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KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival 2017 at Writers & Books

Writers & Books returns as a venue for the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. From September 14 – 23, Writers & Books will host a collection of performers ranging from genres in comedy, music, multidisciplinary, theatre, and spoken word. All shows will take place upstairs on the second floor in the Performance Space. Click on any of the show titles below to read more & purchase tickets.

This year’s line-up is:


Home of The Brave: Presented by Theater Apparatus – September 16 at 4pm, September 19 at 7pm, September 23 at 10pm

David Jacobs Presents: “Halfway Home” : Part Larry David, part Garrison Keillor – September 16 at 6pm, September 21 at 9pm, September 23 at 8pm

The Geriactors Present!: Local, mature acting troupe under the direction of Jean Gordon Ryan – September 17 at 1pm, September 20 at 2pm, September 21 at 2pm

The 24 Hour Plays: Writers & Books produced, returning for it’s 5th year – September 18 at 7pm and 9pm


Spoken Word

Listen To Your Mother, Rochester: Mama Said: Two performances only! September 14 at 7pm, September 16 at 2pm

A Rose for the Baby: More Supernatural Tales from Irish- and Scottish-American tradition in Western New York: September 14 at 9pm

The Shapeshifters Are Out! More Supernatural Tales from Native American tradition in Western New York: September 15 at 10:00pm

Lost Love: Tales of Tragic Romance: Rochester Storyteller Alan Irvine – September 17 at 3pm

The Time I Didn’t Go to Ireland: Bill Benet tells true stories of things that never happened – September 17 at 5pm

Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life: Local clinicians share the challenges & joys of clinical practice – September 23 at 12pm

Stories and Songs to Rock the Soul: Rochester’s own Elizabeth Osta returns to Fringe – September 23 at 4pm



Left For Dead Improv:  Rochester improve group of performers age 50 and above – September 15 at 8pm, September 17 at 6:30pm

The Eulogy: A Rochester Fringe sell-out success last year returns for four performances! – September 16 at 8pm, September 20 at 7pm, September 22 at 6pm, September 23 at 2pm

Mo-to-the-oncle: Best Actress 2017 Pittsburgh Fringe – September 19 at 9pm, September 20 at 9pm, September 22 at 8pm, September 23 at 6pm



Dead Metaphor Cabaret: “Epic & melancholy and utterly charming” – Frank de Blasé – September 21 at 7pm



Cars and Their Lovers: a multi-media show about classic cars performed by father/daughter team Joe Flaherty & Caedra Scott-Flaherty – September 16 at 10am, September 17 at 11am

GOLEM BEMSHI: A combination of libretto, music, soundscape, and poetry – September 22 at 10pm