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Alternate Endings

On Demand

The world as you know it is ending, though you may choose to deny it. Do you have a belief in God? A belief in science? A belief in superheroes? Nothing can prepare you for the last week of life as we know it. From the mind of Jonathan Price, this American cautionary tale told in 10 vignettes delves into the woes of the modern world. Why are we here? The apocalypse is nigh … Are you prepared?

  • Length: 71 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Mo-to-the-oncle

On Demand

There’s a time and place for a monocle: 2022 and a New York high school are neither of them. A socially conscious solo comedy about a teen who must wear a monocle after his dad loses their insurance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Velvet Determination

September 13th at 6:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

Bushwhacked British Bake Off: Game of Scones

September 13th at 6:30pm

They’re baaaaaaaaaake! Join the barmy ladies of Bushwhacked for an all-new, EPIC improvised baking battle of a lifetime. It’s a tent divided! New challenges, pitting spouse against spouse. Friend against friend. Coworker against coworker. Stranger against stranger. (Really, it just depends on who you come with and/or your relationship status?) Who will bring glory to their House? Who will prove to be a legend in the baking? Do you have what it bakes? Because: Winter is crumbing…

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow

September 13th at 7:30pm

Join us in the dazzling Spiegeltent for a night of eye-popping and jaw-dropping variety and comedy, from the creator of past years’ sold-out hits D’illusion, SideShow, and Eclectic Attraction. There’s simply no way to fully prepare yourself for Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow, a world-premiere created just for Fringe and starring Las Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan. "Matt and Heidi just do not let down." - Stage and Cinema

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Bushwhacked Backyard Bonfire

September 13th at 8:30pm

It’s been nearly five years since the ladies of Bushwhacked have brushed off their hats and gotten back to the roots of where it all started. We’ll give summer the send-off it deserves with a night of campfire revelry under the moonlit sky with s’mores and good times. You’ll be transported back to the days of sleepaway camp and make friendships that'll last a lifetime. (Nothing says Fringe like open flames and two irresponsible improvisers.) Four tickets available per performance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Inner Loops: Monologues About Place

September 14th at 6:00pm

From Corn Hill to Cobbs Hill to Pinnacle Hill, local playwrights and authors (Hilary Bluestein-Lyons, Brad Craddock, Justin Rielly, Jeremy Sarachan, Sejal Shah, Penny Sterling, Laura Thomas, and Ted Wenskus) present monologues about life in Rochester, and performed by Rochester-area actors accompanied by musicians Andrew Barnhart and Jeff Liles. Produced by Theater Apparatus.

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

Velvet Determination

September 14th at 6:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

Bushwhacked Bridgerfun Ball(s)

September 14th at 6:30pm

The Fringe is abuzz with the latest gossip. The incomparable Ladies of Bushwhacked are throwing a ball, and it is sure to be the event of the season! This author has reliably been informed that not only will it be a night of hilarious hijinks, but that the Queen herself may be in attendance. Make haste, gentle reader. Secure your invitation now, and perhaps my pen will be reporting your own sordid activities!


  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow

September 14th at 7:30pm

Join us in the dazzling Spiegeltent for a night of eye-popping and jaw-dropping variety and comedy, from the creator of past years’ sold-out hits D’illusion, SideShow, and Eclectic Attraction. There’s simply no way to fully prepare yourself for Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow, a world-premiere created just for Fringe and starring Las Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan. "Matt and Heidi just do not let down." - Stage and Cinema

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Trivia CITY: An Arts & Culture Quiz

September 14th at 7:30pm

Join host CITY Newspaper for an arts, culture, and all-things-Rochester trivia night!

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Bushwhacked Backyard Bonfire

September 14th at 8:30pm

It’s been nearly five years since the ladies of Bushwhacked have brushed off their hats and gotten back to the roots of where it all started. We’ll give summer the send-off it deserves with a night of campfire revelry under the moonlit sky with s’mores and good times. You’ll be transported back to the days of sleepaway camp and make friendships that'll last a lifetime. (Nothing says Fringe like open flames and two irresponsible improvisers.) Four tickets available per performance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 14th at 9:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Velvet Determination

September 15th at 5:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 15th at 6:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Bushwhacked British Bake Off: Game of Scones

September 15th at 6:30pm

They’re baaaaaaaaaake! Join the barmy ladies of Bushwhacked for an all-new, EPIC improvised baking battle of a lifetime. It’s a tent divided! New challenges, pitting spouse against spouse. Friend against friend. Coworker against coworker. Stranger against stranger. (Really, it just depends on who you come with and/or your relationship status?) Who will bring glory to their House? Who will prove to be a legend in the baking? Do you have what it bakes? Because: Winter is crumbing…

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Oh, the Non-Humanity!

September 15th at 6:30pm

Peanut butter and jelly, 45s in a jukebox, guardian angels, public restroom vending “supplies,” and celestial bodies - what do these all have in common? They are all characters in the five 10-minute plays that make up “Oh, the Non-Humanity!” - very human topics, but none with actual real human characters.

These short plays are written by published playwright Hilary Bluestein-Lyons and will be presented in collaboration with Rochester’s most talented directors and actors.

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

Polite Ink. Comedy Presents: Fill in the Blanks

September 15th at 7:00pm

This is a comedy show for people who love to be a part of the action. The evening will unfold through suggestions from the audience.

We could go to the _________with _________, or save the world from _________ while wearing _________. You get the picture! Even the prepared sketches will have parts for you to lend your voice. The world is heavy right now, so we're going to keep it very light, fun and _________. (You said "bedazzled" didn't you?)

YOU.WILL.LAUGH.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Some Ska Band

September 15th at 7:00pm

A red-hot hour of dance floor-packing tunes as Some Ska Band rocks the JCC with original ska and tasty ska classics.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow

September 15th at 7:30pm

Join us in the dazzling Spiegeltent for a night of eye-popping and jaw-dropping variety and comedy, from the creator of past years’ sold-out hits D’illusion, SideShow, and Eclectic Attraction. There’s simply no way to fully prepare yourself for Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow, a world-premiere created just for Fringe and starring Las Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan. "Matt and Heidi just do not let down." - Stage and Cinema

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

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