2017/18 OBERON Presents Season

A.R.T.’s second stage is a destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square. OBERON produces risk-taking performances, supports emerging artists, and encourages genre-defying work for the 21st century.

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HEADLINERS

The Bitter Game – at OBERON
September 14 - 16, 2017
 Award-winning director, writer, and performer Keith A. Wallace presents a solo performance in the form of a basketball game, charged with pain, poetry, and laughter about what it means to survive while black in America. After a limited engagement at OBERON, The Bitter Game will tour to a series of venues around greater Boston.


The Fever – at the Loeb Experimental Theater
November 15 - 19, 2017
 New York-based theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility, and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, The Fever examines how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us. Who will you be when our eyes are on you? What will we see when we all look your way.


Queer Heartache – at OBERON
February 9 & 10, 2018
A  solo slam poetry show that explores Kit Yan’s identities, asks what queer  hearts and families are made of, and interrogates the forces that  constantly work to break them apart.


Dragon Lady – at OBERON
March 22 - 24, 2018
 It is the year of the Water Dragon and the eve of Grandma Maria’s 75th birthday. By the light of the karaoke machine, fueled by pork dumplings and diet Pepsi, she shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, Seattle-based performer Sara Porkalob presents this timely new musical about what it means to come to America.


• To Be Announced –  at OBERON
May 1 - 13, 2018
OBERON presents this Company One Theatre production.
 

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GLOWBERON
Now in its third year at OBERON, GLOWBERON is an acclaimed series that features exceptional storytellers, solo playwrights, and cabaret and performance artists. The series was founded by Quinn Cox and is produced in partnership with Cambridge’s GLOW Festival and Provincetown’s Afterglow Festival. 

John Kelly - September 21, 2017
Bridget Barkan - November 16, 2017
Paul Iacono - December 14, 2017
Lady Bunny - January 25, 2018
Joseph Keckler - April 5, 2018
Fauxnique - May 17, 2018
 

GLOW Festival
July 27 - 30, 2017

Justin Vivian Bond - July 27, 2017
Brian King & What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? - July 28, 2017
Marga Gomez - July 28, 2017
Tammy Faye Starlite - July 29, 2017
Penny Arcade - July 30, 2017

 

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