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Brave Space

September 20th at 9:00pm

"Brave Space" is the building of a blanket fort, sneaking under a hoop skirt, an impulsive congregation in the tiniest of tents. Together with an all-female cast of bold acrobats, we will build a better world – if only for a few shared moments. Starting as a puddle of fabric on the floor, "Brave Space" grows to envelop us in a world that includes awe-inspiring feats of balance, strength and ultimate trust between artist and audience.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Gym
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Fighting Girl's Guide to Politics

September 20th at 9:00pm

Victoria Woodhull, powerhouse presidential candidate, squares off with Susan B. Anthony in a not-at-all-historical battle of temper vs. temperance. In 1872, Woodhull campaigned to become the first woman President of the United States. Her radical ideas made her a political target from both sides of the Suffrage movement. Come join the (political) party in the latest original comedy from Brad Craddock, author of the sold-out shows Learning Targets (Fringe '18) and Pink Ribbons (Fringe '13).

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Theatre

Frogpig

September 20th at 9:00pm

His father is a frog. His mother is a pig. He was confused, abused and destined for stardom. From New York to LA and back, the cultural phenomenon we have all come to know and love finally steps forward to tell his story. In song, naturally. Imagine Liza Minnelli in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on "Avenue Q." It's the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational love letter to cabaret divas! This is "Frogpig."

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Jabber!

September 20th at 9:00pm

Monsters, Mimsy, and Movement. "Jabber!" is a whimsical romp through forgotten corners of Lewis Carroll's world, one that discovers connections within a realm of nonsense. Characters and creatures alike come alive through the sheer zaniness of Jonathan Lowery's unique performance. Bringing together his background in classical acting, physical theatre, acrobatics, mime and his life-long goal of becoming a human cartoon, this is a production not to be missed!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

September 20th at 9:00pm

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway show based on the life of Josephine Baker returns! This six-time "Best of Fest" winner is a one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. "It’s is a perfect piece of theatre for the time we are currently in." ★★★★★ (Plays To See NYC) "riveting ... a beautiful celebration" (CITY Newspaper)

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

SHOCK!

September 20th at 9:00pm

SHOCK!: Magic That Will Kick Your @$$. A magic show with a side of mayhem. See why television shows such as "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," "Masters of Illusion" and "Showtime at the Apollo" have all sought out Las Vegas' The Shocker: the Human Highlight Reel of Magic. SHOCK! is a show you will never forget…no matter how hard you try!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Town X

September 20th at 9:00pm

The Encounter (Baltimore-based magic team of Annie Montone and Brian Kehoe) is back at Rochester Fringe with their new narrative magic smash-up, "Town X." There’s been an event in Town X, and the entire community – including you – is on hand for an emergency meeting. The doors are locked, the cell phones down, and the radio says something that sounds like invasion. Part theater piece, part magic show, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen The Encounter.

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

Shotspeare

September 20th at 9:15pm

The sell-out hit returns! Five sword wielding actors, one lucky audience member, a ton of booze, the Wheel of Soliloquy, and an entire work of Shakespeare – all in 90 minutes. Equal parts bacchanal and classical theater, Shotspeare’s all new adaptation of OTHELLO takes the world's most beloved playwright, soaks him in beer, and flips him on his head. You may know the Bard, but you’ve never experienced him like THIS, Rochester!

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

BIG WIGS Featuring Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune

September 20th at 10:00pm

In this high-energy, Las Vegas-style show, Mrs. Kasha Davis ("RuPaul's Drag Race") and Rochester legend Aggy Dune bring their dead-on celebrity impressions back to Fringe after performing to sold-out crowds all over the country. "Big Wigs" is a lightning-speed love letter to such divas as Cher, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler and many more.

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

The Telephone

September 20th at 10:00pm

Ben loves Lucy and Lucy loves...her phone? "The Telephone" tackles today’s epidemic of impersonal interaction through this charming, unconventional romantic comedy opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Lucy is your everyday millennial, glued to her phone. Her partner, Ben, is a no-frills kinda guy with one goal: to propose to Lucy before departing on a business trip. Audience members are encouraged to interact with Lucy during the performance using the Twitter handle @LUCYlovesBEN4EV. Don't miss this ONE-NIGHT-ONLY performance!

