The 10th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

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The 10th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Time & Location

Oct 08, 7:00 PM
Rochester, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

About The Event

Various performances at the MuCCC as part of the Rochester Fringe event.

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The 10th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

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1st Impressions 

Fri. Sept. 17, 2021 8:30 PM

Sun. Sept. 19, 2021 6:00 PM

Written and directed by Samantha Marchant; starring Drea Bim and Sam Evans. Two strangers meet at a pet adoption home visit, entering the house on a reality TV show, or as two strangers on a train. What happens next is up to you. The actors will poll the audience at key moments, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style. Will these first impressions go down in history as the ultimate meet-up or as a run-in with the stranger from hell? You decide.

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Length: 45 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Theatre Location Type: Indoor 

Almost Magic Show! 

Sun. Sept. 19, 2021 4:30 PM

Sat. Sept. 25, 2021 5:00 PM

Buckle up for this comedic look at the thin line between magic and juggling. Magicians woo audiences by hiding their skills. Jugglers wow audiences with their skills totally on display. Juggling is magic without the deceit! Manipulating multiple objects as well as the audience is all part of the fun in this show for all ages.

Length: 45 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Comedy Location Type: Indoor 

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Belonging(s) 

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 8:00 PM

Wed. Sept. 22, 2021 7:00 PM

Locked in a mysterious storeroom, a woman and her spouse are forced to confront a troubling question: what is actually hers? Her possessions? Her family? Her body? Her memories? Her thoughts? Her prejudices? Her very soul? By turns hilarious, terrifying, and deeply moving, E. Elias’s new play penetrates with Beckett-like precision to the heart of contemporary life, exploring the profound state of indebtedness that is the foundation of human nature. A U.S. premiere!

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Theatre Location Type: Indoor 

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Commotion Dance Theater 

Sat. Sept. 25, 2021 2:00 PM

Sat. Sept. 25, 2021 6:30 PM

Commotion Dance Theater returns to Fringe with two new works. “Fairy Tales of Our Own Devising” is a triptych of surreal dances directed by Laurie MacFarlane and created in collaboration with three composers and three visual artists. The piece opens a window into a fantastic and mysterious universe. Ruben T. Ornelas presents an inter-disciplinary work using dance and film that portrays the U.S./Mexico borderlands as a place of shared, lived experience.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Multidisciplinary Location Type: Indoor 

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Foot Foul 

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 1:30 PM

Sat. Sept. 25, 2021 3:30 PM

It’s "The Big Lebowski" meets "The Big Sleep" in this original play. The detective agency of Mitt and Chas (or Chas and Mitt) has just landed its first big case. There’s a caper, a dame, mistaken identity (a lot of mistaken identity), and maybe even a chase scene in this modern noir romp.

Length: 45 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Theatre Location Type: Indoor 

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Ghost Story 

Tue. Sept. 14, 2021 7:00 PM

Mon. Sept. 20, 2021 7:00 PM

A breast cancer patient, Lisa, visits with her positive-thinking therapist, Meryl. As their meeting goes on, the two women – along with Meryl's girlfriend, Hannah – discover what it means to be diseased, both in health and in life. Aspie Works presents this rarely-staged play from British playwright Mark Ravenhill, directed by Justin Rielly.Length: 60 Minutes 

Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Theatre Location Type: Indoor 

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The Innerloop Blog Comedy Variety hour! 

Thu. Sept. 16, 2021 8:30 PM

Fri. Sept. 24, 2021 8:30 PM

The InnerLoop Blog creators Shane Allen and Michael Colon host a comedy show with Rochester's funniest comics. Experience these rising stars before they move to a bigger city and forget about us entirely! And since it’s an InnerLoop show, you know they'll be making fun of everything Rochesterians hold near and dear to our hearts.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Comedy Location Type: Indoor 

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La voix humaine 

Sun. Sept. 19, 2021 7:30 PM

Alone in her apartment, Elle desperately clings to life with the telephone as the only connection to her former lover. Between dropped calls and wrong numbers, she speaks with him and reveals her anxiety-ridden anguish over his abandonment. She admits her attempted suicide the previous evening and we witness her last words. Soprano Kerri Lynn Slominski and pianist Alex Kuczynski bring Francis Poulenc’s operatic monodrama, "La voix humaine," to life. Sung in French with English translation provided.

