2017/18 Season

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The 2017/18 A.R.T. Season will include:

BURN ALL NIGHT – WORLD PREMIERE

Book and Lyrics by Andy Mientus
Music by Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses
Directed by Jenny Koons
August 18 - September 8, 2017

In an age of uncertainty, four lost souls come to the city in search of themselves. An unflinching look at being young on the eve of global catastrophe, this world premiere musical directed by Jenny Koons (A Sucker Emcee, In This Moment) and choreographed by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) features a synth-pop score by Teen Commandments members Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses with a book and lyrics by Andy Mientus (“SMASH”).
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WARHOLCAPOTE – WORLD PREMIERE

From the words of Truman Capote and Andy Warhol
Adapted by Rob Roth
Directed by Michael Mayer
September 9 - October 13, 2017

Somewhere in the disco-drunk 1970s, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together. On dozens of tapes, Warhol recorded their conversations about the show—and about everything else, including Studio 54 scandals and America’s obsessive relationship with celebrity. Warhol and Capote never finished their play, and the tapes were forgotten—until now. With the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Truman Capote Literary Trust, Tony Award nominee Rob Roth (Beauty and the Beast) has edited Warhol’s unpublished recordings into an incisive portrait of two of America’s most enigmatic artistic personas. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) directs this world premiere “non-fiction invention.”
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Bedlam’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Eric Tucker
December 10, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Eric Tucker’s exuberant, inventive staging of Jane Austen’s classic novel follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor, emotion, and bold theatricality, Sense and Sensibility asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
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HEAR WORD! NAIJA WOMAN TALK TRUE

Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa
January 26 - February 11, 2018

Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses, Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True is inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation. Staged by director and writer Ifeoma Fafunwa, the show grapples with the issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria, and the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution in society. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates the women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions. The critically-acclaimed production of Hear Word! returns to the A.R.T. after its US premiere in a limited run last season.
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THE WHITE CARD – WORLD PREMIERE

Written by Claudia Rankine
Directed by Diane Paulus
Co-produced by ArtsEmerson and A.R.T.
At the Emerson Paramount Center’s Robert J. Orchard Stage
February 24 - March 18, 2018

At a dinner party thrown by an influential Manhattan couple for an up-and-coming artist, questions arise about what—and who—is actually on display. Claudia Rankine’s 2014 New York Times best-selling book, Citizen, unpacked the insidious ways in which racism manifests itself in everyday situations. Now, this world premiere play poses the question, “Can American society progress if whiteness stays invisible?” White Card is commissioned by ArtsEmerson, Boston, MA, in association with American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA, and The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA.
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JAGGED LITTLE PILL – WORLD PREMIERE

Music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard
Book by Diablo Cody
Directed by Diane Paulus
May 5 - June 30, 2018

Introducing nineties anthems including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill (1995) established Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette as an alternative rock icon. Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) directs this world premiere musical based on the groundbreaking album with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).
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– FAMILY PROGRAMMING – 

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the story by E.B. White
Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky
Featuring the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training Class of 2018
Starts December 2017

On the Arable family farm, a miracle is about to begin. In order to save young Wilbur from the butcher, Charlotte—a very special spider—hatches a plan to show the world how “radiant” one pig can be in the eyes of a true friend. Adapted from E.B. White’s beloved children’s classic and directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky (James and the Giant Peach), Charlotte’s Web will feature graduate students from the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training Class of 2018.
 

- OBERON PRESENTS –

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. The 2017/18 OBERON Presents Season will include:
 
The Bitter Game – Starts September 2017 at OBERON
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. Click here for dates and more info.
 
The Fever – Starts November 2017 at the Loeb Experimental Theater
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? Click here for dates and more info.
 
Queer Heartache – Starts February 2018 at OBERON

Created and performed by Kit Yan

A solo slam poetry show that explores Kit's identities, asks what queer hearts and families are made of, and interrogates the forces that constantly work to break them apart. Click here for dates and more info.
 
Dragon Lady – Starts March 2018 at OBERON
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. Click here for dates and more info.
 
Wig Out! – Starts April 2018 at OBERON
Enter the fabulous world of competitive ballroom drag in Wig Out!, a dazzling play about the desire to be desired, find your home, and out-walk the competition. Sizzling with sincerity and style, and fueled by a pop-filled playlist, this exhilarating show by the writer of the cinematic sensation Moonlight brings a riotous, defiant drag queen sub-culture of the early 2000s to glorious, vivid life. Click here for dates and more info.
 
Additional programming includes:
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. Past GLOWBERON performers include Molly Pope, Sage Francis, Stella Starsky, Dane Terry, Joey Arias, Erin Markey, Johnny Blazes and Brian King, and Lady Rizo.
 
GLOWBERON programming for the 2017/18 Season includes:
JOHN KELLYTime No Line on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8PM
BRIDGET BARKANDear Stranger I Love You on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8PM
PAUL IACONOToo Much on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8PM
LADY BUNNYTrans-Jester on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8PM
JOSEPH KECKLERSelf-Portrait as an Opera on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8PM
FAUXNIQUEImposter on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8PM
 
This is in addition to the previously announced GLOW Festival at OBERON July 27 – 30, 2017 featuring:
JUSTIN VIVIAN BONDJustin Vivian Bond Shows Up –Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:30 and 10PM
BRIAN KING & WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. FOX?Gravitational Fool – Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7PM
MARGA GOMEZPound – Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10PM
TAMMY FAYE STARLITENico: Evening of Light – Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7PM
PENNY ARCADELonging Lasts Longer – Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 8PM
 
 
And don't miss The Donkey Show directed by Diane Paulus, continuing for its 9th season at OBERON every
Saturday night.

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