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.

2014-2015: RCP's 90th Season!!!

The Rochester Community Players is pleased to announce its 91th Season of seven productions, four indoor performances at MuCCC Theater, a  Shakespeare production for young people show at the Dazzle Theater, and TWO free Shakespeare p-lays, in repertory, at the Highland Park Bowl in the summer of 2015.

September, 2014: We are presented three performances of SaMe sEx Shakespeare 2014, an all-new hour-long series of gender-bending Shakespeare scenes at the Rochester Fringe Festival at the TheatreROCS venue at Xerox Auditorium. Performances will be 9 PM Thursday Sept. 18, 6 PM Friday Sept. 19, and 10:30 PM on Freiday, Sept. 26.

October, 2014: Our Irish Players will present three Irish one-act plays at MuCCC Theatre, 142 Atlantic Avenue, October 17-26.

Halloween: We will present a special presentation, Zombie Shakespeare, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at MuCCC theatre.

November 2014: Our Shakespeare Players program presents King Lear at MuCCC Theatre Nov. 7 to22 , 2014.

Teacher's Workshop: We will host a two-day workshop for teachers in techniques in teaching Shakespeare in high school, Monday & Tuesday, November 10 and 11, at MuCCC Theatre. The workshop will be conducted by the Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington DC, and the program is funded and marketed by the English Speaking Union.

January 2015: Come celebrate with us the 90th Anniversary of the first production of the Rochester Community Players January 19, 2015 at the German House  at our original home, the German House on Gregory Street.  If you are an RCP veteran, we would love to talk with you! Call Peter Scribner at 585-261-6461, or email him at

February 2015: We will present a Shakespeare production for Young People, and adaption of The Merry Wives of Windsor, at the Dazzle Theatre, 110 Webster Avenue, during school break, February 13 to 21, 2015.

March 2015: Our Irish Players production will be staged at MuCCC March 20 to 20.

April 2015: We stage the first of Shakespeare's four "Henriad" plays with Richard II at MuCCC Theatre, April 10 to 25, 2015.

Shakespeare's Birthday: Our annual celebration of the Bard's Birthday will be April 23, 2015 at MuCCC Theatre.

July 2015: We will stage two Shakespeare plays in the summer of 2015, as we continue the "Henriad" series: Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2, in repertory, June 26 to July 18. Free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl.

And in our 92's season. . . we complete the "Henriad" series with Hebry V, at MuCCC Theatre, November 2015.

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. See our Stratford page for details.

Director Proposals: We post on our Director Proposal page proposals to direct most of our productions.

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.  All movies start at dusk (Around 9 PM). Refreshments are provided by the Rochester Community Players. The 2014 season  at the Bowl:

Despicable Me 2, Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Weird Science, Thursday, July 17th, 2014 (Annual Retro Night, with a Concert by "Rock-It Science" at 7pm)
Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, Thursday, July 24th, 2014 (Pre-Movie Concert by JAVA at 7pm)

More information about RCP. . .
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. Jean Ryon, Bernard Plansky, Jillian Christensen

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

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.