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Aspie Works Will Bring ‘The Fever’ to the Rochester Fringe!

This is the official poster for Aspie Works' presentation of Wallace Shawn's play "The Fever."
This is the official poster for Aspie Works’ presentation of Wallace Shawn’s play “The Fever.”

Aspie Works is officially in preparations for the 2014 Rochester Fringe Festival!

Company founder Justin Rielly will produce and direct celebrated character actor Wallace Shawn’s monologue play The Fever, with two performances scheduled for Thursday, September 25 at 8:00pm and Saturday, September 27 at 2:00pm.  The show will be presented at Aspie Works’ regular home, the MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue.

Acclaimed actor Roger Gans stars as an American man who finds himself in a Third World country filled with social and political crises going on.  As he watches these events unfold, he questions his own humanity and conscience – especially in terms of whether or not he has any responsibility of helping others.

The Fever is being presented with the permission of Dramatists Play Service, New York.

In other Fringe-related news, Rielly is also taking part in the historical theater series You Are Where, developed by actor-director Don Bartalo.  The show follows the crew of BBS News going back in time reflecting on events in the history of Rochester, New York.  Rielly is joined on the writing team by fellow MuCCC Artist-in-Residence Spencer Christiano (Cow Town).  You Are Where will have two performances on Friday, September 26 & Saturday, September 27, with both scheduled for 7:00pm.

Tickets for all performances are available now on the Rochester Fringe Festival’s website, rochesterfringe.com.

Keep checking Aspie Works’ official website, as well as its feeds on Facebook and Twitter, for the latest Aspie Works news and information!

Behind the Scenes of a Sonnet

This is an exclusive behind-the-scenes pic for an upcoming Aspie Works project!

Actor-musician Emily Cirincione rehearses a sonnet being filmed for the Shakespeare-themed show Love in the Style of Will, to be performed on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2014) at the MuCCC.

Miss Cirincione is a SUNY Geneseo alumna who participated in the college’s theater club Cothurnus, and starred as Tybalt in last fall’s production of Romeo and Juliet presented by Cothurnus and VegSOUP.  She also plays viola and sings on the multi-style band The Whale and the Warbler.

The sonnet transitions are being helmed by Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly, who is also developing and co-producing this project with Melyssa Hall and Katherine Royal.

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