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In Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy, director Bill Rauch (All the Way, Fingersmith) explores society’s polarizing struggles with difference. Consumed by their bigotry and xenophobia, those who praised the Moorish general Othello for his military successes now reject his marriage to Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome this resentment, but Othello’s assignment in Cyprus draws them into the web of his lieutenant Iago, whose jealousy knows no bounds. A.R.T. brings the original company of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed production to Cambridge.



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 Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have multiple shows each month. The Moth is 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, true tales. 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!



Boston-based hip hop duo STL GLD returns to OBERON with the release concert of their highly anticipated new album. Named "Boston’s Best Band of 2018" by Improper Bostonian, Emcee Moe Pope and producer The Arcitype are STL GLD, one of New England’s most exciting up and coming acts. This year, STL GLD has toured with Ja Rule, performed at Boston Calling in May alongside Eminem, and recently played support for The Roots.



On What Will We Do, Lula Wiles channel infectious energy and bold insight into music that strikes with purpose. The band fosters contradiction, embracing the spirit of traditional American music, yet unflinchingly calling into question the virtues of the culture that produces it— country songs that shine a light on a country’s crimes; love songs about being alone; murder ballads that challenge the standards of morality. Lula Wiles exist in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music.

Lula Wiles began in Boston in 2013, when the band members were studying at Berklee College of Music and playing opening sets at Club Passim. Since then, they've toured internationally and recorded two albums. Their sophomore album, What Will We Do, will be released January 25th on legendary folk label Smithsonian Folkways, and Lula Wiles will bring the music from the new album to Oberon on February 3rd. They will be joined by Sean Trischka on drums. Folk-rock-punk-pop duo Mattie & Debbie will support.



Justice Ameer is a Black trans woman poet based in Providence, RI. Xe is a Pink Door Fellow and a three-time semifinalist at the national college slam, CUPSI. Xe is the 2017 Providence Grand Slam Champion and a 2017 FEMS Poetry Slam Champion. Xyr work is a practice in becoming unapologetic and unafraid, writing in dedication to xyr community, and xyr name. You can find xyr work on Glass Poetry Press and Wusgood Mag.

Chrysanthemum Tran is a queer and transgender Vietnamese American poet, performer, and teaching artist based in Providence by way of Oklahoma City. In 2016, she became the first transfeminine finalist of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. A 2016 Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion and 2017 FEMS Poetry Slam Champion, Chrysanthemum is a Pink Door Fellow and the current lead teaching artist for the Providence Poetry Slam youth team. Her work can be found in The Offing, The Blueshift Journal, Muzzle Magazine, and the Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 anthology.



Meet the burlesque Performers of Color
United Colors of Burlesque features Boston’s performers of color. Through evocative pieces, artist raise awareness of their personal response to the social & or political issues affecting our world today. Each performance celebrates the beautiful differences of race, gender and culture, painting a picture of our diverse community.
Come joins us on Sunday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30PM and be part of our extravaganza!



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.



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.



Hey there, bump and grind valentines! Turn off the lights, light a candle, and get ready for Old School Game Show's Valentine's Special! Our Danielle Steele approved pop culture trivia romance special features the hilarious Old School Game Show cast, baby-making music from our celebrity musical guest, and the magical comedic stylings of our guest comedian, Sean Sullivan!! Plus the slow jam grooves of The Swinging Old School Game Show House Band, fabulous prizes from amazing local sponsors, surprise guests, and a brand-new smooth as silk pajamas dance routine from the Cubic Zirconia Dancers!

Old School Game Show is a live interactive theater experience done with all the pageantry and analog style of a 1970's television game show. The show combines elements of pub trivia, variety specials, and comedy sketches to produce a completely unique trivia event. It's all the fun of an afternoon spent rolling around in the rumpus room—without the rug burn.



Palestinians, Live! is an evening of true and compelling stories told by Palestinians from all over the world, live on stage and in their own words. These stories, all told in English, are based on real life experiences and involve universal themes of love, loss, identity, and overcoming adversity. Come enjoy authentic Palestinian voices and a drink in a cabaret setting for a unique and memorable evening!



