2018 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

MuCCC is hosting many 2018 FRINGE performances- ticketing and information is available at https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/all-shows?venues=MuCCC
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2018 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2019, 10:58 PM
MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY, USA

About The Event

Please visit the official FRINGE webpage for details of FRINGE performances at the MuCCC https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/all-shows/page/2?venues=MuCCChttps://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/all-shows/page/2?venues=MuCCC

Off-Monroe Players Gilbert and Sullivan Revue

Wed September 12th at 7:00pm

Gilbert and Sullivan are the Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Pasek and Paul, of Victorian England. Spend some time with the duo that started it all. The Off-Monroe Players G&S Revue will have you sailing the seas with Pirates and Pinafores, taking a trip with Gondoliers to Utopia, and round it all out with a fast-talking trip to see the Mikado. Terrific tunes, fast and funny words await in this G&S Sampler.

Length: 50 Minutes

The Phil Shakespeare Show

Wed September 12th at 8:30pm

Join Will Shakespeare's cousin Phil as he presents a hilarious but informative look at the world of Elizabethan theater through games, puppets, songs, and audience participation.

Length: 50 Minutes

Phil Shakespeare and The Lord Chamberlain's Other Men present "The Tempest"

Thur September 13th at 7:00pm

Will Shakespeare’s cousin Phil has rescued his drunken, miscreant troupe of vagabond actors from the hands of the law and dragged them to town to present a rollicking version of Will’s "The Tempest," while calling on the audience to help provide the magic.

Length: 50 Minutes

Personal Foul: A Play Reading

Thu September 13th at 8:30pm

PERSONAL FOUL brings you into the gritty backroom of car sales where customers are cursed and camaraderie is a fluke – until today. In this play reading, the Jersey Pride Auto House has a new owner, and he’s making his first visit. Eddie MacNamera, the curmudgeon finance manager, is uneasy and doesn’t like the upbeat attitude of top salesman Jonathan Cook. As the new boss makes his rounds, the four remaining employees make some deals of their own to survive.

Length: 80 Minutes

Now & Then

Fri September 14th at 6:30pm

When Now meets Then. Ever wondered how people in a Now time would have been in a Then time? NOW & THEN explores a possibility, soul stirringly. Come laugh, cry, wonder why, and be surprised throughout now and then. Written/Directed by Grace Flores. Starring: J Claud Stewart ii, Calvin Nicholson, Matthew Posh, Vanessa Ryland, Erica Griffin, Renee Cobbs-Hill, Mya Hill, Elizabeth Anthony, Brandon White, Sherice Barnes, Starr Buntley, Latrell Hall, Eddie English, Michael Anthony, Kat Davis, Larry Singleton, Marlena Sain.

Length: 70 Minutes

Mustard Seed, Private Pain

September 14th at 8:00pm

IMANI Theatre Ensemble, Inc. presents Director Michael Atkins Yawn's MUSTARD SEED, PRIVATE PAIN. This powerful Gospel Stage Play follows Minister Davis as he begins to doubt his faith after experiencing a tragedy that causes his family to fall apart, and old friends show up to entice him to backslide. Find out what happens to Minister Davis and his family at this year's Fringe!

Length: 75 Minutes

Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead

Fri September 14th at 10:00pm

Fed up, frustrated, and even – some would say – pissed off at society, these incredibly energized monologues explode on stage, highlighting many societal ills. Impressively on-target with funny and frightening glimpses into the desperate struggle some Americans face, this is incredible honesty without the "save the world," rose-colored-glasses tone – critiques that offer up biting and brilliant social commentary. Audiences will leave the show with plenty of laughs and even more to think about.

Length: 60 Minutes

Amazing Exotic Animals

Sat September 15th at 10:00am

Wildlife Educators Coalition (WEC) presents AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMALS: Up Close and Personal! We'll showcase three animals per show, and you'll learn all about the species and how each became a beloved member of WEC. Hear about a “day in the life” of each animal, including feeding, exercising, playing, sleeping, unusual habits, and favorite antics. You'll want to see both shows! Check us out at Facebook.com/wildlife.educators.coalition, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @rocwildlife.

Length: 45 Minutes

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

Sat September 15th at 11:30am

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

Mustard Seed, Private Pain

Sat September 15th at 1:00pm

IMANI Theatre Ensemble, Inc. presents Director Michael Atkins Yawn's MUSTARD SEED, PRIVATE PAIN. This powerful Gospel Stage Play follows Minister Davis as he begins to doubt his faith after experiencing a tragedy that causes his family to fall apart, and old friends show up to entice him to backslide. Find out what happens to Minister Davis and his family at this year's Fringe!

