SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, INTERFERENCE & More Set for Oberon this Month
OBERON, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)'s second stage and club theater venue, continues to bring exciting and original programming to the fringe of Harvard Square. Together with the previously announced return of The Hypocrites (Pirates of Penzance) with Romeo Juliet and 12 Nights, in repertory from February 18-22, OBERON's February programming will include:
A.R.T.'S OBERON ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE:
Presented by the Boston Circus Guild and OBERON
Next performance: Friday, February 7 at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Celebrate the best of the roaring '20s with live jazz, glittering dancers, and jaw-dropping circus spectacle.
Cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with their acrobatic feats of strength, high-energy hooping, and seductive burlesque, and glamorous aerial performances. This amazing sold-out show from the Outside the Box festival has been revamped with new characters, plot twists, and an ever-revolving lineup of new acts. Get dolled up in your finest threads and put your dancing shoes on! Following the late show, stay for a swingin' dance party that goes until 1:00 am.
Produced and Presented by Liars & Believers and OBERON
Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00pm
With director Steven Bogart (Cabaret at A.R.T.) and over a dozen performance artists, Liars & Believers takes you on a journey of courage in the face of terror. Inspired by Picasso's monumental painting, "Guernica" and the music of Singer Mali (of Jaggery) from her "10 Paintings/10 Songs" collaboration with Bogart, see dramatic events, music, dance, animation, film, soundscape, interactive installation, and the unexpected unfold around you.
Presented by toUch performance art and OBERON
Next performance: Friday, February 28 at 10:30pm
Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theatre with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Leaders in these artforms have teamed up to create an extraordinary, next-generation experience. This ultimate dance party becomes an immersive event for the audience, as dancers, symphonies, aerialists, operas, and live musicians (THE WIG included) all send the audience on a tantalizing voyage filled with sensual and emotional discoveries.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR FEBRUARY:
Sunday, February 2 at 3:00pm
Tickets: $15 and $25
Join the Human Rights Campaign of New England as we celebrate the ladies in our community on Superbowl Sunday at our 4th annual HerHRC. Don't miss the exciting variety of acts as we prepare for the Super Bowl and dance the night away at OBERON in Harvard Square.
Dan Candell, The Hypnotist will be performing, and Boston's very own DJ LeahV will be spinning the tunes. Additional performances will be announced shortly, so be sure to purchase tickets and join us at HerHRC 2014.
THE BIG QUIZ THING
Presented by The Big Quiz Thing and OBERON
Monday, February 3 at 8:00pm
Step up, geeks: The Big Quiz Thing, the major-league game show that you get to play, is live at OBERON every month! Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presents five 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.
YOU'RE THE EXPERT
Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00pm
You're the Expert bridges the worlds of comedy and academia, attracting a comedy audience while providing them withmeaningful content. 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.
POOR OLD SHINE
Wednesday, February 5 at 8:00pm