Announces July Events:
BRIDGET EVERETT • HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH • THE TIGER LILLIES: LIVE IN CONCERT •YOU'RE THE EXPERT • THE BACCHAE• THE MOTH•
THE BIG QUIZ THINGOBERON, the American Repertory Theater's second stage and club theater venue, continues its mission to bring exciting and original programming. A destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square, OBERON is the home of the A.R.T.'s hit productions of Pirates of Penzance, The Lily's Revenge, Futurity, The Donkey Show, Cabaret, Prometheus Bound, and Ryan Landry's Rocky Horror Show, OBERON is also a thriving incubator for local and visiting talent.
The following productions will be the highlights of our events during the month of July:
YOU'RE THE EXPERT and THE YTE AFTER SHOW
Tuesday, July 9 at 7pm; After Show at 9:00pm
Tickets $15 & $10
You're the Expert bridges the worlds of comedy and academia. Each show features an expert in a somewhat obscure field. A group of hilarious comedians try to guess what in the world our expert studies all day long. Afterwards, the expert dissects how wildly wrong (or right) the ideas about her field were. The show ends with an interview where we find out what our expert does and why their field is important. It's funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.
This month we introduce the YTE After Show, where nationally touring stand-ups and Boston's best comedians put on a one-night only show! After a live taping of You're the Expert, the panelists (and a few special guests) cut loose to showcase what they do best: make people laugh. Featuring comedians from Comedy Central, Conan,Late Night, and more, this is a one-time opportunity to see some of comedy's rising stars. July's show features Myq Kaplan, Aparna Nancherla, videos from Simply Unemployable, and a few very special guests.
BRIDGET EVERETT AT OBERON
Presented by OBERON in association with Afterglow: Provincetown Live Performance ArtsFestival
Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00pm
Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door
"Multiply the mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler by one hundred, give her the super-plus-size figure and fashion sense of Divine, the John Waters Diva, and the manners of a Flintstone, and you've got a rough approximation of Bridget Everett..."
-Stephen Holden/The New York Times
Bridget Everett is a singing tour de force known for her funny yet gut-wrenching, outrageous and unpredictable performances. Bridget's played to sold out houses on both coasts and has been joined by guests ranging from Broadway icon Patti Lupone to Rock icon Flea. Bridget starred in the autobiographical musical "At Least It's Pink" co-written with Michael Patrick King (writer/director of "Sex In The City") and Kenny Mellman (Kiki and Herb). Her television credits include recurring appearances as "Shonda" in CBS's hit comedy "Two Broke Girls" and on Logo's "Jeffrey Cole Casserole." As a solo performer, Bridget's performed at Montreal's "Just For Laughs" Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia, The San Francisco Sketchfest, and The New York Comedy Festival.
July 11 at 8:00pm; July 12 at 8:00pm & 10:30pm; July 18 at 8:00pm; July 19 at 8:00pm & 10:30pm
The Bacchae is an immersive theatrical experience created by Komoi Collective and Tubiforce Media Productions. It tells the tale of Dionysus' return to his ancestral home of Thebes, where he has been rejected, and hisdivinity denied. He brings along with him a flock of wild priestesses, the lustful and bloodthirsty Maenads. Will the Thebans accept and praise him as a God, or will tragedy befall its citizens? Come and join the ritual! Drink, dance, drum and shout "Evoe!" as you praise Bacchus!
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Presented by OBERON and Rose Tinted Productions
Sunday, July 14 at 4:00pm & 8:00pm
She's back for One Night Only! Matinee performance added due to popular demand!
WINNER! 2012 BROADWAY WORLD Boston Awards
BEST ACTOR - JJ Parkey
BEST ACTRESS - Ruthie Stephens
Hedwig and the Angry Inch returns to OBERON for one night only following last summer's extended, smash-hit engagement. Join Hedwig for a night of hilarious and heartbreaking storytelling mixed with hard-hitting rock in the venue she was born to play. With text by John Cameron Mitchell and an electrifying score by Stephen Trask, come experience the award-winning event of the summer that will leave your head banging harder, your heart beating faster, and your soul loving stronger.
THE TIGER LILLIES: LIVE IN CONCERT
Monday, July 15 at 8:00pm
Tickets $25 in advance/ $30 at the door
"Bigger, prouder and fleshily engorged with the pustule throb of the garishly gaudy and gloriously obscene." - Ross Fortune, Time Out
The Tiger Lillies defy any singular description and operate within their own eccentric definitions. Formed in 1989, they have toured the world with Shockheaded Peter, Hamlet, The Freak Show and numerous other theatre production and by themselves, developing a dedicated following from New York and San Francisco in the US to St Petersburg in Russia. Their songs (once described as 'Surrealist Pornography') are captured on over 30 self-released albums including Brothel to the Cemetery, Farmyard Filth, Ad Nauseam, Shockheaded Peter and Circus Songs.
Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit/Ann Arbor have multiple shows each month. Louisville and Pittsburgh, added last year, are thriving. And new this year are Boston, Milwaukee, Portland and Seattle! The shows are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme. The brave of heart, or those with stories they're aching to tell, prepare personal, truetales. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!
THE BIG QUIZ THING
Presented by OBERON and The Big Quiz Thing
Monday, July 22 at 8:00pm
The Big Quiz Thing, the major-league game show that you get to play, is live at OBERON every month! Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presentsfive big rounds of the world's greatest multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles, audio clues, the Lightning Round, the buzzer-tastic Three-Way Finale, and the best, smartest quiz questions anywhere! Plus, there's hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, the $200 cash grand prize, along with show tickets books, DVDs, CDs, baked goods, and more excellent goodies. FREE ADMISSION! Learn more at bigquizthing.com.
OBERON is located at 2 Arrow Street at the corner of Mass Ave. in Harvard Square.For more info and tickets visit www.cluboberon.com