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Our Town
Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Marcus Stern
Feauring graduate acting students from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2018


In the ephemera of everyday life, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama uncovers the eternal. With humor, grace and poignancy Wilder’s script takes us through the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire where we witness the great joy, the great sadness and the gentle larger order of things that always surrounds us in life. Directed by Marcus Stern (Middletown, The Shipment, A Bright New Boise), this production features the graduating A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training Class of 2018.


<b>Jagged Little Pill</b>
Music by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
Lyrics by Alanis Morissette
Book by Diablo Cody
Additional Music by Michael Farrell & Guy Sigsworth
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Tom Kitt
Choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Directed by Diane Paulus

Inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family—but looks can be deceiving. When the Healys’ lives are disrupted by a series of disturbing events, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Including iconic songs “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill incorporates selections from Morissette’s catalogue and new material written for this world premiere musical directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) and featuring a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno), music Supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammy performance).

Due to the high demand of tickets and in order to ensure our patrons are able to rely on us for the best seats and best prices, we are restricting online sales to 6 tickets per order. If you would like to purchase more tickets, we are happy to assist you through our Ticket Office at 617.547.8300 (Tuesday – Sunday, 12PM – 5PM).

This production contains content that some audience members may find distressing: strong language, drug use and abuse, and sexual violence. This production also contains haze and strobe.


A Dark Knight in the Asylum
The Batty Burlesque of Gotham's most wanted is BACK by popular demand for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! Gothamites and Bostonians alike can't get enough of this criminally sexy show! Award winning spooky burlesque and wyrd art troupe The Slaughterhouse Society are happy to prescribe you a double dose of...A DARK KNIGHT IN THE ASYLUM!


The Donkey Show
Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show, brings you the ultimate disco experience—a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever!


T's 30th Annual Eleganza Extravaganza
Circus. Drag. Burlesque. Dance. Song. Drama. Is it one of OBERON's most ambitious shows? Or is it just a night with TtheAmazing and his extraordinary friends? It's both. On May 27th, TtheAmazing is rounding up an incredible bunch of artists from all of his favorite performance arts - and you™re invited. TtheAmazing's 30th Annual Eleganza Extravaganza, hosted by T himself and Boston's stand-up queen Emily Ruskowski, promises to thrill, titillate, excite, astound, and move you. T can only use the excuse of turning thirty once, so don't miss this one-night-only event.


#WCW Woman Crush Wednesday Episode 1: Feeling Myself
The first installment in a series, #WCW: Feeling Myself promises an evening of music and dance and words and wisdom that will take you from sexy to sad to silly to serious and back again. And we promise not to keep you out too late. All the pieces showcased in this installment will speak to ways in which each artist relates to or experiences or expresses their identity as woman--feeling themselves--whatever shape that may take. We don't claim to represent every possible angle at every show, but we do aim to showcase a range of visions and voices. It's going to be wicked.

Come.

Featuring work from Lipstick Criminals:
Sugar Dish
Isabella Picante
Abby Normal
Pinky Mink
OnlyLegs Hershey
Jane Doe
Honey Pie
Jolie LaVie


and SPECIAL GUESTS:
Aysha Upchurch
Geegee Louise



Rainbow Connection: Pride
Boston Choral Ensemble opens Pride week with a concert that celebrates our LGBTQAI colleagues. We will sing music and texts by LGBTQAI writers and composers, or on relevant themes. We connect back to our other concerts with music by openly gay composers including Poulenc and Henze. Please join us to celebrate diversity in music!


Hot Bits Queer XXX Film Festival
After two sold-out weekends in Philadelphia and Baltimore, Hot Bits Queer XXX Film Festival is coming to Boston for one night only! Hot Bits is a space to celebrate Queer/Trans and PoC pleasure, empowerment and self love. We want to to re-write the alienating categories defined by the mainstream commercial porn and sex industries of who/what is desirable + what desire can look like. We believe that erotic art holds the potential for uncovering the sexual self-determination necessary for fully liberated connection and healing. This festival will showcase a range of erotic indie video works from soft to hardcore, as well as live performance. This event is strictly 18+. For more information, please visit: https://www.hotbitsfilmfest.com.


Stripsonian: Burlesque at the Museum
The museum comes alive at night, and all those nudes are just as naughty as you think! Rogue Burlesque transforms OBERON into the Stripsonian for an evening of burlesque at the museum! A duo of docents leads a “guided tour” of the wings – natural history, fine art, history, modern art. Every exhibit is full of exhibitionists, ready to show you a thing or two you weren’t expecting. Explore scandalous sagas from history, lose yourself in the magnificent beauty of impressionist paintings, and gain a truly deep appreciation for natural selection. Your curated cast includes: Alice Azul Brandy Wine Cheeky DeVine Clara Blows Dahlia Strack Dewie Decimator Morning Glory Tuesday Addams


Harvard Bookstore Presents Jasmine Guillory
Harvard Book Store and Love Letters welcome debut novelist JASMINE GUILLORY for a discussion of her beloved romance, The Wedding Date. Jasmine will be joined in conversation by podcaster and librarian MARGARET H. WILLISON. The evening will include a cash bar with a signature cocktail, a book swap (bring a favorite used romance novel to swap with another guest!), Q&A with our speakers, and an opening reading by MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN. Plus a book signing.


