The 49th season at the Geva Theater Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, will feature eight productions from January through July 22.
This will be artistic director Mark Cuddy’s last season with Geva after 27 years.
“Our 49th season captures everything that has theatrical significance to me: humor, adventure, news, music, new writing, deep relationships and the opportunity for virtuoso acting.” , Cuddy said. “To say goodbye as Artistic Director, I couldn’t be more proud of what audiences will experience at the end of my term. ”
The season will open with Chelsea Marcantel’s “Airness” from January 11 to February 11. 6, followed by “Constellations” by Nick Payne from February 2 to 20, “How to Catch Creation” by Christina Anderson from February 22 to March 20, “Somewhere Over the Border” by Brian Quijada from March 30 to May 1. “The Chinese Lady” by Lloyd Suh from April 20 to May 8, “Yoga Play” by Dipika Guha from May 10 to June 5, “Where We Belong” by Madeline Sayet from June 1 to 19 and “Sister Act” on June 21 July 24.
“We are thrilled to share this incredible season of productions with the Rochester community,” said Christopher Mannelli, Executive Director. “We are very grateful to everyone who supported Geva and we look forward to seeing our audience again at the theater.”
Geva’s established partnerships with other western New York theaters will continue into the next season. Two selections will be co-productions with Syracuse Stage and one is produced by Kitchen Theater in Ithaca.
Ticket subscriptions are available now by calling 585-232-4382. Subscribers to the current 2020-21 season can renew at reduced rates until October 5.
Geva will make an off-Broadway appearance starting March 18 with a cover of her 2018 production of “Heartland” by Gabriel Jason Dean at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan. The full cast and artistic team will be reunited for the limited series.
The cast includes Cuddy in her last stage role in a Geva production before retiring, starring Owais Ahmed and Mari Vial-Golden. The artistic team includes Pirronne Yousefzadeh (director), Meredith Reis (stage designer), Dina El-Aziz (costume designer), Seth Reiser (light designer), Pornchanok Kanchanabanca (sound and music design) and Jenni Werner (playwright).
Starting this fall with “Vietgone,” Geva’s 2020-21 extended season finale production and the theatre’s first live performance since March 2020, the venue will require proof of vaccination for all customers. Public health guidelines continue to be reassessed on an ongoing basis. Any changes to COVID-related policies will be reflected on the company‘s website at gevaheatre.org.