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The only thing harder than producing a successful festival is creating a better one the following year. We think we are about to do just that. Last year we presented 180 performances at 22 venues in 5 days to over 32,000 people in downtown Rochester. This year—hold onto your seats—we are about to present 360 performances at 28 venues over 10 days. 120 of this year’s performances are FREE to the public, including a return engagement of the spectacular Bandaloop, who at last year’s festival dazzled 10,000 people with their mezmerizing mid-air ballet 17 stories off the ground. This year you will be able to step back in time in the incredible, elegant Magic Crystal, an early 1900s Spiegeltent in which we will be presenting a specially commissioned show, Cirque du Fringe. Imported from Belgium, equipped with a hardwood floor, an antique bar and beautiful wooden booths flanked by mirrors and stained glass, the Magic Crystal is the first Spiegeltent ever to appear in a fringe festival in the United States, so don’t miss your chance to see it. None of our events, of course, would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, for whom we are forever grateful, and our army of volunteers, whose thousands and thousands of volunteer hours help bring you what is now one of the largest fringe festivals in the United States. As always, though, our festival cannot be a success without you. Buy tickets. Attend shows. Bring a friend. And if you see one of our board members, give him or her a pat on the back.

WELCOME TO THE FRINGE!

We’re back!

Enjoy the show! The Board of Directors of the Rochester Fringe Festival

AND NOW, A WORD FROM OUR TITLE SPONSOR:

Suzanne Nasipak-Chapman Regional Director, First Niagara Financial Group

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We are proud to present the 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival! We at First Niagara are committed to supporting organizations that enrich the community, specifically in the areas of mentoring, education and the arts. I have called the Rochester area “home” for more than 26 years, and I enjoy the rich depth of museums, restaurants and arts programs our area has to offer. We believe the arts and downtown revitalization are vital to our growth. Rochester is full of innovative thinkers who make things happen – dreamers who dream on a big scale. One of First Niagara’s missions is to help fund and grow those dreams. Last year, the attendance numbers for the Fringe Festival far exceeded everyone’s expectations, and it was a big success for our community. We are ready to celebrate Rochester’s creative spirit again this year - and invite you to join us. The amazing BANDALOOP is returning! The Festival organizers have arranged for an old world Spiegeltent to delight us. There are many wonderful acts to see. So come downtown and discover something new!

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CONTENTS SPECIAL THANKS

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Fringe Information Day-by-day Schedule Headliner: BANDALOOP Headliner: Marc Maron Headliner: Dave Barry Spiegeltent Outdoor events Shows: Children’s

Shows: Cross Genre Shows: Dance Shows: Music Shows: Performance Art Shows: Spoken Word Shows: Theater Shows: Visual Arts & Film Map

Shows: Comedy

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Justin L. Vigdor (Chairman), Senior Counsel, Boylan Code LLP Dr. Sylvie Beaudette Director of Women in Music Festival and Asst. Professor, Eastman School of Music Dr. Paul Burgett Vice President, University of Rochester Nina Caruso Manager of Special Projects, George Eastman House

Mark A. Costello Partner, Boylan Code LLP Mark Cuddy Artistic Director, Geva Theatre Center Erica Fee Festival Producer

Dr. Elaine Spaull Director, Center for Youth and Council Member, City of Rochester Burton Speer Partner, Mengel Metzger Barr Deborah Stendardi Vice President, Rochester Institute of Technology

David Henderson Artistic Director, Method Machine

Darren Stevenson Founder and Artistic Director, PUSH Physical Theatre

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Mike Calabrese Owner, Java’s and Good Luck

Dr. Grant Holcomb Director, Memorial Art Gallery

Ruby Lockhart Executive Director, Garth Fagan Dance

Heidi Zimmer-Meyer President, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation

Gloria Smith Media Buyer & Planner

Erich Camping Chief Festival Photographer

Agathi Georgiou Event & Party Planner

Margit Brazda Poirier Fundraising Consultant

Kelli Marsh Festival Photographer

Jennifer Jones Volunteer Coordinator

Matthew D. Guernere Gibbs Street Production Manager

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Erica Fee Festival Producer Jenn Lyons General Manager Erin DiVincenzo Marketing Director Sally Cohen Publicist Kate Sonnick Creative Director Daniel Jones Art Director Timothy Intili Director of Ticketing Joe Alessi Logistics Coordinator

Glenn Cerosaletti Higher Ed Coordinator Emily Stork Festival Lighting Designer

John Schlia Festival Photographer

Liz Osborn BANDALOOP Production Manager Rev. Winterbourne LaPucelle Jones Gospel Coordinator Taylor Walders Intern, SUNY Geneseo

Martin Leary TV Commercial Director

Nadine Sherman Intern, Eastman School of Music

We Make Nice Websites Web Design & Development

Eno Okung Production Intern, University of Rochester

Official Guide produced for the festival at

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PARTNERS & SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSOR

FOUNDING HIGHER EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

SPIEGELTENT SPONSOR

Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation HIGHER EDUCATIONAL PARTNER

CO-PRODUCING SPONSORS

Ames Amzalak

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MEMORIAL TRUST

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SPIEGELGARDEN SPONSORS

Mary Mulligan TrusT

EXCLUSIVE HOTEL PARTNER

ASSOCIATE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS

OFFICIAL FRINGE COCKTAIL

EXCLUSIVE PRINT SPONSOR


OFFICIAL BEER SPONSORS

ASSOCIATE PRODUCING SPONSORS

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

CHILDREN’S SPONSOR

Kozel Family Foundation HEADLINERS’ CO-PRODUCING SPONSOR

Simon & Josephine Braitman Family Supporting Foundation Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

Louis P. and Betty A. Iacona Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation Karen R. McLaughlin

Cobblestone Capital

Steven & Jill Robins

Burt Gordon

Rubens Family Foundation

Gouvernet Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation

Studio 215 Dr. Sarah Collins In honor of Justin L. Vigdor

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FRINGE INFORMATION

IN AND AROUND ROCHESTER’S EAST END SEPTEMBER 19-28, 2013 A brief history of Fringe Festivals

In 1947, eight theatre groups turned up – uninvited – to perform at the newly-established and curated Edinburgh International Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Although not listed in the official program, the groups performed anyway at venues they found for themselves. The following year, a Scottish journalist coined the term “fringe festival” to describe these non-juried shows that began turning up annually. The Edinburgh Fringe is now the largest arts festival in the world, with 2013’s edition featuring more than 41,000 performances of some 2,800 productions. Today, there are more than 200 fringe festivals worldwide, with around 20 in the United States. The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival was the first fringe festival in Upstate New York.

What is a fringe festival?

A fringe festival is simply a multi-day, multi-genre arts festival. Unlike traditional arts festivals, the venues decide their own programming, be it comedy, dance, theatre, music, visual arts, etc.

Tickets

ONLINE AT WWW.ROCHESTERFRINGE.COM IN PERSON: For all venues: at the door, if still available, starting one hour prior to performance. For Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater and all Eastman School of Music Venues (Kilbourn Hall, New Rehearsal Room (Rm 415) and Sproull Atrium:

Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 E. Main St, Rochester, NY 14604. For all other venues:

Spiegeltent Box Office (Corner of Gibbs & Main Streets, Rochester, NY 14604.) Please note the Spiegeltent Box Office opens on Sunday, September 14. Please note: Tickets for Marc Maron and An Evening with Dave Barry are also available through

Rochester area Wegmans “That’s T.H.E. Ticket!” (located at Customer Service) and by phone: 877.368.2207 or 585.454.2100

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All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangable.

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Spiegeltent Box Office Hours during the Fringe:

Spiegeltent Box Office Hours before the Fringe:

Thursday, September 19: 6-9pm Friday, September 20: 5-10pm Saturday, September 21: 1-11:30pm Sunday, September 22: 1–9pm Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26: 5-9pm Friday, September 27: 5-11:30pm Saturday, September 28: 1–11:30pm

Sunday, September 14: 12noon – 4pm Monday, September 15 – Thursday, September 17: 12pm-6pm

Fringe Fanatic Pass

360 Performances. 28 Venues. 1 pass. Buy an all-inclusive FRINGE FANATIC pass today! Fringe Fanatic passes are $190 and available online or at the Spiegeltent Box Office. Please note: The Fringe Fanatic Pass does not apply to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre or the Spiegeltent. Venues may not admit latecomers or inand-outs, particularly to theatre and comedy shows. Passes are not available at Wegmans. Fringe Fanatic passholders must arrive 30 minutes before curtain for guaranteed seating. Pre-ordered Fringe Fanatic passes will be mailed immediately after Labor Day.


September 19 – 28

One Fringe Place (Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Rochester, NY 14604).

The Spiegeltent, Spiegelgarden (outdoor beer & wine lounge), Spiegeltent Box Office, food trucks & vendors, info booth, merchandise tent and free entertainment. Hours: Weekdays: 5-10pm. Weekends: 12noon – 11pm.

Other Outdoor Venues

Friday on the Fringe (Friday, September 20th)

Manhattan Square Park (Chestnut Street & Court Street, Rochester, NY 14604).

Free entertainment, food, beer, wine and a spectacular performance by the world-renowned BANDALOOP. Hours: 5-9pm. BANDALOOP performs at 8pm. Family Friendly BANDALOOP performance: Saturday, September, 21st. Food trucks from 3-4:30pm. BANDALOOP performs at 4pm. Friday, September 27th – Saturday, September 28th

Gibbs Street (between East Avenue and Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604).

Free entertainment, chalk art, street performances, food, beer and wine. Hours: Friday: 5-11pm, Saturday: 12noon – 11pm.

ATMs Temporary ATMs can be found at Manhattan Square Park (September 20th and 21st) and One Fringe Place (Corner of Gibbs & Main) (September 19-28th.) Many venues also have ATMs. Please check the map on page 70 for other locations.

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Festival Hub

Parking The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is held in Downtown Rochester’s East

End. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, which allows for one-time parking. The Fringe recommends one of the many surface lots and parking garages located near the Fringe hub on Gibbs Street, from East Ave to East Main St. (which will be closed to vehicle traffic during the for the second weekend of the festival). See map of page 70 for parking locations. Please note that the City of Rochester charges $7/car for all festival parking. The East End Garage (Main & Scio) and One HSBC Plaza charge $5/car.

Bike Parking Because the Fringe is a pedestrian-friendly event, it’s also an ideal venue for

those traveling by bicycle! The Fringe hub is easily accessible from East Avenue, with many bike racks and loops nearby. If you’re traveling into the city from the ‘burbs, throw your bike in the car, park in one of the many city side streets off East Avenue, and bike in from there. As always, it’s better to be safe than sorry: LOCK YOUR BIKE & WEAR A HELMET.

Info Booth The Fringe Info Booth will be located in Manhattan Square Park on the night of September 20th and at One Fringe Place (Corner of Main & Gibbs) for the entire duration of the festival (September 19-28th.)

Accessibility All Fringe venues are handicapped accessible. Individuals needing assistance

Lost & Found Anything turned into the Fringe will be held at the Fringe office until the end of the festival. Contact the Fringe Info Booth or info@rochesterfringe.com for more information.

Additional Questions? Please contact us by emailing info@rochesterfringe.com PLEASE NOTE: All shows and times in this guide are subject to change. Please check www.rochesterfringe.com for up-to-date information.

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may contact the Fringe at info@rochesterfringe.com for further help. Individuals being dropped off may pull up to the front of a venue or at the corner of Main & Gibbs St.

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DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 6-7pm The Goldilocks Score and Other Dances. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 6:30-7:30pm Murder on the Fringe! RAPA East End Theatre. $10/$5 kids 8+. 6:30-7:30pm The Sundry Tales of Festus Freely. Java’s Café. FREE 7-7:50pm Rochester Playwrights. Writers & Books. $15. 7-7:50pm The Mythology Cycle. MuCCC. $5. 7-8pm Anonymous Willpower. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $6. 7-8pm Garth Fagan Dance. Garth Fagan Dance Studio. $16. 7:30-8:30pm Justin Time with Matt Griffo. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 7:30-9pm The Turtle Play (The Play About the Turtle). The Space Theatre & Gallery. $7 8-9pm Arild Remmereit conducts the Rochester Chamber Orchestra: Remembering Frederick Douglass. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $15. 8-9pm Mariah Maloney Dance. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $12. 8-9:30pm ROOMS: A Rock Romance. RAPA East End Theatre. $12/$8 students.

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8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25)

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8:30-9:30pm 23 Psaegz. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 8:30-10:30pm Gruesome Playground Injuries. Writers & Books. $10. 9-10:30pm All Your Questions Answered. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 9:30-10:30pm The Big Vaudeville Hook Comedy Hour. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 12-12:30pm Zen Bagels. Writers & Books. $5. 4-4:50pm Sombras de Nuestros Rostros: Shadows of our Faces. Writers & Books. $15.

5-6pm A Capella Hour. RAPA East End Theatre. $12/$8 students. 5-6pm The Ninth Circle. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10. 5-9pm Friday on the Fringe Manhattan Square Park. FREE. 5:30-6pm Eight Beat Measure. Little Theatre Café. FREE 5:30-6:30pm Cello Show. Java’s Café. FREE 6-6:30pm Kinect the Dots. The Little Theatre 1. $10. 6-7pm The Goldilocks Score and Other Dances. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 6-7:30pm Club RIT: Poetry by RIT Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni. Gallery r. FREE 6:30-7:30pm Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis Present “DIVAS Our Way”. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $15. 6:30-7:30pm Al Biles and GenJam. Little Theatre Café. FREE 6:30-7:30pm Anonymous Willpower. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $6. 6:30-7:30pm Grey Light. Java’s Café. FREE 6:30-7:30pm The Way I Am. RAPA East End Theatre. $15/$10 students & seniors. 7-7:30pm Kinect the Dots. The Little Theatre 1. $10. 8-8:30pm BANDALOOP. Manhattan Square Park. FREE 9:15-10:25pm ¡Ole! Blackfriars Theatre. $11. 9-10pm 23 Psaegz. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 9-10pm Justin Time with Matt Griffo. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 9-10pm Swingin’ on a Star: Casey Jones Costello Sings Bing Crosby. Java’s Café. FREE 9-10:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 9-10:30pm Canary in a Coal Mine. The Space Theatre & Gallery. $10. 9-10:40pm Crocodile. The Little Theatre 1. FREE 9-11pm TheatreROCS Fringe Showcase. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. FREE 9-11:30pm A Night of Laughs. RAPA East End Theatre. $12.

