OBERON presents mother land/foreign relations Monday, March 5 at 8pm

For Immediate Release: February 24, 2012
Contact: Ari Barbanell, ari_barbanell@harvard.edu

OBERON presents
mother land / foreign relations
(we all here why you never call?)
created and performed by Meiyin Wang
Monday, March 5th at 8pm
Other upcoming events for March 2012


Cambridge, Mass.— OBERON, the American Repertory Theater’s destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square, presents a one-night-only engagement – mother land / foreign relations (we all here why you never call?), created and performed by Meiyin Wang on Monday, March 5th at 8:00pm. 


motherland... is a performance for two people and rotating guests that unpacks history through the poetry that emerges from New York Times front-page headlines about China in the last hundred years, and through the interrogation of a mother’s mundane history. With dumplings.


Meiyin Wang is a Singaporean theater-maker based in New York with an interest in colliding classics and found texts with unexpected performance structures. She has developed work at Singapore Repertory Theater, Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, Brava Theater, chashama, INTAR and Women’s Project. 


Please note that is an early work-in-progress showing.


Tickets $15.  Doors open at 7:30pm.


In addition, OBERON continues to bring exciting and original programming from local and visiting talent to the venue.  The beginning of March includes:


Sunday, March 4th at 8:00pm

Mortified is celebrating its upcoming 10th anniversary with a show featuring some of our favorite contributors to ever to hit the Boston stage!  And the best part, it's being filmed as part of a nationwide Mortified documentary!   Your laughter and applause (or maybe even more) will appear in the film. Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment Weekly, Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors -- in front of total strangers.

Tickets $15


Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm

Come celebrate the six-year anniversary of what the LA Times calls "one of the most entertaining reading series ever.” The night's trio of all-star judges will be headlined by best-selling author/Academy Award-nominee Tom Perrotta (author of The Leftovers, Little Children and Election), comedian/writing hilariteur Joe Piccirillo (one half of Conan or Bust), and chanteuse Niki Luparelli (one-half of the Steamy Bohemians)! They'll judge a masterful foursome of diverse scribes, including children's book genius Bob Shea, literary magazine editor Lizzie Stark, the 2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award winner Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and fictionist Ken Calhoun. Hosted by LDM creator Todd Zuniga and LDM Boston Executive Producer Kirsten Sims.

Tickets $10-15


Friday, March 9th at 8:00pm

This all-female ensemble uses pop-cultural satire, burlesque, comedy, dance and a host of alter egos to address and upend gender issues for a diverse range of audiences.  GO Magazine raves, “Audiences comprised of radical young queers, straight moms, dads and fill-in-the-blanks leave shows stirred by the out-and-proud, unapologetic messages.” 

Tickets $20-25


March 16th-April 15th at 7:30pm

In this Civil War sci-fi musical, the Union soldier Julian Munro and the brilliant Ada Lovelace transcend time to invent an omnipotent steam-powered brain. Blending American indie-folk music with dreams of invention, FUTURITY explores a world where utopia seems within reach.

Tickets $25-$65  (See A.R.T. release on this production for further details.)


And continuing on Saturdays, at 7:30pm and 10:30pm

The enchanted forest of Shakespeare’s classic comedy — A Midsummer Night’s Dream — becomes the glittered world of retro disco as the lovers escape from their real lives to experience a night of dream, abandon, and fantasy.


OBERON is located at 2 Arrow Street at the corner of Mass Ave. in Harvard Square.


For more info and tickets visit www.cluboberon.com

Release Date:
February 24, 2012

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