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The Theater World of John W. Borek

September 10th at 7:00pm

"The Theater World of John W. Borek" explores more than a decade of presentations by the New York Times-derided, post-capitalist artist/producer who has brought to Rochester such important works as "Moose Murders," "Dinner Theater" and "The Museum of Johnny." Now in his seventieth year, Mr. Borek says, "It's the theater that got small. This is my close-up." With Justin Rielly and surprise guests. Image by Louie Podlaski

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

You're Being Watched Encore Performance

September 10th at 8:30pm

First presented in the 2017 Fringe, "You're Being Watched" consists of three short plays by author/illustrator Chuck Harrison: "Nowhere," in which a young woman is the catalyst for three strangers' sudden moral dilemma; "Cage Meet," an English teacher encounters an animal rights activist during his public protest (new this year!); and "42 A.C.E.," a snapshot of a family living under the threat of corporate control in the year 42 After Common Era.

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

Off-Monroe Players Gilbert and Sullivan Revue

September 11th at 7:00pm

The Off-Monroe Players Gilbert and Sullivan Revue presents: G&S backward and forward. The OMP Revue will take you on a journey from ending to beginning – with a couple of side trips – of the delightful, fun, sentimental and joyful songs from the Topsy Turvey World of Gilbert and Sullivan. If you think you know HMS Pinafore, Mikado or the Pirates of Penzance, you may be in for a few surprises. Join in the fun...there may even be some audience participation!

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

Jim and Kevin Rescue the Planet – Or So it Seems!

September 11th at 8:30pm

This is a comedy about a quest to save the planet from certain doom. A parody, it takes audience members on a wild and hilarious ride through the twists and turns of a farcical adventure. Our would-be heroes, Jim and Kevin, must avoid the perils of everyday life, along with those of the English language, and make their way through several detours to save the world. The laughs come from the minds of Jim Harney and Kevin Markham.

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

Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

September 12th at 7:00pm

When a psychiatrist – or a Siberian Monkey Goddess, beautiful and terrible in her wrath – is confronted by someone who believes themself to be Charlie Chaplin, she becomes determined to convince "Charlie" that they're merely a very disturbed individual attempting to escape from their own unhappiness. A powerful exploration of the nature of reality, dream, art and identity, the play becomes an increasingly desperate yet farcical struggle over the nature of identity that neither party can afford to lose.

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

Monster in a Box

September 12th at 8:30pm

In the early 1990s, actor-monologist Spalding Gray attempted to write a novel, but his adventures in Los Angeles and on the New York stage seemed to get in the way of completing the book. After presenting "Swimming to Cambodia" at the 2015 Fringe, Aspie Works returns to Gray's repertoire with this staged reading, adapted by Gray's widow Kathleen Russo and featuring company founder Justin Rielly.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Homo Familiarus

September 13th at 7:00pm

An exploration through movement, music and dramatic scenes of what it means to be human and to share intimacy. Emphasizing stories beyond simple romantic relationships between men and women, Grey Noise Theatre Company’s exquisite and moving show offers glimpses into human closeness with themes from love to lust to violence – all with fearless authenticity. Scenes are from beloved contemporary and classic works such as Paula Vogel's "Indecent" and Shakespeare's "Othello," as well as original short plays and dance/movement pieces.

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

Somewhere Between Justice and Third Period

September 13th at 8:30pm

This is a comedy by William Gleason. Tawny Linkletter is "Miss Everything" in high school. She even won the school fight song contest with her entry, "We Bite." Everything was going great until she was charged with stealing the tune from another source. Now she faces a charge of plagiarism in the second degree and is due in court for the school trial of the decade.

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

The Velvet Noose

September 13th at 10:00pm

Shamanic imagery. Ancient dark fantasy. All align in an immersive, experiential performance of live-action Tarot card readings. Audience members are directly engaged, some receiving a limited-edition original print upon entering the experience. As screams from darkness announce the drawn cards, the inanimate animates through improvisation and choreographed theatrics. Therapeutic expression blooms through ambitious mask-work and contact improv, while gongs and synthesizers create an intense, holistic soundtrack. After last year's full-house debut, "The Velvet Noose" returns anew. PEACE.

