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SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Get the Best Seats At the Best prices The BEST SEATS in the house – get your seats before tickets go on sale to the general public. The LARGEST DISCOUNT off single ticket prices – up to 60% off non-Subscriber prices. ULTIMATE ATTENDANCE FLEXIBILITY 6-show Subscribers enjoy unlimited ticket exchange privileges. EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS and PRIORITY BOOKING for special, hit productions like A Christmas Carol and ‘Til Death Do Us Part before tickets go on sale to the public.

The joy of professional theatre awaits at Geva Theatre Center – where loyal patrons and America’s best actors, directors, playwrights and designers come to play. Together, we’ll make Broadway-quality productions right here in Rochester, just for you. It’s your theatre, home grown. Our fifty full-time staff and over one hundred guest artists are poised once again to create theatrical memories on both the Wilson Mainstage and Fielding Nextstage. Geva is thankful to be New York State’s most attended not-for-profit regional theatre company, and one of the 25 most subscribed theatres in the country. Forty-one years of theatre-making with the Rochester community have demonstrated the broad range of first-rate shows that define the Geva experience: music, drama, comedy and lots in between. The 2014-2015 Season will be no different, and we invite you to be a part of it. There is something for everyone – a full array of handcrafted productions sure to entertain, provoke, inspire, surprise and delight.

Mark Cuddy Artistic Director

More accessible than ever!

Tom Parrish Executive Director

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By Frederick Knott | Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by David Ira Goldstein

September 9 - October 5

CLASSIC THRILLER

WILSON MAINSTAGE | 14 -15 SEASON

A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside – waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller’s chilling conclusion. The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors, turn her disability to advantage, and survive.

WITH SUPPORT FROM


By David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Mark Cuddy

BROADWAY HIT

In South Boston, this month’s paychecks cover last month’s bills, Bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she risks what little she has left to look up an old flame, hoping he’ll help her make a fresh start. Nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Play, a humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate can determine our path.

WITH SUPPORT FROM

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OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 16


Book by Howard Ashman Music and Lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman Directed by Sean Daniels Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

JANUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 15

FAMILY MUSICAL

WILSON MAINSTAGE | 14 -15 SEASON

A hapless skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation – and gets the girl of his dreams – when he discovers an exotic man-eating plant. This delightfully demented, charming and tuneful family musical blends doo-wop, rock and Motown into an affectionate cult classic send-up of B-movie horror flicks and the American Dream. From the award-winning songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.

WITH SUPPORT FROM


By Wendy MacLeod Directed by Sean Daniels

World premiere COMEDY

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious new comedy by Rochester-born playwright Wendy MacLeod. Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure.

WITH SUPPORT FROM

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FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 22


By Katori Hall Directed by Skip Greer

MARCH 31 - APRIL 26

INSPIRING DRAMA

WILSON MAINSTAGE | 14 -15 SEASON

A soul-stirring reimagining of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel. A visit from the feisty hotel maid compels him to confront his own doubts, destiny and legacy. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play and a hit in London and on Broadway, dramatic, magical storytelling gives insight into King, the man, and reaches a summit that will leave audiences breathless.

WITH SUPPORT FROM


By Christopher Durang Directed by Bruce Jordan

TONY AWARD®-WINNING COMEDY

An irresistible, laugh-out-loud comedy and winner of the Tony Award® for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. When their movie-star sister Masha makes a surprise visit with her hot boy-toy Spike in tow, so begins an unforgettable weekend of rivalry, regret and hilarious racket in this wacky, Chekhovian mash-up. By the end of their impromptu family reunion, this lovable bunch won’t ever be the same!

WITH SUPPORT FROM

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MAY 5 - MAY 31


FIELDING NEXTSTAGE STUDIO SERIES

SEE ALL 3 FOR JUST $79* *When purchased with an ESL Wilson Mainstage Series Subscription, regularly $84

The Fielding Nextstage Studio Series is a collection of contemporary plays by some of America’s hottest writers, including two world premiere productions. Enjoy great storytelling in the intimate 180-seat Nextstage.

KATHERINE’S COLORED LIEUTENANT By Nora Cole World premiere DRAMA

With support from

FEBRUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 22 Nora Cole (Fences, Voices of the Spirits in My Soul) digs deep into her family’s history to tell the story of her uncle, a Tuskegee airman, and her aunt, a Louisville schoolteacher. A moving and captivating love story set amidst the racial divisions of the American South during and after WWII.

A BODY OF WATER

By Lee Blessing

CONTEMPORARY MYSTERY

march 19 - april 5 A long-married couple wakes one beautiful morning in an idyllic summer house surrounded by lush lawn and a vast body of water. There’s only one problem – they have absolutely no memory of who they are, or how they got there. Their world is complicated further when a mysterious young woman arrives, offering information and potential explanations. Without the foundation of memory, life is a never-ending stream of possibilities – and secrets.

THE ROAD TO WHERE

By Cass Morgan

World premiere MUSICAL MEMOIR FIELDING NEXTSTAGE | 14 -15 SEASON

APRIL 23 - may 10 With the help of two talented musicians, Broadway veteran and writer Cass Morgan searches for her roots. A trip to the West of Ireland sparks memories of her childhood in Rochester, her growing up in a Florida trailer park, and a need to reconcile with her parents in an enchanting evening of story and song.

