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Carrie: The Musical

June 13th at 7:30pm

  • Length: 150 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

Creative Writing @ Geneseo

June 23rd at 2:30pm

IDENTIFICATION: WRITING OURSELVES AS YOU LISTEN is the debut performance of this vivid, vibrant creative writing by SUNY Geneseo English majors. In fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more, these undergraduate writers explore how words help shape our identities across hyphenated upbringings and in contested cultural moments. They use their words to ask the audience to identify with them, no matter how different their backgrounds. In association with Gandy Dancer, the SUNY-wide literary journal.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Spoken Word

A Day in the Life of the Forcibly Displaced

September 12th at 5:00pm

According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s report from 2017, one in every 113 people are now forcibly displaced (FD). Of those, 20 people are displaced every minute due to conflict or persecution. This photography installation focuses on the living conditions and spaces of the 65.6 million people whom the world has left behind. The installation's imagery focuses on living conditions of the FD in Athens, Beirut, and the Calais Jungle, among others.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Fringe Gardens

September 13th at 4:00pm

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Theatre

A Day in the Life of the Forcibly Displaced

September 13th at 5:00pm

According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s report from 2017, one in every 113 people are now forcibly displaced (FD). Of those, 20 people are displaced every minute due to conflict or persecution. This photography installation focuses on the living conditions and spaces of the 65.6 million people whom the world has left behind. The installation's imagery focuses on living conditions of the FD in Athens, Beirut, and the Calais Jungle, among others.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

View From Here

September 13th at 5:30pm

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 13th at 6:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

What!? - Two magicians telling the truth

September 13th at 7:00pm

When two of the most creative guys in the underground magic world get together, you're in for a special night. Written, invented, and performed by George Tait and Keith Fields, this original show will leave you saying ‘WHAT!?’ One minute, you'll be laughing your socks off and the next, you'll be wondering how they do it. They do it by telling the truth!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Banachek's Telepathy

September 13th at 7:15pm

Banachek is the world’s greatest mind reader. Watch as he reveals secret thoughts of the audience. How? Some call it Telepathy, but is it real? Renowned for fooling scientists into believing that his psychic abilities were genuine, Banachek's illusions are so amazing that audiences still wonder: “how’d he do that?” He's invented magic for Penn & Teller and Criss Angel, and BANACHEK'S TELEPATHY is the highlight of every festival, theater, and event at which he appears.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Holding On through Song: A Celebration of the African-American Spiritual

September 13th at 8:00pm

First Inversion offers a unique experience combining improvisation with new and existing arrangements of African-American spirituals for various configurations of choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and audience members. The singers of First Inversion are joined by Kearstin Piper-Brown, Jason Holmes, Alan Jones, and other well-known Rochester musicians. Words from the mouths of former slaves, including Rochester’s own Frederick Douglass, will provide historical context and enrich the audience’s journey with this powerful music. Audience participation during the performance is encouraged!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

A Fool's Odyssey

September 13th at 9:00pm

A comic/dramatic performance inspired by Homer’s classic tale, THE ODYSSEY. Mr. Tyson presents a one-man show about a “fool” who must overcome his own hubris, the deceits and villainy of others, and even death itself. In other words, it’s a story we can all relate to! Borrowing from the worlds of theatre, stand-up comedy, and magic, this fast-paced production shows us that no matter how rough the storm, there is a way home.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 13th at 9:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Bitter B*tch Cabaret

September 13th at 9:30pm

When performing is your true love, losing a dream role feels akin to heartbreak. After the ultimate rejection, cynicism often follows. But rather than becoming Bitter B*tches, five actresses are flipping the script by showcasing what could have been...had their names been on the cast list. Featuring showstoppers from the Broadway canon and some of Rochester's finest homegrown talent, this convivial and cathartic cabaret show is an antidote for resentment, letting us explore the "what ifs" before letting go.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Banachek's Telepathy

September 14th at 7:15am

Banachek is the world’s greatest mind reader. Watch as he reveals secret thoughts of the audience. How? Some call it Telepathy, but is it real? Renowned for fooling scientists into believing that his psychic abilities were genuine, Banachek's illusions are so amazing that audiences still wonder: “how’d he do that?” He's invented magic for Penn & Teller and Criss Angel, and BANACHEK'S TELEPATHY is the highlight of every festival, theater, and event at which he appears.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

A Fool's Odyssey

September 14th at 4:00pm

A comic/dramatic performance inspired by Homer’s classic tale, THE ODYSSEY. Mr. Tyson presents a one-man show about a “fool” who must overcome his own hubris, the deceits and villainy of others, and even death itself. In other words, it’s a story we can all relate to! Borrowing from the worlds of theatre, stand-up comedy, and magic, this fast-paced production shows us that no matter how rough the storm, there is a way home.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

A Day in the Life of the Forcibly Displaced

September 14th at 5:00pm

According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s report from 2017, one in every 113 people are now forcibly displaced (FD). Of those, 20 people are displaced every minute due to conflict or persecution. This photography installation focuses on the living conditions and spaces of the 65.6 million people whom the world has left behind. The installation's imagery focuses on living conditions of the FD in Athens, Beirut, and the Calais Jungle, among others.

  • Length: 360 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Drive-in Dramas

September 14th at 5:30pm

From the creative team behind DASHBOARD DRAMAS, get ready for the classic-car edition of this Fringe favorite! This unique show takes place in the SOTA Courtyard, where the audience rotates through four classic cars from Great Lakes Classic Cars in Hilton, NY. Each classic car will feature an original ten-minute play set in the period-specific era of that car. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, unique experience. Only 8 tickets per performance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Courtyard
  • Genre: Theatre

What!? - Two magicians telling the truth

September 14th at 5:30pm

When two of the most creative guys in the underground magic world get together, you're in for a special night. Written, invented, and performed by George Tait and Keith Fields, this original show will leave you saying ‘WHAT!?’ One minute, you'll be laughing your socks off and the next, you'll be wondering how they do it. They do it by telling the truth!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

B2, performing classic acoustic rock and originals

September 14th at 6:00pm

Bill Dresnack and Evan Blaine, performing as "B2," play acoustic originals and songs by Neil Young, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, and other popular artists.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 14th at 6:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

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