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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

Parents & Children, Husbands & Wives: It's All Relatives

September 13th at 8:30pm

Acclaimed storyteller Penny Sterling (SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN) teams up with musicians Mike and Mel Muscarella (Violet Mary) to present songs and stories about their relatives. It’s an evening of tales about the people they love, told with humor, poignancy, and great music. And maybe a little wine. Okay, maybe MORE than a little wine.

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

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

Good Catch

September 14th at 7:00pm

Good Catch is one of New York City's longest-running musical improv teams. Using only a suggestion from the audience, they return to the Rochester Fringe to create a fully improvised, never-before-seen, totally hilarious, original musical! Join them as they belt out spontaneous show-stopping numbers and attempt to do passable choreography. Two performances only!

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

Invoking Justice

September 15th at 1:00pm

Consider this your jury summons. Enter a world of the Trickster’s creation, where YOU will decide the fate of Justice. Weighing the evidence set forth by both the prosecution and the defense, will you find Justice innocent or guilty? INVOKING JUSTICE is an otherworldly, interactive work of dance theater that explores the failure of our justice system to balance the scales, and our individual and collective responsibilities to balance ourselves and our communities while recognizing our inherent unity and inter-connectedness.

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

What!? - Two magicians telling the truth

September 15th at 2:30pm

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

BirthWrite

September 15th at 4:00pm

Join this powerful collective of Black women writers, performers, educators, and artivists as they curate Black women’s experiences through creative verse. This transformative, hour-long narrative provides insight into the richly nuanced tapestry that is woven through the souls of Black women. Presented by We All Write: Reenah Golden, Tokeya C. Graham, Selena Cochran, Lu Highsmith, and Kristen Gentry. Ages 18 and over.

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

Encore

September 15th at 6:30pm

ENCORE, the critically-acclaimed signature show of New York’s Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, lives at the intersection of dance and theater, giving audiences insight into a troupe of dancers preparing to go on the road under the pressure of a fastidious choreographer. During their final rehearsal, the cast goes through the rigorous, lightning-quick, show-stopping numbers set to classic, infectious jazz recordings. “The dancers can’t help but smile,” praised The New Yorker. “Riotous razzle-dazzle entertainment,” says Backstage. Gwirtzmandance on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Dance

EstroFest Comedy: Celebrating 20 Years of Laughs

September 15th at 8:00pm

Popular sketch-comedy troupe marks its 20th anniversary and they invite you to laugh uproariously with them, as they present an over-the-top show of hilarious sketches and outrageous videos. CITY Newspaper declared, “EstroFest was a blast…laughed our heads off!” and Jack Garner said, “EstroFest gets you laughing and gets you thinking.” EstroFest is Dresden Engle, Andrea Holland, Norma Holland, Allison Roberts, and Freyda Schneider, who produce original and universal material that is often compared to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (… but funnier).

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

Good Catch

September 15th at 9:30pm

Good Catch is one of New York City's longest-running musical improv teams. Using only a suggestion from the audience, they return to the Rochester Fringe to create a fully improvised, never-before-seen, totally hilarious, original musical! Join them as they belt out spontaneous show-stopping numbers and attempt to do passable choreography. Two performances only!

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

BirthWrite

September 16th at 11:00am

Join this powerful collective of Black women writers, performers, educators, and artivists as they curate Black women’s experiences through creative verse. This transformative, hour-long narrative provides insight into the richly nuanced tapestry that is woven through the souls of Black women. Presented by We All Write: Reenah Golden, Tokeya C. Graham, Selena Cochran, Lu Highsmith, and Kristen Gentry. Ages 18 and over.

