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Women on Wednesday - 2017/18 Season

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company's Award Winning Civic Action Outreach Programming presents

Women on Wednesdays: Exploring social issues impacting our community, promoting inclusiveness for a healthy society, providing a stage to showcase the richness of our shared cultural heritage.

Remaining seasons line up: 

Jan 17: Escape from being Sex Trafficked, What Now?

Feb 21: Hit By A Farm: Women in Agriculture

March 21: Homelessness in Rochester: When You Have Nowhere To Call Home

April 5: All in the Family: Generations Living Under One Roof

April 18: Let's Talk: Boomers & Millennials Compare Notes 

May 9 : Still Sisters of The Yam? Black Feminism in the Age of Beyonce

Admission is free, reservations required. All events take place at The Civic, except April 5 (presented with the Sisters of St. Francis- Assisi Heights)

To RSVP email info@rochester.org on Monday before each event.

Cash bar and concessions available for purchase.

Doors open at 5PM; presentation and discussion run from 5:30PM-7PM. 

Stay With Me Awhile: Feb 2- 18, 2018

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is proud to Stay With Me Awhile by Mary E Johnson and Barbara Means Fraser. Stay With Me Awhile is a brand new work and will have its world premiere here in the studio theatre at The Civic, Feb 2018.

Stay With Me Awhile is a docu-drama or readers theatre where the actors are story-tellers.  The stories they tell are adapted from almost 100 interviews with people who have kept a vigil with a friend or loved one near the end of life.

In our society we are used to telling the stories of the birth of a baby or the story of our wedding.  But we seem to have no easy place in which to share the powerful stories that happen as death approaches.  Stay With Me Awhile immerses the audience in the world of the vigil and is designed to present common, human experiences with which many will identify.

If you have ever kept a vigil with someone you love you will want to see this play.

Some of the performances of Stay With Me Awhile will be followed by a discussion.

Stay With Me Awhile is presented in partnership with Season Hospice and is made possible by The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation.

Ticket on sale now. 

Ole & Lena: May 18 & 20, 2018

Civic Live presents Ole & Lean Win a Cruise!

The lovable, dim-witted Scandinavian couple of Ole & Lena are coming to the stage of the Rochester Civic Theatre Company to perform “Ole and Lena Win a Cruise.” With “a whole lotta uff da,” the comedic talents of the husband and wife team, Mike and Julie Bateson, bring to life a cast of characters they created, all of whom reside in the town of Potsdam, MN. Potsdam, an unincorporated town in far east Olmsted County, barely registers on the map because of its small size.

Lena has mused for years about her friends at the Curler and Chat getting to take vacations while she and Ole stay home. A camping vacation each year at the Muskrat Lodge’s Annual Convention, a mere two miles from home, is his idea of a good vacation.

When Ole wins the grand prize in a raffle at the Muskrat Lodge, Lena is thrilled and starts envisioning that they’ll spend their vacation on a romantic cruise in the Caribbean. Ole will have none of it. And so, the laughter begins.

“Ole and Lena Win a Cruise” is a show the whole family will enjoy and appropriate for all ages.

Performance dates & times: May 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. and May 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Ticket price: $22 in advance, $25 at the door

Ticket on sale now.