10-10:20pm 12 Dollars. Acanthus Café. FREE 10:30pm-12am Zero Gravity, Zero Hope: An Alien Horror Show. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 11am-12pm Excerpts from “Sleeping Beauty”. RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 11am-8pm UR Arts Bus. One Fringe Place. FREE 11:30am-12:30pm The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $11. 12-1:30pm A Man, A Magic, A Music – Live! Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 12-1:30pm Signatures Magazine Presents RIT Poets. Little Theatre Café. FREE 12:30-1:30pm Aquarian Exposition. RAPA East End Theatre. $10 12:30-3:30pm Day of Dance. RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 1-2pm A Thousand Dreams Within Me Softly Burn. George Eastman House Living Room. FREE 1-2pm The Audition. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10 1-4:30pm RIT School of Film & Animation 2013 Student Honors Show. The Little Theatre 1. FREE 1-5pm Human Library. Eastman School of Music Cominsky Promenade. FREE 2-2:50pm Finding My Place: One Man’s Journey through the Middle Ages. MuCCC. $10 2-3pm Almighty God Bierce. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16 2-3pm Not Wallace Stevens. Writers & Books. $7 2-3pm The 39 Steps – A Live Radio Play. George Eastman House Curtis Theatre. FREE 2-3:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 2:30-3:30pm Voices of Disparity. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10 continues on page 12


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2:30-3pm Diversity of Dance at the University of Rochester. Rapa East End Theatre. $10 3-3:50pm Jane. MuCCC. $10 3-4pm Ruddy Well Band. George Eastman House Terrace Garden. FREE 3-4:10pm ¡Olé! Blackfriars Theatre. $11 3:30-4:30pm The Author’s Voice: A One-Act Comedy. Geva Theatre Nextstage. $16 4-4:30pm BANDALOOP. Manhattan Square Park. FREE 4-4:30pm Encore A Cappella. Little Theatre Café. FREE 4-5pm Alice in Wonderland. RAPA East End Theatre. $10/$8 students. 4-5pm PUSH Physical Theatre presents PUSH Plus. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $15 4-5pm The Ninth Circle. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10

7-8pm Get Cut Off. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10. 7-8pm Ping! RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 7-8pm Róisín Dubh – The Black Rose. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $15. 7-7:50pm The Daughter of Capulet. MuCCC. $8. 7-8:30pm All Your Questions Answered. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 7:30-8:30pm GRR! Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 7:30-8:30pm The Peter Torpey Trio. Java’s Café. FREE. 8-9:10pm ¡Ole! Blackfriars Theatre. $11. 8-8:50pm Connect the Dots. Writers & Books. $12. 8-8:50pm Interviewing the Audience. MuCCC. $8. 8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 8-9:20pm Marc Maron. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. $20-$55.

4-6pm Meet & Greet with Frank Cost. Gallery r. FREE

8-9:30pm Canary in a Coal Mine. The Space Theater & Gallery. $10.

5-5:50pm Bag of Tricks. MuCCC. $8 5:30-6:30pm Justin Time with Matt Griffo. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16

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7-8pm Garth Fagan Dance. Garth Fagan Dance Studio. $16.

4-5pm The Poetry Chain Gang. Writers & Books. FREE

5-5:45pm Dangerous Signs. The Little Theatre 1. FREE

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Tales of Festus Freely. Java’s Café. FREE.

5:30-6:30pm Rochester Stories – a Neighborhood Project. RAPA East End Theatre. $10 5:30-6:30pm Unleashed! IMPROV Presents: ROCumentary. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10 6-7pm Oliver Brown & His Extra-Ordinary Ukuleles. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $7 6-7pm SpeakFathom: A Language-Musical Cabaret. Writers & Books. $11 6-7:30pm Waiting at the Crossroads Café. Blackfriars Theatre. $11 6:30-7:30pm Anomaly: BIODANCE, Sound ExChange and M.W. Harris. RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. $10. 6:30-7:30pm The Sundry

8-9:30pm Wild Nights/Play That Funky Music. Little Theatre Café. FREE. 8:30-9:30pm Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis Present “DIVAS Our Way”. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $15. 8:30-9:30pm Articulated Vulnerability. RAPA East End Theatre. $8. 8:30-9:30pm Dupre on Krol. Java’s Café. FREE. 9:9:50pm Stories at the Piano. Anecdotes from a Performing Life.Thomas Warfield. MuCCC. $5. 9-10pm leo crandall. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 9-10pm PsychoPomp and Pageantry. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 9:30-10:30pm Dancing Chickens & Kissing Books: An Evening with Howie Lester, Episode 2. The Little Theatre 1. FREE. 10-10:50pm Songs by David Temperely. Eastman School of

Music Sproull Atrium. $10. 10-11pm Old Maid and the Thief. RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 10-11pm SaMe SeX ShAkEsPeArE 2013. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $9. 10pm-12am Silent Disco. Spiegeltent. 18+ with ID. $5-$7. 10:30pm-12am Zero Gravity, Zero Hope: An Alien Horror Show. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 11-11:30am Zen Bagels. Writers & Books. $5. 11am-12pm Flower City Vaudeville. RAPA East End Theatre. $10/$5 kids. 12-1pm The Author’s Voice: A One-Act Comedy. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 12:30-1:30pm Aquarian Exposition. RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 12:30-1:30pm The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $11. 1-1:30pm RIT Surround Sound. Little Theatre Café. FREE. 1-1:50pm Community Moves Kids Show. Writers & Books. $5. 1:30-2:30pm PsychoPomp & Pageantry. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 2-2:30pm Proof of Purchase. Little Theatre Café. FREE. 2-2:50pm Roc City Ringers. MuCCC. $10. 2-3pm Bill Evans Dance Company in Concert. Eastman School of Music New Rehearsal Hall. $15. 2-3pm Desert Rhythms Middle Eastern Dance Troupe. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $13. 2-3pm The Way I Am. RAPA East End Theatre. $15. 2-3:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 2-3:30pm Waiting at the Crossroads Café. Blackfriars Theatre. $11. 3-3:45pm RIT Poetry Slam Team and Mental Graffiti. Little Theatre Café. FREE.


(refundable deposit required for headphones).

8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25)

3-4pm The Lonely Ones. Writers & Books. $8.

8-9pm Zellow Spring/Summer 2014. RAPA East End Theatre. $8/$5 students.

9:30-10:30pm The Author’s Voice: A One-Act Comedy. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

3-4:30pm A Man, A Magic, A Music – Live! Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25)

3:30-4:30pm leo crandall. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8.

9-9:50pm The Goldberg Variations. MuCCC. $8.

3:30-4:30pm Voices of Disparity. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10

9:30-10:30pm PsychoPomp & Pageantry. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

3:30-5pm Children of a Lesser God. RAPA East End Theatre. $5. 4-4:50pm Gems of the Nile. MuCCC. $10. 4-5pm Bill Evans Dance Company in Concert. Eastman School of Music New Rehearsal Hall. $15. 4:30-5:30pm Al Biles and GenJam. Little Theatre Café. FREE. 5-5:50pm Mounafanyi. MuCCC. $10. 5-6pm Get Cut Off. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10. 5-6pm SpeakFathom: A Language-Musical Cabaret. Writers & Books. $11. 5:30-6:30pm Kite Strings: An Original Rochester Musical. RAPA East End Theatre. $8. 6-7pm Almighty God Bierce. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 6:30-7:30pm Anomaly: BIODANCE, Sound ExChange and M.W. Harris. RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. $10. 6:30-7:30pm Eggs Benedict. Java’s Café. FREE. 6:30-7:30pm Mariah Maloney Dance. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $12.

7-8:30pm Starting Here, Starting Now. Blackfriars Theatre. $11. 7:30-8:30pm Swingin’ on a Star: Casey Jones Costello Sings Bing Crosby. Java’s Café. FREE. 7:30-9pm All Your Questions Answered. Geva Theatre Center Nexstage. $16. 7:30-9:10pm Pedestrian Drive-In: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Spiegelgarden at One Fringe Place. FREE

5-6pm Rhythm Tap Rochester. RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 6-7pm Merged: A Dance Concert. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 6:30-7:30pm Grey Light. Java’s Café. FREE.

7-7:50pm Pink Ribbons. MuCCC. $10.

7-7:50pm Rochester Playwrights. Writers & Books. $15.

7-8pm Old Maid and the Thief. RAPA East End Theatre. $10.

7-8pm Rochester Rat Pack. RAPA East End Theatre. $12.

8-9pm The 24-Hour Plays. Writers & Books. $10.

7-8pm The Duck Variations. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8.

8-8:50pm Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo. MuCCC. $12.

7:30-8:30pm The Author’s Voice: A One-Act Comedy. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 8:30-9:30pm Murder on the Fringe! RAPA East End Theatre. $10/$5 kids 8+. 10-11pm Eastman Jazz Band. Eastman School of Music Sproull Atrium. $10.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 6-7:30pm Children of a Lesser God. RAPA East End Theatre. $5. 6-7:30pm A Man, A Magic, A Music – Live! Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 7-7:50pm Connect the Dots. Writers & Books. $12. 7-8pm The Duck Variations. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 7:30-9:30pm Pedestrian Drive-In: The Big Lebowski. Spiegelgarden at One Fringe Place. FREE (refundable deposit required for headphones). 8-8:50pm The Jewmaicans. MuCCC. $10. 8-9pm Saakumu Dance Troupe. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $10. 8-9pm Almighty God Bierce. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 8-9:30pm ROOMS: A Rock Romance. RAPA East End Theatre. $12/$8 students.

7:30-9pm TriviaCity: an Arts & Culture Quiz. Spiegelgarden at One Fringe Place. FREE. 8-8:20pm 12 Dollars. Acanthus Café. FREE. 8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 8:30-9:30pm The Duck Variations. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 9-10pm Low Standards. RAPA East End Theatre. $8. 9-10:30pm A Man, A Magic, A Music – Live! Geva Theatre Center. $16.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 12pm-sundown Sun Boxes: Solar Powered Sound by Craig Colorusso. Rochester Contemporary Art Center. FREE 6-7pm Ping! RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 6-7pm The Author’s Voice: A One-Act Comedy. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 6:30-7:30pm Get a Foot in the Door: the Dance of Late Capitalism. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $6. 6:30-7:30pm Peter Torpey Trio. Java’s Café. FREE. 7-8pm Garth Fagan Dance. continues on page 14

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

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Garth Fagan Dance Studio. $16. 7-8pm Present Tense Dance and Friends presents “Make ‘Em Laugh / Make ‘Em Cry”. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $15. 7:30-8:30pm Cello Show. Java’s Café. FREE. 7:30-8:30pm Red Inc. LIVE. RAPA East End Theatre. $5. 7:30-9pm A Man, A Magic, A Music – Live! Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 7:30-9:10pm Pedestrian Drive-In: The Breakfast Club. Spiegelgarden at One Fringe Place. FREE (refundable deposit required for headphones). 7:30-9pm Waiting at the Crossroads Café. Blackfriars Theatre. $11. 8-8:50pm Dead Metaphor Cabaret. Writers & Books. $8. 8-9pm Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $9. 8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 8:30-9:30pm Joe Showers Show. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $12. 8:30-9:50pm Rhythm and Color: Organ Recital by Martin Herchenröder. Christ Church. $15.

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9-10pm Zellow Spring/Summer 2014. RAPA East End Theatre. $8/$5 students.

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9:30-10:30pm MY PLASTIC SUN. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 9:30-10:30pm Wing-Man. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 10-10:50pm Peter Ferry with Audrey Q. Snyder. Eastman School of Music Sproull Atrium. $10.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 12pm-sundown Sun Boxes: Solar Powered Sound by Craig Colorusso. Rochester Contemporary Art Center. FREE 5-5:30pm Kinect the Dots. The Little Theatre 1. $10. 5-6pm Rhythm Tap Rochester.

RAPA East End Theatre. $10. 5:15-6:00 Gibbs Street Main Stage. Free 5:30-6:30pm Merged: A Dance Concert. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 6-6:30pm Kinect the Dots. The Little Theatre 1. $10. 6-7pm Not Wallace Stevens. Writers & Books. $7. 6:15-7:00 Gibbs Street Main Stage. Free 6:30-7:30pm Al Biles and GenJam. Little Theatre Café. FREE. 6:30-7:30pm Anomaly: BIODANCE, Sound ExChange and M.W. Harris. RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. $10. 6:30-7:30pm Murder on the Fringe! RAPA East End Theatre, $10/$5 kids 8+. 6:30-7:30pm SaMe SeX ShAkEsPeArE 2013. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $9. 7-7:50pm Mrs. Warren’s Profession. MuCCC. $5. 7-8pm Garth Fagan Dance. Garth Fagan Dance Studio. $16. 7-8pm Line. The Little Theatre 1. FREE. 7-8pm Wing-Man. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 7-8:50pm Michael Burritt and Friends. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $10. 7:30-8:30 Gibbs Street Main Stage. Free

8:30-10pm A Man, A Magic, A Music – Live! Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 9:15-10:30 Prime Time Funk Gibbs Street Main Stage. Free 9:30-10:30pm MY PLASTIC SUN. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $8. 9:30-10:30pm NUTS AND BOLTS COMEDY IMPROV. RAPA East End Theatre. $5. 9:30-10:30pm Unleashed! IMPROV Presents: ROCumentary. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10. 10-10:20pm 12 Dollars. Acanthus Café. FREE. 10-10:50pm Bending and Breaking: A collaboration of local composers, musicians and dancers. Eastman School of Music Sproull Atrium. $10. 10-10:50pm U.S. Oh! Show. MuCCC. $10. 10-11pm NOSFERATU BEMSHI! Writers & Books. $6. 10pm-12am Silent Disco. Spiegeltent. 18+ with ID. $5-$7. 10:30pm-12am Zero Gravity, Zero Hope: An Alien Horror Show. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 11pm-12am Low Standards. RAPA East End Theatre. $8. 11pm-12am The Big Vaudeville Hook Comedy Hour. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10.

8-8:45pm How to Survive a Crack Addiction. Writers & Books. $10.

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8-9pm A New Day Starts Tonight. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10

11am-12pm Flower City Vaudeville. RAPA East End Theatre. $10/$5 kids.

8-9pm Fringe Festival A Cappella Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $10.

12pm-sundown Sun Boxes: Solar Powered Sound by Craig Colorusso. Rochester Contemporary Art Center. FREE

8-9pm Garden Fresh. RAPA East End Theatre. $7. 8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25) 8-9:30pm Turtle Play (The Play About the Turtle). The Space Theatre & Gallery. $7. 8-9:15pm An Evening with Dave Barry. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. $20-$65. 8:30-9:15pm Dangerous Signs. The Little Theatre 1. FREE.

12-1pm Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life. Writers & Books. $6. 12-1pm Merged: A Dance Concert. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 12-1pm The Sundry Tales of Festus Freely. Java’s Café. FREE. 12-3pm Street Chalk Art. Gibbs Street. FREE. 12:30-1:30pm Al Biles and GenJam. Little Theatre Café. FREE.


5:30-6:30pm Almighty God Bierce. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

12:30-3:30pm Day of Dance. RAPA East End Theatre. $10.

6-6:40pm Transient Being. Gallery r. FREE.

