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.
2012-2013: RCP's 89th Season
The Rochester Community Players is pleased to announce its 89th Season of four productions, three indoor performances at MuCCC and our annual free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl.
The season opens in October with The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, October 26 – November 10 at MuCCC followed by a production in Spring of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with performances at MuCCC from April 12 – 27 2013. Our annual Irish Players production will take place at MuCCC from March 15 -30 2013, followed by a presentation at the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Chicago in May2013.
MuCCC Theater turned into 1920's Speakeasy! Live Music Live!
The story centers on the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, a strict, moralistic judge. Angelo has decreed that there is too much freedom in Vienna and takes it upon himself to rid the city of brothels and unlawful sexual activity. Claudio is sentenced to death for having pre-marital sex in order to serve as an example to the other Viennese citizens. This production is set the roaring twenties, exploring the prohibition-like governing of sexual morals.
LIVE Music! The production includes a live four piece jazz band, and characters singing 1920's period pieces like "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "He's in the Jail House Now" (both posted on our YouTube channel, RocCom Playa.)
Pictured above: Erin Kate Howard as Duke Vincentio in disguise. More pictures on our Shakespeare Players page.
Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Judy Molner
To be staged at the MuCCC; 142 Atlantic Ave Directions: (MuCCC is on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Fairmount Street). Just down from Starry Nights Café
Tickets: $19 general admission; $14 anyone over 65; $9 anyone under 25 Order tickets online or by phone at 866-811-4111. NOTE: NEW POLICY! NO SERVICE FEE CHARGES FOR ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES FOR THIS SHOW!!! (And only $1 surcharge for phone orders!)
Ten Performances scheduled:
Friday, April 12 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 PM
Sunday April 14 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 19 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 20 at 8:00PM
Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 PM
Thursday April 25 at 8:00 PM
Friday April 26 at 8:00 PM
Saturday April 27 at 8:00 PM
Cast list and more details: see our Shakespeare Players page
The Cast list for Twelfth Night is complete, go to Auditions page for the list.
We are celebrating Shakespeare's 449th birthday April 23 at MuCCC. A pay-what-you-can fundraiser for MuCCC Theater. More details soon,
Free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl
William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT
Twelfth Night is a rousing tale of love, loss, and mistaken identity. The action follows shipwrecked Viola, who disguises herself as boy to enter into the service of the lovelorn Duke Orsino. Much confusion, misplaced love, fights and cruel pranks happen on the little Island of Illyria.
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Brad Craddock
To be staged at the Highland Park Bowl; 1200 South Avenue
July 5 to 20, 2013 (all performances at 8:00 PM)
NO MONDAY OR THURSDAY PERFORMANCES
There is no admission charge (donations are solicited during intermission.)
AUDITIONS for Twelfth Night: March 18 and 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM at MuCCC Theater (see our audition page)
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 Festival Trip: RCP's Shakespeare Players and Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society will be conducting a three day trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival August 23-25, 2013. THREE SHakespeare plays in three days. Details on our RSLS page.
Shakespeare's Birthday: Join us at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue, on April 23, 2013, to celebrate William Shakespeare's 449th birthday!
Fall 2013: Julius Caesar: School groups alert! We will be presenting Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, October 23 thru November 9, 2013 at MuCCC Theater. This production, to be directed by Peter Scribner, will use many 'Original Practices' or Elizabethan staging techniques. Special group rate for school groups: Please contact Peter Scribner at 585-261-6461 for information.
FREE Movies at the BowlRCP is a co-sponsor of the Thursday evening FREE movies at the Highland Park Bowl, presented by the Monroe County Parks Department. 2013 Schedule (all shows on Thursday evenings, starting at dusk) will be posted here when availabvle.
More information. . .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. Email: rochestercommunityplayers (at) gmail (dot) com
RCP has been staging community theater productions continuously since 1925. see our history page for a complete list of all productions.
The Rochester Community Players is a proud member of TheatreROCS, the Page for Stage