A young festival that launched just last year will return next week for its second annual engagement at MuCCC from February 22-28. The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest is a weeklong event dedicated to "various artistic genres expressed through local black/African Diasporic (sic) artists/producers." Shows include "Black Coffee: The Poets' Café," featuring local artist Reenah L. Golden; "Monologues on Clarissa Street," which focuses on the Third Ward of Rochester during the Great Migration of the 1930's and 40's; and "We Rise," a mixture of dance, song and monologue chronicling black history and presented by inner city youth.
The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest plays at 7:30 p.m. nightly Monday, February 22, through Saturday, February 27, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (per show), or $49.95 for a week pass (available only at Mood Makers Bookstore). Purchase at Mood Makers Bookstore, online at muccc.org or by calling 271-7010.