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Velvet Determination

September 13th at 6:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

How To Meditate: A Burlesque Show

September 13th at 9:00pm

A stand-up comedy show about one person's spiritual journey, from breaking the law and backpacking across Mongolia to living in a Zen monastery in Japan, dealing with heartbreak, and becoming a jazz guitarist, only to wind up finding true love in the most unexpected of places. Andrew Steiner is an internationally touring comedian who won best comedy show at Pittsburgh Fringe in 2019. The performance also features Brooklyn-based comedian Francesca Maglione.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Comedy

Velvet Determination

September 14th at 6:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

How To Meditate: A Burlesque Show

September 14th at 7:30pm

A stand-up comedy show about one person's spiritual journey, from breaking the law and backpacking across Mongolia to living in a Zen monastery in Japan, dealing with heartbreak, and becoming a jazz guitarist, only to wind up finding true love in the most unexpected of places. Andrew Steiner is an internationally touring comedian who won best comedy show at Pittsburgh Fringe in 2019. The performance also features Brooklyn-based comedian Francesca Maglione.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Comedy

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 14th at 9:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Velvet Determination

September 15th at 5:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 15th at 6:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 15th at 9:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Velvet Determination

September 16th at 5:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 16th at 6:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Choise of Valentines

September 16th at 9:00pm

Moxy Cleaveland Cabaret from Niagara Falls brings to life “The Choise of Valentines,” an erotic poem from 1592 by Thomas Nashe. With a combination of live music, acting and dance, they create a unique "narrative burlesque" - including the first recorded literary use of the word ‘dildo’ - that is fun, sexy and unexpectedly sincere, leaving patrons reminiscing over young lovewhile laughing and singing along to their favorite songs.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

How To Meditate: A Burlesque Show

September 16th at 10:15pm

A stand-up comedy show about one person's spiritual journey, from breaking the law and backpacking across Mongolia to living in a Zen monastery in Japan, dealing with heartbreak, and becoming a jazz guitarist, only to wind up finding true love in the most unexpected of places. Andrew Steiner is an internationally touring comedian who won best comedy show at Pittsburgh Fringe in 2019. The performance also features Brooklyn-based comedian Francesca Maglione.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Comedy

Cobbs Hill Consort

September 17th at 5:00pm

The Cobbs Hill Consort is a unique Rochester acoustic ensemble featuring Native American flute supported by the living sounds of harp, guitar, drums and percussion. The music is soothing, emotive, and transporting, engaging you in a journey of the heart. The group returns to the Rochester Fringe Festival for an eighth year sharing the gift of healing energies and creative collaboration, including Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute) and Sandy Gianniny (harp), both team members of UR Medicine Palliative Care.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Runaway Princess: a Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness

September 17th at 7:30pm

Winner Best Storyteller, United Solo (theatre row) 2018; Best Actor, Galway Fringe, 2019; Fringiest Show, Baltimore Fringe, 2019; Directors Choice, Marsh International Solo Festival 2022

Former New York City call girl Mary Goggin shares her award-winning true story of sex, drugs, and Irish Catholic nuns, told with dark humor, unflinching honesty, and unsentimental pathos as she recounts her journey from utter darkness to absolute joy.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Theatre

Eight Chamber Hunger Orchestra

September 17th at 9:00pm

Acclaimed poet Rachel McKibbens explores the complex landscape of grief, gender, mental illness and motherhood as told through a daring menagerie of poetry, drag performances, and a carnival sideshow act.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Choise of Valentines

September 17th at 10:30pm

Moxy Cleaveland Cabaret from Niagara Falls brings to life “The Choise of Valentines,” an erotic poem from 1592 by Thomas Nashe. With a combination of live music, acting and dance, they create a unique "narrative burlesque" - including the first recorded literary use of the word ‘dildo’ - that is fun, sexy and unexpectedly sincere, leaving patrons reminiscing over young lovewhile laughing and singing along to their favorite songs.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Cobbs Hill Consort

September 18th at 6:00pm

The Cobbs Hill Consort is a unique Rochester acoustic ensemble featuring Native American flute supported by the living sounds of harp, guitar, drums and percussion. The music is soothing, emotive, and transporting, engaging you in a journey of the heart. The group returns to the Rochester Fringe Festival for an eighth year sharing the gift of healing energies and creative collaboration, including Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute) and Sandy Gianniny (harp), both team members of UR Medicine Palliative Care.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Runaway Princess: a Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness

September 18th at 7:30pm

Winner Best Storyteller, United Solo (theatre row) 2018; Best Actor, Galway Fringe, 2019; Fringiest Show, Baltimore Fringe, 2019; Directors Choice, Marsh International Solo Festival 2022

Former New York City call girl Mary Goggin shares her award-winning true story of sex, drugs, and Irish Catholic nuns, told with dark humor, unflinching honesty, and unsentimental pathos as she recounts her journey from utter darkness to absolute joy.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Theatre

Etched Glass Decanter

September 18th at 9:00pm

Etched Glass Decanter is a dark fantasy drama following two astronomers across multifarious strange worlds.

Recipient of the 'Best New Writing Award' in the 2020 Paris Fringe.

"A master work... born in a blend of Beckett and Kafka, it feels occult." - BingeFringe Magazine

"There's a level of nuance and mysticism in the writing reminiscent of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Edgar Allan Poe." - Rochester City Newspaper

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Theatre

Etched Glass Decanter

September 20th at 6:00pm

Etched Glass Decanter is a dark fantasy drama following two astronomers across multifarious strange worlds.

Recipient of the 'Best New Writing Award' in the 2020 Paris Fringe.

"A master work... born in a blend of Beckett and Kafka, it feels occult." - BingeFringe Magazine

"There's a level of nuance and mysticism in the writing reminiscent of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Edgar Allan Poe." - Rochester City Newspaper

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Theatre

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