater Rochester area – from Batavia to Aurora and as far south as Cuba (NY) –since 2000. They've appeared in every Rochester Fringe, and this year, they're presenting world premieres of short plays by local playwrights accompanied by songs from the 1910 Rochester Songbook. The plays range from serious to comic; the songs are amusingly nostalgic.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

The Geriactors Present!

December 31st at 7:00pm

The Geriactors is a touring troupe of local mature actors, spreading live theater throughout the Greater Rochester area – from Batavia to Aurora and as far south as Cuba (NY) –since 2000. They've appeared in every Rochester Fringe, and this year, they're presenting world premieres of short plays by local playwrights accompanied by songs from the 1910 Rochester Songbook. The plays range from serious to comic; the songs are amusingly nostalgic.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

GOLEM BEMSHI!

December 31st at 7:00pm

GOLEM BEMSHI! blends for the first time ever the 1920 horror film, THE GOLEM, with libretto, music, soundscape, and poetry. This real-time performance by Dave Esposito and G. E. Schwartz, drenched in magic and mystery, tells – for our time of violence and persecution – a story of a great one conjured to life to save a community under attack. It's a story of survival!

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life

December 31st at 7:00pm

HEART AND SOUL: MEDICINE AND LIFE returns to Fringe for its fifth year. This spoken-word show features clinicians' creative writings, shared in an intimate setting. Come hear stories about the challenges and joys of clinical practice in 2017.

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Home of the Brave

December 31st at 7:00pm

Experience personal stories of today and get a glimpse of our possible future. Nine performers present eight original plays about life in Trump's America in 2017 and (way) beyond. HOME OF THE BRAVE is about protest, anger, despair, love, belief, personal destiny, patriotism, and ultimately: hope. All eight playwrights have a Rochester connection. From Theater Apparatus, which brought you FAR AWAY at last year's Fringe. #resist

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

Home of the Brave

December 31st at 7:00pm

Experience personal stories of today and get a glimpse of our possible future. Nine performers present eight original plays about life in Trump's America in 2017 and (way) beyond. HOME OF THE BRAVE is about protest, anger, despair, love, belief, personal destiny, patriotism, and ultimately: hope. All eight playwrights have a Rochester connection. From Theater Apparatus, which brought you FAR AWAY at last year's Fringe. #resist

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

Home of the Brave

December 31st at 7:00pm

Experience personal stories of today and get a glimpse of our possible future. Nine performers present eight original plays about life in Trump's America in 2017 and (way) beyond. HOME OF THE BRAVE is about protest, anger, despair, love, belief, personal destiny, patriotism, and ultimately: hope. All eight playwrights have a Rochester connection. From Theater Apparatus, which brought you FAR AWAY at last year's Fringe. #resist

  • Length: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

Rotating Sponsor List

View All Sponsors

Wanna go steady?

Sign up for our newsletter.

Newsletter Signup
Close menu