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The Zoo Story

September 13th at 7:00pm

WallByrd Theatre is proud to present Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story." On a lone bench in the heart of Central Park, a chance encounter pulls two strangers into an absurd and compelling encounter. "The Zoo Story" is a painfully pertinent story of isolation, identity, alienation, and the need for meaning and meaningful human contact. Rochester veteran actors Rick Staropoli and Kevin Sweeney will interchange roles each performance to explore Albee's surreal, poignant work to the fullest.

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

The Zoo Story

September 13th at 8:00pm

WallByrd Theatre is proud to present Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story." On a lone bench in the heart of Central Park, a chance encounter pulls two strangers into an absurd and compelling encounter. "The Zoo Story" is a painfully pertinent story of isolation, identity, alienation, and the need for meaning and meaningful human contact. Rochester veteran actors Rick Staropoli and Kevin Sweeney will interchange roles each performance to explore Albee's surreal, poignant work to the fullest.

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

Twelfth Night, Scenes from a New Opera

September 14th at 7:00pm

“If music be the food of love, play on!” One of Shakespeare’s iconic plays, Twelfth Night, gets an operatic spin from Rochester’s own Dennis W. Rosenbaum. Join us for the world premiere of "Twelfth Night: Scenes of a New Opera," where a shipwrecked adventure to Illyria leaves twins Viola and Sebastian separated. Assuming her brother is dead, Viola disguises herself as a young man and sets out to find employment with Duke Orsino while Sebastian heads to Illyria with Antonio.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Music

The Zoo Story

September 14th at 8:00pm

WallByrd Theatre is proud to present Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story." On a lone bench in the heart of Central Park, a chance encounter pulls two strangers into an absurd and compelling encounter. "The Zoo Story" is a painfully pertinent story of isolation, identity, alienation, and the need for meaning and meaningful human contact. Rochester veteran actors Rick Staropoli and Kevin Sweeney will interchange roles each performance to explore Albee's surreal, poignant work to the fullest.

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

Polite Ink. Comedy Presents: Fill in the Blanks

September 15th at 7:00pm

This is a comedy show for people who love to be a part of the action. The evening will unfold through suggestions from the audience.

We could go to the _________with _________, or save the world from _________ while wearing _________. You get the picture! Even the prepared sketches will have parts for you to lend your voice. The world is heavy right now, so we're going to keep it very light, fun and _________. (You said "bedazzled" didn't you?)

YOU.WILL.LAUGH.

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

The Zoo Story

September 15th at 8:30pm

WallByrd Theatre is proud to present Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story." On a lone bench in the heart of Central Park, a chance encounter pulls two strangers into an absurd and compelling encounter. "The Zoo Story" is a painfully pertinent story of isolation, identity, alienation, and the need for meaning and meaningful human contact. Rochester veteran actors Rick Staropoli and Kevin Sweeney will interchange roles each performance to explore Albee's surreal, poignant work to the fullest.

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

Queer AF Comedy Showcase

September 16th at 7:00pm

Come out to the Queer AF Comedy showcase for an unforgettable night. Local queer and allied talent will bring the funny in a safe space that will not make the LGBTQ+ community a punchline; comedy that makes you feel good about who you are and who you love. Local comedians Amy Stephens and Sarah Cannon (producers of the Queer AF Comedy Podcast) are thrilled to be performing in this year’s show.

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

Taking Flight

September 16th at 8:30pm

Pack your bags and join thinker, speaker, actress, author, singer, spokesmodel, psychic medium, hypnotherapist, anthropologist, carb enthusiast, comedian, and flight attendant Busty Carmichael for an interactive evening!

What she lacks in talent, she makes up for in chest hair. Bring an open mind and heart, and come ready to laugh. "Taking Flight" is now boarding!

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

The Velvet Noose

September 16th at 10:00pm

Grotesque dramaturgy incorporates dazzling symbolic imagery to create a dream-like array of physical-immersive theatre. Cinematic eruptions bloom from the shadows. What’s been perceived as inanimate, animates—revealing therapeutic interludes that bleed into sequenced theatrics. In an effort to “liberate the human subconscious,” The Velvet Noose combines poetic expression, puppeteering mask-work, and original sound design “to form a language superior to words” that invites the spectator into the spectacle. Playfully departing from the natural, the expected, the typical ~ theatre you can feel.

