Arts, Dining & Entertainment

WRVP present “Crazy 8 Café” featuring eight short plays set in one local restaurant

Courtesy of WRVP

David Marmor as Mark in “The Philadelphia,” written by David Ives and directed by Jennie Marx.

Nov. 6-8 — ROCHESTER — It’s just an ordinary day at the Crazy 8 Café…or is it? The White River Valley Players showcase eight short plays in this clever production, which uses the fictional “Crazy 8 Café” as the setting for all. Lovers meet, break up, deals are made, and characters’ lives change forever. These short comedies range from absurd to poignant to madcap to heartwarming and back again.

Come see old favorites, discover new ones, and be prepared to be entertained at the Crazy 8 Café. Running time is approximately two hours, with one intermission. Note there is some PG-level language.

The menu at the Crazy 8 Café:

  • “The Philadelphia,” by David Ives, directed by Jennie Marx
  • “Canker Sores and Other Distractions,” by Christopher Durang, directed by Robert Melik Finkle
  • “A Parent/Apparent,” written and directed by Tristan Rich-Goding
  • “Spaghetti Proposal,” by Seth Kramer, directed by Cari Burkard
  • “History (and a Dash of Hollywood),” by Seth Kramer, directed by Zebulon Washburn
  • “Sure Thing,” by David Ives, directed by Janine Reeves
  • “The Admissions Officers,” by Tim Andrews, directed by Tom McElhaney
  • “DMV Tyrant,” by Christopher Durang, directed by Erica B. Robinson

The production will be delivered on one weekend only: Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place in the Rochester High School Auditorium, Route 100, Rochester. Tickets are $12 at the door.

For more info, call 767-3954 or email

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