EVENTS: “ADDAMS FAMILY,” LAKESIDE WINTER CELEBRATION 21 FILM: “STAND UP GUYS,” “AMOUR” 28 RESTAURANT REVIEW: THAI TIME 9 THEATER REVIEW: “A LIFE IN THE THEATRE” @ BLACKFRIARS 20 URBAN JOURNAL: THE RPO'S NEXT ACT 3 ROCHESTER THEATER HALL OF FAME: NOMINATE NOW 12 DORO • DAUGHTRY • MIKE KAUPA QUARTET FEBRUARY 6-12, 2013 Free • THE HONEYCUTTERS • JOYWAVE Greater Rochester’s Alternative Newsweekly • Vol 42 No 22 • • AND MORE MUSIC, PAGE 12 • News. Music. Life. What needs to happen is public outcry.” FEEDBACK, PAGE 2 Eastman House wants second shot at vets club. NEWS, PAGE 6 Does Rochester need a hostel? NEWS, PAGE 4 Climate change cinema. NEWS, PAGE 5 Natural selections at Oxford Gallery. ART REVIEW, PAGE 24 FEATURE | BY ERIC REZSNYAK | PAGE 10 | PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON Local plays link college, community, and theater Rochester has no shortage of live theater. And in a scene so crowded, some elements sometimes get lost. Consider our local college theater programs, as well as local playwrights, which rarely get significant community exposure. This month a production by the University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program will bring those two elements of the local theater scene together, as the UR stages a full production of a local playwright’s work for the first time in anyone’s memory. Opening on Thursday, February 14, and continuing through February 24, the International Theatre Program will present “The Rochester Plays,” a two-part work by local writer Spencer Christiano. Although the plays are not necessarily set in Rochester — although they easily could be — they allow the UR to tap into the pool of talent in its backyard. It also gives an up-and-coming young playwright a larger and higher profile venue for his work.