Length: 75 Minutes

Dream Lab: Fascinating Transition

September 15th at 3:30pm

Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers their dreams. Be a fly on the wall as a collection of raw, revealing dreams is acted, analyzed, and brought to life. DREAM LAB, an avant-garde dramedy, isn't simply inspired by dreams – it's ripped directly from them. Nine, compelling, dreamscape monologues are annotated by the Analyst/Observer. Conceptual artist Jan Feldman has written down her dreams daily since 1999, filling more than 200 journals with thousands of stories. And she's going to let you WATCH!

Length: 60 Minutes

12 DOLLARS

Sat September 15th at 5:00pm

This Show MUST be Witnessed and Experienced!!! Do Not Miss TWELVE DOLLARS' tour-de-force performances – Truth, Mystery, Intrigue, Drama, Wonder & Surprise. 2017 TANYS Award for Outstanding Directing & Outstanding Acting. 2018 ESTA Festival Winner for Most Outstanding Actor: Anderson Allen. This show will blow your mind!

Length: 60 Minutes

Off-Monroe Players Gilbert and Sullivan Revue

Sat September 15th at 6:30pm

Gilbert and Sullivan are the Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Pasek and Paul, of Victorian England. Spend some time with the duo that started it all. The Off-Monroe Players G&S Revue will have you sailing the seas with Pirates and Pinafores, taking a trip with Gondoliers to Utopia, and round it all out with a fast-talking trip to see the Mikado. Terrific tunes, fast and funny words await in this G&S Sampler.

Length: 50 Minutes

The Dividing Line

Sat September 15th at 8:00pm

Birmingham, Alabama, 1962. Communities have rules that restrict members' actions, and segregation is at the forefront of America’s caste system. Two teenage girls meet at a bus stop in the same city, yielding vastly different experiences. What happens when you start to “see” the people you pass by every day? Does the new insight narrow the social "divide," or throw it into a "chasm" of deliberate ignorance?

Length: 75 Minutes

Amazing Exotic Animals

Sun September 16th at 12:00pm

Wildlife Educators Coalition (WEC) presents AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMALS: Up Close and Personal! We'll showcase three animals per show, and you'll learn all about the species and how each became a beloved member of WEC. Hear about a “day in the life” of each animal, including feeding, exercising, playing, sleeping, unusual habits, and favorite antics. You'll want to see both shows! Check us out at Facebook.com/wildlife.educators.coalition, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @rocwildlife.

Length: 45 Minutes

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

Sun September 16th at 1:30pm

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

Commotion Dance Theater

Sun September 16th at 3:00pm

To celebrate their silver jubilee, choreographers Ornelas and MacFarlane will present new dances and renew their wedding vows, with the Rev. John W. Borek officiating. Enjoy multi-layered dance theater works that use sound, text, and props to explore characters and stories. Plus, a festive ceremony and cake for all! Save the date!

Length: 50 Minutes

Whispering Inhibitions

Sun September 16th at 4:30pm

WHISPERING INHIBITIONS follows the life of Lara Brelle – award-winning actor, playwright, director, producer – from the 1970s-80s to present. All characters are important in the play’s flashbacks and current realities. There are moments of darkness, psychological breakdowns, sexual abuses, joy, and enlightenment. Based on a true story with a scattering of fiction, John C. says: “a confession of stolen innocence and search for redemption. How often what is beautiful must cloak what is ugly. But what is beautiful is still worthy."

Length: 65 Minutes

Show of Farce - A Comedy of Errors

Sun September 16th at 7:00pm

Lights, Laughter, Action! Do you ever have the perfect scenario for dropping idioms or puns into a conversation? Come watch our less-than-clever investigator as he meanders through a criminal investigation. Our intrepid gumshoe avoids the perils of the English language to ultimately stumble upon his man. Accusations won’t be the only thing flying in this fast-paced parody. The laughs come with the fast and furious play on words from the mind of Jim Harney.

Length: 50 Minutes

Positive

Sun September 16th at 8:30pm

In a near future plagued by overpopulation, three prisoners with troubling medical conditions share a cramped cell. Tensions rise and fall as the forced intimacy of living in close proximity draws each of their stories unwillingly out into the open, challenging the certainty of who among them is a criminal and who is a victim. Written by Jess Meyer-Crosby, this one-act play intricately touches on many of today's timeliest issues by looking at them through an imagined lens of tomorrow.

