Geva¬'s Festival of New Theatre 2012 Line-Up Announced

Geva’s Festival of New Theatre 2012 Line-Up Announced

Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2012 to be held in the Nextstage from October 25 - November 4. FONT2012 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner.

“We are thrilled with the diversity of plays in this year’s Festival,” said Jenni Werner, Geva’s Literary Director/Resident Dramaturg. “In two short weeks at Geva, we’ll introduce Rochester to four exciting new works for the stage and six short plays by young people. We’ll share with our audiences the process of developing a puppetry adaptation of a Jules Verne classic (on Halloween, no less), as well as more traditional plays about how technology influences our lives and the lengths we’ll go to save what we love.”

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

By Madeleine George

Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00p


Watson is an Artificial Intelligence computer and Jeopardy champion. He's also an IT technician, Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, and the man who helped Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone. He and Eliza are in love, but is he "real" or just one of her inventions? In this era-hopping drama, Madeline George explores the intersection of technology and romance and asks what draws people to each other: does love happen naturally, or do we create it?


20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

By Sean Daniels, Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines

Wednesday, October 31 @ 7:00p


Explore the wonders and dangers of the world under the sea in this adaptation of Jules Verne's 1870 science fiction classic. Puppetry, projections and live actors tell the story of the mysterious Captain Nemo as he travels from the Red Sea to the Antarctic in his submarine, the Nautilus. You'll experience the amazing underwater landscape alongside Professor Aronnax and his companions, who are torn between their singular adventures and the desire to escape Nemo's watery prison.



By Tanya Barfield

Friday, November 2 @ 7:00p

Sunday, November 4 @ 7:00p


The parents of terminally ill children find support in an online community, but when Andre and Liz move from a message board to private chat, the conversation goes beyond their sick kids. As their talk gets more personal, they find themselves on dangerous ground - will their friendship move in to the real world, and at what cost? This Geva-commissioned drama investigates how the digital age has changed our concept of intimacy.


Regional Writer – David Andreatta

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