The 2016 election inspired a broad-based Resistance not seen in the United States in decades. People from all walks of life have been protesting, marching, mobilizing, and organizing in an effort to take back our country and create a more compassionate and just world. Artists are vital to this work. This fall, the American Repertory Theater and Carr Center for Human Rights Policy – in collaboration with Pangyrus and other literary and arts initiatives – are launching a new series of intimate performances on the theme of “Resistance.” Each of these four evenings will feature a diverse group of artist-activists telling powerful stories and performing politically engaged works that read, move, sing, and speak truth to power in these troubled times.
Resistance Mic! is part of the A.R.T. of Human Rights series, an ongoing collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Resistance Mic! will take place on Tuesdays 9/25, 11/13, 2/19 & 4/16 @ 8pm @ OBERON, A.R.T.’s second stage theater, and will be co-hosted by Timothy Patrick McCarthy.



At the intersection of sex, race and capitalism, sits a black woman who can't be f*cked.
A raw and raucous hour from a virtuoso story teller, Desiree Burch lays out a roadmap for escaping the cycle of silence and self-loathing that comes from always being taken for a ride. From dealing with sex in the workplace, to adventures in sex work, Desiree investigates the drives women have to stop sex from becoming work.



Performer and creator Christina Pecce teams up with music director Steve Bass and his band to celebrate the one year anniversary of Witches, Bitches, and Divas! Deemed "truly spellbinding" by NiteLife Exchange, it has seen the stages of Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC, Club Café in Boston, and The Den Theatre in Chicago among others. Songs from your favorite standards, musicals, and operas are given a fresh spin to keep you enchanted and bewildered. This is a night of cross-over comedy you do NOT want to miss. Celebrate iconic roles, both onstage and off, but beware… this program is sure to put a spell on you!



Showcasing the dynamic nature of burlesque performers by by combining lightning talks and live burlesque—by the same people—Get You A Babe Who Can Do Both sets out to prove that you can be both a sexual object and an intellectual. After reaching monumental success in Philadelphia and Boston, this recurring series offers an educational, raucous night celebrating babes who #DoBoth.



On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly women spend their dying days diving into the ocean and harvesting seafood with rusty knives. They are “haenyeos”—sea women—and they have no heirs to their millennium-old tradition. Directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet at A.R.T., Ragtime on Ellis Island), Celine Song’s Endlings follows these extraordinary women both on land and underwater as they swim beneath the waves and reach beyond the shores of their tiny island.



Dietrich Strause's songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery." (The Artery, WBUR)

In less than one year, Strause released two albums -- How Cruel That Hunger Binds and Dietrich Strause & The Blue Ribbons -- proving himself to be one of the most prolific and eclectic writers and performers in New England. His blend of midcentury modern pop and atomic-age folk, backed by an all-star band, has drawn comparisons to M. Ward and a young Paul Simon and has garnered him invitations to support folk luminaries such as Anais Mitchell and Sarah Jarosz, to indie pop acts like Great Lake Swimmers and Lake Street Dive. More information at www.dietrichstrause.com.



Innovative, transformative and daring, Salomé: Woman of Valor is the culmination of five years of work by Grammy Award-winning composer/trumpeter Frank London and celebrated poet/performer Adeena Karasick. This "spoken word opera" features live music, poetry, dance and video, that refutes misogynistic and anti-Semitic interpretations of Salome and recaptures her rightful place as a powerful revolutionary matriarch.





Welcome into the world of AcousticaElectronica: a 360 degree sensory adventure. From epic performances to intimate experiences, this night will awaken your heart and mind. It is a mashup of opposites: the classical and the electronic, the light and the dark, a trip to the theatre and a night on the dance floor. Come discover at this theatrical roller coaster filled with heart-pounding live music, contagious choreography, breathtaking aerialists, and an unforgettable night ending with a dance party.







Inspired by the young Egyptians who took to the streets to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, this new musical follows six revolutionary students armed with laptops and cameras, guitars and spray cans as they come of age in a contemporary Cairo. Winner of the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.