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For Students

The UR IPA strives to make professional performances available to students at a significantly discounted cost. Coming opportunities are listed below. Please check this page often, since new events are added as soon as we can make them available.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (in cooperation with the Arts in Mind Project)

Geva Theatre Center

The Lake Effect (by Rajiv Joseph)
Free for students
Reception/food at 6:15PM, Play at 7:00PM, and discussion afterward
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During a fierce winter storm, estranged siblings reunite in their family’s restaurant amid pungent memories of tandoors and tikka masala. When a regular customer claims to know more of their family history than they do, Vijay and Priya are forced to consider the future of the business. Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph serves up a spicy menu of family secrets, sibling rivalry and unlikely friendship.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (in cooperation with the Arts in Mind Project)

Geva Theatre Center

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (by William Rose, adapted by Todd Kreidler)
Free for students
Plat begins at 6 pm
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Joanna surprises her liberal white parents when she brings home John, her African-American fiancé, to meet them. However, she shocks even John by inviting his disapproving parents to dinner. A clash of generations and races ensues when both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their long-held beliefs are put to the test. This funny and poignant stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award®-winning film.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (in cooperation with ROC tkts)

Rochester Broadway Theater League

Wicked (the award-winning musical)
Show begins at 7:30 pm (bus will be provided to theater from Rush Rhees Library and back, leaving campus at 6:30 pm)
Tickets are $20 and will be available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons via ROC tkts.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (in cooperation with ROC tkts)

Rochester City Ballet

Summer of Love
Auditorium Theatre
Begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets and further information available from ROC tkts.

See the beauty and feel the power of contemporary music brought to life as only Rochester City Ballet can stage.  Our 90-minute show, including intermission, follows a young couple as they travel to San Francisco to be part of the Summer of Love. Music includes hits by The Mamas and The Papas, The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Zombies, Cream, and Nancy Sinatra.

Saturday, April 29 (in cooperation with ROC tkts)

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

The Music of John Williams: Star Wars, Harry Potter and More!
Eastman Theatre
Concert begins at 7:30
Tickets and further information available from ROCtkts.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (in cooperation with the Arts in Mind Project)

Geva Theatre Center

Other Than Honorable (by Jamie Pachino)
Free for students
Play begins at 6 pm
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With her husband deployed to an unknown location, lawyer Grace Rattigan, a former Army officer who resigned her commission under sealed terms, must make life-altering decisions on her own. When she reluctantly takes on a military sexual assault case, it re-opens old wounds and forces her to confront her past, along with the real meaning of the military’s codes of honor, courage and loyalty. A hot new drama by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jamie Pachino, writer of NBC’s “Chicago PD.”