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Presenting the 2013 - 2014 Season

Almost Maine
by John Cariani

Directed by
Brennen Johnson and Hayden Warren

August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 PM
August 11 at 2:00 PM*

*Followed by a reception and discussion with the cast, crew and directors.

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.


Almost Mainee by John Cariani presented in August 2013 by Black Sheep Theatre.
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An Evening of Thrills and Chills

Directed by
Debbie Smola and Diane Mashia

October 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM
October 20, 27 at 2:00 PM

A selection of gothic and horror-inspired one act plays and monologues from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s The Weird (Bloody Mary and Swamp Gothic), the Rochester premiere of the latest installments of Wade Bradford’s The Vampire Monologues, and two new works by Georgia playwright, Daniel Guyton entitled The Sins of Rebethany Chastain, and Romance is Dead.

We are also excited and pleased that Edgar Allan Poe will be returning to us this year to terrify our audiences with readings from his stories The Oval Portrait and everyone's favorite The Raven.

The cast includes Bethany Rahn, Edward Prunella, Diane M. Mashia, Kathy Coughenour, Alissa Wells, Katharine Sanford, Carl Girard, Paul LaGraff, Dan Plumeau, and Rick Staropoli.

WARNING: Contains strong language, sexual themes, and adult situations. Subject matter is not suitable for children under 16. Discretion is advised.


An Evening of Thrills and Chills

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Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild
Christmas Binge

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Paul Scheib

December 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 PM December 8 at 2:00 PM

In this twisted version of the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, an overly-theatrical, African-American “Ghost of Christmas Past” introduces us to Ebeneezer Scrooge and tries to redeem Scrooge’s miserly, bitter personality. But her attempts keep being thwarted by Mrs. Bob Cratchit, who, depressed and angry at her miserable lot in life, keeps trying to drown herself by jumping off the London Bridge.

As the story goes on, the “Ghost” mistakenly shows Scrooge a cracked version of O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi story, takes a side track into Oliver Twist, then moves on to It’s a Wonderful Life with a special visit from Clarence, the Angel. With the help of Monica from Touched by an Angel, the story ends up happily … sort of.


Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge presented in December 2013 by Rochester's Black Sheep Theatre Coalition.

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Take That Cupid! (Part 2)

Directed by
Diane M. Mashia, Albert Young,
and Kristy K. Angevine-Funderburk

February 7, 8, 13, and 15 at 7:30 PM
February 9, 16 at 2:00 PM

What's love got to do with it? Well, quite a bit, actually. Black Sheep Theatre is proud to present a second year of "Take THAT, Cupid!" with an entirely new cheeky ensemble of one acts assembled to tease a smile from your lips and warm (or chill) your heart. Don't miss it!

A perfect alternative to traditional Valentine’s Day events! (Hey, you can even bring a date!)


Take That Cupid! (Part 2) presented in February 2014 by Rochester's Black Sheep Theatre Coalition.

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The Sisters Rosensweig

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Diane Mashia

April 25, 26 at 7:30 PM
April 27 at 2:00 PM
May 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 PM

Winner of the 1993 Outer Critics Circle Award
for Best Broadway Play

Sara Goode, an enormously successful American woman working as the British representative of a major Hong Kong bank, is about to celebrate her fifty-fourth birthday, and she isn't exactly too happy about it. Firmly ensconced in her lovely London home, she leads a quiet, almost cold, expatriate life with her daughter, Tess. For the birthday celebration, her two sisters, Gorgeous Teitelbaum (Dr. Gorgeous, loving housewife and mother, of Newton, MA, who has her own call-in radio advice program and hopes to make the leap to TV), and Pfeni Rosensweig (peripatetic third-world travel writer, alas, unmarried), are expected to arrive at any moment.

As if this weren't causing Sara enough stress, Mervyn Kant shows up at her door, and she doesn't even know the man, who, at first sight, is instantly smitten with her. Mervyn is a furrier, and a friend of Geoffrey's, the on-again, off-again, bi-sexual lover of Pfeni. After her sisters arrive for the celebration, Tess, and her boyfriend, Tom, turn up and advise her that they're planning on rushing off to his ancestral Lithuania for reasons of political protest. Next to arrive is Nicholas, the stuffy Brit whom Sara has been "seeing" although he seems somewhat anti-Semitic. All of this adds up to a rather interesting evening, which leads to unexpected romance, suspected partings, recriminations, reconciliations and, above all, newfound love and acceptance.


The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein presented in April 2014 by Black Sheep Theatre.

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Coming Out at Caffe Cino

Directed by Kristy Angevine-Funderburk

July 18, 19 at 8:00 PM
July 20 at 2:00 PM
July 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 PM

Featuring the plays ...

Daddy Violet by George Birimisa

Sex is Between Two People
by Lanford Wilson

The Madness of Lady Bright
by Lanford Wilson


Coming Out at Caffe Cino presented in July  2014 by Rochester's Black Sheep Theatre Coalition.

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