THE FIELDING NEXTSTAGE STUDIO SERIES IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY

Gouvernet Arts Fund at the Community Foundation Entercom Marketing Results Group


Lisa Gaye Dixon and Emily Dorsch Black Pearl Sings!, 2014

Thaddeus Fitzpatrick and Rachael Tice I and You, 2014

Brigitt Markusfeld Stranded on Earth, 2014 Veronica Russell and Todd d’Amour Venus in Fur, 2013

James Craven and Emily Kitchens Tinker to Evers to Chance, 2014

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Jeremiah Kissel and Will Lebow Two Jews walk into a War, 2012


SUBSCRIBERS GET MORE THAN GREAT PLAYS There are many benefits to being a Geva Subscriber, not the least of which is a ticket to each Subscription series production. In addition, you’ll receive exclusive perks and conveniences including the ability to exchange tickets and special discounts at fantastic area restaurants. You also become part of the Geva family and, in doing so, play an active role in the cultural vibrancy of our region.

SAVINGS

When you Subscribe to the Geva Season you save up to 60% off regular ticket prices. Additional discounts available for Seniors (62+), K-12 educators and veterans.

100% ticket flexibility!

6-Show and Flex Subscribers enjoy easy, no-hassle ticket exchanges. If something comes up, call the Box Office and one of our helpful associates will book a night that works best for you (upgrade charges may apply, excludes Today Pass).

Missed PERFORMANCE INSURANCE

Forgot you had tickets, or got sidetracked on your way to the theatre? It happens to the best of us! As a 6-Show Seated Subscriber, you have Missed Performance Insurance. We’ll do our best to find you a seat before the end of the run.

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FIRST IN LINE

Geva Subscribers are always the first – and sometimes only – people to know about exclusive pre-sale and discount opportunities to additional productions and engagements such as A Christmas Carol, ‘Til Death Do Us Part and summer shows. Order tickets for yourself, family and friends before they go on sale to the general public. Fielding Nextstage

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JULY 9 - JULY 27 | 2014 Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin.Conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Additional material by Jay Reiss | Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

A hilarious musical that follows six awkward adolescents on their quest for the spelling championship of a lifetime. WITH SUPPORT FROM

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‘TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3 November 4 - NOVEMBER 30 | 2014 By Maripat Donovan | Featuring Colleen Moore

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 26 - December 27 | 2014

By Charles Dickens | Adapted and directed by Mark Cuddy Music and Lyrics by Gregg Coffin

The sparkling classic returns, full of spectacular magic, heartwarming music and holiday tradition. WITH SUPPORT FROM

WARM 101.3 WROC TV

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Colleen Moore returns as ‘Sister’ in this hilarious new lesson on the Sacraments of Marriage and Last Rites.


PACKAGES FOR

EVERY LIFESTYLE

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OUR MOST POPULAR PACKAGE

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6-SHoW ESL WILSON MAINSTAGE SEATED PACKAGE With tickets to our entire Mainstage season already in hand, you’ll never again regret missing the show you really wanted to see, and you’ll get the same great view every time you attend on your night. Get first choice of the best seats in the house. Unlimited Exchanges | Our best value package

FIRST WEEK PREVIEW SERIES Tue. 7:30pm Wed. 2pm Wed. 7:30pm Thur. 7:30pm Fri. 8pm Sat. 2pm, Sun. 7pm

OFF PEAK SERIES Tue. 6pm Tue. 7:30pm Wed. 7:30pm Thur. 7:30pm Sun. 7pm

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PEAK SERIES Fri. 8pm Sat. 8pm (Opening Night) Sat. 8:30pm Sat. 4pm Sun. 2pm

See the show before everyone else Regular

Prime Section Section A Section B

$235.50 $168.00* $168.00*

$348.00 $324.00 $306.00

*Low-priced introductory package for new Subscribers

Weeknights and Sunday evenings Regular

Prime Section Section A Section B

$258.00 $232.50 $202.50

$378.00 $354.00 $336.00

Weekends and Weekend Matinees Regular

Prime Section Section A Section B

$285.00 $270.00 $231.00

$408.00 $384.00 $366.00


from $261

mix and match flex ticket package

Mix and match with six ticket vouchers you can use in any combination for the best available seats (including Prime seats) for performances in your series in the Wilson Mainstage and/or the Fielding Nextstage. Excludes holiday and summer shows. One free exchange ($5 thereafter) | Easy to give as a gift

OFF-PEAK SERIES Sun.-Thur. evenings | $261.00 PEAK SERIES Weekend evenings/matinees | $288.00

Regular

$378.00 $408.00

JUST $150

last minute planner today pass package

One ticket to each ESL Wilson Mainstage show. Same day seating only in sections A or B. Subject to availability. Call the day of performance to reserve. Lowest priced option | Seating is not guaranteed.

$79/$84

fielding STUDIO SERIES 3-Show seated nextstage package

Add the Studio Series to any package for $79 or purchase it as a standalone for $84.

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