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2013 - 14 Season

Theatrical Productions

Almost, Maine

by John Cariani
October 4-6 and 17-19

“A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance.” – The New York Times

On a cold, clear winter’s night, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Similar in structure to the department’s Festival of Ten, the eight interconnected vignettes allow us to take a look at the poignancy of relationships.


Avenue Q

by Lopez, Marx and Whitty
November 22-24 and December 5-7

“… jaw-droppingly hilarious.” – Entertainment Weekly
In this Brooklyn neighborhood, humans and puppets live side by side, everyone’s a little bit racist, and the Internet is for… well, it’s for more than Facebook. The side-splitting Tony Award®–winning musical is a 21st-century look at the life lessons that we didn’t learn from Sesame Street.

Avenue Q contains adult language and themes, as well as no-holds-barred puppet sex.
Yes, puppet sex.


Dead Man’s Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl
February 28-March 2 and March 6-8
“A beguiling comedy.” – The New York Times
“Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave." – The Washington Post

In a café right out of an Edward Hopper painting, a cell phone leads a woman into the world of a dead man’s life. In her attempt to tie up the loose ends of his existence, she unlocks the mysteries that are the sum of one person’s life — a haughty mother, a distant wife, a lonely brother, a mistress and an occupation full of international intrigue — and realizes we are all incomplete without the other lives that touch our own. 



by Charles Mee
April 25-27 and May 1-3

“…brashly, unapologetically entertaining.” – The New York Times

Bob Rauschenberg’s “combines” are famous for assembling found objects into art. bobrauschenbergamerica is similar in that it is not a direct biography of the artist but a collection of a different type: simple moments of simple lives captured as the artist himself might have done. The play — at times both comic and touching — reminds us that, “like art, there are no rules here.” But there are an awful lot of chicken jokes.



Music Events

New York Klezmer Orchestra

Wednesday, September 11

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, October 25

Sounds of the Season

Sunday, December 8

Gibbs and Main

Friday, February 7

Paul Houghtaling

Friday, March 28

Carmina Burana

Saturday, May 10



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