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

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

September 14th at 12:00pm

Produced by A Magical Journey Thru Stages, Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe goes for the gut. 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. 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! Coach: Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

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

American Idiot

September 14th at 1:30pm

SOLD OUT! The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical "American Idiot", based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album of the same name by Green Day, boldly takes musical theatre where it's never gone before. From the team that previously brought "Heathers: School Edition" and "Carrie, the Musical" to Fringe (Director: Tina Crandall-Gommel, Vocal Director: Heather Lonardo, Music Director: David Curry, Stage Manager: Beverly Bauman), this high-octane show will wake you up before September ends and give you the time of your life.

  • Length: 115 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Flawed Beautifully

September 14th at 4:00pm

"Flawed Beautifully" is Ashona's search for love, guidance and acceptance amid a plethora of choices made for her and by her during her early years. Disappointment, sadness, loneliness and anger confined her, and while her hard life would mold her, it would not make her. No longer a seed, she is the root. Written by Ashona Pulliam; directed by Michael Atkins Yawn. This a guaranteed sell-out performance you don't want to miss.

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

People vs. Johnson

September 14th at 6:00pm

Mrs. Debbie Cakes (Kelli Briggs) is summoned for jury duty for the trial of “The State vs. Mr. Johnson,” a young man who allegedly murdered someone when he was a teenager. Was it murder or self-defense, and can the judge, the attorneys and the jury provide him a fair trial of his peers? This production will run two nights and features Rachel Barnhart (Deputy DA) and Ernest Flagler-Mitchell (Judge). Brought to you by Hoosevents, LLC dba D.A. Brown Consulting.

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

ShMILF Life

September 14th at 7:30pm

Dating is hard. Dating when you're older is harder. Dating when you're transgender is...harderer? Dating when you're older AND transgender is harderest! Storyteller and comedian Penny Sterling ("Spy in the House of Men") tells tales of navigating uncharted waters in the Sea of Love in this bittersweet, adults-only, one-woman show.

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

Radio WHT’s Dangerous Hospital

September 14th at 9:00pm

Radio WHT presents “The Lonely Hearts of Sacred Heart Hospital" (or "Dangerous Hospital"). Travel back in time as “Les Liaisons dangereuses” (Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 naughty epistolary novel) is adapted for your imagination as a lost episode of a Golden Age of Radio soap opera. Deceit! Seduction! Medical personnel! Valentines?? You've seen the film, you've read the book, you've watched the ballet – but did you laugh? Writers Hybrid Theater (Radio WHT) has fixed that for you.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Commotion Dance Theater

September 15th at 1:00pm

Commotion Dance Theater returns to Fringe with new dances that evoke scenes and characters both poignant and absurd. Using sound, text and props, Commotion creates “a realm of fantasy filled with mysterious sights and sounds” (The New York Times) and a “light-hearted performance that requires zero effort to enjoy” (CITY Newspaper). This show is sure to delight and astound.

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

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

September 15th at 2:30pm

Produced by A Magical Journey Thru Stages, Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe goes for the gut. 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. 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! Coach: Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

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

RED: That Other Color Girl

September 15th at 4:00pm

A Generational Curse has both destroyed and strengthened the bonds between a group of women for centuries. “Red" explores its beginnings, implications and possible resolutions. These women discover just how insidious a curse it is, as well as how common it is among women from all walks of life. Once quietly discussed, "Red" speaks boldly about colorism and self-hatred. There is humor, sadness and enlightenment in these stories about women not seen.

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

No Bad News

September 15th at 5:30pm

Six women – all different, yet connected and walking towards fearplace us right in the middle of a health crisis. Based on actual occurrences, No Bad News takes audiences on a healing journey into their minds, hearts...and courage. Life's more complicated than fiction, but when the reality is mixed, how does one interpret what's strange? Just because you don't talk about it doesn't mean it's not there. The "shadows of our minds" hold the answers...and in the secrets, more questions.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Impossible Marriage by Beth Henley

September 15th at 7:30pm

Pandora Kingsley is to be wed to Edvard Lunt, a worldly artist twice her age, in a beautiful ceremony outside of Savannah, Georgia. Her family and friends, however, are less than thrilled at the match. Harboring their own secret hopes and desperate desires, they conspire to end the marriage even before it begins. Full of overblown gestures and witty observations, this comedy of manners and modern marriage pits passion against social norms. Which will win? A hilarious Southern Gothic comedy!

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

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