The Rochester Community Players

Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society

The Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society (RSLS) meets on the second Sunday of each month from noon to 1:30 PM at Barrnes & Noble Booksellers (2nd floor meeting room), Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. Meetings are free and open to all.  NOTE: Due to Mother's Day, the meetings in May will be on the third Sunday.

RSLS is a discussion group intended to prepare our members for upcoming productions of RCP's Shakespeare Players and other Shakespeare productions in Upstate New York and Southern Ontario (for upcoming shows, see below.)

Remaining Meetings in 2015 are:                                                                                                                     
March 8 (Topic: Richard II)
April 12
May 17 (third Sunday in May, to avoid Mother’s Day on May 10)
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
NO MEETING AT BARNES AND NOBLE IN DECEMBER! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

RSLS will be discussing these upcoming productions at our 2014 meetings:


Hamlet: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, February 6-22, 2015; Empire Theater at the NYS Fairgrounds

The Merry Wives of Windsor:  Shakespeare for Young Audiences: Presented by RCP's Shakespeare Players of Rochester,The Dazzle Theater, 110 Webster Avenue, February 13-21, 2015

Richard II, Ithaca Shakespeare festival February 13-21, 2015 at the Hanger Theatre

Shakespeare's R&J, adapted by Joe Calarco, presented by Blackfriars Theatre, 795 East Main Street, Rochester; February 20 to March 8

Measure for Measure: Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, March 20 - April 12, 2015, Loft Theater, 820 E. Genesee Street

Richard II , presented by RCP's Shakespeare Players of Rochester,at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue April 10-25, 2015

 Shakespeare’s Bard Birthday Bash by RCP's Shakespeare Players program, at MuCCC.Theatre April 23, 2015

The Rape of Lucrece, a staged reading by Justin Reilly and his company, April 24 at the Rochester Brainery at the Village Gate (274 North Goodman Street, B-134)

Hamlet, at the Stratford Festival, May 1 (previews; opens May 25) to October 11

Pericles, at the Stratford Festival, May 8 (previews, opens May 30) to September 19

The Taming of the Shrew, at the Stratford Festival, May 11 (previews; opening June 5) to October 10

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare at Delaware Park, Buffalo, June 18 to July 13.

 Henry IV Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2. Free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl 1200 South Avenue, presented by RCP's Shakespeare Players of Rochester, June 26 - July 18, 2015

Twelfth Night (an all-male production), Shakespeare at Delaware Park, Buffalo, July 23 to August 17

Please note: if you are aware of a Shakespeare production or event in our area, including high school and college productions,  that is not on this list, please contact us at rochestercommunityplayers (at) gmail (dot) com, or call Peter Scribner, President of RCP, at 585-261-6461)