The Rochester Community Players

The Shakespeare Players of Rochester

A program of the Rochester Community Players

In 1994, RCP created the Shakespeare Players program as a program of the Rochester Community Players.  The program was founded by Peter Scribner, and the first production was Twelfth Night, November 19, 1994.  Through the summer of 2011, RCPO's Shakespeare Players has staged 34 Shakespeare productions. Each July, we stage a free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl; indoor productions are staged at MuCCC.

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Zombie Shakespeare! Halloween Special!

Two shows only! October 31 at 10 PM and November 1 at 8 PM!  Zombie Shakespeare at MuCCC Theater! Tickets only $9! Buy tickets HERE!

King Lear Nov. 7-22

Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, King Lear, directed by John Jaeger, one of RCP’s most prolific directors. Award winning local actor, Mark Casey, is featured as Lear, and is joined by a very experienced cast in this season’s first major Shakespeare production.

Tickets: $19 general admission; $14 anyone over 65; $9 anyone under 25; click HERE to buy tickets. 

Performance dates: Ten performances scheduled:

Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8 at 7:30 PM
Sunday November 9 at 2:00 PM
Monday, November 10, at 7:30 PM
Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15 at 7:30 PM
Sunday November 16 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM

Special student group rates are available, for high schools, colleges and youth groups: call Peter Scribner at 585-261-6461 for more information.

Teaching Shakespeare: a Workshop (Nov. 10 and 11)

We will be the host of a two day workshop for High School Teachers on methods of teaching Shakespeare on Monday and Tuesday, November 10 and 11. The workshop will focus in particular in techniques for teaching Romeo and Juliet.

The program will be presented by the Education Department of The Folger Shakespeare Library, and is sponsored by the national office of the English Speaking Union and the local ESU branches in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo. We will act at hosts of the workshop at MuCCC Theater, and we will present a special performance of King Lear on Monday evening, November 10. The cost of the two-day workshop, including the King Lear performance, is only $100.

The Folger Shakespeare Library is internationally recognized as one of the leading centers of Shakespeare scholarship in the world, and their innovative and active education techniques can make the teaching of Shakespeare the highlight of the school year of an English class. At this workshop you will learn how to meet Common Core Standards through performance-based teaching of Shakespeare’s works. The workshop includes Lectures and seminars with Shakespeare Scholars; Curriculum sessions with Folger Teaching Corps Members; Performance classes with Performance Faculty and includes the Folger’s Shakespeare Set Free Toolkit.

You may register for the workshop HERE. For more information, please call Peter Scribner at (585) 261-6461.