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

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

September 17th at 12:30pm

Enjoy a hilarious outburst of improvisational comedy performed by some of the brightest (and slightly twisted) teen minds in the Rochester area. Bring the whole family for this fast-paced, interactive show where audience participation is encouraged (so let your goofy ideas tag along, too). By the end of the explosive hour, you'll be howling with laughter and only want more! Coached by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons and produced by A Magical Journey Thru Stages, Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe goes for the gut.

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

Faust Bemshi!

September 17th at 2:30pm

Faust Bemshi! combines F. W. Murnau's great 1926 silent film, Faust, with a new book, music and lyrics, conjuring a new work of theater about desire for knowledge, power and influence. Journey with Faust as he sells his soul to the devil to gain the secrets of the universe!

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

Almost Magic Show! 2.0

September 17th at 4:00pm

Ted’s back with Version 2.0 of the Almost Magic Show! The comedic look at the thin line between the two art forms includes upgrades to both the magic and the juggling. Manipulating multiple objects as well as the audience is all part of the fun in this show for all ages.

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

H+P: The Haddie and Percy Saga

September 17th at 6:00pm

Mythology says the Underworld King Hades used pomegranates and other means to abduct the goddess Persephone to his lair. Their story has been debated and modernized for centuries, so why not one more - this time with a social media-obsessed Hades and a Persephone in full command of her powers? Amanda McFaul and Mike Tedone star in this new collection from Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly, directed by Sue Zuris.

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

Catharsis Time

September 17th at 7:30pm

Call it stand-up comedy. Call it confessional. Call it an autobiographical roast. Catharsis Time is an original, live show in which real people share real stories in five-minute bursts. Want to hear someone read from their awkward teenage diary? Want to hear a short, outlandish tale you’re sure is fiction—but isn’t? Laugh, squirm, and maybe get teary as these locals share their 100% real (and 100% eccentric) stories.

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

Nobody Lives in 6C

September 17th at 9:00pm

During an ice storm in Rochester, New York, in an empty apartment, there's a cat that plays piano, a drag queen who faces a despotic mother, and a mysterious encounter. Nobody is exactly who they seem, the lady is a tramp, and the pizza man delivers more than pies. Featuring Aaron Duclos, Kimberly Day and Julio Jordan. Written by Candide Carrasco and directed by Nick Russo.


  • Length: 65 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Tectonic Dances

September 18th at 3:00pm

“Tectonic Dances” is performed in tandem with the film “Tectonics” by Peter Bo Rappmund, and concerns itself with the Southern U.S. borderlands. Performers dance before images of La Frontera and evoke a world that is complex and profoundly beautiful.

Live accompaniment by Yoshiko Arahata on piano.

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

Commotion Dance Theater

September 18th at 4:30pm

Inspired by stories and poetry, Commotion Dance Theater brings together movement, music, props and more for their newest show! Ruben T. Ornelas presents “Mexican-American Purgatory,” an irreverent and absurd dance about being betwixt and between cultures; and Laurie MacFarlane performs “Talespin,” a fast-moving mash-up that reimagines characters from myth, folklore and fairytales. Funny, thought-provoking, and full of feeling, Commotion belongs on your “must-see” list! Presented With live music by Yoshiko Arahata.


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

The Geriactors Present: A Mark Jabaut Retrospective

September 18th at 6:00pm

Mark Jabaut was a brilliant local playwright who wrote dozens of short plays, many for the Geriactors. After losing him this year, we have gone through our inventory and selected several plays that best illustrate his unique way with words and characters. There is something for everyone here, and you will laugh!

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

The Thanksgiving Play

September 18th at 7:30pm

A comedy with a timely message, "The Thanksgiving Play" is a thought-provoking satire "ripped from the headlines." Join three well-meaning white teachers and the "professional actor" they've hired as a consultant as they try to put together a "politically correct" elementary school play about the first Thanksgiving. Whose perspective is missing? Is "wokeness" enough to pull this off, or will their blind spots be their undoing? Presented by Penfield Players.

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

H+P: The Haddie and Percy Saga

September 19th at 7:00pm

Mythology says the Underworld King Hades used pomegranates and other means to abduct the goddess Persephone to his lair. Their story has been debated and modernized for centuries, so why not one more - this time with a social media-obsessed Hades and a Persephone in full command of her powers? Amanda McFaul and Mike Tedone star in this new collection from Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly, directed by Sue Zuris.

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

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