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Audience Responses to Kenneth Ziegler, Rob Riordan, Steve Rosen, & Anna Bucci. Photo by Ken Huth.

“WOW!! Just WOW!! This production is amazing! We felt mesmerized throughout. Great job Geva!! And thank you” - Pati “The play is just as relevant today as it was 50 years ago when it first came out. An excellent choice for Geva” - Kay

THE WORLD PREMIERE “Hands down, THE BEST PLAY I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! Must see!!!” - Lugene “World class acting and staging. It doesn’t get any better than this. It’s like Broadway in Rochester. Congratulations all!” - Heidy “Whenever I think I’ve seen the best at Geva, something like this comes along. Powerful theater. Thanks Geva” - Gary “It was unbelievable! I’ve been a season ticket holder for years, and this was one of the best plays ever!” - Kevin “This play was unforgettable! It kept us on the edge of our seats at every twist and turn.” - Shirley

“Steve Rosen and cast are side splitting funny!” - Don “Great show. And a fabulous lead performance by our Pittsford native Steve Rosen” - Adele

“Everyone needs to see this play. Superb cast, incredible writing and direction - all in the BEST VENUE!!!! See it now” - Anne “Best show of the season so far!” - Bill Chike Johnson & Chelsea Morgan. Photo by Ron Heerkens.


the 16/17 Season... Jessiee Datino. Photo by Ken Huth.

“You have a hit on your hands!!” - Bob “Excellent, we had the best time!!” - Jennifer

John Michael Presney & Trent Rowland. Photo by Ken Huth.

Jen Cody & John Scherer. Photo by RC2 Photography.

“We loved it! The actors are superb. The dialogue is spot on (or is that “Spot” on?) and we laughed the whole way home” - Arica “This play is extremely extremely extremely funny. A must see for animal lovers” - Laurie


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The characters on Geva’s stages this season will excite and inspire you. We will meet Unsavi, the bodega owner with dreams of going back to the Dominican Republic in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights. Josh Cohen takes us on a hilarious life-changing ride in his search for love in The Other Josh Cohen. We meet Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass in a new play about their enduring friendship, witness the private thoughts and courage of the young Anne Frank who dreams of “doing all kinds of exciting things” in The Diary of Anne Frank and Erma Bombeck draws us into her world of domestic humor in At Wit’s End. Your 2017-2018 Season will introduce you to characters that you will remember forever. Treat yourself to award-winning, world class theatre crafted right here in Rochester just for you.

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Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson Musical Direction by Don Kot | Choreographed by Julio Agustin In ‘the Heights,’ life is always colorful and everybody knows everyone. Here, coffee from the corner bodega is sweet and the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. But it’s a neighborhood on the cusp of change, where the biggest decisions can be choosing which traditions you keep and which ones you leave behind. This landmark musical by the creator of Hamilton was the winner of 4 Tony Awards® (including Best Musical and Best Original Score) and a Pulitzer Prize-nominee. W

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By Lydia Diamond Directed by Summer L. Williams In partnership with Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca On the eve of the 2008 Presidential Election, four intellectuals find themselves embroiled in a complex web of social and sexual politics. Brian, a neuroscientist, is studying the brain’s responses to race and its societal implications. Ginny, a psychologist, is studying low-income Asian-American women’s reaction to stress. Jackson, a young doctor, has opened a clinic for low-income patients. Valerie, a talented actor, is struggling to make ends meet by working as a maid. Everyone wants to be successful, to find love, and to feel as if they’ve made a positive impact on the world. But what influence does race have on that quest? A brilliantly hilarious and incisive play by the playwright of the award-winning Broadway play, Stick Fly. F

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By Mat Smart Directed by Logan Vaughn A commission from Geva Theatre Center & the New York State Council on the Arts The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship – from its beginning in Rochester, through a Civil War and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history. W

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Book, Lyrics and Music by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen Directed by Hunter Foster Josh Cohen just can’t get a break (or a girlfriend). He’s overweight, broke and underemployed. To top it all off, his apartment is robbed of everything but a single Neil Diamond CD. But then a mysterious letter arrives that could change his life forever. This hilarious and ingenious musical comedy by David Rossmer and Pittsford native Steve Rosen was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. W

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By Margaret Engel and Allison Engel Directed by Mark Cuddy Starring Pam Sherman as Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck, one of our country’s most beloved humorists, captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Starring “Suburban Outlaw” and columnist Pam Sherman, this is the story behind America’s favorite average housewife who championed the lives of women with an incomparable wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all — the truth.

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By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman Directed by David Ira Goldstein A Co-Production with Arizona Theatre Company The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most important literary works of the 20th century. In this powerful new adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a bright and talented young girl with the aspirations of any teenager. This impassioned drama about the lives of eight people in hiding from the Nazis in a concealed Amsterdam attic captures the claustrophobic reality of their daily existence. Anne’s story of love, hope, courage and triumph of the human spirit has captivated audiences with its profound message for over 70 years. W

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By Gabriel Jason Dean Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh Dr. Harold Banks is a renowned professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Nebraska. When Nazrullah, an Afghan refugee, suddenly arrives at his doorstep armed only with well-worn copies of The Diary of Anne Frank and The Old Man and the Sea in his hand belonging to Harold’s daughter – an American teacher killed in an attack on an Afghan Girls School – the two men spend the next few months as unlikely roommates. Featuring Artistic Director Mark Cuddy as ‘Harold’ in his return to the Geva stage, Heartland is an emotional journey through love and loss, an examination of culpability and, ultimately, a meditation on the power of forgiveness.

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By Catherine Trieschmann Directed by Mark Clements A Co-Production with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre When Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help Joanne with her elderly and cantankerous curmudgeon of a father, Joanne breathes a little easier. She needs their help, and they need jobs. But she can’t anticipate the complications that arise when “the help” starts to feel like family…and act like it. A brilliant new comedy by one of today’s hottest playwrights about boundaries, power, privilege and anxiety in a single backyard.

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By Robert Harling Directed by Skip Greer Truvy’s motto at her Louisiana beauty shop is: “There is no such thing as natural beauty.” Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six sassy southern spitfires gather every week to gossip, swap recipes and support each other through thick and thin. But those sisterly bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Heartwarming and humorous, Steel Magnolias is a story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. W

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