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Drive-In Dramas

September 12th at 5:30pm

SOLD OUT FOR 2019! From the creative team behind Dashboard Dramas comes the classic-car edition of a Fringe favorite! This unique show takes place in the SOTA Courtyard, where the audience rotates through four vintage automobiles from Great Lakes Classic Cars in Hilton, NY. Each classic car features an original ten-minute play set in the period-specific era of that vehicle. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind and stylish experience. Only eight tickets per performance!

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

Tunnel Vision

September 12th at 5:30pm

Rochester City Ballet's "Tunnel Vision" manipulates phrases of dance to explore the best and the worst of the emotional capacity that makes us human. Through a developing physicality, the dancers question: "Are we an evolutionary mistake, or can we reconcile the incredibly ferocious acts of love and destruction that make us who we are?"

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

A Happy Accident's Dating Show

September 12th at 6:00pm

Tired of being catfished, ghosted and gaslighted? Recently dumped, sadly single, or just stuck in a romantic mire? Then come on down to "A Happy Accident's Dating Game" and join Rochester's quirky improvisers Joanne Brokaw and Sara Moore as they try to connect singles, solve relationship woes and make love connections. Whether you're looking for The One or want to just watch the fun, it'll be the strangest game show you've ever seen! Audience participation is highly encouraged, but not required.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

The John Gray Laws

September 12th at 6:00pm

Set in the USA, 50 years from now, the #metoo movement has been usurped by politicians, who – while trying to manage societal pressure and appeal to those “across the aisle” – decide on a reform of separate but equal gender divisions called “The John Gray Laws,” after pseudo-psychologist and author of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus." A cautionary tale.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Drive-In Dramas

September 12th at 6:30pm

SOLD OUT FOR 2019! From the creative team behind Dashboard Dramas comes the classic-car edition of a Fringe favorite! This unique show takes place in the SOTA Courtyard, where the audience rotates through four vintage automobiles from Great Lakes Classic Cars in Hilton, NY. Each classic car features an original ten-minute play set in the period-specific era of that vehicle. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind and stylish experience. Only eight tickets per performance!

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

ENDLESS

September 12th at 7:00pm

"Endless" is a 45-minute dance piece set to the music of Frank Ocean's album, "Endless." It looks deeper into relationships, love, insecurity, identity, depression, control and the complications that come with being alive. A constant flow of contemporary/modern-based storytelling movement, "Endless" is riddled with questions, but offers no answers. Audience perspective is the only meaning.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

HERE Starring Kyle Marlett

September 12th at 7:30pm

In his attempt to prove that we’re all here together, Kyle Marlett's brand-new magic experience weaves intimate stories of his own life with magic unlike anything you’ve seen before. An award-winning magician from Las Vegas, Marlett has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "RuPaul’s Drag Race," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" and is the star of the hit Facebook Watch series, "Mutant Powers." Without a doubt, you will leave knowing that you were here.

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

This Year's Models

September 12th at 7:30pm

The freshest comedy show at Fringe! Comedian and broadcaster Woody Battaglia curates and hosts a hilarious showcase featuring the best of Rochester’s up-and-coming comedy talent. Each night spotlights a different group of funny folks guaranteed to keep the laughs coming. Don’t miss your chance to catch these talented newcomers. See one, then come back for more!

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Colma!

September 12th at 9:00pm

Colma, California is a city of cemeteries, a necropolis filled with little else but graves and their, ah, inhabitants. To increase tourism, the mayor hires consultants who decide to use the city’s own ghoulish reputation as its main selling point. All hell then breaks loose in the form of zombies, ghosts and a witch selling snow tires. A tale of magic, love and the undead. Written by Mark Jabaut, directed by Marcy Gamzon, and starring local favorites.

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

God Is A Scottish Drag Queen

September 12th at 9:00pm

★★★★★ “A CROSS BETWEEN DAME EDNA & BILLY CONNOLLY WITH A DOLLOP OF EDDIE IZZARD!” National Post. ★★★★★ “GOD IS GREAT! London Free Press. The 20-time “Best of the Fest” award-winning show and top-selling, one-man comedy on the international fringe circuit comes to Rochester! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from Adam & Eve to Star Wars in an unforgettable and hilarious comedy of biblical proportions!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Comedy

