Geva Unveils 2014 Fielding Studio Series of Four Shows

August 23, 2013. Rochester, N.Y. - Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Tom Parrish are proud to announce the line-up of the 2014 Fielding Studio Series of contemporary plays, including two world premiere productions.

"We are fortunate to have the intimate Ron and Donna Fielding Nextstage in which Rochester can experience the very best actors performing the latest plays from America's hottest writers," says Artistic Director Mark Cuddy. "It's a stunning complement to the dazzling productions of size and scale that we create in the Wilson Mainstage. These four Studio Productions in 2014 will surprise and delight."

"The intimacy of the Fielding really allows audiences an opportunity to feel a part of great storytelling by great artists," added Executive Director Tom Parrish. "I hope Rochesterians will subscribe to this wonderful series. Each play offers something unique - music, mystery, comedy and drama."

This will be the third season that Geva has presented a series of four plays in the Fielding Nextstage. In this series, now named the Fielding Studio Series, the focus is on actors and playwrights. The plays, with their emphasis on character and story, provide patrons with a very personal and stimulating experience unique to this venue.

For 41 years, Geva Theatre Center has been Rochester's leading producer of top quality theatre at an affordable price, providing residents the opportunity to enjoy superb, landmark productions in their own community. Geva Theatre Center continues to be an anchor cultural organization in Rochester, the most attended regional theatre in New York State, and a leader among professional theatres in this country.

2014 Fielding Studio Series

The Kitchen Theatre production of


By Frank Higgins

January 23 - February 9, 2014

Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story. It's 1935 and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring over 20 American folk and spiritual songs.

East Coast Premiere


By Eric Coble

Directed by William Brown

March 6 - 23, 2014

One woman's mysterious tale of a life held in suspension. Alexa, a brilliant artist, flashes between the mundane chaos and poetic depths of her world, circling in on the moment when everything changed for her - the moment between Before and After.

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

The Olney Theatre production of


By Lauren Gunderson

April 10 - 27, 2014

They could not be more different: Anthony - the optimistic high school basketball star and Caroline, the chronically-ill, cranky pessimist. As they cram to finish their class presentation, they learn not only how to work together, but how much they have in common.

World Premiere


By Mat Smart

May 15 - June 1, 2014

Play ball! Lauren makes a rare trip home to Chicago to take her ailing mother to the biggest Cubs game of the year, Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. But her mother has disappeared, leaving behind her caretaker and the fresh manuscript of a play about Cubs great Johnny Evers. A story about second chances and the redeeming power of baseball.

TICKET PRICES: 4-Play Ticket Packages on Sale Now.

$89 (Geva Subscribers) and $99 (Non-Subscribers).

Tickets for individual shows will go on sale on October 1, 2013.

RESERVATIONS: (585) 232-GEVA (4382), Website:

LOCATION: Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester, NY 14607

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