The Rochester Community Players

Welcome to the Rochester Community Players. We are the home organization for the Shakespeare Players of Rochester, the Irish Players of Rochester, and our regular RCP productions. We are a member of TheatreROCS! (The Page for Stage; the association of theater groups in Rochester NY), the Acting Irish International Theater Festival, the Shakespeare Theatre Association, the Theatre Association of New York State, and the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.

2013-2014: RCP's 90th Season!!!

The Rochester Community Players is pleased to announce its 90th Season of five productions, three indoor performances at MuCCC, a Children's Shakespeare show at the Dazzle Theater, and our annual free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl.

The season opens in October with Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, October 25 – November 9 at MuCCC followed by a production in Spring of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, with performances at MuCCC from April 11 – 26 2013. Our annual Irish Players production will take place at MuCCC from March 14 -30 2019, followed by a presentation at the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Florida in May2013. Our newly revived Shakespeare for Young Audience program, producing modified and shortened productions for a target audience age 7-14, will present The Tale of Marina (a modified version of Pericles) in February 2014 at the Dazzle Theater, 112 Webster Avenue. 

We are also presenting three performances of SaMe sEx Shakespeare, an hour-long series of gender-bending Shakespeare scenes at the Rochester Fringe Festival at the end of September, 2013, at the TheatreROCS venue at Xerox Auditorium. And we will once again celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday April 23, 2013 at MuCCC Theater.

Next UP

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

Directed by Virginia Monte

 April 11 to 26, 2014 (10 shows; performance schedule below)

 MuCCC Theater (142 Atlantic Avenue), Rochester NY 14607

 The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's epic story of envy and forgiveness. A extraordinary tragedy, followed by comedy; Shakespeare through out all the conventional rule books in crafting this play at the end of his career. The Rochester Community Players continues its 90th season with this classic story.


Ticket Pricing:
 General admission $19.00                                                                      
Seniors (anyone over age 65) $14.00                                                          Juniors (anyone under age 25) $9.00.

Tickets are available online at the MuCCC website (, with no service charge (phone orders: 866-811-4111; $1 per order service charge on phone orders)

Remaining Performance schedule:
Thursday and Friday, April 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 19: two performances, at 2:00 PM and at 7:30 PM.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 24, 25 and 16 at 7:30 PM.

For More information:

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phone: RCP information line (585)-261-6461 or Peter Scribner at (585)-261-6461

Shining City: Our Spring 2014 Irish Players production will be Shining City, by Conor McPherson, March 14 - 29, 2014 at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue. This production will go on the road in May 2014 to the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Florida. This production will be directed by Jean Ryon.  

Performance dates and times:                                                                                                                                   Friday, March 14 at 8 PM                                                                                                                                     Saturday March 15 at 8 PM                                                                                                                                      Friday March 21 at 8 PM                                                                                                                                      Saturday March 22 at 8 PM                                                                                                                                        Sunday March 23 at 2 PM                                                                                                                                        Thursday, March 27 at 8 PM                                                                                                                                               Friday March 28 at 8 PM                                                                                                                                                    Saturday March 29 at 8 PM

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Ticket prices:                                                                           $19 General Admission                                                                                                                                                      $14 Seniors (anyone over age 65)                                                                                                                                      $9 Juniors (anyone under age 25)

The Winter's Tale: Spring Shakespeare Players production, April 11-26 at MuCCC Theater, directed by Virginia Monte. There are a few roles not yet cast: See details on our Audition page.

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday! Celebrate with us April 23, 2014 at MuCCC Theater.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Free  Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl, 1200 South Avenue, July 5-19. Auditions March 17 and 18 (see our auditions page). Produced in cooperation with the Monroe County Parks Department.

Shakespeare Season 2014-15: King Lear will be staged in October-November 2014, and then we will produce the Henriad starting Spring 2015: Richard II April 2015; Henry IV, parts 1 and 2, July 2015 at the Highland Bowl, and Henry V Fall 20 15.

RCP 90th Anniversary Celebration January 19, 2015: The 90th Anniversary of our first show, Wedding Bells. More details to follow. If you are an RCP veteran, we would love to talk with you! Call Peter Scribner at 585-261-6461, or email him at

Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society: A program of RCP's Shakespeare Players, the Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society (RSLC) meets monthly to discuss Shakespeare and prepare for upcoming Shakespeare productions in Rochester and Western New York (ours as well as Shakespeare productions by other companies.)  Attendance is free and all are welcome. This is a discussion group; persons are encouraged to attend and share their insights and information about Shakespeare plays.

Meetings of the RSLC take place from Noon to 1:30 the second Sunday of each month (except  May) at Barnes and Noble (2nd floor meeting room); 3400 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford NY.  More information and meeting dates on our RSLS page.

Stratford Trip 2014: Five Plays in three days at the Stratford festival: August 15 to 17, 2014. Only TWELVE spots are available. See our Stratford page for details.

Director Proposals: We post on our Director Proposal page proposals to direct most of our productions. Director proposals for our November 2014 production of King Lear are due MARCH 10. We anticipate a deadline in May for our Spring 2015 production of Richard II and November 1, 2014 for our other 2015 Shakespeare history plays (Henry IV, part 1 and part 2 in July, and Henry V in November).

FREE Movies at the Bowl: RCP is a co-sponsor of the Thursday evening FREE movies at the Highland Park Bowl, presented by the Monroe County Parks Department.  The 2013 season is over, but check back here in June for the 2014 schedule.

More information. . .

You can reach us at the office of our President, Peter Scribner, at 585-261-6461 Our business address is 1110 Park Avenue, Rochester NY 14610.

To receive our monthly email newsletter and information about upcoming shows and auditions, send us an email, with "ADD TO EMAIL LIST" in the subject line, to rochestercommunityplayers (at)

RCP has been staging community theater productions continuously since 1925. see our Wikipedia Production History page for a complete list of all productions.

The Rochester Community Players is a proud member of TheatreROCS, the Page for Stage.

Rochester Community Players Board of Directors: Peter Scribner (President); Patrick White (First Vice President); Michael Krickmire (Second Vice President); Joyce Curran (Treasurer), Tom Bohrer (Treasurer), Lori Love, Louise Jones, Peg Weber, Carl Girard, Ken Dauer

Shakespeare Players Committee: Patrick White (Chair), Peter Scribner, Tom Bohrer, Louise Jones, Matt Moore, Carl Girard, Ken Dauer, Jillian Christensen,

Irish Players Committee: Jillian Christensen (Chair), Lori Love, Peter Scribner, Jean Ryon, Ken Dauer

Donate to RCP

The Rochester Community Players, Inc. is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are gratefully accepted by PayPal (below) or by check payable to "Rochester Community Players" and mail them to "Rochester Community Players; 1110 Park Avenue; Rochester NY 14610.