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2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

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2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2019, 7:00 PM

MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA


About The Event

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Rochester Fringe Festival Shows as MuCCC 

Polite Ink. Sketch & Improv Presents: Give Us Your Word

September 19th at 7:00pm

Witty, crazy, and downright funny, Polite Ink. has a style that is unrepentant and never stale. Our shows include original sketches; smart, creative improv scenes based on audience suggestions; and occasionally – singing and dancing. The show features an impressive cast of experienced local improvisers who will have you laughing, chuckling, giggling, cackling, guffawing, snickering and chortling until it hurts. But please take our word for it: this is the most exciting show you'll see so far today! YOU. WILL. LAUGH. Length: 60 Minutes Genre: Comedy


The Phil Shakespeare Show

September 19th at 8:30pm

Will Shakespeare's cousin Phil has escaped plague-filled London and descended upon your town with his particular brand of Jacobean silliness. There will be acting! There will be puppetry! There will be music! There may even be entertainment! (No promises, though.) Length: 50 Minutes Genre: Comedy

People vs. Johnson

September 20th at 8:30pm

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 Genre: Theatre

The Telephone

September 20th at 10:00pm

Ben loves Lucy and Lucy loves...her phone? "The Telephone" tackles today’s epidemic of impersonal interaction through this charming, unconventional romantic comedy opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Lucy is your everyday millennial, glued to her phone. Her partner, Ben, is a no-frills kinda guy with one goal: to propose to Lucy before departing on a business trip. Audience members are encouraged to interact with Lucy during the performance using the Twitter handle @LUCYlovesBEN4ev. Don't miss this ONE-NIGHT-ONLY performance! Length: 30 Minutes Genre: Theatre

Terry Fyke's Five Point Performance Company Broadway Revue

September 21st at 12:00pm

The Five Point Performance Company Show Choir is thrilled to return to the Fringe! The company performs its dynamic Broadway-style and pop show, presented most recently at Walt Disney World as well as throughout the Rochester area. Terry Fyke, director. Length: 60 Minutes Genre: Music

Commotion Dance Theater

September 21st at 1:30pm

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 Genre: Dance

RED: That Other Color Girl

September 21st at 5:00pm

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 Genre: Theatre

Mark Twain - Storyteller

September 21st at 6:30pm

James Landers portrays Mark Twain, the storyteller, in two stories and a commentary from America's most famous humorist. "Cub Pilot on the MIssissippi," "Fennimore Cooper's Literary Offences" and "What Struck the Bluejays" are performed in the style of Twain by the artistic director of Classics Theater of Rochester. Length: 50 Minutes Genre: Theatre

Somewhere Between Justice and Third Period

September 21st at 8:00pm

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 Genre: Theatre

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