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2019 - 2020 Season

Theatre

All performances in the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, unless otherwise noted.

Ticket prices: $17, $12 (Senior Citizens, Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $9 (Students), unless otherwise noted.

Stupid F@%#ing Bird by Aaron Posner

Sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

“the most authentic, self-aware, playful… world-wise adaptation of Chekhov” – LA Weekly

What’s with the fowl language? Posner has written a modernist take on a classic play: If you know The Seagull, great. If you don’t, that’s fine, too. Either way, you’ll appreciate the family, friends, and lovers taking on life’s age-old contradictions: Old vs. New. Old vs. Young. Truth vs. Fiction. Show-biz vs. Reality. Parents vs. Children. Life vs. Death. And, of course, all-caps LOVE. All the while learning about LIFE, how to remain connected, and the passage of time.

October 4 – 6 and 17 – 19
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee at 2 pm


Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

A shipwreck. Cross-dressing deception. Fools. Siblings. A duke, a lady, their servants, and the misguided complications in which they are ensnared. These are just some of the ingredients that have made Twelfth Night one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. At its heart, it’s about love—of course—but also about female empowerment, and a whole slew of other things that still resonate today.

November 22 – 24 and December 5 – 7
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee at 2 pm


Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

“an evening of antic laughter…” – The New York Times

You don’t need much more than three sisters, a kitchen, and some outlandish actions (such

as making a pitcher of lemonade immediately after shooting your husband) to populate a good ol’ Southern Gothic tragicomedy. Yet playwright Henley has included some truly heart-wrenching backstories in her Pulitzer Prize-winning play, all of which allow audiences to fall in love with the Magrath sisters of Hazlehurst, MS.

February 28 – March 1 and March 5 – 7
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee at 2 pm


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

“Can you spell irresistible?... entirely adorable” – The New York Times

In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything. A gut-bustingly funny musical comedy turned somewhat askew, Spelling Bee offers a rollicking ride as some very smart misfits—and audience members, too!—try to spell their way to championship. The spellers let us see what makes their minds tick, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their young lives.

April 17 – 19 and April 23 – 25
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee at 2 pm


Also of Note

Harlequins Student Theatre Organization Productions:

Fall Production

October 24 – 27

Spring Production
April 2 – 5

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee at 2 pm

Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre
Tickets sold at the door.

Stage Whispers: Conversations with Theatre Professionals

As part of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies’ alliance with Geva Theatre Center, this series of interactive panels allows attendees to discover various aspects of making theatre.

Thursdays at 10 am
October 31, December 5,
March 5, April 9

Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre
Free


Ticket Ordering and Prices

Box Office: (585) 395-ARTS

Regular admission: $17
Senior citizens, alumni, faculty, staff: $12
Students: $9

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Last Updated 7/1/20

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