8:30-10pm All Your Questions Answered. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

1-1:30pm Diversity of Dance at the University of Rochester. RAPA East End Theatre. $10.

6-7pm Celestial Journey with the Finger Lakes Flute Circle. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $9.

8:30-10pm ROOMS: A Rock Romance. RAPA East End Theatre. $12/$8 students.

1:30-2:30pm Wing-Man. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

6-7pm The Lonely Ones. Writers & Books. $8.

9-9:30 Spirits Within. Christ Church $10.

1:30-2:30pm Swingin’ on a Star: Casey Jones Costello Sings Bing Crosby. Java’s Café. FREE.

6-7:30pm Wild Nights/Play That Funky Music. Little Theatre Café. FREE.

9-9:50pm ANSWER THE MUSE. MuCCC. $10.

2-2:30pm RIT Ukulele Club Performance. Little Theatre Café. FREE. 2-2:50pm Rochester Playwrights. Writers & Books. $15. 2-2:50pm Tales from Shakespeare. MuCCC. FREE. 2-3pm The Audition. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10.

6:30-7:30pm Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis Present “DIVAS Our Way”. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $15. 6:30-7:30pm Anomaly: BIODANCE, Sound ExChange and M.W. Harris. RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. $10. 6:30-7:30pm Mikaela Davis Gibbs Street Main Stage. Free 7-7:30pm Spirits Within. Christ Church. $10.

2-3:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25)

7-7:50pm War Terrier. MuCCC. $8.

2-4pm Macbeth: Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair. Blackfriars Theatre. $11.

7-8pm Alice in Wonderland. RAPA East End Theatre. $10/$8 students.

3-3:30pm Eight Beat Measure. Little Theatre Café. FREE.

7-8pm Garth Fagan Dance. Garth Fagan Dance Studio. $16.

3-3:50pm Fringe Fingers. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $10.

7-8pm Line. The Little Theatre 1. FREE.

3-4:30pm All Your Questions Answered. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 3:15-3:30pm Geneseo Bhangra. RAPA East End Theatre. FREE. 3:30-4:30pm A New Day Starts Tonight. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10.

7-8pm PUSH Physical Theatre presents PUSH Plus. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $15. 7-8pm Wing-Man. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16. 7:30-8:30pm Fringe Festival A Cappella Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $10. 8-8:30pm Spirits Within. Christ Church. $10. 8-8:50pm Sombras de Nuestros Rostros: Shadows of our Faces. Writers & Books. $15.

4-4:50pm Dead Metaphor Cabaret. Writers & Books. $8.

8-9pm Thunder Body Gibbs Street Main Stage. Free

4-5pm Kite Strings: An Original Rochester Musical. RAPA East End Theatre. $8.

8-9:20pm Cirque du Fringe. Spiegeltent. From $29 (see pg. 25)

5-6pm SaMe SeX ShAkEsPeArE 2013. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $9. 5:30-6:30pm A Moving Experience. RAPA East End Theatre. $5.

8-9:30pm Canary In A Coal Mine. The Space Theater & Gallery. $10. 8-9:30pm New Eyes. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $16. 8-9:30pm Starting Here,

9-10pm Anonymous Willpower. Bernunzio Uptown Music. $6. 9-10:30pm Elekriti Fusion Band. The Little Theatre 1. FREE. 9:30-10:30 The Albrights Gibbs Street Main Stage 10-10:30 Spirits Within. Christ Church. $10. 10-10:45pm How To Survive a Crack Addiction. Writers & Books. $10. 10-10:50pm Peter Ferry with Audrey Q. Snyder. Eastman School of Music Sproull Atrium. $10. 10-11pm Get Cut Off. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $10. 10-11pm PUSH Physical Theatre presents PUSH Plus. Eastman School of Music Kilbourn Hall. $15. 10pm-12am Silent Disco. Spiegeltent. 18+ with ID. $5-$7. 10:30pm-12am Zero Gravity, Zero Hope: An Alien Horror Show. Geva Theatre Center Nextstage. $16.

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL A Season of Festivals. Gallery r. FREE. Communication. Java’s Café. FREE. Emerging Artists. Little Café. FREE. Sand Mandalas. Geva Theatre Center Café. FREE. State of the City: Street-ish. Rochester Contemporary Art Center. FREE. The Beauty of Rochester. Little Café. FREE.

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3:30-4:30pm Everybody Dancing: The Interactivity of Creativity and Innovation. The Little Theatre 1. FREE.

Starting Now. Blackfriars Theatre. $11.

DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

12:30-1:30pm Joe Showers Show. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium. $12.

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HEADLINER  FIRST NIAGARA Rochester Fringe Festival

BANDALOOP

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A pioneer in vertical dance movement, San Francisco’s BANDALOOP returns to the Fringe and the 21-story One HBSC Plaza (100 Chestnut Street) after enthralling more than 10,000 spectators last September with two breathtaking performances. The internationally-renowned company turns the dance floor on its side by seamlessly weaving together dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP’s work has been presented in theatres and museums; on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites; and on natural wonders around the world. From the Seattle Space Needle and the New York Stock Exchange to Yosemite’s El Capitan and the fjords of Norway, BANDALOOP honors nature, community and the human spirit as it re-images what dance can be.

FRIDAY ON THE FRINGE

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOW:

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8pm

Food trucks from 3pm Fringe show highlights from 3:30pm

MAIN SHOW:

Food, beer & free entertainment in Manhattan Square Park from 5-9pm

VIEWING AREA: Manhattan Square Park

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4pm

(Bring a mat or a reclining chair for best viewing.)

PARKING: see page 70

FREE!

Please note: in the event of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled to Saturday,

September 21 at 7:30pm. Please check RochesterFringe.com or Facebook.com/RochesterFringeFestival.


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HEADLINER MARC MARON

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Included in TIME MAGAZINE’s Most Influential People of 2012, stand-up legend Marc Maron has been writing and performing comedy for print, stage, radio and TV for more than 20 years. Maron is a regular on late-night TV, having appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show nearly 50 times—more than any other comedian. His podcast, WTF WITH MARC MARON, is a worldwide phenomenon, featuring monologues and in-depth interviews with iconic personalities and fellow comics from the comfort of his garage. The show averages an unprecedented 2.5-to-3 million downloads a month, regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, and has been called a “must-listen” by VANITY FAIR and THE NEW YORK TIMES. His half-hour series MARON has just been renewed for a second season on the Independent Film Channel (IFC), and he tours the world performing sold-out shows. Opening the show is Nate Bargatze, one of Marc Maron’s own “Comedians to Watch” (ROLLING STONE) and ESQUIRE’s “Best New Comedians of 2012.” Host of his own Comedy Central special with a debut album, YELLED AT BY A CLOWN, on BILLBOARD’s Top 10 Comedy Chart, Bargatze also won both the 2010 Boston and New York Comedy Festivals and has performed for the troops in Iraq five times. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8pm Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs Street) Tickets: $20-$55 This show will be interpreted.


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AN EVENING WITH DAVE BARRY

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Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, although he misplaced it for several years, which is why his wife now keeps it in a secure location that he does not know about. Barry has written more than 30 books, including the novels BIG TROUBLE, LUNATICS, TRICKY BUSINESS and, most recently, INSANE CITY. He has also written a number of books with titles like I’LL MATURE WHEN I’M DEAD, which are technically classified as nonfiction, although they contain numerous lies. Two of Barry’s books were the basis for the CBS sitcom DAVE’S WORLD, which can probably still be seen on cable TV in certain underdeveloped nations. Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8pm Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs Street) Tickets: $20-$65 This show will be interpreted.


SPIEGELTENT MAGIC CRYSTAL SPIEGELTENT Ooh! It will sizzle! What is a Spiegeltent, you ask? In short, it’s one of the world’s

most fabulous performance venues. Originally constructed in Belgium around the turn of the 20th century, there are only a handful of these “Magic Mirror Tents” left – and one of them is coming to Western New York for the first time ever! Equipped with a hardwood floor, an antique bar and beautiful wooden booths flanked by mirrors and stained glass, our giant Magic Crystal Spiegeltent also features an outdoor beer and wine lounge called the Spiegelgarden. The ambiance of the Magic Crystal creates a most magical experience – one that will remain in the hearts and minds of Fringe-goers long after the last mirror has been taken down. We have no doubt that it will cast its spell on you as well.

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The Spiegeltent’s Rochester debut has been made possible due to a generous grant from the Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation. The Magic Crystal is owned by Spiegeltent Productions LLC and Mirror Palace BVBA.

Location: One Fringe Place at the Corner of Gibbs & Main Streets Entry to the Spiegeltent is via ticket only.

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Please note: per City regulations, last call is 30 minutes prior to closing.

To enter, please purchase a ticket to Cirque du Fringe or Silent Disco.

SPIEGELGARDEN

Our Spiegelgarden, adjacent to the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent, is a festive, inviting outdoor beer and wine lounge with a decidedly laid-back vibe. Designed and landscaped by Broccolo Tree & Lawncare, the Spiegelgarden also features lounge furniture from McCarthy Tents & Events. For a full list of free Spiegelgarden Events, please turn to page 28. Thurs, 9/19: 5-10pm Fri, 9/20: 5-11pm Sat, 9/21: Noon-11pm Sun, 9/22: Noon-10pm

Mon, 9/23 through Thurs, 9/26; 5-10pm Fri, 9/27: 5-11pm Sat, 9/28: Noon-11pm


SPIEGELTENT Nightly! Think sassy, sexy, funny. A little bit of burlesque, a little bit of cabaret and a lot of edge – not to mention a twist of Vegas on the side. National artists perform aerial displays of daring, skill, grace and strength, as well as unimaginable feats of juggling, magic, balance and flexibility. This world-premiere show was created exclusively for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in Orlando, FL. And, it takes place inside one of the most magical venues Rochester has ever seen: the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent. Curious? Intrigued? Titillated? Trust us, you will be.

WORLD PREMIERE! MADE JUST FOR ROCHESTER! Thursday, September 19 & Saturday, September 21 through Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8pm; Friday, September 20 at 9pm (following BANDALOOP)

FAMILY-FRIENDLY MATINEES

(AGES 5+, PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED):

Venue: Magic Crystal Spiegeltent at One Fringe Place Doors: 30 minutes before showtime. Duration: 80 minutes, including 20-minute intermission. Tickets: General Admission seating is $29 through August 31/$31 starting September 1. Fabulous VIP Booths (seat 6) are $168 through August 31 /$180 starting September 1. The Spiegeltent’s beautiful interior bar will be open for ticketholders 30 minutes prior to curtain and again at intermission.

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Now that you have a mental picture of the glamorous Magic Crystal Spiegeltent, imagine it full of people engaged in a giant dance party. Of course, there’s a Fringe-y twist: you don’t hear a sound. That is, until you slip on a set of headphones. Wait! Is that YMCA on one channel and David Guetta on another? A two channel system and live DJs let you switch up your music at the touch of a button. Hugely popular in Europe and at US festivals like Bonnaroo and Burning Man, it’s an unforgettable experience you have to see—and not hear—to believe!

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Saturday, September 21, Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28 from 10pm–Midnight Venue: Magic Crystal Spiegeltent at One Fringe Place Last call: 11:30pm Tickets: $5 in advance / $7 at the door Please note that a driver’s license, ID, or $20 deposit for headphones (all returnable upon exit) is required.

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FREE OUTDOOR EVENTS

Thursday, September 19, 5-7:30pm Fringe show highlights at the One Fringe Place Stage

Friday, September 20, 5-9pm

FRIDAY ON THE FRINGE

at Manhattan Square Park, FREE admission Street performers, Fringe show highlights, bands, food trucks, beer & wine, and the return of BANDALOOP! 5:15pm JASEN MONROE AND THE ELIM SANCTUARY choir in the Amphitheatre 6:45pm SISTERS OF MURPHY 8pm BANDALOOP (see page 18 for details)

Saturday, September 21, 12noon-7pm Fringe show highlights at the One Fringe Place Stage 3-4:30pm at Manhattan Square Park 3pm Food trucks 3:30pm Fringe show highlights 4pm BANDALOOP

Sunday, September 22, noon-7pm Fringe show highlights at the One Fringe Place Stage

Pedestrian Drive-In

“Silent” movies outdoors in the Spiegelgarden at One Fringe Place! Grab a drink, relax in our beautiful Spiegelgarden, and experience a one-of-a-kind movie event: classic cult movies on the big screen with personalized audio via our Silent Disco headphones. Seating is first-come, first-served.

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Sunday, September 22, 7:30pm WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971, 100 mins, closed-captioned, rain date: Monday, September 23)

Tuesday, September 24, 7:30pm THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998, 117 mins)

Thursday, September 26, 7:30pm THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985, 97 mins)

Wednesday, September 25, 7:30pm

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GIBBS STREET ACTIVITIES Gibbs Street (between Main & East) will be closed to traffic for the second weekend of the festival. FREE entertainment, street performers, food vendors, and beer & wine.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 5-11pm Live Music at Gibbs Street Main Stage 5:15pm DUPRE ON KROL (see page 45) 6:15pm SWINGIN’ ON A STAR: CASEY JONES COSTELLO SINGS BING CROSBY (see page 52) 7:30pm EGGS BENEDICT (see page 45) 9:15pm PRIME TIME FUNK A 10-piece “airtight” pow­erhouse from Upstate NY, PTF has been writing, arranging and performing a world-class combination of funk, jazz and rock for 17 years. www.primetimefunk.com

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Street Chalk Art: Noon-3pm Watch as Gibbs Street itself is transformed into an art piece! El­ementary art students and youth organizations get creative on the pavement with the help of college mentors. Walk-up partici­pation is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis.

