Kingfisher Theater, the local company behind “Votes for Women!” and “The Devil, the Witch and the Blacksmith,” recently announced its 2017-18 season.
“Votes for Women!,” an adaptation of Elizabeth Robins’ suffrage play, was presented in partnership with Susan B. Anthony House in honor of the state centennial of women’s suffrage. The show played to full houses, and was praised for its success at updating the historical script to relevance.
The 2017-18 season will kick off Oct. 12-28 with “Faust.” The classic deal with the devil story will be reborn in company member Jess Meyer-Crosby’s mash-up of works by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Christopher Marlowe.
Kingfisher’s annual wintertime tradition, “The Devil, the Witch and the Blacksmith,” will return with founder Kevin Dedes directing in December and January 2018 at Multi-use Community Cultural Center in Rochester. Vakula, Oksana and the Devil will try to save Christmas in the only way they know how in this adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story by company members Amy Canfield and Kevin Dedes.
“R.U.R.,” an original thriller written by Czech writer Karel Capek in 1920, will run in April 2018. Short for Rossum’s Universal Robots, “R.U.R.” is a story about what makes people human and the lengths they will go to protect themselves, their identities and their loves.
Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” will end the season in June 2018. The well-known story of pride and love in a sea of misunderstandings has entertained audiences for centuries.
For information, visit thekingfishertheater.org.