Length: 30 Minutes

Positive

Sun September 16th at 9:30pm

In a near future plagued by overpopulation, three prisoners with troubling medical conditions share a cramped cell. Tensions rise and fall as the forced intimacy of living in close proximity draws each of their stories unwillingly out into the open, challenging the certainty of who among them is a criminal and who is a victim. Written by Jess Meyer-Crosby, this one-act play intricately touches on many of today's timeliest issues by looking at them through an imagined lens of tomorrow.

Length: 30 Minutes

Medea

Mon September 17th at 7:00pm

Classic Greek Tragedy in an Hour. The Medea of Euripedes is presented in a new translation by Ian Johnston, featuring Emily Jusino. After sacrificing everything to aid her husband, Jason, to obtain the Golden Fleece, Medea is rejected in favor of a royal marriage. Exiled as an outsider, she vows an appalling revenge upon those who have scorned her.

Length: 50 Minutes

Whispering Inhibitions

Mon September 17th at 8:30pm

WHISPERING INHIBITIONS follows the life of Lara Brelle – award-winning actor, playwright, director, producer – from the 1970s-80s to present. All characters are important in the play’s flashbacks and current realities. There are moments of darkness, psychological breakdowns, sexual abuses, joy, and enlightenment. Based on a true story with a scattering of fiction, John C. says: “a confession of stolen innocence and search for redemption. How often what is beautiful must cloak what is ugly. But what is beautiful is still worthy."

Length: 65 Minutes

Obligatory Villagers present: The Big One

Tues September 18th at 7:00pm

Musical numbers, improvisation, and audience interaction highlight this original cabaret-style production that reflects on, ridicules, and ponders the current state of the world. Music and lyrics by singer/songwriter Nellie McKay.

Length: 60 Minutes

Home is a Four-Letter Word

Tues September 18th at 8:30pm

Three short theatre pieces, each with a different view of family and the unexpected places love can take you. Includes three original songs, and features Vicki Casarett, Steven Marsocci, Ged Owen, and Sara Bickweat Penner. HOME IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD is directed by Judy Molner and written by Doug Waterman.

Length: 60 Minutes

Medea

Wed September 19th at 7:00pm

Classic Greek Tragedy in an Hour. The Medea of Euripedes is presented in a new translation by Ian Johnston, featuring Emily Jusino. After sacrificing everything to aid her husband, Jason, to obtain the Golden Fleece, Medea is rejected in favor of a royal marriage. Exiled as an outsider, she vows an appalling revenge upon those who have scorned her.

Length: 50 Minutes

Flawed Beautifully

Wed September 19th at 8:30pm

Written and Directed by Ashona Pulliam and Jacynta Harris. What does it mean be flawed? Does flawed mean not beautiful? Does beautiful mean not flawed? Ashona Pulliam’s break-out stage play will captivate audiences with the story of how she – as a little girl – was forced into adult situations and abusive relationships, with a temper that could kill, but blossomed into a stunning woman, loving mother, actress, and playwright. Yeah, she has her imperfections, but she is FLAWED BEAUTIFULLY.

Length: 45 Minutes

Polite Ink. Sketch & Improv Presents: On The Spot

Thur September 20th at 7:00pm

Witty, crazy, and just downright funny, Polite Ink. has a style that is unrepentant and never stale. ON THE SPOT includes original sketches written by the troupe and improv scenes based on audience suggestions, plus occasional singing and dancing. The show features an impressive cast of experienced local improvisers who will have you laughing until it hurts. But please take our word for it: "ON THE SPOT is the most exciting show you'll see so far today!" YOU. WILL. LAUGH.

Length: 60 Minutes

The Picture of Oscar Wilde

September 20th at 8:30pm

On the night before his final trial for gross indecency, Oscar Wilde had an unexpected visitor: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. The only surviving artifact of that little-known reunion is an unflattering portrait of the defamed writer. Based on true events, we explore the final hours before Wilde’s incarceration; the relationship with his wife Constance; his lover, Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas; and an unexpected friendship with the notorious artist of the Moulin Rouge, Toulouse Lautrec.

Length: 60 Minutes

Obligatory Villagers present: The Big One

Fri September 21st at 7:00pm

Musical numbers, improvisation, and audience interaction highlight this original cabaret-style production that reflects on, ridicules, and ponders the current state of the world. Music and lyrics by singer/songwriter Nellie McKay.

