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 2014 are anticipated to be:                                                                                                                     
April 13
May 18 (third Sunday, as Mother's Day is May 11)
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14


August 15 to 17: FIVE Shakespeare plays in Three days. FIVE PLAYS in three days: King John, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chambers Performance), Antony and Cleopatra, and King Lear. Package includes transportation, two nights at the Arden Park Hotel, one dinner and two breakfasts, plus three sessions of the Stratford Forum. Cost: $950 each for double occupancy, $1,100 for single room. More information soon. . .

Upcoming Shakespeare productions in Rochester, Upstate NY, Western Massachusetts, and Southern Ontario:

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

Spring 2014:

The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players) April 11-26, MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester NY

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebration: April 23, 2014; Shakespeare Players of Rochester, at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue.

Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Ontario:
King Lear
May 5 thru Oct. 10, 2014
A Midsummer Night's Dream
May 16 thru October 11, 2014
King John
May 21 to September 20

Summer 2014:

A Midsummer Night's Dream; Shakespeare Players of Rochester; free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl, Rochester NY July 5-19, 2014

Measure for Measure, Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, June 20-29, 2014 Thornden Park Amphitheater

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare & Co., June 21-Aug. 30, Lennox MA

Julius Caesar, Shakespeare & Co., June 27 to August 30, Lennox MA

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chambers Performance), Stratford Shakespeare Festival July 11 to September 20, 2014

Henry V, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo, June 19-July 13, 2014

Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost, in repertory; Ithaca Shakespeare Company July 2014, Cornell Plantations

Macbeth, Saratoga Shakespeare Festival, July 15 to 27, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY.

The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo, July 24 thru August 17, 2014

The Tempest, Richard II, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV, Part II, Henry V, Adirondack Shakespeare Company, August 2014

Henry IV, Parts I & II, Shakespeare and Co., August 2 to 31, Lennox MA

Twelfth NightSyracuse Shakespeare Festival, August 2014, Thornden Park Amphitheater

Titus Andronicus and As You Like It, in repertory, July to September, 2014, Shakespeare in High Park (Canadian Stage), Toronto

Antony and Cleopatra, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, August 3 to September 20, 2014

Othello and The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; June 10 to August 31, Garrison NY

Fall 2014:

SaMe SeX sHaKeSpEaRe 2014: The Shakespeare Players Program of the Rochester Community Players present gender-bending scenes from Shakespeare at the Rochester Fringe Festival, September 2014.

King Lear: Shakespeare Players of Rochester, November 7 to 22, 2014; MuCCC Theatre, 142 Atlantic Avenue

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)