2014/15 Subscriptions

The best way to experience the 2014/15 Season.

Choose-Your-Own Preview Experience: SOLD-OUT 
Choose-Your-Own Experience - 3 or 4 shows including: O.P.C., Father Comes Home From the Wars, The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic VaudevilleCrossing - A New American Opera
Please note: Only limited dates are available for subscription. Pricing begins at $165
1) Online. Click buttons above to purchase.
2) By phone. Call Ticket Services at 617.547.8300. Tue-Sun 12PM - 5PM.
3) In person. Visit Ticket Services at 64 Brattle Street.
This year we are also pleased to offer our Patron Circle Subscription: with a gift of $2,500, you'll receive a pair of premium seats to all four remaining productions in the A.R.T. Season along with concierge ticket services and invitation to exclusive events and social offerings over the course of the Season. To become a Patron Circle Subscriber, please call or email Yuvika Tolani at yuvika_tolani@harvard.edu or 617.496.2000 x8912. 


•  The best seats at the best prices
•  Complete flexibility to choose your dates
•  Free unlimited ticket exchanges, subject to availability
•  Advance access & exclusive pricing on additional tickets
•  Discounts on parking and with A.R.T. restaurant partners
•  $5 tickets to all non-mainstage A.R.T. Institute productions
•  Invitations to special events & performances
•  Discounts on select OBERON shows
•  Discounts to productions in the Huntington Theatre Company's 2014/15 Season

Plays, performers, and performance schedules are subject to change. All subscription dates are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Calendars listed below show dates available for subscriptions. Click here to learn more about age appropriateness for the season. Select dates are no longer available for subscription purchases. Please call ticket services at 617.547.8300 if you have questions.

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2014/15 Season Includes


By Eve Ensler
Directed by Pesha Rudnick

A new play from the author of The Vagina Monologues, O.P.C. is an exploration of consumption and politics that asks, “How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?” A dumpster-diving freegan (Olivia Thirlby, Juno) is doing just fine squatting in an abandoned apartment, but when her mother (Melissa Leo, The Fighter), a candidate running for the Senate, tries to make her toe the party line, radicalism comes into collision with mainstream liberalism. Mother and daughter wrestle with the inconvenient truths at the heart of consumer culture, tossed between political compromise and "obsessive political correctness."



Father Comes Home From The Wars
By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Jo Bonney

Set during the Civil War, this explosively powerful new drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks follows a slave, Hero, from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield. Inspired in part by the stories and scope of Greek tragedy, this trilogy examines the mess of war and the cost of freedom and is a co-production with the Public Theater.


Father Comes Home From The Wars

The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville
Starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac
Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman

It’s the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth who discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopeful rise again of humankind through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, and R.E.M. to Queen. An Apocalyptic Vaudeville is presented in association with Staci Levine Groundswell Theatricals.

An Apocalyptic Vaudeville

Crossing -
A New American Opera

Music & libretto by Matthew Aucoin
Directed by Diane Paulus
With the chamber orchestra A Far Cry

Inspired by the diary Walt Whitman kept as a nurse during the Civil War, this world premiere opera by the extraordinary young composer Matthew Aucoin explores how the individual experiences of soldiers are remembered and told. As Whitman listens to wounded veterans share their memories and messages, he forges a bond with a soldier who forces him to examine his own role as writer and poet. This new opera, featuring the Boston-based orchestra A Far Cry, an ensemble at the forefront of a dynamic new generation in classical music is produced in association with Music Theatre Group. 


Family Holiday Programming

The Light Princess
Book by Lila Rose Kaplan
Music by Mike Pettry
Directed by Allegra Libonati

Staged to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful musical combines wit and humor, music and movement, to delight both children and their families. 

The LIght Princess


Since its inception, OBERON has been a destination for nightlife in Harvard Square, acting as a thriving incubator for local and visiting talent, pushing the theatrical form. It has also been a place for some of A.R.T.’s most innovative productions like The Lily’s Revenge, Cabaret, Prometheus Bound, The Shape She Makes, and The Donkey Show. This season, we offer an opportunity to experience companies and individuals that are continuing to harness new forms of theater.

pool (no water)
By Mark Ravenhill
Directed by Ianthe Demos

One Year Lease Theater Company presents pool (no water), a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art? This is an unflinching look at the vulnerability of friendship, the power of resentment, and a deep-seated yearning to create something truly memorable.

pool (no water)

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Jeannette Bayardelle
Directed by Andy Sandberg

Broadway veteran Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) returns to A.R.T. after 2010’s Best of Both Worlds with her inspirational one-woman musical, Shida. Set to a soulful score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel, Shida is based on the true story of an African-American girl who aspires to become a writer, tracing the ups and downs of her life. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship until her faith and those closest to her combine to restore Shida’s hope and give her a second chance. Shida is a new musical in development.


Ruby Wax: Sane New World
Written by and featuring Ruby Wax

Comedian, writer, and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity in this one-woman show inspired by her book, Sane New World. Drawing from her own struggles with depression and a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford, Wax explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. A manual on how to survive the 21st century, Sane New World helps us understand why we sabotage our own sanity.

Ruby Wax

The Hypocrites' Mikado
Presented by The Hypocrites
Directed by Sean Graney

The Chicago-based company The Hypocrites (Pirates of Penzance) reimagines this 1885 operetta, infusing the absurdist comedy of W.S. Gilbert’s libretto with Monty Python clownishness, and bringing a folk/pop interpretation to Arthur Sullivan’s lovely, lilting melodies. Expect zany fun and hip tunes in this vibrant adaptation of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved works.


The Donkey Show
Conceived by Randy Weiner
Directed by Diane Paulus

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus’s celebrated smash hit continues for its 6th Season at OBERON every Saturday night, bringing 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!

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