Length: 60 Minutes

Home is a Four-Letter Word

Fri September 21st at 8:30pm

Three short theatre pieces, each with a different view of family and the unexpected places love can take you. Includes three original songs, and features Vicki Casarett, Steven Marsocci, Ged Owen, and Sara Bickweat Penner. HOME IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD is directed by Judy Molner and written by Doug Waterman.

Length: 60 Minutes

The Velvet Noose

Fri September 21st at 10:00pm

THE VELVET NOOSE gives costumed, immersive theatrical art experiences, under the aegis of primeval self-exploration. The show inspires introspection via droning MOOG sound-bath frequencies, paramount poetics, and entrancing slow-motion choreography –embellished by percussion both soothing and aggressive. Celebrating their critically acclaimed showcase at The MAG with a spring tour that included Hollywood street performances, The Noose will now use the intimate design of MuCCC to evoke the rapture of being alive.

Length: 60 Minutes

Format Mayhem

Sat September 22nd at 10:30am

Rochester’s Mayhem Dance and New Jersey-based Format Dance join forces for an evening of arresting physicality and thought-provoking choreography. Curated by Artistic Directors Marissa Aucoin and Caitlin E. Mahon, this concert will feature work by the companies as well as several guest choreographers from both states. Audiences are invited to engage with a diverse body of works – ranging from multi-media performance art to politically charged works of dance theater – that are sure to ignite and inspire.

Length: 60 Minutes

Art as Voice: The Collage

Sat September 22nd at 12:00pm

What happens when a poet dances to music created by a visual artist, or a rapper paints while a dancer recites poetry? ART AS VOICE: THE COLLAGE encourages the audience to see not only art, but also communication in a different way. Each artist will use a plethora of mediums – such as music, dance, spoken word, visual art, etc. – to convey his or her message in personal, social, political, and spiritual aspects.

Length: 60 Minutes

Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead

Sat September 22nd at 1:30pm

Fed up, frustrated, and even – some would say – pissed off at society, these incredibly energized monologues explode on stage, highlighting many societal ills. Impressively on-target with funny and frightening glimpses into the desperate struggle some Americans face, this is incredible honesty without the "save the world," rose-colored-glasses tone – critiques that offer up biting and brilliant social commentary. Audiences will leave the show with plenty of laughs and even more to think about.

Length: 60 Minutes

Moments of Gold

Sat September 22nd at 3:30pm

MOMENTS OF GOLD highlights some of the repertory of Madeline Kurtz and her company, MKrep. Her choreographic research focuses on the overlaps between competitive and concert dance, ultimately employing humor, sung/spoken text, and virtuosic movement vocabulary to both poke fun at and highlight the ways in which these two facets of the field can collide and coexist.

Length: 45 Minutes

The Dividing Line

Sat September 22nd at 5:00pm

Birmingham, Alabama, 1962. Communities have rules that restrict members' actions, and segregation is at the forefront of America’s caste system. Two teenage girls meet at a bus stop in the same city, yielding vastly different experiences. What happens when you start to “see” the people you pass by every day? Does the new insight narrow the social "divide," or throw it into a "chasm" of deliberate ignorance?

Length: 75 Minutes

The Hitchhiker's Decree

Sat September 22nd at 7:00pm

Our 19th season! Impact Theatre presents THE HITCHHIKER'S DECREE, an audience-participation dramedy for the philosopher in all of us. Synopsis: a grieving couple discovers that there are mysteries in the universe that require faith in order to believe, as they are left grasping in the darkness of their own obstinate ignorance. An original play written and directed by local author Frank Irace and performed by the In Your Face Players.

Length: 70 Minutes

Tickets: Not Required- FREE

Show of Farce - A Comedy of Errors

Sat September 22nd at 8:30pm

Lights, Laughter, Action! Do you ever have the perfect scenario for dropping idioms or puns into a conversation? Come watch our less-than-clever investigator as he meanders through a criminal investigation. Our intrepid gumshoe avoids the perils of the English language to ultimately stumble upon his man. Accusations won’t be the only thing flying in this fast-paced parody. The laughs come with the fast and furious play on words from the mind of Jim Harney.

Length: 50 Minutes

The Pillow Book of John W. Borek

Sat September 22nd at 10:00pm

THE PILLOW BOOK is a collection of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shonagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teshi during the 990s and early 1000s in Heian, Japan. The book was completed in the year 1002. Conceptual artist John W. Borek reads from his own pillow book as he enters his seventieth year. The book covers the years 1949 to 2018. Poster by Louie Podlaski.

Length: 60 Minutes

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