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Storychick Rochester Storybooth

September 12th at 10:00am

Everyone has a story, and all stories matter. STORYCHICK ROCHESTER STORYBOOTH is back and it’s been upgraded! Visit the booth, listen to any of nine stories, and leave your own story about Fringe, Central Library, or life in Rochester. Experience the power of stories from fellow visitors told not only in their own words, but in their own voices. Stories range from 20 seconds to three minutes. Know that your voice will also be heard!

  • Length: 14820 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
  • Genre: Spoken Word

A Day in the Life of the Forcibly Displaced

September 12th at 5:00pm

According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s report from 2017, one in every 113 people are now forcibly displaced (FD). Of those, 20 people are displaced every minute due to conflict or persecution. This photography installation focuses on the living conditions and spaces of the 65.6 million people whom the world has left behind. The installation's imagery focuses on living conditions of the FD in Athens, Beirut, and the Calais Jungle, among others.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Artists

September 12th at 5:00pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is member-led organization that offers a wide range of academic, cultural, and social programs and activities to enrich learners over 50. The Osher community includes an active group of artists in a wide variety of media who enjoy sharing their talents and interests with the organization in the Osher galleries. This exhibit is designed to highlight several of these talented artists.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

RIT Art House Showcase

September 12th at 5:00pm

Art House's purpose is to foster a creative and inclusive environment among its members, other special-interest-housing communities, and the RIT student body as a whole. It is dedicated to providing ample opportunities for members to develop personally, academically, and professionally. Members are encouraged to share their ideas, opinions, stories, skills, and hobbies so that they can continue to grow as artists as well as people.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Dashboard Dramas V

September 12th at 5:30pm

SOLD OUT for 2018! A total sell-out four years running, this intimate theatre experience puts you so close to the action, you can smell the actors’ breath...if you’re lucky! You’ll find yourself immersed in four, all-new, 10-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and – most of all – one-of-a-kind show. Only 8 tickets per performance!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Theatre

Ask Us Anything Booth

September 12th at 7:00pm

Need directions? Desperate for dating advice? Want tomorrow's weather forecast? Can't remember the name of that song you have stuck in your head? Forget high-tech, virtual assistants. Just ask Sori and Celexa, the keepers of knowledge at the Ask Us Anything Booth! Armed with road maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias, tarot cards, and a ukulele, they're proof that it doesn't really matter if the answers are right, as long as you share them with confidence.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

BardBending: A Same-Sex Shakespeare Sampler

September 12th at 7:00pm

WallByrd Theatre Co. is twisting around the conventions of gender in this modern mash-up of William Shakespeare’s greatest hits. From the side-splitting to the heart-wrenching, get a taste of the company's signature blend of pop-culture and classics. BARDBENDING: A SAME-SEX SHAKESPEARE SAMPLER uses a unique lens to view how gender defines (and redefines) some of the greatest stories ever told.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Theatre

Bushwhacked Backyard BONFIRE

September 12th at 7:00pm

SOLD OUT FOR 2018! Back by popular demand, those madcap ladies of Bushwhacked have brushed off their hats, aired out the tent, and gotten back to their roots. Join them to give summer the send off it deserves with a night of campfire revelry under the moonlit sky. With your sassy input, this show will surely be filled with laughter, ridiculous bonding activities, and “s'more.” Nothing says Fringe like open flames and two irresponsible improvisers. Only 4 tickets per performance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Off-Monroe Players Gilbert and Sullivan Revue

September 12th at 7:00pm

Gilbert and Sullivan are the Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Pasek and Paul, of Victorian England. Spend some time with the duo that started it all. The Off-Monroe Players G&S Revue will have you sailing the seas with Pirates and Pinafores, taking a trip with Gondoliers to Utopia, and round it all out with a fast-talking trip to see the Mikado. Terrific tunes, fast and funny words await in this G&S Sampler.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Sinatra: "Straight Up"