EN-ER-GY 9
EN-ER-GY 9 is an exploration of Boston talent. It is an evening in which the Audience and the Artists will give each other as much love, life, experience and Energy as they possibly can. An eclectic cast of artists and a diverse audience under one roof to celebrate the excitement of art. It is more than a talent show; it is a contribution to Boston's music, poetry, dance and art scenes. It is a collection of artists who own the ability to entertain, showcase, engage and inspire. It is one of the best shows you will ever have the pleasure of participating in!


The Sextacular Show
Come celebrate the spectacular spectrum of sex with The Sextacular Show! Showcasing bawdy storytellers, burlesque beauties, side-splitting comedy, and newly discovered acts. It is a celebration of all things sensual and The Sextacular Show doesn’t stop there! The Sextacular Show is turn-on entertainment coupled with audience engagement, to raise sexual consciousness and positive awareness in the community!


Guerilla Opera Presents EMERGENCE
Whet your appetite for future Guerilla Opera productions and recordings in this presentation featuring a first-listen to A Dead Body, based on the play by Anton Chekhov by Mischa Salkind-Pearl as well as beloved revivals of Marti Epstein's magical Rumplestiltskin and Per Bloland's dark and brilliant Pedr Solis!


Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band & Night Tree
Ezekiel's Wheels and Night Tree, two of Boston's most virtuosic and progressive folk ensembles, join forces for one epic night of music. Spanning the roots and branches of both Klezmer and Celtic music, Ezekiel's Wheels and Night Tree share their innovative arrangements from traditional folk through their original songs and compositions.


Get You a Girl Who Can Do Both
Showcasing the dynamic nature of burlesque performers by by combining TEDx style presentations and live burlesque - by the same people - #DoBothBOS sets out to prove that you can be both a sexual object and a competent adult. After repeated, monumental success in Philadelphia, burlesque powerhouse Honeytree Evileye is teaming up with local producer Elsa Riot to present an educational, raucous night celebrating women who #DoBoth.


The Tarbox Ramblers
Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music and backwoods blues meet in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers have drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered and more. The Washington Post calls The Tarbox Ramblers "a force of nature"; The New Yorker says "Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won't know what hit you."


Potter Prom: A Harry Potter Burlesque
We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited by Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to attend the return of Potter Prom! Bust out your best dress robes, flaunt your house pride, and join us for a night of circus, nerdlesque, and fan service! Feel free to dress to impress and Slither in to our costume contest! The best dressed of the evening will be crowned King, Queen or Queer of Wizard Prom, and win some incredible prizes! Are you more of a studious wizard? Then test your knowledge in our Harry Potter Trivia Contest! Come prepared... Our Defense Against the Dark Arts Pop Quiz is no joke!


Salt: Ruby Rose Fox Album Release
Boston based artist Ruby Rose Fox is a cultural messenger of our turbulent modern times. Her music is as sonically compelling as it is subversive, packed with lyrics that reflect and challenge our current political state, from #metoo, to the mass-shooting crisis. Part actress, director, and writer, Fox has never shied away from inventive ways to approach her art.

On June 22nd Ruby Rose Fox will release her sophomore album Salt, an utterly cinematic piece of experimental pop that features dense soundscapes built to accompany Fox’s wall-shattering vocals.

The sonically-rich record is enhanced via ASMR microphones that were used during the recording, resulting in an ASMR-sensitive body of emotional, political, and personal songs—which when listened to with headphones—produces a next-level experience for the listener. Salt is the follow-up to Ruby Rose Fox's debut album Domestic which reached number 8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Front row VIP tickets include a CD/Vinyl package.


Mortified
Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by NewsWeek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment Weekly, Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors -- in front of total strangers.


Fifty Shades of Bey
Back at OBERON for a 4th season
FIFTY SHADES OF BEY
June 28-30, 2018

Brought to you by Lipstick Criminals and director Vanessa White (Sugar Dish), creator of The Slutcracker, FIFTY SHADES OF BEY promises a night of fresh, original choreography performed to a bangin' selection of the Queen Bey's catalog. 3 nights only.


Witness the Wasteland: 3 Don't Need Another Hero
Witness the Wasteland: 3 Don't Need Another Hero is a tribute to the world of Mad Max. This year we take you even further into the charred future with high-octane burlesque, circus, belly-dancing and more.


The Donkey Show
Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show, brings you the ultimate disco experience—a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever!


The Story Collider
Join The Story Collider for an evening of true, personal stories about science.From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.