Length: 50 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Theatre Location Type: Indoor 

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Polite Ink. Sketch & Improv Presents: InTents 

Thu. Sept. 16, 2021 7:00 PM

Witty, yes. Crazy, a little. Funny, the funniest. Polite Ink. has a style that's unabashed and abashed at the same time. InTents includes a smattering of original sketches, improv based on audience suggestions, and probably a little singing and dancing for good measure. The show features an impressive cast of experienced local comedic talent who will have you laughing "a little too hard at that." InTents is the most exciting show you will see today! YOU. WILL. LAUGH.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Comedy Location Type: Indoor 

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ShMILF Life 

Fri. Sept. 17, 2021 7:00 PM

Thu. Sept. 23, 2021 7:00 PM

Dating when you're old is hard. Dating when you're transgender is harder. Dating when you're old AND transgender? Welcome to the "ShMILF Life." Comedian/Storyteller PENNY STERLING ("Spy in the House of Men," "Parents & Children/Husbands & Wives") tells the hilarious and touching story of trying to find an authentic relationship in a world that wants to objectify her. Content warning: discussion of fetishization and sexual assault.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Comedy Location Type: Indoor 

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Soviet Boy With Magic Powers 

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 12:00 PM

Sun. Sept. 19, 2021 3:00 PM

What was it like, growing up behind the Iron Curtain? Were Soviet kids raised in drawers, force-fed borscht, and forbidden to smile? Yes, almost. But there was one special boy who learned his grandpa’s magic and developed an antidote to communist propaganda. In this show, award-winning storyteller and a former Soviet boy Sufian Zhemukhov will share heart-warming, delightful childhood stories about how he played with his baby buffalo, memorized books, and tried to solve dark mysteries of the Cold War.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Comedy Location Type: Indoor 

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Stand-Up Through the Ages 

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 6:30 PM

Fri. Sept. 24, 2021 7:00 PM

"Stand-Up Through the Ages" is back! Seven comedians, ranging from their twenties to their eighties, share their unique and hilarious observations, proving that whatever your age, life is definitely a laughing matter. The popular performers from previous sold-out shows return, bringing original jokes galore. Enjoy the wit of Charlie Frusci, Lynn Gislason, Tori Hosier, Miriam Zinter, Dan Mulcahy, John Rigney, and host Phyllis Reed.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Comedy Location Type: Indoor 

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Stories for the End of the World 

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 3:00 PM

Tue. Sept. 21, 2021 7:00 PM

What does the end of the world mean to you? Is it mass destruction or the smallest personal tragedy? Visit two "out-of-time" lovers, the Vice President, gods deciding our fate, the triangle people, grandpa, and others to figure out the answer. We might ask you as well. Produced by Theater Apparatus and written and directed by Jeremy Sarachan, "Stories" stars Joseph Barcia, Doug Curry, Kiyomi Oliver, Larry Ploscowe, Ira Srole, Tracey Ulterino, Almeta Whitis, and Tegan Young.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Theatre Location Type: Indoor 

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Womba Africa Drumming and Dance 

Wed. Sept. 15, 2021 7:00 PM

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 4:30 PM

Womba Africa is a cultural drum and dance group formed in the town of Nungua. The members are part of the Ga Adangbe People in greater Accra, Ghana, a tribe with a very rich history and culture quite distinct from other major ethnic groups. The Womba Africa band typically performs with the Ga language because almost all members are from Nungua, a Ga speaking community.

Length: 60 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Multidisciplinary Location Type: Indoor 

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The Velvet Noose 

Fri. Sept. 17, 2021 10:00 PM

Sat. Sept. 25, 2021 8:00 PM

Shadow work and dramaturgical studies come together in an immersive, experiential performance of live-action, Tarot card enactments. Audience members receive limited-edition, hand-inked cards on arrival. As screams from darkness announce drawn cards, the inanimate animates, initiating transfixing improvisations and sequenced theatrics. Gongs create the evolving score, informed by mindful, sound-bath resonance healing. "The Velvet Noose" builds upon last year’s sold-out performance in direct narrative continuation with two ambitious performances.

Length: 50 Minutes Tickets: Required Venue: MuCCC Genre: Theatre Location Type: Indoor 

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