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Third Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest



Third Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest
Set To Enlighten and Entertain
Feb. 20 to 26, 2017


The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest – popularly known as “A Week’s Infusion of African American Theatrical Arts” -- is counting down the days to the start of its third season.

The Bronze Collective, a collaborative organization promoting black theatre companies and producing artists, looks forward to sharing this Feb. 20 to 26 event with our audiences from Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and surrounding communities.

At 7:30 p.m. nightly, except for a 2 p.m. Sunday gospel showcase, festivities feature a fresh line-up of dance, spoken word, poetry as well as full-length plays and stage readings at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Ave., in Rochester.

The festival schedule, which coincides annually with Black History Month, is as follows.

*Mon., Feb. 20: "A Safe Distance from Love," a hospital drama, is a stage reading followed by an audience/artist talk back with the playwright, Laura A. Thomas. Price: $5.

*Tue., Feb. 21: "Anatomy of a Black Man," by More Than Rebel Noise, is a fusion of spoken word and a stage play that examines the past and present struggles of two young black males in search of being positive role models.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Wed., Feb. 22: "The Promise," by Karen Culley, focuses on the relationship of three generations of black men and the issues of transparency and parenting.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Thu., Feb. 23: "Blues for Mister Charlie," a stage reading of master playwright James Baldwin's classic and groundbreaking play as directed by Gary DeWitt Marshall.

Price: $15.

*Fri., Feb. 24: "Descendants of the Ones Who Made It," by Akwaaba: The Heritage Associates, Inc., is a historical drama about civil rights, freedom and the contributions of black women.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Sat., Feb. 25: "Tru Roc Stories," by Lu Highsmith/Roc Bottom Slam Team & Tru Art Dance, through poetry and motion explores Rochester’s urban stories.

Price: $15; $20 at the door.

*Sun., Feb. 26: "Let's Have Church," a gospel showcase, featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Michael Bruce along with Ballet Afrikana.

Price: $5.

Tickets, which range from $5 to $20, are now on sale through Ovations at muccc.org.

And though Saturday, Feb. 18, a $49.95 all-access pass, is available exclusively at Mood Makers Books, Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St., in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts or by calling the bookstore at (585) 271-7010.

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