OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's Second Stage and club theater venue, continues its mission to bring exciting and original programming.
The following productions are being presented in the coming weeks:
OBERON NEW WORKS SERIES-CLUBLAND
Presented by OBERON and Retrop Productions
Monday, January 28th at 8:00pm
In this exciting series of new work by promising artists, OBERON will give a first look at emerging talent in a unique workshop setting. Local artists inspired by OBERON itself, share works in progress within the immersive, social and groundbreaking world of Club Theater that OBERON is known for.
On January 28th, the series kicks off with CLUBLAND, a monster pop party written by AnDrew Barret Cox and directed by Jacob S. Porter. Based on the book "Party Monster" by James St. James, CLUBLAND dives into the extravagant lifestyle of ClubKids (ambassadors of the drug-induced dancehall culture that made headlines in the early 1990s). The events and characters of CLUBLAND mirror real-life Club Kids Michael Alig, James St. James, and the murder of Andre "Angel" Melendez. Premiering at OBERON, CLUBLAND will throw you into the limelight and you may never come back again.
CLUBLAND has been created with special permission by James St. James.
THE BIG QUIZ THING
Presented by OBERON and The Big Quiz Thing
Monday, February 4th at 8:00pm
Step up, geeks: The Big Quiz Thing, the major-league game show that you get to play, is live at OBERON every month! Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presents five big rounds of the world's greatest multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles, audio clues, the Lightning Round, the buzzer-tastic Three-Way Finale, and the best, smartest quiz questions anywhere! Plus, there's hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, the $200 cash grand prize,along with show tickets books, DVDs, CDs, baked goods, and more excellent goodies.
Learn more at bigquizthing.com.
YOU'RE THE EXPERT
Tuesday, February 5th at 8:00pm
You're the Expert bridges the worlds of comedy and academia, attracting a comedy audience while providing them with meaningful content. Each show features an expert in a somewhat obscure field. A group of hilarious comedians try to guess what in the world our expert studies all day long. Afterwards, the expert dissects how wildly wrong (or right) the ideas about her field were. The show ends with an interview where we find out what our expert does and why their field is important. It's funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.
Produced and Presented by Liars & Believers
Wednesday, February 13th at 8:00pm