8-9pm THUNDER BODY 9:30pm THE ALBRIGHTS Voted Buffalo’s Best Original Music Act of 2012, The Albrights were a big hit at this year’s SXSW. BUFFALO SPREE says: “See them now, while you can still snag a ticket.” www.thealbrightband.com

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CHILDREN’S

Community Moves Kids Show Sun. 9/22 1:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $5 • Core Project Chicago • Writers & Books

Core Project Chicago creates theatrical and entertaining kids’ shows with meaningful and relatable themes. Inspiration comes from a wide variety of places including sibling rivalries, the workings of a machine, or the joys of being a flight attendant. Kids of all ages will be thrilled by wild characters, fun costumes, gravity-defying acrobatics and catchy music. The show speaks to a child’s sense of adventure, humor and excitement, while adding to his or her artistic experiences.

servants to treat the stranger as if he were their master. To compliment the ruse, the servants and a troupe of actors present a series of tales for the amusement of the “Lord” and his “Lady.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sat. 9/21 11:30am; Sun. 9/22 12:30pm • 60 mins • 5+ • $11 • Rochester Children’s Theater • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

The land of Narnia is under the spell of the White Witch, and it’s www.coreprojectchicago.org up to Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy to save it! With the help of the magical and Sat. 9/28 2:00pm • 50 mins • 5+ • Free mysterious Aslan, the Admission • ShakeCo: The Shakespeare four children race from adventure to adventure Company of Greater Rochester • MuCCC in this innovative, two-actor adaptation of C.S. One dark and dreary night, a noble, mighty Lewis’ tale of love, faith, courage and the triand wealthy Lord stumbles upon a destitute umph of good over evil produced by Rochester ne’er-do-well in the city streets. Troubled Children’s Theatre. for the man but also filled with mischief, the

Tales from Shakespeare

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Contemporary Dance Masterworks with Live Music from Eastman School of Music Sunday, September 22, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Eastman School of Music New Rehearsal Hall 433 East Main Street Tickets $15

www.rochesterchildrenstheatre.org

Rhythm Tap Rochester

Acclaimed tap artists Bill Evans and Cheryl Johnson perform excerpts from their rhythm tap and jazz music productions accompanied by Richard Delaney on piano Wednesday, September 25 Friday, September 27

5-5:50PM East End Theatre, 727 E Main St. 585-325-3366 • www.rapatheatre.org Admission $10.00


Joe Showers Show

Fri. 9/20 9:00pm • 150 mins • 17+ • $12 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Thurs. 9/26 8:30pm; Sat. 9/28 12:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $12 • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

A NIGHT OF LAUGHS returns to Fringe again this year, featuring NYC sketch comedians Kirsten O’Brien and Evan Zelnick. The two will rehash irrelevant pop culture rivalries and infamous battles in the world’s only multimedia sketch comedy concert (patent pending). Joined by Philly talent Judy Clay (pretty dresses, filthy mouths) and Chicago’s Matt Griffo (a piano, a ukulele, and a unique brand of witty and off-the-wall comedy). Improv by Nuts and Bolts, rap by Garden Fresh, and more comedic surprises! Rapatheatre.org

Canary In A Coal Mine Fri. 9/20 9:00pm; Sat. 9/21 8:00pm; Sat. 9/28 8:00pm • 90 mins •13+ • $10 • Andrews Byrne Prodrick Scanlon Sketch Comedy Productions Inc. • The Space

Experience a night of dark, irreverent, alloriginal sketch comedy with Rochester’s very own Canary In A Coal Mine. They may make you laugh, they may make you cry, they may make you sick, but most importantly - they’ll make you feel. So come, take in the world from a new perspective - a distorted perspective - and view life as these four weirdoes see it. www.facebook.com/CanaryCoalMine

Garden Fresh Fri. 9/27 8:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $7 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Join Joe Showers for an hour of things you’ve never seen before and won’t see ever again (unless you see his show twice!) Juggling is only the beginning of this ping-ponging, fingertricking, hula-hooping, volleyballing show, filled with amazing tricks and hilarious jokes by one of Rochester’s most uniquely-talented individuals.

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A Night of Laughs

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Justin Time with Matt Griffo Thurs. 9/19 7:30pm; Fri. 9/20 9:00pm; Sat. 9/21 5:30pm • 60 mins • 17+ • $16 • Geva Theatre Center Nextstage

Matt Griffo is an upand-coming, Chicagobased musician, actor and comedian. Originally from Irondequoit, he has performed in festivals across the country since 2008, has opened for Reggie Watts, and is the composer for the Chicago smash hit JERSEY SHORE THE MUSICAL. His music features songs about the environment, racism, love, and zombies. He is joined on stage by his piano, his ukulele, and his roadie Justin Time, the sad clown. mattgriffo.com

Kite Strings: An Original Rochester Musical Sun. 9/22 5:30pm; Sat. 9/28 4:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $8 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

KITE STRINGS: AN ORIGINAL ROCHESTER MUSICAL takes the childhood memories that we all keep in the back of our minds and sets them to music. The production, presented by OFC Creations, is written, directed, designed and performed by Rochester area college and high school students. KITE STRINGS is produced and directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson, with book and lyrics by Charlie Harrington and music by Teressa Bala.

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Comedy rap duo Garden Fresh turns hiphop’s more unsavory stereotypes upside down with smart, witty lyrics and infectiously catchy beats that will have you rolling and/or dancing in the aisles. Covering the gamut of topics from science and linguistics to politeness and thrift, this tongue-in-cheek twosome puts on a family-friendly performance full of sidesplitting satire and toe-tapping tunes.

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NUTS AND BOLTS COMEDY IMPROV Fri. 9/27 9:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $5 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv is Rochester’s longest-running, professional, shortform improv comedy show, now celebrating its 14th smash season! www.nabcomedy.com

The Big Vaudeville Hook Comedy Hour Thurs. 9/19 9:30pm; Fri. 9/27 11:00pm • 60 mins • Mature Audiences • $10 • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

THE BIG VAUDEVILLE HOOK COMEDY HOUR is a variety show that combines the best of Rochester’s sketch, improv and stand-up comedy. Many of these acts perform full-length shows of their own, but BIG VAUDEVILLE HOOK brings them all together in a fast-paced, hilarious, sampler pack - much like a six-pack, beer sampler from Wegman’s, only funnier! Acts include Canary in a Coal Mine, Shaddup Zeke, Mikey Heller and Jamie Bono. Hosted by funny gal Anna Hall. www.annahallcomedy.com

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Tues. 9/24 8:00pm • 50 mins • 13+ • $10 • Moe Productions • MuCCC

THE JEWMAICIANS is a new international love story by Rochester’s Jacqueline Moe that explores cultural clashes and trancending prejudices. Ayana meets Etan and sparks fly between them.

When things get serious, their mothers have much to say on the matter — neither one is approving of their relationship. Can Etan and Ayana’s love survive family bickering?

Unleashed! IMPROV Presents: ROCumentary Sat. 9/21 5:30pm; Fri. 9/27 9:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

Unleashed! IMPROV performs new and daring improvisational theatre that astounds and perplexes audiences with every show. Last year’s Fringe performance of PUPPETPROV, THE MUSICAL! garnered critical acclaim from reviewers who used the words “impressive” and “smart comedy.” Hot, hot, hot, indeed. This year, these seasoned actors will attempt a completely improvised, unauthorized and hilarious documentary musical about Rochester and the people who love her. No script, no net. Just fun. www.unleashedimprov.com

Zero Gravity, Zero Hope: An Alien Horror Show Fri. 9/20 10:30pm; Sat. 9/21 10:30pm; Fri. 9/27 10:30pm; Sat. 9/28 10:30pm • 90 mins • Mature Audiences • $16 • Geva Comedy Improv • Geva Theatre Center Nextstage

In the not-too-distant future, the crew of a spaceship must band together against an unknown extraterrestrial biological entity that threatens their mission and their very survival. It’s ALIEN meets PREDATOR meets Geva Comedy Improv in an adrenaline-fueled space drama that’s sure to leave you wishing for an atmosphere in which you could scream. **Strong language violence and adult content. Viewer discretion is advised.** www.gevacomedyimprov.org

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Sat. 9/21 6:30pm; Sun. 9/22 6:30pm; Fri. 9/27 6:30pm; Sat. 9/28 6:30pm • 60 mins • 5+ • $10 • RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

The fusion of contemporary chamber music, contemporary dance and media projection has never been more surprising. Testing the boundaries between audience and performer in the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, this new, family-friendly, multi-art experiment invites all to become part of a visual and aural landscape. Following last year’s BREAKDOWN: DANCE/SOUND by BIODANCE and Sound ExChange, this new collaboration adds the artistry of W. Michelle Harris in a space that’s out of this world. biodance.org, soundexchange.com

Bending and Breaking: A collaboration of local composers, musicians and dancers Fri. 9/27 10:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $10 • Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium

Jennifer Bellor and Aaron Staebell present BENDING AND BREAKING, a collaboration with Aaron’s band of the same name featuring new compositions by Eastman School of Music alumni Jennifer Bellor, Dave Chisholm, Colin Gordon and Aaron Staebell, including dancers courtesy of Rochester City Ballet and Nazareth College.

Dead Metaphor Cabaret Resurrecting the ‘adaptation musicale’ common in 19th-century French salons, Dead Metaphor Cabaret presents a selection of poetry adapted and arranged for voice, guitar and whistle. Drawing from blues, cabaret and art song, Curt and Nani Nehring Bliss honor such poets as Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, Jane Kenyon, William Stafford and Margaret Atwood. The duo uses original

Flower City Vaudeville Sun. 9/22 11:00am; Sat. 9/28 11:00am • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

A hit at last year’s Fringe, Flower City Vaudeville blends the unique talents of the troupe, which include circus skills and musical abilities, to create a fun and interactive performance for the whole family. www.facebook.com/pages/Flower-City-Vaudeville/397205446994496

Human Library Sat. 9/21 1-5pm • All Ages • Free • Eastman School of Music: Cominksy Promenade

The Human Library is a mobile library set up as a space for education, dialogue and interaction. Visitors to a Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with people on loan who represent a variety of backgrounds and with whom participants might not easily get the chance to engage in an open conversation. This innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding has been part of many festivals all over the world. http://www.library.rochester.edu/node/33538

Mounafanyi Sun. 9/22 5:00pm • 50 mins • 5+ • $10 • MuCCC

Rochester’s only PanAfrican performing group, Mounafanyi Percussion and Dance Ensemble, features musicians and dancers from Guinea, Ghana, the Congo, the Ivory Coast and the United States. Vibrant rhythms of West Africa’s iconic djembe hand drum inspire dancers, who embody the evolving creative spirit of Africa and the African diaspora. Their performances weave incredible drumming sequences together with continues on page 38

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high-energy dance, creating a spectacular tapestry of movement and sound. mounafanyi.org

Rhythm Tap Rochester Wed. 9/25 5:00pm; Fri. 9/27 5:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

World-class tap artists Cheryl Johnson and Bill Evans, along with Afro-Cuban contemporary jazz pianist Richard Delaney (director of the Mambo Kings), offer a fast-moving program of entertaining and varied jazz music, vocals, and tap dance solos and duets. Johnson recently shared the stage with tap legends Jane Goldberg and Roxane Butterfly in NYC PERFORMANCE MIX 2013. Evans was named one of America’s three favorite tap artists in a recent Dance Magazine Readers’ Poll. www.cjgroovin.com

Spirits Within Sat. 9/28 7:00pm; Sat. 9/28 8:00pm; Sat. 9/28 9:00pm; Sat. 9/28 10:00pm • 30 mins • 13+ • $10 • Christ Church Sanctuary

Instructor of Sacred Music, Stephen Kennedy, performs spellbinding abstract improvisations on Eastman’s CraigheadSaunders Pipe Organ. This mysteriously enchanting music is accompanied by improvised projections of fantastically beguiling, psychedelic imagery by RIT Professor Marla Schweppe and her 3D Digital Design students. This show was a must-see at the 2012 Rochester Fringe!

UR Arts Bus Sat. 9/21 11:00am-8:00pm • All Ages • Free • UR Arts Bus at One Fringe Place

University of Rochester will showcase and preview the almost-30 Fringe Shows that feature students, faculty, staff and alum inside the Fringy University of Rochester Biodiesel Bus Venue! Experience the Arts at UR dance, music, visual art, theatre, spoken word and more! Surprises will abound.

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Bag of Tricks

Sat. 9/28 5:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $5 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Sat. 9/21 5:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $8 • Juxtapose • MuCCC

A Moving Experience, the Arc of Monroe County’s modern dance troupe, has delighted countless audiences of all ages with original dances performed in venues as varied as its dancers. With a focus on inclusion and diversity, A Moving Experience utilizes the individuality of its dancers to create and perform dance works relating to the themes of peace and love.

BAG OF TRICKS offers a variety of new works from Juxtapose that incorporate fortune-teller origamis, a sea of balloons, and deconstructed hoop skirts into the company’s already-eclectic movement vocabulary. Integrating the aesthetics of hip-hop dance into the lightness of contemporary ballet, Juxtapose brings its new show to the stage, encompassing the intricate mystery of familiar objects explored in innovative ways.

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Aquarian Exposition Sat. 9/21 12:30pm; Sun. 9/22 12:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Join us for a performance dedicated to the unique and controversial decade of the 60’s. AQUARIAN EXPOSITION: A TRIP BACK TO THE ORIGINAL WOODSTOCK taps into the spirit of love, acceptance and exploration that made the hippie movement one that will transcend time. Enjoy some of the most prolific music in history, performed live by five dancers and one amazing singer. SHARP will embody this time period through choreography set by Joe Cotler & SHARP artistic director Diane Sharp-Nachsin. www.sharpdance.org

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Bill Evans Dance Company in Concert Sun. 9/22 2:00pm; Sun. 9/22 4:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $15 • Eastman School of Music: New Rehearsal Hall

Award-winning contemporary choreography and live music from the Eastman School of Music combine to create an experience that is eloquent, poetic, dynamic and highly entertaining. World-class artists perform Evans’ “Trio for Jamie” and “Octet for Jacquie” to Brahms’ piano quartet and string sextet; “Willow Bay” to David Sannella’s haunting commissioned score for strings; and “Field of Blue Children,” choreographed for Evans and the great American Ballet Theatre star Cynthia Gregory, performed to virtuoso flute improvisations. Brief commentary by Bill Evans. www.billevansdance.org

ARTICULATED VULNERABILITY combines two young choreographers and their investigation into the deconstruction of dance into its purest form, creating an elaborate and unique dance experience that is sure to delight all audiences. Blending the worlds of modern dance and contemporary ballet, Brett Cox Dance Collaboration and Frazee Dance articulate through the art of dance what it means to be truly human.

Connect the Dots Sat. 9/21 8:00pm; Sun. 9/22 7:00pm; Tues. 9/24 7:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $12 • Core Project Chicago • Writers & Books

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ment, media and music, and attempts to describe/explore/illustrate/perform/discuss connection. Can it be explained to someone who has never felt it? Are we all capable of connecting? Is it just chemical attraction? Is there a deeper notion to what attracts one person to another, whether they be family, friend or lover? www.coreprojectchicago.org

Day of Dance Sat. 9/21 12:30pm; Sat. 9/28 12:30pm • 180 mins • All Ages • $10 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

This energetic and entertaining showcase includes a wide variety of dance: acclaimed tap artists Bill Evans and Cheryl Johnson, featuring a solo by Evans accompanied by Johnson’s jazz vocalizations; Chicago’s Aquarian Exposition; Rochester Dance Project, under the direction of Kathy Diehl and Leanne Rinelli; Articulated Vulnerability; Diversity of Dance from the University of Rochester; Lindy Hop from Groove Juice Swing; the all-female jazz troupe, Flower City Follies; and Punjabi dance team, Geneseo Bhangra.

