FREUD’S LAST SESSION
MAINSTAGE, GEVA THEATRE
Skip Greer directs Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain on the Mainstage at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., from October 16 thru November 11. In this show, we find Sigmund Freud, just weeks before his death, inviting young writer C.S. Lewis to his London study on the eve of England’s entry into WWII. The two men have a battle of minds over God, love, sex, music, and the meaning of life in this play, which was seen Off-Broadway last season. Call (585) 232-GEVA.
•DOWNSTAIRS CABARET – Opening October 5 and running through October 7 at DCT, 3450 Winton Place, is Pearl Bailey by Request which finds Roz White in performance, capturing the spirit, charm and wit of the incomparable Bailey…From October 11 thru 20, Pomme is French for Apple will be performed at DCT, 20 Windsor St. Direct form the Toronto Fringe Festival, the show takes a funny, irreverent and distinctly West Indian look at womanhood. Call (585) 325-4370.
•BURIED CHILD – Out of Pocket Productions will present Buried Child on October 12 thru 20 at The Space Theatre, 1115 E. Main Street. The show, by Sam Shepard, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Set in a squalid farmhouse, a once-prosperous family falls into decay until a mysterious stranger unearths a terrible secret. Visit wwww.outofpocketproductions.org.
•WORKING – Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schartz (Wicked/Godspell), Craig Canelia (Sweet Smell of Success), Nina Faso, Micki Grant, Mary Rogers (Once Upon a Mattress), James Taylor and Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam); as well new material by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights); this show is about jobs and the people who do them. Studs Terkel’s Working, A Musical will be presented October 13 thru 28 at the JCC Center Stage, 1200 Edgewood Avenue. The play deals with the dreams, joys and fears of real people who punch a clock, finally getting the attention they deserve – the waitress, health-care aide, the supermarket clerk, the steelworker, the firefighter, and others. Call (585) 461-1000.
•A SLIGHT ACHE – Geva Theatre Center at 75 Woodbury Blvd. continues its lunchtime play reading series on October 4 with A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter. The show will feature the return to the stage of Mark Cuddy; with Patricia Hodges and Kim Sullivan. Call (585) 232-GEVA.
•IT’S MY PARTY/TRAVELING – Cobblestone Theatre will present two shows on October 5 thru 7 at 1622 Rt. 332 in Farmington NY. Traveling with a Broken Compass, a one-woman show by Canandaigua native, Linda Starkweather; and It’s My Party, written and directed by Kelley Hamilton will be performed. Call (585) 398-0220.
•MuCCC PRODUCTIONS – Shows coming up at MuCCC, the Multi-use Community Cultural Center at 142 Atlantic Ave., include From Bilingin to 5 Rue Christine – Stein & Toklas Revisited (a Staged Reading on October 5); Willing Shadows – A Play About Gertrude Stein (a Staged Reading on October 6); Francis the Holy Jester on October 8 & 9; and DVC presents Kill Shakespeare on October 12 & 13. Visit www.muccc.org for details.
At the Colleges:
•UBU ROI – The International Theatre Program at the University of Rochester will present Ubu Roi from October 11 thru 20 in Todd Theatre on the U of R River Campus. The show is a satire by Alfred Jarry and is directed by visiting Bulgarian director, Peter Karapetkoov. Call (585) 275-4088.
•REASONS TO BE PRETTY – SUNY Brockport offers Reasons to be Pretty from October 18 thru 20 in their Tower Fine Arts Center on the Brockport Campus. The show examines how an offhand comment can cause the breakup of a relationship. Call (585) 395-ARTS.