Stand-Up Through the Ages

September 12th at 9:00pm

"Stand-Up Through the Ages" is back! Seven comedians, from their twenties to their eighties, share their unique and hilarious observations, proving that whatever your age, life is definitely a laughing matter. Popular performers from previous sold-out shows join with new friends to bring original jokes galore. Enjoy the wit of Charlie Frusci, Lynn Gislason, Tori Hosier, Miriam Zinter, Dan Mulcahy, John Sekol (9/12 &13;), John Rigney (9/19) and host Phyllis Reed.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Drive-In Dramas

September 13th at 5:30pm

SOLD OUT FOR 2019! From the creative team behind Dashboard Dramas comes the classic-car edition of a Fringe favorite! This unique show takes place in the SOTA Courtyard, where the audience rotates through four vintage automobiles from Great Lakes Classic Cars in Hilton, NY. Each classic car features an original ten-minute play set in the period-specific era of that vehicle. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind and stylish experience. Only eight tickets per performance!

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

Rise Up Lights

September 13th at 5:30pm

Rochester City Ballet's "Rise Up Lights" is a non-stop thread of movement, choreographed by Franesca Genovese, shifting back and forth from solo work to ensemble pieces, showcasing and utilizing dancers’ athleticism and precision to bring music to life to showcase women's power. James Hansen’s choreography of “Ophelia's Reclamation" will open the show.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

The Decision is Yours! An Interactive Murder Mystery

September 13th at 6:00pm

Be part of a murder mystery! Audience members – provided with various clues – will decide who killed Gordon Forrest, murdered during a Broadway Review rehearsal. They'll also decide which way the action goes and how the story ends. Terry Fyke, director.

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

Stand-Up Through the Ages

September 13th at 6:00pm

"Stand-Up Through the Ages" is back! Seven comedians, from their twenties to their eighties, share their unique and hilarious observations, proving that whatever your age, life is definitely a laughing matter. Popular performers from previous sold-out shows join with new friends to bring original jokes galore. Enjoy the wit of Charlie Frusci, Lynn Gislason, Tori Hosier, Miriam Zinter, Dan Mulcahy, John Sekol (9/12 &13;), John Rigney (9/19) and host Phyllis Reed.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Drive-In Dramas

September 13th at 6:30pm

SOLD OUT FOR 2019! From the creative team behind Dashboard Dramas comes the classic-car edition of a Fringe favorite! This unique show takes place in the SOTA Courtyard, where the audience rotates through four vintage automobiles from Great Lakes Classic Cars in Hilton, NY. Each classic car features an original ten-minute play set in the period-specific era of that vehicle. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind and stylish experience. Only eight tickets per performance!

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

Time to Change

September 13th at 7:00pm

"Time to Change" premieres two original collaborations of dance, music and spoken word. "Nanosecond," by choreographer Anne Harris Wilcox and composer Matthew Curlee, investigates the destructive and creative nature of change and its wide-ranging fallout from the immediate to the unknown. "My Life in Sweaters," a memoir in dance and storytelling by Mariah Steele with original music by Yoshiko Arahata, knits together humor, passion, serendipity and numerous outfits to explore how clothing mediates our memories and experiences of change.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

HERE Starring Kyle Marlett

September 13th at 7:30pm

In his attempt to prove that we’re all here together, Kyle Marlett's brand-new magic experience weaves intimate stories of his own life with magic unlike anything you’ve seen before. An award-winning magician from Las Vegas, Marlett has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "RuPaul’s Drag Race," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" and is the star of the hit Facebook Watch series, "Mutant Powers." Without a doubt, you will leave knowing that you were here.

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

This Year's Models

September 13th at 7:30pm

The freshest comedy show at Fringe! Comedian and broadcaster Woody Battaglia curates and hosts a hilarious showcase featuring the best of Rochester’s up-and-coming comedy talent. Each night spotlights a different group of funny folks guaranteed to keep the laughs coming. Don’t miss your chance to catch these talented newcomers. See one, then come back for more!

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

'33(a kabarett)

September 13th at 9:00pm

In a ruined theater, an actor tumbles onto a dark stage. When the lights come up, he finds himself alone – his friends and colleagues disappeared, arrested by the authorities. Only their glittering, torn costumes remain. So, in tribute, he joyously and defiantly recreates the acts of the missing company. “Absolute joy to watch.” (NoLa Defender) “Incredible one-man show.” (PBS) “Stunning theatrical accomplishment.” (Vue Magazine). FIVE STARS “Breathtaking.” (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh)

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

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