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Excerpts from “Sleeping Beauty” Sat. 9/21 11:00am • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • Ballet Prestige • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Get swept away into a fairytale land of beauty and passion as Rochester’s Ballet Prestige makes its local premiere with excerpts from the romantic classical ballet, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Kathryn M. Polaski provides artistic direction for this magical display of grace and fluidity set to the extraordinary music of Tchaikovsky, and audi­ences of all ages will be captivated by the celebration of classical ballet in its purest form. Don’t miss the special performance that’s sure to warm hearts. www.balletprestigerochester.com

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Desert Rhythms Middle Eastern Dance Troupe

Thurs. 9/19 7:00pm; Fri. 9/20 9:00pm; Sat. 9/21 7:00pm; Thurs. 9/26 7:00pm; Fri. 9/27 7:00pm; Sat. 9/28 7:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $16 • Garth Fagan Dance Studio Theater

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ed by Missy Pfohl Smith feature a wide variety of styles and creativity from UR’s Program of Dance and Movement and student dance groups. From bellydancing with Sihir, to hip hop with Indulgence Dance Crew, to contemporary performance, there will be something for everyone!

Desert Rhythms has been performing in Rochester for more than 30 years, and is excited to create this show for the Fringe. The group consists of all sorts of women who love to entertain an audience. Their perfomance will include a variety of dances that feature excellent choreography as well as a number of props, such as swords and canes. Come and enjoy an energetic fusion of belly dance!

Witness a performance by worldrenowned Garth Fagan Dance up close and personal in the company’s downtown Rochester studios. Now in its 43rd season, Garth Fagan Dance is “unfailingly original” deems the NEW YORK TIMES. The dancers communicate with unbridled energy the depth, precision and grace of Tony-awardwinning choreographer Garth Fagan’s work.

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Gems of the Nile

Sat. 9/21 2:30pm; Sat. 9/28 1:00pm • 30 mins • All Ages • $10 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Diversity of Dance thrives at the University of Rochester! Two different 30-minute programs coordinat-

Sun. 9/22 4:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $10 • MuCCC

Gems of the Nile is a group of Middle Eastern dancers more commonly known as belly dancers. Coming together for the cultural aspects of this dance form, the group performs authentic Egyptian dance as well as a bit of Turkish and American


premiere). All three pieces combine quirky gestures with full-bodied dancing. Touching on feminist theory, the pieces explore the concept of perpetual falling and resiliency, while emphasizing presence and incorporating facial expression within performance. These dances feature playful quirks fused with darker, more serious undertones to provide a thought-provoking, multidimensional program.

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Kinect the Dots

Sat. 9/28 3:15pm • 15 mins • All Ages • Free • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Founded in 2005, Geneseo Bhangra is a high-energy, competitive, co-ed Punjabi dance team from SUNY Geneseo. The group has performed all over the Northeast for many different kinds of occasions including fundraisers, competitions, on-campus events and local community gatherings. Now, for its second year in a row, Geneseo Bhangra brings its exciting routine to the Rochester Fringe Festival. Get ready to feel the Punjabi way of life through this amazing performance!

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Fri. 9/20 6:00pm; Fri. 9/20 7:00pm; Fri. 9/27 5:00pm; Fri. 9/27 6:00pm • 30 mins • All Ages • $10 • RIT Projection Artists and FuturPointe Dancers • The Little Theatre 1

KINECT THE DOTS is a collaboration between RIT Projection Artists and FuturPointe Dancers. Improvised dance moves are tracked and integrated into improvised projections. Then, at the end of the performance, members of the audience are invited to join in. cias.rit.edu/~mkspph

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Get a Foot in the Door: the Dance of Late Capitalism

Thurs. 9/19 8:00pm; Sun. 9/22 6:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $12 • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

Thurs. 9/26 6:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $6 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

Mariah Maloney Dance recently performed in the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Maloney, a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, presents an exciting premiere for the 2013 Fringe. Partially inspired by a sparkler dance that her father performed for her while living in an Alaskan cabin with no electricity, LIGHT features MMD’s professional dancers clad in LED costumes - it will literally light up your life! Don’t miss Maloney’s charming engagement with formalism in post-modern dance.

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Sat. 9/21 3:00pm • 50 mins • 13+ • $10 • PicPAC - Pictor Performing Arts Company • MuCCC

Merged - A Dance Concert

The PicPAC, a modern dance company under the artistic direction of Colleen Pictor, makes its Rochester debut with a diverse program of “Jane.,” “Aboutface,” and “Digiteyes” (world

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Get your foot in the door, or maybe put your foot in your mouth. This multi-media project brings community dance, video and folk music together in a commentary on the working body. Funny and touching, this project is the work of dance artist Colleen Culley, who started with a mushroom farmer, a start-up CEO, a golf course groomer and the question, “How does your work train your body, and maybe even your thinking?”

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Hansen and Heather Roffe. This choreographic concert showcases a merging of visual art, theatre and text, melded with rich, visceral and physically-exciting dance. “A thoughtful meditation on group dynamics.” --Kinetz, NY Times. “Full of blood, grippingly aggressive ... a wonderful example of how much the human body can communicate.” --Sagolla, Backstage NY. “A good show ... entertaining, but with a ... cutting edge.” --Carlsen, CITY Newspaper.

Present Tense Dance and Friends presents “Make ‘Em Laugh / Make ‘Em Cry” Thurs. 9/26 7:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $15 • Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall

Present Tense Dance and Friends present MAKE ‘EM LAUGH/ MAKE ‘EM CRY, a concert of dance that will make your eyes tear from laughter or poetic beauty. Enjoy the offbeat humor and kinetic charge of Ten Pin Alley” or the elegiac grace of “Sic Gloria Transit Mundi.” Choreographer and Director Anne Harris Wilcox is joined by choreographers Kathy Diehl, Michelle Iklé and Edward J. Murphy to shape a concert that will make you laugh and cry. www.presenttensedance.org

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Sat. 9/21 9:00pm; Sun. 9/22 01:30pm; Sun. 9/22 9:30pm • 60 mins• 13+ • $16 • FuturPointe Dance • Geva Theatre Center Nextstage

FUTURPOINTE: PSYCHO POMP & PAGEANTRY features a selection of the

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innovative company’s signature reggae theatre repertoire combined with interactive projection art and short theatrical vignettes. PPP explores the gradual evolution of mankind from one type of organism to another in four short acts: “Astro-LOGIC,” “Byzantium,” “Virago” and “Midwife to the Dying.” This anamorphic transition is guided by the Neo-Shamans that act as mediators between the conscious and unconscious worlds. Words by Alan Watts. Live music. www.futurpointedance.org

The Goldilocks Score and Other Dances Thurs. 9/19 6:00pm; Fri. 9/20 6:00pm • 60 mins • Mature Audiences • $16 • Red Dirt Dance • Geva Theatre Center Nextstage

THE GOLDILOCKS SCORE AND OTHER DANCES is a split bill of works by Red Dirt Dance (Karl Rogers) and Paul Matteson. Rogers will share a world premiere, “We Too Cling,” which imagines a conversation between two 20th-century artists, Tennessee Williams and David Hockney. Matteson’s newest work, “Take it OVER,” uses the wise body to navigate life’s travails carefully, but with a bang. The two choreographers will also improvise a “just right” dance. www.reddirtdance.com/reddirtdance/red_ dirt_dance.html


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Thurs. 9/19 8:30pm; Fri. 9/20 9:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $8 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

Fri. 9/20 6:30pm; Sun. 9/22 4:30pm; Fri. 9/27 6:30pm; Sat. 9/28 12:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

The 23 Psaegz return to the Fringe, bringing along a 17-piece orchestration of rollicking Rochester talent. Led by Seth Faergolzia, formerly of Dufus, the 23 Psaegz energize a stage with an eclectic sound that leaves audiences spellbound. Take a step away from the mainstream and enjoy a fast-paced, high-energy musical voyage with Rochester’s most unique band! www.23psaegz.com

A Capella Hour Fri. 9/20 5:00pm • 60 mins • 5+ • $12 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

A CAPELLA HOUR features the University of Rochester’s all-male Yellow Jackets and RAPA’s Roc City Singers. The Yellow Jackets recently competed on Season Three of NBC’s THE SING-OFF, and Roc City Singers are Rochester’s very own “Glee!” This highly-prestigious regional show choir features the top high school talent in the area, directed by Judith Ranaletta. Rapatheatre.org

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Sat. 9/21 1:00pm • 60 mins • Free • All Ages • George Eastman House: Dryden Theatre

A THOUSAND DREAMS WITHIN ME SOFTLY BURN is presented by Rochester harpist and Eastman alumnus Caroline Reyes in collaboration with Rochester artist Allie Hartley. The evocative capabilities of the harp are unlimited: at once graceful and dreamy, then fearsome and imposing. This concert uses the power of the harp to transport audiences to the realm of dreams and nightmares through the pairing of acoustic harp music with visual art. This is a University of Rochester-sponsored event. www.caroline.palser.webs.com

Al Biles and GenJam play jazz, which doesn’t sound all that fringy. Well, the music may be straight ahead, but the band is far-out. Al (a human trumpet player) and GenJam (the Genetic Jammer) improvise on tunes ranging from swing and bop to Latin and pop. Al and GenJam listen and reply to each other, but since GenJam is computer software that evolves its musical ideas in real time, it’s spontaneous, responsive, and definitely on the fringe. igm.rit.edu/~jabics/GenJam.html

Anonymous Willpower Thurs. 9/19 7:00pm; Fri. 9/20 6:30pm; Sat. 9/28 9:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $6 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

Don Anonymous and Suzi Willpower are a husband-and-wife team of soul-inspired songwriters and genrebending intrepeneurs. Anonymous Willpower is an eclectic soul outfit with hints of rock ‘n’ roll, funk, reggae, New Orleans blues, Latin and pop. Willpower’s vocals have been described as a blast of psycho-sexual seduction and wail. The band’s instrumentalists lay down a variety of hip-shaking grooves. With a dynamic push and pull within the songs, Willpower and Anonymous’ music is inspired by obscure 1970’s soul. www.anonymouswillpower.com

ANSWER THE MUSE Sat. 9/28 9:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $10 • MuCCC

ANSWER THE MUSE is an explosive fusion of spirituallyinspired alternative rock. The genre-defying music journeys through transformational originals, covers, ecstatic vocal harmonies, joyous meditative chants and instrumental magic - all captured on the group’s award-winning debut CD, “one.” Band members are Jai Hari Mey-


songbook in unconventional and compelling ways.

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Celestial Journey with the Finger Lakes Flute Circle Sat. 9/28 6:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $9 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle, dedicated to the Native American flute and world flutes, takes you on an emotive and transporting journey of the heart, carried by the living sounds of world flutes, drums, cello and harp. Performers include Flute Circle founder Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute) and Sandy Gianniny (harp), both members of the University of Rochester Medical Center Palliative Care Program. This experience may mark the beginning of your own personal journey with the Native American flute. wnyflutecircle.blogspot.com

Cello Show Fri. 9/20 5:30pm; Thurs. 9/26 7:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • Java’s Café

What do you get when you combine six saucy lady-cellists, a slick drummer, and a sockrocking vocalist? The answer is: a show of epic proportions only attainable through the juicy sound of a pop-cello group - in other words: CELLO SHOW. With original tunes by Audrey Q. Snyder and covers of Kimbra and Mariah Carey, this set will leave you wishing that all pop artists could be so fierce. soundcloud.com/user1200800

Sat. 9/21 8:30pm at Java’s Café; Fri. 9/27 5:15pm at Gibbs Street Main Stage • 60 mins • All Ages • Free

Dupre on Krol is a piano trio comprised of students from the Eastman School of Music. As a group, they strive to re-imagine songs from the American

Mon. 9/23 10:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium

Eastman Jazz Band is made up of Eastman School of Music undergrad and grad students who perform a full range of repertoire including works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones, Bill Holman and more, as well as arrangements by known Eastman alumni and students.

Eggs Benedict Sun. 9/22 6:30pm; Fri. 9/27 8:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • Java’s Café

Eggs Benedict is a funk band hailing from the groovy Eastman School of Music, serving up hard-boiled funk eight days a week. They bring the funk through covers and originals, mixing their influences of New Orleans funk, rock and the blues. This fivepiece group includes trumpet, guitar, piano, bass and drums, and will surely keep your head bobbing and your toes tapping. soundcloud.com/michael-craig-14

Eight Beat Measure Fri. 9/20 5:30pm; Sat. 9/28 3:00pm • 30 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

Experience music in a whole new way with Eight Beat Measure, RIT’s premier a cappella group. Musical selections span many periods and genres, guaranteeing that audiences will hear songs that they know and love. Eight Beat is known for its energetic and entertaining performances, so don’t miss this unique and exciting musical experience! continues on page 46

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Elekriti Fusion Band Sat. 9/28 9:00pm • 90 mins • 17+ • Free • The Little Theatre 1

Elekriti Fusion Band features Craig Snyder on guitar, Lloyd Milburn on bass, and Frank Quaggs on drums.

Encore A Cappella Sat. 9/21 4:00pm • 30 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

The energetic and funloving gals of Encore have entertained audiences at RIT campus events as well as at independent shows since 1996. Encore sings all genres of music from pop to rock and everything in between. They had the honor of placing third at the regional level of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, and recently recorded a brand new album called BLACK & TEAL.

albeit ambivalent academics, and submerged in sophisticated soundscapes showcasing surprisingly scintillating student subtleties! You’ll never see fingers like this ever again, or even at this event-they’ll be moving too fast! For the Eastman event of the century, don’t miss FRINGE FINGERS.

Get Cut Off Sat. 9/21 7:00pm; Sun. 9/22 5:00pm; Sat. 9/28 10:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

Cut Off is an eightmember vocal band founded in the summer of 2010 by a group of young professionals based in Rochester, NY. Using only their voices, Cut Off gets audiences dancing to past and present hits from multiple musical genres. Cut Off’s debut CD, GET CUT OFF, was released in April 2013 and is available on iTunes and loudrFM. Check them out on Facebook, and Twitter (@cutoffacappella). www.cutoffacappella.com

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The Midnight Ramblers and After Hours are two of the University of Rochester’s talented and high-energy a cappella groups. Replacing musical instruments with the sound of the human voice, both groups put a fresh, new spin on popular music. Join them for a fun, vocal show featuring covers of a wide variety of styles and genres.

Fringe Fingers Sat. 9/28 3:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $10 • Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall

Featuring more than 100 fingers from the studio of Professor Tony Caramia, it’s the Flying 410 Gang with Fringe Fingers. Come and be delighted by dazzling demonstrations of daring dexterity, astounded by amazing amalgamations of

Fri. 9/20 6:30pm; Wed. 9/25 06:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • Java’s Café

A rock band that draws upon many genres, Grey Light’s unique sound stems from the diverse musical backgrounds of its members - jazz, classical, film scoring, rock and pop. Formed in 2011 at the Eastman School of Music, the group is currently recording its first album. greylightband.bandcamp.com

GRR! Sat. 9/21 7:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $8 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

The GRR trio will take you on a genrebending musical journey. Expect original compositions and select cover tunes that range from fun and quirky to dark and haunting, always with carefully-crafted arrangements and provocative twists and


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Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert Thurs. 9/26 8:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $9 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

Originally from Japan, Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and songwriter whose original, innovative, acoustic sound is a unique

blend of folk, jazz and world music. Hiroya performs internationally, including recent appearances with his group at NYC’s Blue Note and on Japanese national television.

