Out of Pocket, Inc. will present “Echoes” October 26-29 at Rochester’s Multi-use Community Cultural Center.
Out of Pocket Board President France McCloskey and “Echoes” Artistic Director and performer Stephanie Siuda discussed the production Tuesday during News 8 at Noon.
“I did it twelve years ago with another group, and I just loved the story and it’s a timeless piece,” Siuda said of the play. “It was written in ’72 but it’s still applicable today. It takes place in an asylum with two individuals, and just they’re dealing with the reality of the world around them – what’s pretend and what’s real.”
“Echoes” kicks off the tenth year of productions by Out of Pocket. McCloskey said Siuda has collected a top group of actors, artists and directors. “I think she always had a vision of it being a not for profit and a significant group, and just this past year we were able to come together to formulate the not for profit status.”
Siuda said Out of Pocket is “theatre with a purpose.” For “Echoes,” that purpose will support a fitting local organization. “The proceeds are going to go to NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, and yes, we started with a purpose of giving back to others with the use of theatre. So, with the use of the arts, giving back to other organizations and helping either spread awareness, or raise funds for them.”
Tickets for “Echoes” can be purchased on the MuCCC website, click here.