2013 Season Subscriptions
Bread & Water Theatre is proud to launch its 2013 season featuring exciting contemporary drama, regional and world premiere productions. Six tickets to our season of shows as well as two free passes are included in the subscription package.
Written by Bennett Fisher
PERFORMANCE DATES: February 15, 16, 22, 23, March 1, 2 at 8pm; February 24 and March 3 at 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAY: After losing a congressional race in Tucson, AZ during the 2008 general election Republican candidate John Chronus retools his campaign for a senate seat during the 2010 midterms. As he struggles in a tight primary, Chronus and his team begin to court an increasingly powerful demographicthe Tea Party. Fisher's play takes aim at the state of politics between liberal and conservative factions sparing no one in this taut drama.
Written by Dustin Lance Black
PERFORMANCE DATES: April 5 and 6 at 8pm; 7 at 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAY: "8" - a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (MILK, J. EDGAR) demystified the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.
THE FAT BOY
Written by Tony Ayres
PERFORMANCE DATES: April 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8pm; 14 and 21 at 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAY: Trevor's just a lonely boy looking for love. But love has made a detour around him. Is it because he's fat, gay and squeals like a girl? Or because his mother's a vulgar, sex-obsessed psychic? Whatever the reason, everything he touches falls to bits: relationships crumble, lives are lost and warts sprout in the most unseemly places. Gleefully raiding the tempo and color of pop culture, this is a hilarious domestic horror story about love, desire and other monstrous appetites that will worm its scandalous way into your heart.
NO WORD IN GUYANESE FOR ME
Written by Wendy Graf
April 26, 27, MAY 3, 4 at 8pm; April 28 And May 5 at 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAY: Forced to choose between her identity, her family, and her precious faith, there's no word to describe Hanna Jokhoe in her native Guyanese dialect. A one woman tour-de-force production about a gay Muslim immigrant who must reconcile her faith with her sexuality. Graf's poetic and lyrical play explores religious and sexual identity, parental bonds, and clashing cultures.
MY NAME IS MUDD
Written by J.R. Teeter
June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8pm; 16 and 23 at 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAY: Dr. Samuel Mudd is a respected doctor and slave owner until his friend, John Wilkes Booth showed up with a broken leg. Little did the doctor know that Booth hours earlier assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Tried and found guilty as part of the conspiracy, Mudd is locked away in an island prison. Will he survive the torments of his incarceration or will he die with the iron of his manacles cutting ever deeper into his flesh entering his very soul.
ON THE SPECTRUM
Written by Ken LaZebnik
PRODUCTION DATES: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8pm; 13 and 20 at 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAY: Is autism a disability or a difference? This simple but profound question is at the center of a new play by Ken LaZebnik. A young man with Asperger's, passing as "typical" after years of mainstreaming and therapy, connects with a woman who proudly champions her autism as a difference, not a disorder. This love story between an "aspie" and an "autie" reveals the contradictions between finding success as yourself and on the world's terms, and the conflict between the desire for acceptance and the desire for achievement.
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243 Rosedale St.
Rochester, NY 14620
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