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Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo Mon. 9/23 8:00pm • 50 mins • 5+ • $12 • MuCCC

The award-winning Irrera Brothers Duo was lauded by critics as presenting a “riveting performance...full of grace, wit, and charm” at Carnegie Hall in 2013. Currently completing their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the Eastman School of Music, pianist Joseph and violinist John have captivated audiences across the globe with concerts throughout Italy, France, Costa Rica and Bulgaria. Locally born, raised and trained, the brothers are honored to appear in the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival. www.irrerabrothers.com

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A singer/songwriter/ composer who plays requinto and cello, leo crandall’s music is heard all over the world. He recently toured Africa for the U.S. State Department, is lead singer/songwriter for the Gonstermachers, and has composed many film, theater and dance scores. Nathan Turk of the NewTimes writes: “Crandall’s themes usually deal in some way with transcendence...’I Murderer’ only asks that you let it transport you which it does-with strange old-rooted sepia-toned sometimes bewildering majesty.” www.gonstermachers.com www.leocrandall.com

Low Standards Wed. 9/25 9:00pm; Fri. 9/27 11:00pm • 60 mins • Mature Audiences • $8 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Come for an intimate encounter with Rochester’s Low Standards, featuring Burlesque Bombshells of NYC’s only rock ‘n’ roll comedy cabaret show, Candy Janes. Voluptuous dance talent will collaborate artistically as this East Side trio pulls out all the stops, breaks a

sweat, stretches time and burns down the house. Together since 2010, Kim Abell, Jason Cornwell and Boris Mihjailov deliver authentic renditions of familiar rock and pop covers and aim to get your juices flowing. www.reverbnation.com/lowstandardsfairportny

Michael Burritt and Friends Fri. 9/27 7:00pm • 110 mins • All Ages • $10 • Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall

Internationallyrenowned percussion virtuoso and Eastman Percussion Professor Michael Burritt will bring you into a whole new world of sound from the intoxicating rhythmic nature of the drums and the lush sonorous qualities of the marimba to the exotic sounds of the kalimba and tambourine. Michael will be joined by Eastman Professor Emeritus of Percussion John Beck, as well as percussionists Ivan Trevino, son Zachary Burritt and Eastman saxophone professor, Chien-Kwan Lin.

MY PLASTIC SUN Thurs. 9/26 9:30pm; Fri. 9/27 09:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $8 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

My Plastic Sun is often compared to Coldplay, Radiohead and the Beatles. This year, their music received numerous outstanding reviews from major music blogs and their songs have been played nationwide on commercial radio stations. Last year, City Newspaper called their two sold-out Fringe shows “magnificent, epic, and beautiful.” The Democrat and Chronicle said: “Lead singer Johnny Cummings has a stunning voice.” Come see for yourself why the buzz on the band is becoming a roar! myplasticsun.com

Oliver Brown & His Extra-Ordinary Ukuleles Sat. 9/21 6:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $7 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

Oliver Brown & His Extraordinary Ukuleles blends this mystical sea-shanty instrument with humorous song topics ranging from Shakespeare to the wonders of the peanut-butter


known to include searing cover versions of songs by Tool, Karnivool, Foo Fighters and System of a Down. Red Inc. is a familiar name in local clubs including Water Street, the Montage and Tala-Vera Cantina, and they are sure to leave their mark at this year’s Fringe.

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Rhythm and Color: Organ Recital by Martin Herchenröder

Thurs. 9/26 10:00pm; Sat. 9/28 10:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $10 • Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium

Thurs. 9/26 8:30pm • 80 mins • 17+ • $15 • Christ Church Sanctuary

Peter Ferry has been praised by the Democrat and Chronicle as “an artist of vision” and “a percussion genius ... presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way.” His performance at last year’s Fringe was called “breathtaking ... all that such festivals are supposed to be: funny, boundary-pushing, thoughtprovoking.” This year, Ferry welcomes cellist Audrey Q. Snyder to the stage for another exciting journey through contemporary classical music. PeterFerry.com

Proof of Purchase Sun. 9/22 2:00pm • 30 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

Proof of Purchase is Rochester Institute of Technology’s premier and only co-ed a cappella group. Affectionately known as POP, Proof of Purchase combines the ethereal qualities of the female voice with a strong foundation of male vocals. POP was established by Rachel Rood and Craig Martek in the spring of 2009. Since then, the group has sung with many groups in numerous locations around the Northeast.

RHYTHM AND COLOR is the opening public concert of the annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival featuring critically-acclaimed organist and composer, Martin Herchenröder. At the hands of this authority on contemporary music, seminal organ works of the last 75 years come to life on Eastman’s CraigheadSaunders Organ at Christ Church. An accompanying powerpoint presentation and a pre-concert talk by the performer at 8:00 pm will illuminate the messages and history behind the pieces.

RIT Surround Sound Sun. 9/22 1:00pm • 30 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

Surround Sound is RIT’s first and only allmale barbershop group. They specialize in the nearly-forgotten art of barbershop music, which is what sets them apart from the rest. Their music takes advantage of the natural strengths of the human voice, incorporating complex chord structures and glowing harmonics to produce a full, rich sound, even without amplification. ssound.org

RIT Ukulele Club Performance

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Sat. 9/28 2:00pm • 30 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

Red Inc. is an alternative rock quartet formed in 2011 by students from Rochester’s School of the Arts. In addition to their dynamic and progressive original works, they have been

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Roc City Ringers Sun. 9/22 2:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $10 • MuCCC

You may have heard a handbell choir perform before, but you’ve never heard one like the RocCity Ringers. Handbells aren’t just for Christmas anymore! They’ll have you swaying in your seats and dancing in the aisles with their renditions of a range of contemporary favorites.

Róisín Dubh - The Black Rose Sat. 9/21 7:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $15 • Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall

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The award-winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music groups in Ghana, West Africa. Led by the master of the Ghanaian xylophone, Bernard Woma, the group’s repertoire includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational and contemporary African dance forms. SDT has performed at major government functions and festivals throughout West Africa, and Woma has shared the stage with such renowned artists as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez.

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This young, fun Irish band has shared the stage with some of the top Irish musicians from our region and the world. Heard around Western New York and on National Public Radio, East Rochester’s Róisín Dubh has performed more than 250 times, released three albums, and is believed to be the only Irish music program in an American public school. They will be bringing along some outstanding friends and guest musicians for the Fringe Festival.

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Sat. 9/21 3:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • George Eastman House: Terrace Garden

The Ruddy Well band has roots in Americana folk and rock, with strong harmonies, genrebending songs and high-energy, driving rhythms. This Syracuse-area band consists of Andrew Ruddy on vocals, guitar, banjo and harmonica; Monique Ritter on vocals and violin; Ryan Burdick on vocals, guitar, percussion and harmonica; and Blake Propst on upright bass and vocals. Check out their recently-released CD of thoughtful and diverse songs, CHANGE OF COURSE. ruddywellband.com

David Temperley is a professor of music theory at the Eastman School of Music, but in his spare time he has written more than 100 songs. His style is a unique blend of rock, classical and cabaret, and his songs have engaging melodies, witty and touching lyrics, and intricate piano accompaniments.

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A kind of musical companion piece to EVERYBODY DANCING, RIT’s Thomas Warfield shares stories and songs at the piano. Nephew of internationally-renowned singers William Warfield and Leontyne Price, Thomas is also a world-famous dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, director, producer, educator, activist and poet. He’s the founder and artistic director of PeaceArt International - a not-for-profit organization utilizing the arts and the creative process to foster world peace - as well as a highly-regarded local arts leader. www.thomaswarfield.com continues on page 52


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Swingin’ on a Star: Casey Jones Costello Sings Bing Crosby Fri. 9/20 9:00pm; Sun. 9/22 7:30pm; Fri. 9/27 6:15pm at Gibbs Street Main Stage; Sat. 9/28 1:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • Java’s Café (unless noted)

Get here early! In 2012, this young singer wowed standing-room-only Fringe crowds with a line out the door. Now, Casey Jones Costello is back by popular demand, and he’ll power his way through Bing Crosby classics, transporting the audience to the golden era of song, and leaving the room swingin’ on a star.

The Lonely Ones Sun. 9/22 3:00pm; Sat. 9/28 6:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $8 • Writers & Books

The Lonely Ones play original roots folk that combines compelling songwriting and tight harmonies. Their sound is resonant of the American countryside, wide open and rich with storytelling. This Rochester-based folk trio has never played a more intimate venue, and promises a dynamic and soulful performance in a great space. Sounds of the upright bass, percussion, guitar, violin, piano and soaring vocals will not disappoint!

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The Peter Torpey Trio Sat. 9/21 7:30pm; Thurs. 9/26 7:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • Java’s Café

The Peter Torpey Trio features Peter Torpey on piano, Michael Deluzio on guitar and Cy Edmunds on bass. Their repertoire of great jazz standards from the “good old days” is guaranteed to make you tap your feet, hum along, and put a smile on your face. www.torpeytrio.com

The Sundry Tales of Festus Freely Thurs. 9/19 6:30pm; Sat. 9/21 6:30pm; Sat. 9/28 12pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • Java’s Café

Ever get tossed out of church for NOT saying the word “sex,” or wonder about the world’s largest raisin? In this one-man show, an aging raconteur and folk singer reflects on his life as a wanderer, his brushes with the law, and his romantic misadventures through five marriages. Stories and songs by Rochester’s Mark Costello.

Wild Nights /Play That Funky Music Sat. 9/21 8:00pm; Sat. 9/28 6:00pm • 90 mins • All Ages • Free • The Galileo Band • The Little Theatre Café

The Galileo Band is all about singing and dancing. They have a song for every generation - from Bill Haley and the Comets to Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars - and invite each generation to sing and dance with them. “You ought to be having fun,” as Tower of Power says, so put on your dancing shoes, clap your hands to the songs you know and love, and have some fun.

Zellow Spring/Summer 2014 Sun. 9/22 8:00pm; Thurs. 9/26 9:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $8 • Infused with Fashion • RAPA’s East End Theatre

New York City-based fashion designer Zell presents Incandescence, his Spring/Summer 2014 women’s formal wear collection. Zell’s designs bring to life the stages of fire with sweeping lines and smoldering colors. Students from the Eastman School of Music will pair the designs with their favorite combustible works as models show off this fierce collection. Come to find a one-of-a-kind piece that will make you burn bright at your next formal event.


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Dancing Chickens & Kissing Books: An Evening with Howie Lester, Episode 2 Sat. 9/21 9:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • Free • The Little Theatre 1

SpeakFathom: A Language-Musical Cabaret Sat. 9/21 6:00pm; Sun. 9/22 5:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $11 • F’loom • Writers & Books

In the spirit of a gypsy campfire, a Turkish coffee house, a Greek hash house and modern experimental theatre, stories and music are shared in this follow up to last year’s THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER MEETS MULLA NASRUDIN. Works include “Playing for Chickens and Mules,” “Kissing Books,” “Life in Topanga,” “Teaching Film,” “The Arkansas Traveler in Chelm,” etc., along with songs from blues, Gypsy, klezmer, Cajun and Appalachian traditions - sometimes all at the same time.

SPEAKFATHOM is a 60-minute potpourri of serio-comic pieces that celebrate the fertile realm where voiceas-language meets voice-as-music. Drawing stylistically from European cabaret, American vaudeville, French Grand Guignol, Lithuanian Circus of Ecstasy, and Buddhist emptiness, SPEAKFATHOM will take listeners on a tour of the underbelly of psycholinguistic reality. SPEAKFATHOM is performed by F’loom and a bevy of top-secret (very) special guest stars. Bring your brain and a healthy love of the absurd!

Everybody Dancing: The Interactivity of Creativity and Innovation

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EVERYBODY DANCING: THE INTERACTIVITY OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION is a TED Talks-like, audience-participatory presentation and performance by RIT assistant professor in NTID’s Cultural and Creative Studies Department, Thomas Warfield. This world-renowned Rochester dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, director, producer, educator, activist and poet will address the inspiration, creation and impact of dance and pedestrian movement on our daily lives.

THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, a performance art work by John Borek and Rebecca Solomon, captures the collision between German and Jewish cultures over three centuries. Set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s music, actors and dancers explore the impulse for one great culture to destroy another through music, movement and narrative.

NOSFERATU BEMSHI! Fri. 9/27 10:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $6 • Writers & Books

NOSFERATU BEMSHI! combines the silent 1922 vampire film, NOSFERATU, with a soundscape, poetry and flash fiction to open up a new art form: Neo Bemshi. Performing in real time to the film, David Esposito and G. E. Schwartz will mount a feast for sight and sound, while finding new meaning in a vampire who slips between the identities of Ego and Id, and exploring the darkness that daylight denies.

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Transient Being Sat. 9/28 6:00pm • 40 mins • 17+ • Free • Gallery r

TRANSIENT BEING was created at the artistic direction of Eran David P. Hanlon, in collaboration with performing artist Alaina Olivieri and visual artist Joseph Tarantelli, with the assistance of Asuka Hiraoka. Hanlon choreographed Olivieri’s performance with moves that relate to the theme of Tarantelli’s projected video, FALL WINTER SPRING, a documentary that shows the making of the painting that shares the same name. Olivieri’s live performance is enhanced by interaction with liquid paint. eranhanlon.wix.com/willoughbyproduction


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Enjoy poetry in a variety of modes by RIT students, staff and faculty.

Dangerous Signs Sat. 9/21 5:00pm; Fri. 9/27 8:30pm • 45 mins • All Ages • Free • NTID Masquerer’s Drama Club • The Little Theatre 1

DANGEROUS SIGNS uses a mix of spoken and sign language poetry to create pieces that are comedic, serious, musical or tell a story.

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Colleen T. Fogarty, a local family physician and published poet and narrative writer, leads a team of colleagues in reading their original creative work in HEART AND SOUL: MEDICINE AND LIFE. Representing a variety of forms including narrative, poetry, and 55-word stories, these personal pieces reflect the challenges and joys that 21st-century healers face on a daily basis.

Not Wallace Stevens Sat. 9/21 2:00pm; Fri. 9/27 6:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $7 • Just Poets • Writers & Books

Let the words startle, smolder, dance, punch and caress as five Just Poets members present a fast-moving hour of original performance poetry that will engage and provoke your mind, your heart, your soul.