September 12th at 7:00pm

Churchville-Chile native Daniel Henry return to the Fringe for his fourth consecutive year, taking the stage at Java's Café for two performances. With his rich and soothing tone, he'll deliver an hour of Sinatra's biggest hits – a powerful performance of favorite recordings. Will you hear yours? A pure tribute to Sinatra: STRAIGHT UP.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

Tom Willard: A Comedian You've Never Heard Of

September 12th at 7:00pm

Tom Willard started doing standup comedy in 2016 at the age of 58. Having gone deaf while growing up, he talks and signs in his act. He's performed at more than 25 venues in 10 cities including Toronto and NYC. He doesn't expect to become the next Jerry Seinfeld, but "plenty of comedians you've never heard of make a good living in comedy, and so that's my goal, to become one of those comedians you've never heard of."

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

Black Panther

September 12th at 7:30pm

(PG-13, 2018, Ryan Coogler, 135 mins.) A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman.

  • Length: 135 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Carrie: The Musical

September 12th at 7:30pm

RAPA/OFC Creations presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King's novel, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive, religious-fanatic mother. When she’s humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she unleashes chaos on everyone and everything in her path. Direction by Tina Crandall-Gommel; Vocal Direction by Heather Lonardo; Music Direction by Dave Curry.

  • Length: 150 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

Cirque du Fringe: SideShow

September 12th at 7:30pm

From the creators of last year's smash hit, ECLECTIC ATTRACTION, this year’s brand-new Cirque du Fringe is inspired by the magic and mystery of old-school circus…with a contemporary, tongue-in-cheek twist. Part vintage midway, part modern farce, Sideshow entices with a heady blend of death-defying feats, rolling-in-the-aisles comedy, and enchanting live music. Dynamic duo Matt Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morgan have assembled an international cast of performers for your entertainment pleasure.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Bushwhacked Backyard BATHTUB

September 12th at 8:30pm

It’s by far the hottest ticket in town! Hop into the hot tub and get wet! Bring your bathing suit, and get ready for an improvised show made just for you! In a HOT TUB!!! As part of your ticket, you will receive a complimentary custom Bushwhacked bath towel. Only 4 tickets per performance.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

The Phil Shakespeare Show

September 12th at 8:30pm

Join Will Shakespeare's cousin Phil as he presents a hilarious but informative look at the world of Elizabethan theater through games, puppets, songs, and audience participation.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Art Lobotomy

September 12th at 9:00pm

Songwriter Victory and comedian Tripoli (TripVictory) host an interactive performance showcase, inviting a fellow Fringe performer to join them. Each presents a piece of their art – a song, a joke, a dance. After each performance piece, the audience becomes a part of the show by asking questions, proposing critiques, and offering their perspectives. Every show is different!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Immersive Igloo

September 12th at 9:00pm

Total Sell Out Hit in 2017! The 3D Sound Experience Returns!

Submerge yourself in the soothing sounds of immersive music composed and presented by spatial sound artist, Tom Montagliano. Within his inflatable, 40-foot, glowing Immersive Igloo — that has traversed the Northeast to rave reviews — you’ll find yourself seated in a circle of eight speakers, bathing you in blankets of warm and wondrous vibrations. Close your eyes and let the ambient, electronic soundscapes guide you on your introspective adventure.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Music

RIT City Space Fringe Debut

September 13th at 1:00pm

The College of Art and Design premieres its NEW City Space at Sibley Square!

  • Length: 240 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: RIT City Space: RIT City Space
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Fringe Gardens

September 13th at 4:00pm

Inspired by the 1970s cult film, GREY GARDENS, this original, offbeat, comedy confection by award-winning writers Sara Zavacki-Moore and Matthew Dwight Moore consists of unequal parts parody, fever dream, character study, and improv. Stir in a zany tea party, good-natured hoarding, YouTube, lots of cats, door prizes, and some whacked Rochester history, and you will be treated to a mother-daughter play that should leave you smiling with the most memorable aftertaste. Check our Facebook page for some eccentric appetizers.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Theatre

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