2015/16 Season

2015/16 Season Includes
WAITRESS
WORLD PREMIERE
Book by Jessie Nelson
Music & lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly
Choreographed by Chase Brock
Directed by Diane Paulus
August 2, 2015 - September 27, 2015

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NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
Music and Libretto by Dave Malloy
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
December 6, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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NICE FISH
Conceived, Written, and Adapted by Mark Rylance & Louis Jenkins
Directed by Claire van Kampen
Featuring Mark Rylance
January 17, 2016 - February 7, 2016

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1984
By George Orwell
A New Adaptation Created by Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan 
Presented in association with Headlong, Almeida Theatre, & Nottingham Playhouse
February 14, 2016 - March 6, 2016

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ROOSEVELVIS
Created by the TEAM
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
May 6, 2016 - May 29, 2016

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IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD
WORLD PREMIERE
Written & Performed by Eve Ensler

Directed by Diane Paulus
May 10, 2016 - May 29, 2016

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FAMILY HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

The Pirate Princess
WORLD PREMIERE
Book by Lila Rose Kaplan
Music & Lyrics by Mike Pettry
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Featuring Actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2016
December 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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OBERON OFFERINGS
 

OBERON, A.R.T.’s second stage is a destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square.
The 2015/16 Season features these headline productions: 
Ghost Quartet
Music, Lyrics, and Text by Dave Malloy
Developed & Arranged by Ghost Quartet
Directed by Annie Tippe
A song cycle about love, death, and whiskey. A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk. Begins September 2015 at OBERON.
Kansas City Choir Boy
Music and Lyrics by Todd Almond
Directed by Kevin Newbury
Choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Musical Direction by David Bloom
Starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond
Kansas City Choir Boy is a theatricalized concept album about love altered by unexpected fate. A mystery told through flashbacks, the show tells the story of two lovers in small town America who separate when one goes in search of destiny and then disappears. Borrowing themes from ancient myth, the show features songs by acclaimed composer/lyricist Todd Almond performed by rock icon Courtney Love and Mr. Almond. They are joined by a chorus of sirens and musicians. Directed by Kevin Newbury, this is a love song for the computer age and a product of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous “missing.” Begins October 2015 at OBERON. Single Tickets on Sale September 2.
Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead (In the Lydian Mode)
Created and performed by Wolf 359
Written by Michael Yates Crowley
Directed by Michael Rau
Inspired by the migraine diaries of the show’s writer, Michael Yates Crowley and director Michael Rau conduct a wild ride through the history of illness and art, with guest appearances by Ayn Rand, Beethoven, and a mid-career drag queen from Peoria, IL in this comic, moving, and philosophical show. Begins October 2015 at OBERON. Single Tickets on Sale September 2.
One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro
By Louis Greenstein & Kate Ferber
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
This acclaimed one-woman show, featuring Kate Ferber, celebrates the music and creative force of the late singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer whose pop masterpiecesincluding “Eli’s Comin’,” “And When I Die,” “Save the Country,” and “Stoney End”topped the charts in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Begins December 2015 at OBERON. Single Tickets on Sale September 2.
Ubu Sings Ubu
Co-directed and Choreographed by Dan Safer
Adapted & Co-directed by Tony Torn
LIVE BAND ON STAGE! DANCING GIRLS! MAYHEM AND DESTRUCTION! DRINKS! Presence Productions' Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu. Starring Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz as Pa and Ma Ubu. Begins February 2016 at OBERON. Single Tickets on Sale September 2.
H.M.S. Pinafore
By Gilbert & Sullivan
Adapted & Directed by Sean Graney
Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits
New Arrangements by Matt Kahler & Andra Velis Simon
The Hypocrites return once again to sail the ocean blue! Welcome aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan's classic operetta. Captain Cat Coran tries to marry her son to the lofty Admiral Dame Jo-Anne but he falls in love with a lowborn sailress. This new, zany, version features versions of all the well-known H.M.S. Pinafore songs like "I'm Called Little Buttercup". A cast of ten act as their own orchestra. Begins March 2016 at OBERON. Single Tickets on Sale September 2.
 
We're Gonna Die
Written by Young Jean Lee
Directed by Shawn LaCount
It's time to get real and rock out about the one thing we all have in common: We're Gonna Die. Playwright Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men) blends storytelling, stand-up, music, and theater into a darkly weird song cycle that lets us know we may be miserable anticipating our demise, but at least we won't be alone. OBERON presents Company One Theatre's production of this smart and life-affirming contemplation of the inevitable. Begins April 2016 at OBERON. Single Tickets on Sale September 2.
 
 

And don’t miss A.R.T.’s popular The Donkey Show directed by Diane Paulus, continuing for its 7th season at OBERON every Saturday night. 

 

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