Instruments of Murder (and Vintage Refrigerators)

Furnishing a period production is always tricky. Most of the props that aren’t constructed from scratch must be antique—which means that they’re fragile. But what if the play is also a thriller, complete with a climactic cat-and-mouse battle? What if many of the props have to take a beating performance after performance? This is the … Continue reading Instruments of Murder (and Vintage Refrigerators)

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Shadows and Shivers: Cinematic Style Comes to Geva

I know that I like film noir, and I can tell you how it makes me feel. So why can’t I define it? It’s a genre, of course. But it’s also frequently used like an adjective. Sometimes it’s used to allude to a specific moment in motion picture history, or even to evoke particular fashions. … Continue reading Shadows and Shivers: Cinematic Style Comes to Geva

Fringe 2014 at Geva: MERGED II – a Dance Concert

For the 3rd consecutive year, the Fielding Nexstage will be the venue for Geva’s line-up of shows for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. MERGED returns to Geva Theatre Center after last year’s critically-acclaimed performances. This year, international choreographers Heather Roffe and James Hansen join forces with Buffalo’s Melanie Aceto for MERGED II. MERGED II … Continue reading Fringe 2014 at Geva: MERGED II – a Dance Concert

Fringe 2014 at Geva: Historical Farce with The Scientists

For the 3rd consecutive year, the Fielding Nextstage will be the venue for Geva’s line-up of shows for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Merkins, Daniello & Sons is pleased to present THE SCIENTISTS created by Mark Costello, Sean Daniels, Eric Mercado, and Evan Watkins as part of the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival … Continue reading Fringe 2014 at Geva: Historical Farce with The Scientists

Fringe 2014 at Geva: INTREPID

For the 3rd consecutive year, the Fielding Nextstage will be the venue for Geva’s line-up of shows for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Five local female professionals will perform INTREPID, an original documentary theatre piece on Saturday, September 20. INTREPID is an immersive, documentary-style production about the journey of the “intrepid female reporter.” The … Continue reading Fringe 2014 at Geva: INTREPID

Fringe 2014 at Geva: DIAGHILESQUE Mixes Classical Ballet and Burlesque

For the 3rd consecutive year, the Fielding Nextstage will be the venue for Geva’s line-up of shows for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. KineticArchitecture make their Geva Theatre Center debut in this year’s Fringe with Diaghilesque. The lavish and profound gems of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe are given a Post Modern/Burlesque treatment by KineticArchitecture.  Artistic … Continue reading Fringe 2014 at Geva: DIAGHILESQUE Mixes Classical Ballet and Burlesque

Fringe 2014 at Geva: GCI Does Film Noir with DEAD DAMES DON’T DANCE

The award-winning Geva Comedy Improv has appeared as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival since its inception in 2012 – first with a popular Zombie themed show, and last year with an Alien Horror Show. This year, they go cinematic with Dead Dames Don’t Dance. This improvised, live-action Film Noir comedy is staged entirely in … Continue reading Fringe 2014 at Geva: GCI Does Film Noir with DEAD DAMES DON’T DANCE