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

Silent Disco

September 20th at 11:00pm

TOTAL SELL-OUT SINCE 2013! The Spiegeltent will be filled once again with a giant dance party. But with a twist: you don’t hear a sound until you slip on a set of headphones. Wait! Is that Donna Summer on one channel, Calvin Harris on the second, and Cardi B on the third? A three-channel system and live DJs let you switch up your music. It’s an unforgettable experience you have to see – and not hear – to believe!

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Dance

You Gotta Try This!

September 21st at 11:30am

A madcap love letter to juggling, full of mayhem. Rochester's Ted Baumhauer touches on the history of juggling and the FAQ’s people ask jugglers as he delightfully manipulates multiple objects and the audience. He keeps the entire family entertained and on the edge of their seats wondering, “what’s next?!”

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre
  • Genre: Comedy

Aliens Like Us

September 21st at 12:00pm

It’s Poetry! It’s Theatre! It’s Poetry with Props! After the collapse of human civilization, aliens land on earth and embark on an intergalactic scholarly mission to see what went so horribly wrong that it caused human society to implode. During their exploration, these beings rely on an obscure twenty-first century poet’s work to decode the many mysteries of earth and make their anthropological conclusions, both serious and funny – just as all theatre should be.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Artists

September 21st at 12:00pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is a member-led organization that offers a wide range of academic cultural and social programs and activities to enrich learners over 50. It was founded in 1987 as The Athenaeum, an affiliate of RIT. In 2006, it became an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. joining a growing national network of more than 100 university-based centers. For more information visit www.osher.edu or call 585-292-8989.

  • Length: 660 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Photo House: Exposed

September 21st at 12:00pm

"Photo House: Exposed" is a photographic exhibition of most recent and best work from its members, ranging from new RIT arrivals to current Juniors showing the range of abilities that RIT fosters. Works may include images from a previous semester or from the summer. A Special Interest House located on Rochester Institute of Technology’s campus, Photo House is group of students dedicated to expanding their knowledge and skills in photography.

  • Length: 660 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Terry Fyke's Five Point Performance Company Broadway Revue

September 21st at 12:00pm

The Five Point Performance Company Show Choir is thrilled to return to the Fringe! The company performs its dynamic Broadway-style and pop show, presented most recently at Walt Disney World as well as throughout the Rochester area. Terry Fyke, director.

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

WADAIKO: Traditional Japanese Performance Drumming

September 21st at 12:00pm

WADAIKO is Rochester's only taiko group. Based at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the group performs both traditional and modern pieces. WADAIKO's mission is to share the art of taiko, Japanese performance drumming, and to raise interest in both Japanese music and culture.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Music

Wanted: Who Killed William Lyman?

September 21st at 12:00pm

October 20, 1837. William Lyman was killed as he walked home from work. Rochester’s first murder. Octavius Barron, 18 in 1837, was executed for the crime – but did he really do it? STORYCHICK presents an opportunity to revisit Rochester’s early history as you gather clues across seven venues! Play as a team or on your own. Self-paced so you can sleuth and explore in-between shows. Complete all tasks for a chance to win great prizes!

  • Length: 540 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Word on the Street Theater

September 21st at 12:00pm

What happens when a transportation engineer and an artist team up for safer streets? "Word on the Street Theatre" is an interactive NOTA neighborhood festival of music, drama and dancing. Your journey begins in the Intersection Intervention Crosswalk Dance Party. Next, Merriman Street comes alive in a series of short plays submitted by local playwrights, and you might win a walk-on role! Then, the Exercise Express Flag-Dance Team ushers in peace, love and unity with a whirlwind fanfare finale.

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Merriman Street (between Atlantic and University)
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Disco Kids

September 21st at 12:30pm

The sell-out disco returns! Big party for pint-size dance machines takes over the Spiegeltent. The next generation of club kids is here, popping and pouting up a storm. Disco Kids is a nonstop, fun-filled, dance extravaganza that is the talk of kid town. Lights, music and glow sticks. Welcome to the Fringe’s not-so-silent disco.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

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