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Presenting the 2014 - 2015 Season

No Exit by Jean–Paul Sartre

Directed by Hayden Warren

August 15th 7:30pm
August 16th 2pm & 7:30pm
August 17th 2:00 pm

French playwright Jean-Paul Sartre's most famous work, the play's original title is the French equivalent of the legal term "in camera," referring to a private discussion behind closed doors. Other English translations have also been performed under the titles "In Camera," "No Way Out," "Vicious Circle," "Behind Closed Doors," and "Dead End."

The play is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. It is the source of Sartre's especially famous but often misinterpreted quotation, "L'enfer, c'est les autres." Translated, "Hell is other people", the quote from the play is a reference to Sartre's ideas about the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object in the world of another's consciousness.

First performed at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in May 1944, this production is brought to you by the directors and producers of last year's wildly successful production of John Cariani's "Almost, Maine."

Black Sheep Theatre is proud to bring this soul-searching and thought-provoking interpretation of this existential classic to the Rochester stage, in this, its 70th Anniversary year.

Starring:

Brennen Johnson, Danielle Koehler, Colleen DiVincenzo, Jesse Staples

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No Exit presented in August 2014 by Black Sheep Theatre.
Rochester's Black Sheep Theatre Coalition

Infinite Scope
An Evening of One Act Plays

Directed by
Diane Mashia

Feeding the Moonfish
by Barbara Wiechmann

Coffee with God
by Kal Wagenheim

The Rivers Under the Earth
(from the Ages of Man) by Thornton Wilder

Encounter by Ruth Jacobson

Presented in October 2014

These four one act plays featured: Tom Bigongiari; Stephen Cena; Charlie Cooper; Tricia DeFiore; Billy DeMetsenaere; Colleen DiVincenzo; Bradley T. Files; Jared Lee Morgan; Kate Osher; Ian Reynolds; Julie Sandler; Stephanie Sheak; Debbie Tompkins and Tyler Voellinger.

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Infinite Scope presented in October 2014 by Black Sheep Theatre.
Rochester's Black Sheep Theatre Coalition

Later Life by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Diane Mashia

February 21, 26, 27 ,28 at 7:30 PM
February 22 at 2:00 PM

Plot Synopsis:

Austin has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night, at a party, overlooking Boston harbor, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance begun almost thirty years ago with Ruth.

Now a multiple divorcee, Ruth's personal life is in such turmoil that mutual friends look to Austin as Ruth's last shot at normalcy. At the same time, these friends are hoping the wildly unpredictable Ruth will help loosen Austin from the grip of years of depression and lifelessness.

Comically, and sometimes painfully, these two people rediscover each other and themselves while a bevy of free-spirited other guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them.

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Infinite Scope presented in October 2014 by Black Sheep Theatre.
Rochester's Black Sheep Theatre Coalition

Sordid Lives by Del Shores

Directed by Charlie Cooper &
Kristy Angevine-Funderburk

July 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM
July 26 at 2:00 PM

Plot Synopsis:

The author of Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?) brings a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. As three generations of the Hickey family gather for her funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth about their sordid lives.

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Sordid Lives presented in July 2015 by Black Sheep Theatre.

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