The Rochester Community Players

elcome to the Rochester Community Players. We are the home organization for the Shakespeare Players of Rochester, the Irish Players of Rochester, and our regular RCP productions. We are a member of TheatreROCS! (The Page for Stage; the association of theater groups in Rochester NY), the Acting Irish International Theater Festival, the Shakespeare Theatre Association, the Theatre Association of New York State, and the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester

2014-2015: RCP's 91th Season!!!

The Rochester Community Players is pleased to announce its 91th Season of seven productions, four indoor performances at MuCCC Theater, a  Shakespeare production for young people show at the Dazzle Theater, and TWO free Shakespeare plays, in repertory, at the Highland Park Bowl in the summer of 2015.

Now playing: HENRY V

Henry V concludes the “Henriad” Cycle that began in Spring with Richard II.  Young King Henry V takes the throne in a most contentious atmosphere and must learn fast how to lead in war, love, and politics.

From the court to the fields of battle Henry challenges the very role of a King and the Rochester Community Players will add a further twist to that idea by casting a woman in the role of King Henry.  Shakespeare Players regular Kate Sherman will be playing Henry V this November.

Henry V performances will be:

November 6, 7, 12 -14, 19 – 21 at 7:30pm

November 8 & 15 at 2pm

at MuCCC 142 Atlantic Ave

Click here for tickets

general admission $19
Over 65 $14
Under 25 $9

Other RCP News and Information:

Staff Wanted: Summer 2016 Open Shakespeare program: We are now hiring a Director and Assistant Director for our 2016 Summer youth program, Open Shakespeare! Applications are requested by December 11. More information on our Help Wanted. page.

Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society: A program of RCP's Shakespeare Players, the Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society (RSLC) meets monthly to discuss Shakespeare and prepare for upcoming Shakespeare productions in Rochester and Western New York (ours as well as Shakespeare productions by other companies.)  Attendance is free and all are welcome. This is a discussion group; persons are encouraged to attend and share their insights and information about Shakespeare plays.

Meetings of the RSLC take place from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM the second Sunday of each month (except  May, when it is the third Sunday) at Barnes and Noble (2nd floor meeting room); 3400 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford NY.  More information and meeting dates on our RSLS page.

Auditions: Next RCP auditions will be for The Seafarer, by Conor McPheraon, to be directed by Jean Ryon and to be staged at MuCCC Theater in March 2016. Auditions will be November 29 and 30 at 6 PM at the Ryon Studio, 250 N. Goodman Street Suite 217 . More information is on our Auditions page.

Director Proposals: WSe are soliciting director proposals for our Fall 2016 productions of Hamlet and Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead. The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2016. We post on our Director Proposal page proposals to direct most of our productions.

FREE Movies at the Bowl: RCP is a co-sponsor of the Thursday evening FREE movies at the Highland Park Bowl, presented by the Monroe County Parks Department.  All movies start at dusk (Around 9 PM). Refreshments are provided by the Rochester Community Players.

More information about RCP. . .
You can reach us at the office of our President, Peter Scribner, at 585-261-6461 Our business address is 1110 Park Avenue, Rochester NY 14610.

To receive our monthly email newsletter and information about upcoming shows and auditions, send us an email, with "ADD TO EMAIL LIST" in the subject line, to rochestercommunityplayers (at) gmail (dot) org

RCP has been staging community theater productions continuously since 1925. see our Wikipedia Production History page for a complete list of all productions.

The Rochester Community Players is a proud member of TheatreROCS, the Page for Stage.

Rochester Community Players Board of Directors: Peter Scribner (President); Patrick White (First Vice President); Michael Krickmire (Second Vice President); Joyce Curran (Treasurer), Tom Bohrer (Treasurer), Lori Love, Peg Weber, Carl Girard, Ken Dauer. Jean Ryon, Bernard Plansky, and Jillian Christensen

Shakespeare Players Committee: Patrick White (Chair), Peter Scribner, Tom Bohrer, Louise Jones, Matt Moore, Carl Girard, Ken Dauer, Jillian Christensen, Jim Landers

Irish Players Committee: Jillian Christensen (Chair), Lori Love, Peter Scribner, Jean Ryon, Ken Dauer, Mike Sorenson

Donate to RCP

The Rochester Community Players, Inc. is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are gratefully accepted by PayPal (below) or by check payable to "Rochester Community Players" and mail them to "Rochester Community Players; 1110 Park Avenue; Rochester NY 14610.