Rochester Community Players makes sense of the mess in ‘The Night Alive’

Rochester Community Players makes sense of the mess in ‘The Night Alive’

RCP's commitment to the plays of Conor McPherson continues with the odd, endearing, and dark "The Night Alive," which runs through April 8.

Highlights from Geva's 2023-24 season

Here are the timeless stories, family-friendly performances and new, original works in Geva Theatre Center's 51st season.

Marc D'Amico shines in Blackfriars' 'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey'

Marc D'Amico's expressive, nuanced performance makes this one-man play less of a murder mystery and more a celebration of life.

Blackfriars Theatre’s 'Christmas at Pemberley' is charming escapism

"Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley" is both earnest Jane Austen fan fiction and a light-hearted holiday escape.

The Company Theatre makes its debut in Rochester theater scene

The newly formed theater troupe takes an inclusive, modern-day approach to Shakespeare, obscure classics, and more.

Geva Theatre's 'Somewhere' critiques Puerto Rican representation

"Somewhere" aims to be both an homage to "West Side Story" and a critique of the musical's relationship to Puerto Ricans, but falls short.

The Company Theatre's queer, punk 'Richard II' is a hidden gem

Queer relationships and political intrigue collide in "Richard II," the inaugural production by new Rochester troupe The Company Theatre.

JCC's 'On the Market' is a Hallmark comedy about grief

"On the Market," a romantic comedy about grief, offers syrupy escapism but only scratches the surface on love and loss.

Focus Theater opens in Sibley Building

The Focus Theater's new 90-seat space in the Sibley Building is a home for local talent to take part in improv and comedy.

'Improv at The Focus' is a mixed bag, with a payoff

It took 45 minutes for the actual improv at The Focus Theater to begin, but when there were some wonderfully absurd moments when it did.

The Velvet Noose provokes at Rochester Fringe, but is there a point?

The Velvet Noose's pagan performance art reaches new levels of avant-garde instigation in "Super Flower Blood Moon." The message is unclear.

Eric Gutman delivers funny, moving tribute to his Broadway days

Eric Gutman's "From Broadway to Obscurity" is both a love letter to musical theater and a therapy session about being a professional actor.

Geva's 'Jane Eyre' hampered by outdated, sexist approach to characters

Helen Sadler shines as Jane Eyre at Geva Theatre Center, but the production itself is problematic in its treatment of women.

Push Physical Theatre dances about masculinity at Rochester Fringe

PUSH presents "Generic Male" off-Broadway this winter, but not before performing the funny and dramatic show at Rochester Fringe Saturday.

'Bardbending: A Same-Sex Shakespeare Sampler' transcends binary gender roles

Wallbyrd Theatre's "Bardbending" explores shifting gender roles from classic scenes in ways William Shakespeare never imagined.

'Etched Glass Decanter' is intimate, harrowing theater

In the appropriately named Conjure Box at The Spirit Room, The Evening Crane Theatre presents a riveting drama with truly haunting moments.


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