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 91th 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 plays, in repertory, at the Highland Park Bowl in the summer of 2015.

Next up: HENRY IV parts 1 and 2, June 26 - July 18


The Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players present Henry IV parts 1 & 2 by William Shakespeare, June 26 to July 18, 2015 (performance schedule below), at the Highland Park Bowl, 1200 South Ave.  This production continues the "Henriad" a cycle of History Plays chronicling the Reigns of Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V.  Henry IV parts 1 and 2 follow the civil war resulting from the ousting of Richard II by Henry Bullingbroke (now King Henry IV) and the questionable company kept by Prince Hal (the future Henry V) in the personage of Sir John Falstaff.

Henry IV will be directed by Stephanie Roosa and Brad Craddock.  Admission is free with donations accepted.

Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2 will be performed in "rep" according to the following schedule:

Part 1 Friday, June 26 at 8:00 PM
Part 1 Saturday, June 27  at 8:00 PM
Part 1 Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 PM
Part 2 Friday, July 3 at 8:00 PM
Part 2 Sunday July 5 at 8:00 PM
Part 1 Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 PM
Part 2 Wednesday, July 8 at 8:00 PM
Part 1 Friday, July 10 at 8:00 PM
Part 2 Saturday, July 11  at 8:00 PM
Part 1 Sunday, July 12 at 4:00 PM
Part 2 Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 PM
Part 1 Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00 PM
Part 2 Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 PM
Part 1 Friday, July 17 at 8:00 PM
Part 2 Saturday, July 18  at 8:00 PM

And Coming Up in 2015:


In November 2015, we complete the “Henriad” cycle with Henry V at MuCCC Theater.

Other RCP News and Information:

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 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM the second Sunday of each month (except  May, when it is the third Sunday) at Barnes and Noble (2nd floor meeting room); 3400 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford NY.  More information and meeting dates on our RSLS page.

Stratford Trip 2015:  August 21 to 23, 2015: our third annual Stratford trip, intended to see as many Shakespeare plays as we can over this three day weekend. The 2015 trip will include Hamlet, Loves Labour's Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles, plus The Physicists by Friedrich Durrenmatt.

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. We will post the 2015 season as soon as it is available.

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) gmail (dot) org

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, Peg Weber, Carl Girard, Ken Dauer. Jean Ryon, Bernard Plansky, and 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, Mike Sorenson

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.