RIT Poetry Slam Team and Mental Graffiti Sun. 9/22 3:00pm • 45 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

The RIT Poetry Slam Team continues to expose audiences to spoken word - inside and outside of the collegiate, competitive environment - in order to represent RIT on a local, regional and national level.

Rochester Stories - a Neighborhood Project Sat. 9/21 5:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Stories bring us closer together. ROCHESTER STORIES presents stories from people across our city. Hear their stories, and then connect with the people who own them. Get to know the people that make our city what it is, and make the connections that can make us stronger.

Signatures Magazine Presents RIT Poets Sat. 9/21 12:00pm • 90 mins • All Ages • Free • The Little Theatre Café

SIGNATURES MAGAZINE, RIT’s annual art and literary magazine since 1985, sponsors this group poetry reading by RIT students, faculty, staff and alumni. www.rit.edu/sg/signatures

The Poetry Chain Gang Sat. 9/21 4:00pm • 60 mins • 17+ • Free • Writers & Books

The Poetry Chain Gang - 23 Rochester-area poets in collaboration - present work written over the past five months. Five Gang Leaders started things off


Be More To Life Than Having Everything!), is a look at life through prose and poetry that includes her own, Lucille Clifton’s, Stanley Kunitz’s, and perhaps some surprises. Not all fun and games, but not doom and gloom either. Ups, downs, and bouncing between! Writers & Books & Bagels - what could be better?

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Fri. 9/20 10:00pm; Wed. 9/25 8:00pm; Fri. 9/27 10:00pm • 20 mins • 13+ • Free • Sam Patch Memorial Big Drop Theater • Acanthus Cafe: Side Room

Fri. 9/27 8:00pm; Sat. 9/28 3:30pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $10 • Second Time Around Players • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

A misguided young man wants a favor from an older one, but why? And what is he looking for? This short, intense drama explores ideas about honesty, dependency and what we really owe to whom.

A new original musical by The Second Time Around Players, A NEW DAY STARTS TONIGHT, started back in the 1970’s and 80’s, when the Upstairs Youth Agency produced musicals written by Tony Falzano for 19th, 11th and 3rd ward teens. Today, 30+ years later, these kids, now adults, gather again to perform Tony’s music as fundraisers for charitable organizations. This show highlights songs from past shows and new songs from their upcoming 2014 production of A NEW DAY STARTS TONIGHT.

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with a fresh poem, and members of the chains each wrote a poem in response to the one immediately preceding. Synergy happened! What spark got passed through the chain? Where did it all come out? (No actual chains will be harmed in the performance of this project.)

Zen Bagels Fri. 9/20 12:00pm; Sun. 9/22 11:00am • 30 mins • All Ages • $5 • Writers & Books

A one-woman performance by Jane Moress Schuster, ZEN BAGELS (or There Must

A Man, A Magic, A Music - Live! Sat. 9/21 12:00pm; Sun. 9/22 3:00pm; Tues. 9/24 6:00pm; Wed. 9/25 9:00pm; Thurs. 9/26 7:30pm; Fri. 9/27 8:30pm • 90 mins • 5+ • $16 • Movin’ Melvin Brown • Geva Theatre Center Nextstage

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Austin, TX’s Movin’ Melvin Brown presents this entertaining look at Black music history from the 1950s-90s through song, dance and comedy. Called “The Dance Man” because of his innovative style that combines tap, juke, clogging, swing and contemporary dance, he pays tribute to Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Chubby Checker, Otis Redding, James Brown, The Platters and many more. Movin’ Melvin has sold out performances at both the Adelaide and Edmonton Fringes.

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where. The fast-paced DIVAS OUR WAY includes all of your favorites: Cher, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler and many more. Check out BIG WIGS’ gallery and videos at www. thebigwigsshow.com. www.thebigwigsshow.com

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Join Alice in a playful presentation of this delghtful classic for the young at heart. Twelve actors from Nazareth College’s new BFA in Acting program play all 27 roles, including the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare and Humpty Dumpty. Along with the Caterpillar, they’ll all beg the question, “WHO ARE YOU?” www.naz.edu/theatre-arts/programs/acting

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battlefields of his youth, and Mexico.” Rochester actor Roger Gans brings Bierce to life in this one-man show by local author Ed Scutt. Hear Civil War anecdotes as Bierce battles religion, politics, hypocrisy, and the Pacific railroad barons of the nineteenth century - always with humor, if at times a bitter humor.

A Geva Theatre Center Conservatory production, ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED is an evening of short, silly, subversive, satirical plays and charming musical numbers where hijinks ensue. Two-time Tony Award-winner Greg Kotis (URINE-TOWN) answers all your questions. All of them. Directed by Sean Daniels. www.gevatheatre.org

Mark Medoff’s Tony and Oscar-winning drama CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD gets a personal intrepretation in this local production directed by Michelle Schaefer. Hearingimpaired herself, Schaefer has long been a fan of the love story involving two employees at a school for the deaf. As their relationship develops, the hearing speech teacher and the deaf female custodian learn how to communicate and understand each other’s needs and feelings.

Finding My Place: One Man’s Journey through the Middle Ages Sat. 9/21 2:00pm • 50 mins • 17+ • $10 • MuCCC

Judah Leblang is a storyteller, NPR commentator and Boston-based writer. His show, ONE MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES, is a humorous look at what happens when “man plans, and God laughs,” and has been performed across the Northeast in cities including Boston, New York City, Cleveland, and Buffalo. The book is based on Leblang’s memoir, FINDING MY PLACE, which will be available for purchase at the show.

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In ALMIGHTY GOD BIERCE, Civil War veteran, political satirist, writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce tells tales of his life on the eve of his departure for “the

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, a play by up-and-coming playwright Rajiv Joseph, tells a tale of emotional gore. Kayleen and Doug, friends in love who never manage to become lovers, explore their relationship in terms of the injuries they’ve received. Using on-stage applica-

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tion of impressive stage make-up to represent their inner and outer wounds, the show is a slightly melodramatic (but unapologetically so), funny, and touching exploration of human relationships.

How to Survive Crack Addiction Fri. 9/27 8:00pm; Sat. 9/28 10:00pm • 45 mins • 17+ • $10 • Padraic Lillis • Writers & Books

Rochester native Padraic Lillis returns to perform his solo show, HOW TO SURVIVE CRACK ADDICTION. This self-help guide for the addict who wants to keep on using is a love story between a man, his addiction, and everything else. HOW TO SURVIVE A CRACK ADDICTION is unsettling, often hilarious, and deeply tragic: “Amazing theater,” says NYTheatre.com. padraiclillis.com

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Throughout his career, actor-monologist Spalding Gray asked random people to share stories about their lives in his show, INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Presented with the blessing of Gray’s estate, actor-playwright Justin Rielly carries on that tradition with this unique theatrical event about what happens when people’s experiences - from the mundane to the exciting - become unexpectedly powerful moments of theater.

Line Fri. 9/27 7:00pm; Sat. 9/28 7:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • Free • The Little Theatre 1

LINE is Israel Horovitz’s one-act play about five people waiting in line for an event, who battle to get to the front while confronting one another about vari-

ous issues. This absurdist drama is brought to you by the RIT Players, a student group that performs all kinds of productions (24-hour shows, variety shows, plays and musicals) on the RIT campus. rit.edu/sg/players

Macbeth: Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair Sat. 9/28 2:00pm • 120 mins • 13+ • $11 • Monarch Players • Blackfriars Theatre

The Monarch Players are a troupe of actors with and without disabilities from CDS Monarch in Webster, NY. After a sold-out house for HAMLET at Blackfriars Theatre at last year’s Fringe, the troupe is back with MAC BETH. Using spoken word, dance and music to tell Shakespeare’s stories for everyone, the Monarch Players invite you to come and be amazed!

Mrs. Warren’s Profession Fri. 9/27 7:00pm • 50 mins • 13+ • $5 • Rochester Classics Theater • Black Sheep Theater • MuCCC

Banned from public performance in London for three decades - perhaps due more to its exposure of Victorian Era hypocrisies than its (then) salacious content - MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION is presented in our intimate black box theater. James Landers, who directed WIDOWERS’ HOUSES last season, will direct Act One in this Fringe preview, with full performances October 4 - 12 at Black Sheep Theater in Village Gate (274 N. Goodman Street). www.blacksheeptheatre.org

Murder On The Fringe! Thurs. 9/19 6:30pm; Mon. 9/23 8:30pm; Fri. 9/27 6:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • The Mystery Company LLC • RAPA’s East End Theatre

MURDER ON THE FRINGE! is a Wild West, interactive mystery where the audience not only solves the crime, but decides who is guilty! It’s a hilarious edge-of-


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New Eyes Sat. 9/28 8:00pm • 90 mins • 13+ • $16 • JCC Centerstage • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

JCC CenterStage presents the area premiere of this critically-acclaimed hit playing to soldout audiences across America. IsraeliAmerican actress Yafit Josephson creates 18 characters as she illustrates how a stint in the Israeli army led to an acting career playing villains and terrorists. While wrestling with the world’s perceptions of her and her native country, Yafit learns to see the world - and it sees her - through NEW EYES. A universal play that explores self-esteem, family, identity and cultural differences. www.neweyesplay.com

Old Maid and the Thief Sat. 9/21 10:00pm; Mon. 9/23 7:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • Empire State Lyric Opera • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Rochester Lyric Opera presents opera performed by area teens and Rochester’s own Kevin Green - part the RLO Accanto Program, which provides opportunities for professionals and amateurs to perform side by side. The production is directed by the talented Judith A. Ranaletta. Don’t miss this creative, funny and entertaining performance of Menotti’s OLD MAID AND THE THIEF.

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Oscar and I Sun. 9/22 3:00pm • 50 mins • All Ages • $10 • Jessie Barth Enterprises • MuCCC

Attending OSCAR AND I delivers one hour of non-stop happiness, according to performer/creator Jessie Barth, who loves Oscar Hammerstein II and his optimistic philosophy. Join Mrs. Anna (from the THE KING AND I) in this interactive delight as she invites audience members to perform their own musical revue of beloved songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook. Come and sing or just hum along. As one participant said, “I haven’t had this much fun in decades!” www.jessiebarth.com

Ping! Sat. 9/21 7:00pm; Thurs. 9/26 6:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • GRRC • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Greater Rochester Repertory Companies’ PING! is a sassy, sexy comedy by Nancy Preston Stark. Dick, a hypochondriac, gets a life-changing drug from his doctor, and his nightly behavior exhausts his wife, Phyllis. She decides to ask her neighbor Lil for help, which results in hilarious antics. PING! was part of the 2011 Geva Regional Playwrights’ Festival in Rochester, NY. The original actors from the 2010 production Denise Bartalo, Diane Chevron and Peter Elliott - will star again.

¡Olé!

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Fri. 9/20 9:15pm; Sat. 9/21 3:00pm; Sat. 9/21 8:00pm • 120 mins • 13+ • $11 • Blackfriars Theatre

Pink Ribbons

Federico Garcia Lorca: poet, romantic, believer. Salvador Dalí: painter, modernist, scientist. Their tumultuous love affair began in

This year, more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. PINK RIBBONS is the story of one of these women. As she struggles through treatment, Helen must fight for her life against a disease that commonly

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college and ended with Dalí’s flight to Paris, as Spain descended into civil war. ¡OLE! takes you into the bullring as these two matadors pit magic against science through paint, poetry, and flamenco dance.

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affects one in every eight women. From diagnosis to recovery, PINK RIBBONS connects us with what it means to be mortal and uniquely human. Profits made from this production will be donated to The Rochester Breast Cancer Coalition.

PUSH Physical Theatre presents PUSH Plus Sat. 9/21 4:00pm; Sat. 9/28 7:00pm; Sat. 9/28 10:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • $15 • Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall

Award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre was a huge hit at least year’s Fringe. Now, fresh from working with members of Pilobolus in California, as well as touring the U.S. and Guatemala, PUSH presents another awe-inspiring show that includes the Rochester premiere of “Red Ball” featuring PUSH + iPads. Also on the program: fan favorite from the company’s recent ARC OF AGES, “Job.”, featuring PUSH + a giant, steel (cyr) wheel. Don’t miss these masters of physical storytelling! www.pushtheatre.org

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The Geriactors, a traveling troupe of Rochester-area actors formed in 2000, present ROCHESTER PLAYWRIGHTS - short plays by playwrights living and working in the Rochester area. Some are comedies, some are dramas, some are realistic, some a bit fantastic, but all are very human. There is something for everyone and every mood. Suitable for all ages, but perhaps best appreciated by older teenagers and up.

Rochester Rat Pack Wed. 9/25 7:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $12 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

Hey, jet-setters! Join us in the cocktail lounges of the world as we laugh and dance

the night away to the suave sounds of the Rochester Rat Pack, featuring the sounds of Frank Sinatra and friends. Presented by Nik Entertainment Co. www.nikentertainment.com

ROOMS: a rock romance Thurs. 9/19 8:00pm; Tues. 9/24 8:00pm; Sat. 9/28 8:30pm • 90 mins • 13+ • $12 • Echo Productions • RAPA’s East End Theatre

In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE, ambitious ScottishJewish songwriter Monica meets reclusive rocker Ian, and the pair quickly become entangled both creatively and romantically. Their late 1970’s-era musical collaboration takes them from Glasgow to London, and then to New York City, where they discover the vibrant new music scene. As their love deepens, their personalities threaten to drive them apart. From the creative team that brought HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to last year’s Fringe, ROOMS is a must-see. www.theatricalrights.com/rooms-rock-romance

SaMe SeX ShAkEsPeArE 2013 Sat. 9/21 10:00pm; Fri. 9/27 6:30pm; Sat. 9/28 5:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $9 • The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

SaMe SeX sHaKeSpEaRe is a genderbending series of Shakespeare scenes: all-men or allwomen, boys playing the girls’ parts (like in Shakespeare’s day), women playing the men’s parts (why should the boys have all the fun?), and even a scene where everyone plays the opposite gender. Sassy fun (but tell your mom it’s, like, umm...educational.) Produced by the Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players. www.rochestercommunityplayers.org continues on page 64


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Sombras de Nuestros Rostros: Shadows of our Faces

Sat. 9/21 2:00pm • 60 mins • All Ages • Free • George Eastman House: Dryden Theatre

Fri. 9/20 4:00pm; Sat. 9/28 8:00pm • 50 mins • 17+ • $15 • Rochester Latino Theatre Company • Writers & Books

Hitchcock and hilarious merge when the bored Richard Hannay meets a baffling beauty who just happens to be a spy trying to save Britain from a mysterious foreign power. A suspect in her murder, Hannay becomes the target of a nationwide manhunt while trying to prove his innocence. Presented by Screen Plays, this 1940s-style radio play uses vintage equipment from A.W.A. Wireless Museum. Proclaimed “Absurdly enjoyable” by the NY Times.

