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ESL Federal Credit Union and Geva Theatre Renew Partnership

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union CEO David Fiedler, Geva Theatre Center Artistic Director Mark Cuddy, and Geva Theatre Executive Director Tom Parrish recently announced that the local financial institution will be the 2015-2016 Main Stage Season Sponsor. This is the second consecutive year of the partnership between the two organizations.

In its 43rd year of creating professional theatre for the Greater Rochester community, Geva's new season will feature a hit Broadway musical comedy lovingly ripped from legend and the winner of three Tony Awards; a riveting drama about art that won six Tony Awards; a heartfelt and hilarious comedy set in Buffalo; an enchanting adaptation of an American literary masterpiece; an epic play by America's foremost dramatist; and a fun and fresh new office comedy.

"The 2015-2016 Season provides a dynamic array of artistic challenges and creative opportunities for our hundreds of guest artists and resident staff to once again dazzle our community with their theatre-making," said Cuddy. "We have blended a mix of well-known titles with hidden gems to provide our audience with a nine-month theatrical journey that is unparalleled in New York State."

"The 2015-2016 Season builds on Geva's tradition of top quality theatre and educational programming made right here in Rochester for the betterment of this community," adds Parrish. "Thank you to the thousands of season subscribers that have already committed to making this memorable season with our artists, and to our many donors, whose philanthropic support makes all of Geva's artistic, education, literary and community building work possible."

"ESL was proud to sponsor the 2014-2015 Season and we're delighted to continue the partnership for the 2015-2016 Season," said David Fiedler. "Geva Theatre is a tremendous asset to our community and a source of pride for Rochester. When we support the arts, we entertain, educate and enhance the quality of life for all of us."

For more information regarding the 2015-2016 season, please visit https://www.gevatheatre.org.

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $5.0 billion in assets. The locally-owned financial institution employs more than 680 people in Rochester, New York, and includes more than 325,000 members worldwide. The company has now appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces List for four years (2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010). Access to the credit union includes 20 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, locally-based telephone and Internet chat centers, and online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at esl.org.

Since 1972, the not-for-profit Geva Theatre Center has been Rochester's theatre home, offering patrons the opportunity to enjoy the work of the country's top artists right in their own community. Geva Theatre Center is one of the premier cultural and educational institutions in Rochester, the most attended professional regional theatre in the Northeast United States outside Manhattan, and a leader among American professional theatres.

For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Manager, Corporate Communications
rpulvino@esl.org
585.336.1009