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

Encore

September 16th at 1:00pm

ENCORE, the critically-acclaimed signature show of New York’s Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, lives at the intersection of dance and theater, giving audiences insight into a troupe of dancers preparing to go on the road under the pressure of a fastidious choreographer. During their final rehearsal, the cast goes through the rigorous, lightning-quick, show-stopping numbers set to classic, infectious jazz recordings. “The dancers can’t help but smile,” praised The New Yorker. “Riotous razzle-dazzle entertainment,” says Backstage. Gwirtzmandance on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Dance

EstroFest Comedy: Celebrating 20 Years of Laughs

September 16th at 2:30pm

Popular sketch-comedy troupe marks its 20th anniversary and they invite you to laugh uproariously with them, as they present an over-the-top show of hilarious sketches and outrageous videos. CITY Newspaper declared, “EstroFest was a blast…laughed our heads off!” and Jack Garner said, “EstroFest gets you laughing and gets you thinking.” EstroFest is Dresden Engle, Andrea Holland, Norma Holland, Allison Roberts, and Freyda Schneider, who produce original and universal material that is often compared to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (… but funnier).

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

Parents & Children, Husbands & Wives: It's All Relatives

September 16th at 4:00pm

Acclaimed storyteller Penny Sterling (SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN) teams up with musicians Mike and Mel Muscarella (Violet Mary) to present songs and stories about their relatives. It’s an evening of tales about the people they love, told with humor, poignancy, and great music. And maybe a little wine. Okay, maybe MORE than a little wine.

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

Encore

September 16th at 6:30pm

ENCORE, the critically-acclaimed signature show of New York’s Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, lives at the intersection of dance and theater, giving audiences insight into a troupe of dancers preparing to go on the road under the pressure of a fastidious choreographer. During their final rehearsal, the cast goes through the rigorous, lightning-quick, show-stopping numbers set to classic, infectious jazz recordings. “The dancers can’t help but smile,” praised The New Yorker. “Riotous razzle-dazzle entertainment,” says Backstage. Gwirtzmandance on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Dance

What!? - Two magicians telling the truth

September 16th at 8:00pm

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

The Girl in the Band

September 18th at 7:00pm

THE GIRL IN THE BAND is a coming-of-age musical about a woman determined to find her place in the world of music and men. After being fired from a band – again – Peggy finds she has lost her voice. Literally. Heartbroken and hurt, she picks up a guitar and begins to reconnect to the music within her soul. This gives way to six other instruments as Peggy speaks up for herself and finds her true voice in this soaring solo performance.

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

2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

September 18th at 8:30pm

Winner, BEST OF FEST Award: London, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Victoria Fringe Festivals. Australia’s favorite mentalist detective has arrived! Wooing crowds the world over, this hilarious gumshoe is part comedian, part mind-reader, part magician, part storyteller, and all gritty, retro 1930s film noir! Think BOARDWALK EMPIRE meets NAKED GUN meets DERREN BROWN. Based on a story by Dashiell Hammett. ★★★★★“Amazing” –Australian Stage. ★★★★&½ “Tour de force” –London Free Press. ★★★★&½ “Excellent show” –Edmonton Journal

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

2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

September 19th at 6:00pm

Winner, BEST OF FEST Award: London, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Victoria Fringe Festivals. Australia’s favorite mentalist detective has arrived! Wooing crowds the world over, this hilarious gumshoe is part comedian, part mind-reader, part magician, part storyteller, and all gritty, retro 1930s film noir! Think BOARDWALK EMPIRE meets NAKED GUN meets DERREN BROWN. Based on a story by Dashiell Hammett. ★★★★★“Amazing” –Australian Stage. ★★★★&½ “Tour de force” –London Free Press. ★★★★&½ “Excellent show” –Edmonton Journal

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

Merged VI

September 19th at 7:30pm

International choreographers James Hansen and Heather Roffe return to Geva Theatre Center for MERGED 6. A regular CITY Newspaper Critics' Fringe Pick, this collaboration blends physically exciting, professional dance with multi-media elements, resulting in choreography that is simultaneously thought-provoking to seasoned dance viewers and accessible to first-time audiences. CITY has written: “…new and fresh, yet it was still accessible and, at times, even poignant;" "I was captivated by...some very exciting dancing;” “I was moved to tears.”

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

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