An easy-to-understand, bilingual-language play, SOMBRAS DE NUESTROS ROSTROS/SHADOWS OF OUR FACES is an original one-act that provides the audience with a powerful and intimate window into Latino self-identity and cultural exploration. Written by RLTC members and based on voices from the Latino writers’ club, Pluma y Papel, SOMBRAS is a unique writing collaborative that captures the diverse Latino experience growing up in America.

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The 39 Steps - A Live Radio Play

STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, is a musical revue about the excitement of young love and the confusion of growing up. The score moves from tender ballads to hysterical husband-hunting laments, from wry comments on trendy marriages to ecstatic shouting-from-the-rooftop celebrations. Featuring performances by musical theatre students at SUNY Geneseo, the revue is produced by Melanie Blood and Alan Case.

The 24-Hour Plays Mon. 9/23 8:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • Writers & Books

A team of beloved local actors, writers, directors and producers create, rehearse and tech several short original plays in just 24 hours, climaxing in an off-book performance. Can they write a play, direct it, memorize it and perform it in a single day? Watch as they risk their sanity and reputation in six short plays written in a single day! Join us for theater at its most raw and immediate.

The Audition Sat. 9/21 1:00pm; Sat. 9/28 2:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

THE AUDITION is Imagistorm Productions’ first stage play, written and directed by Rochester’s Justin Brown. The play follows a high school quarterback who finds out that there’s a lot more to auditioning for the school play than he anticipated. The cast includes Justin Brown, Teal Keaton, Chris Donohue, Tyler Smith, Nielson Waterman, Amanda Willett, Sam Saversky and Jillian Chafik, and was written to showcase each of these actors’ talents while offering a truly memorable story.

The Author’s Voice: A One-Act Comedy Sat. 9/21 3:30pm; Sun. 9/22 12:00pm; Tues. 9/24 9:30pm; Wed. 9/25 7:30pm; Thurs. 9/26 6:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $16 • Out of Pocket Productions • Geva Theatre Center Nextstage

An aspiring writer can do no wrong. His new novel is about to make him a literary sensation, and he is having a steamy affair with his gorgeous editor. He also has a deep, dark secret that could destroy everything. Just what is the source of his talent? And what is that sound coming from his closet? www.outofpocketproductions.org


The Ninth Circle

Sat. 9/21 7:00pm • 50 mins • 13+ • $8 • MuCCC

Fri. 9/20 5:00pm; Sat. 9/21 4:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • Monroe Community College’s On The Edge Drama Troupe • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

Thomas Pasatieri’s monodrama for soprano and piano, THE DAUGHTER OF CAPULET, looks at Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET from Juliet’s point of view, following her story from her famous soliloquy (“Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”) to its fated end. This modern perpective is staged by the University of Rochester’s Devin Goodman and Katie Lewis.

The Duck Variations Tues. 9/24 7:00pm; Wed. 9/25 7:00pm; Wed. 9/25 8:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $8 • Bernunzio Uptown Music

A 1972 comedy by American playwright David Mamet, THE DUCK VARIATIONS depicts a discussion between two elderly men as they sit on a park bench next to Lake Michigan watching ducks. The dialogue begins with the mating habits of ducks but progesses to examine law, friendship and death. The irony (humor) is that the men really know nothing about ducks. Directed by Tom Bigongiari, the play stars veteran Rochester actors Andy Cowen and Don Bartalo.

The Mythology Cycle Thurs. 9/19 7:00pm • 50 mins • 13+ • $5 • MuCCC

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The Way I Am Fri. 9/20 6:30pm; Sun. 9/22 2:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $15 • RAPA’s East End Theatre

In a world full of people who judge you and your choices, you need to find the one person who accepts you the way you are. Rising star and Rochester native, Eva Kantor, brings her critically-acclaimed, one-woman show from New York City to her hometown. “Ms Kantor will remind you of a better Amy Adams...hard shoes to fill, yet Ms. Kantor belongs in this category.” -- Times Square Chronicles www.evakantorsings.com

TheatreROCS Fringe Showcase Fri. 9/20 9:00pm • 120 mins • 13+ • Free • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

TheatreROCS represents the best of live theatre in Rochester, so if youre seeking a free glimpse at greatness - look no further! The TheatreROCS Showcase will provide a living collage of dynamic talent hosted by two of Rochester’s most beloved personalities: Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune. See previews from Rochester theatres’ upcoming seasons as well as teasers for TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Fringe shows to come. www.theatrerocs.org continues on page 66

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THE MYTHOLOGY CYCLE is a collection of four one-act plays from Rochester native and current Berkeley graduate student Truc Doan. The plays focus on the mystery of identity, the search for truth, and the nature of reality. QUIET RIVERS was performed in 2006 as part of Geva Theatre Center’s Regional Playwrights Festival. Its companion piece, LONNIE ON THE BRIDGE, is being presented for the first time in this production.

A group of college students and a professor wait in an empty library. A hesitant discussion ensues about a student named Ethan, who we discover was involved in some sort of tragedy. When Ethan finally arrives, the characters are forced to face the terrible truth of what happened, and how it has forever changed them. Original script written by Matt Fox, directed by Heather Fox.

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Turtle Play (The Play About the Turtle)

Sat. 9/21 6:00pm; Sun. 9/22 2:00pm; Thurs. 9/26 7:30pm • 90 mins • 13+ • $11 • Blackfriars Theatre

Thurs. 9/19 7:30pm; Fri. 9/27 8:00pm • 90 mins • All Ages • $7 • Deux Femmes • The Space

Rochester’s Janine Mercandetti and Robyn Fazio star as two lifelong friends working as singing waitresses at The Crossroads Café. Both eagerly await news that could change their lives forever; one hopes to land a part in her first Broadway show and the other dreams of a much-delayed marriage proposal. Will they each get what they want? Featuring an exciting and eclectic mix of contemporary music, standards and show tunes. Not to be missed!

Soon after Cedar’s husband prematurely passes, two tenants descend upon her home. One is her mother-in-law, whose memory troubles never erase her feelings toward Cedar. The second is new in town, bringing with him more than just physical baggage. The three spend the summer on the screen porch, learning which loves are worth holding on to. A new play written and directed by Rochester inhabitants Samantha Vakiener and Angela Giuseppetti.

US Oh! Show Fri. 9/27 10:00pm • 50 mins • Mature Audiences • $10 • Deadly Dames Burlesque • MuCCC

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Deadly Dames Burlesque presents an evening at the USO! They are feeling very patriotic and want to show love of country and support for our troops. Prepare to be titilated with song, striptease and comedy as they honor our men and women of service. Some of the show’s ticket sales will go towards helping U.S. troops or veterans.

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Voices of Disparity Sat. 9/21 2:30pm; Sun. 9/22 03:30pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $10 • The TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium

In this poetic drama by Joseph Jackson, the inner turmoil of a suicidal young man threatens to make him take his own life. Through the man’s tug-of-war between life and death, he finds hope and ultimately fights against his darker thoughts. The lyric nature of this piece is sure to ensnare audiences with its gripping battle between one man and his many emotions. Appropriate for high-school ages and above.

War Terrier Sat. 9/28 7:00pm • 50 mins • 13+ • $8 • MuCCC

WAR TERRIER, the latest work from playwright Spencer Christiano (THE ROCHESTER PLAYS), is an action-packed exploration of World War II-era disillusionment. After discovering that the crumbling Nazi regime has developed an ultimate weapon that threatens to decimate Washington, Henry (the WAR TERRIER), a grizzled veteran betrayed by his country, must overcome his dwindling patriotism to team up with his past rival, Uncle Sam, and save The Greatest Country in the World. Friendly dogs welcome! Leashes required.

Wing-Man Thurs. 9/26 9:30pm; Fri. 9/27 7:00pm; Sat. 9/28 1:30pm; Sat. 9/28 7:00pm • 60 mins • 13+ • $16 • Next Little Big Thing Productions, Inc. • Geva Theatre Center Nextstage

Springing from the sawdust of Big Apple Circus’ DANCE ON! and the acclaimed PBS documentary CIRCUS, physical comedian and clown Mark Gindick takes the audience on a hot pursuit of ideal love. Without a single live spoken word, Mark Gindick takes on modern social media in the tradition of silent comedians and clowns a la Charlie Chaplin’s MODERN TIMES, showing us how to say less and lust more. MarkGindick.com


Congratulations to the Rochester Fringe Festival! Written and directed by Justin Brown. A high school quarterback finds out there's a lot more to auditioning for the school play than anticipated. Xerox Auditorium 9/21 @ 1:00pm 9/28 @ 2:00pm

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CANDY JANES RAPA East End Theatre Wed. 9/25 9-10pm Fri. 9/27 11pm-12am

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A Season of Festivals Thurs. 9/19 1-5pm; Fri. 9/20 1-5pm & 6-9pm; Sat. 9/21 1-5pm & 6-9pm; Sun. 9/22 1-5pm; Mon. 9/23 1-5pm; Tues. 9/24 1-5pm; Wed. 9/25 1-5pm; Thurs. 9/26 1-5pm; Fri. 9/27 1-5pm & 6-9pm; Sat. 9/28 1-5pm & 6-9pm • Free • All Ages • Gallery r

A SEASON OF FESTIVALS ia a chronological series of panoramic photographs by Frank Cost of the 2012 Rochester festival season. It begins in early May with the opening ceremony of the Imagine RIT festival on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology, and ends in mid-September at the Greentopia festival at High Falls.

communication Thurs. 9/19 6:30am-12:00am; Fri. 9/20 6:30am-12:00am; Sat. 9/21 7am-1am; Sun. 9/22 7am-12:00am; Mon. 9/23 6:30am12:00am; Tues. 9/24 6:30am-12:00am; Wed. 9/25 6:30am-12:00am; Thurs. 9/26 6:30am12:00am; Fri. 9/27 6:30am-1am; Sat. 9/28 7am-12:00am • Free • All Ages • Java’s Café

COMMUNICATION is a five-piece collection of wearable art inspired by the unsuccessful, often nonverbal and unrevealed interactions in life. The garments focus on clean lines while mixing fabric and household materials, increasing the textural depth. Designed with a playfulness in mind, each piece encourages thoughtful and real interaction.

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Crocodile Fri. 9/20 9:00pm • 100 mins • 17+ • Free • Brain Crane • The Little Theatre 1

Set in a typical suburban town in upstate New York, this film follows 17-year-old Ernest, a slightly awkward high school senior who suddenly finds himself involved with Sasha, the new girl in town. As Ernest falls head-over-heels, he learns that his new girlfriend has more complexities than she initially let on. Ernest is soon faced with the challenges of life’s unfortunate realities in the midst of his own desire to grow into manhood.

Emerging Artists Thurs. 9/19 5-10pm; Fri. 9/20 5-11pm;

Sat. 9/21 12-10pm; Sun. 9/22 1-8pm; Mon. 9/23 5-10pm; Tues. 9/24 5-10pm; Wed. 9/25 5-10pm; Thurs. 9/26 5-10pm; Fri. 9/27 5-11pm; Sat. 9/28 12:30-11pm • Free • All Ages • The Little Theatre Café

RIT’s EMERGING ARTISTS at the Little Theatre Café features new pieces by recent RIT alumni. Artwork selected by class of 2013 alumni Joseph Tarantelli and Ho Moon.

Meet & Greet with Frank Cost Sat. 9/21 4-6pm • Free • All Ages • Gallery r

Meet Frank Cost, the author of A SEASON OF FESTIVALS. This show is a chronological, panoramic series of pictures from the 2012 Rochester festival season. It begins in early May with the opening ceremony of the Imagine RIT festival on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology, and ends in mid-September at the Greentopia festival at High Falls.

RIT School of Film & Animation 2013 Student Honors Show Sat. 9/21 1:00pm • 210 mins • 13+ • Free • The Little Theatre 1

RIT’s School of Film & Animation’s curriculum, developed by faculty, students and successful alumni, is rooted in a shared passion for filmmaking. For more than 30 years, RIT has prepared writers, producers, directors and creative specialists for successful careers in the feature film, network/regional television, independent film and non-broadcast industries. Students produce more than 350 projects every year, and every year, it becomes more challenging to select the 26 or so films to collectively represent each genre.

Sand Mandalas Thurs. 9/19 6-10pm; Fri. 9/20 6-10pm; Sat. 9/21 12-10pm; Sun. 9/22 6-10pm; Tues. 9/24 6-10pm; Wed. 9/25 6-10pm; Thurs. 9/26 6-10pm; Fri. 9/27 6-10pm; Sat. 9/28 12-10pm • Free • All Ages • Geva Theatre Center Café

Prepare to be mesmerized as Katie Jo Suddaby “paints” with thousands of tiny grains of sand. Katie Jo is the only Westerner using this ancient Tibetan technique to create delicate works


State of the City: Street-ish Thurs. 9/19 1-5pm; Fri. 9/20 1-10pm; Sat. 9/21 1-10pm; Sun. 9/22 1-5pm; Wed. 9/25 1-5pm; Thurs. 9/26 1-5pm; Fri. 9/27 1-10pm; Sat. 9/28 1-10pm • Free • All Ages • Rochester Contemporary Art Center

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures that have been influenced by street art, graffiti and contemporary culture, STATE OF THE CITY: STREET-ISH is a collaboration between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Memorial Art Gallery. rochestercontemporary.org

Sun Boxes Thurs. 9/26 12-8pm; Fri. 9/27 12-8pm; Sat. 9/28 12-8pm • All Ages • Rochester Contemporary Art Center

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September 22, 2013 3:00pm Conceived & Written by Jessie Barth www.jessiebarth.com

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20 speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Created by artist Craig Colorusso, SUN BOXES is part of the exhibition STATE OF THE CITY: STREET-ISH, a collaboration between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Memorial Art Gallery. rochestercontemporary.org

The Beauty of Rochester Thurs. 9/19 5-10pm; Fri. 9/20 5-11pm; Sat. 9/21 12-11pm; Sun. 9/22 1-8pm; Mon. 9/23 5-10pm; Tues. 9/24 5-9pm; Wed. 9/25 5-10pm; Thurs. 9/26 5-10pm; Fri. 9/27 5-11pm; Sat. 9/28 12:3011pm • Free • All Ages • The Little Theatre Café

This series of watercolors presents the beautiful landscapes and buildings of the city of Rochester. The goal is to share a beautiful, rich territory with both visitors and current Rochester residents.

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of art from brightly colored sands. See her piece take shape throughout the festival, then join the “dissolution” as the sand is brushed away and returned to nature.

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Thomas Pasatieri’s monodrama for soprano and piano focuses on Juliet’s point of view from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This modern twist follows her story from her famous soliloquy (Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?) to its fated end.

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The official guide to the 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival --- Produced at CITY Newspaper in Rochester, NY

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival 2013  

The official guide to the 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival --- Produced at CITY Newspaper in Rochester, NY