More shows were announced for the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, which runs Sept. 10-21.
“Create a Space NOW,” directed by Hettie Barnhill, will run at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester. The performance covers topics such as white fragility, diversity and inclusion, anti-blackness and anti-queerness, and racial fear. Tickets cost $18.
A Happy Accident Improv will return with “Dating Show” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the School of the Arts, 45 Prince St., Rochester. Sara Moore and Joanne Brokaw will meddle in the personal lives of singles looking for love, and let the audience decide who gets a lunch date and who goes home with a houseplant. Tickets cost $15.
Red Tie Variety/Ted Baumhauer/You Gotta Try This will perform at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 and 21 at SOTA. Described as a “love letter to juggling,” Baumhauer will take a comedic look at the artform’s history. Tickets cost $5-$10.
Karen Faris will perform “Aliens Like Us” at noon on Sept. 14 and 21 at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester. This one-woman production calls attention to the intersection of the political world and domestic life. Tickets cost $15.
MT Ed’s production of “Green Day’s American Idiot” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester. Actors ages 13-18 will navigate issues such as drug and alcohol use, interpersonal relationships, teen pregnancy, seeking purpose, and politics in this punk-rock musical. Tickets cost $10.
Janet Collard Dance Theater’s “Performing Valeska” will perform at 5 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 15 at The Avyarium, 274 Goodman St., Rochester. This solo piece is inspired by actor and dancer Valeska Gert, who led the avant-garde artists’ movement in Berlin during the 1920s. Tickets cost $13-$15.
Sheena Lyles and Keith Banks will present “Becoming Grandma Kat” at 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 14 at The Avyarium. This comedy show follows a young man after he’s placed in Witness Protection and the times his ability to keep his true identity hidden is tested. Tickets cost $10.
MT Ed’s teen program also will perform Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “21 Chump Street” at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 16 at The Avyarium. This production is the Rochester premiere of the 14-minute musical by the “Hamilton” creator. Tickets cost $10.
Shawn Wickens’ “Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo” will run at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 20, as well as 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 at The Lyric Theatre, 440 East Ave., Rochester. This game show uses a bingo wheel to determine the joke or story. Audience members follow along on cards to win a prize. Tickets cost $10.
“Return to Varadero Beach” will debut at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St., Rochester. In the play, Rochester playwright Candide Carrasco offers a glimpse into modern Latino reality as Asuncion and her friends fight fading memories to return to the beach that enchanted her youth. Tickets cost $12.
“Between Silences” by local playwright S.J. Henschel will perform at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 at SOTA. Eight actresses will become 22 different women, including a widower who connects with a dog, new grandmother and divorcee entering the dating scene. Tickets cost $15.
Remaining tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before curtain. Visit rochesterfringe.com for information.