Oberon Is A.R.T.'s Cutting Edge Second Stage

Programming for May

By: - May 07, 2013


OBERON, the American Repertory Theater’s second stage and club theater venue, continues its mission to bring exciting and original programming.  A destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square, OBERON is the home of the A.R.T.’s hit productions of Beowulf, The Lily’s Revenge, Futurity, The Donkey Show, Cabaret, and Prometheus Bound and Ryan Landry’s Rocky Horror Show. OBERON is also a thriving incubator for local and visiting talent.  



Friday, May 10th at 10:30pm; Friday, May 17th at 7:30pm & 10:30pm

Tickets $25-55

AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theatre with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Leaders in these industries have teamed up to create an extraordinary, next-generation experience. This ultimate dance party becomes an immersive event for the audience. Dancers, symphonies, aerialists, operas, and live musicians all happen around every inch of the space to keep the audience guessing at every turn. AcousticaElectronica sends the audience on a tantalizing voyage filled with sensual and emotional discoveries. A place full of secrets and surprises, rewarding the curiosity of those willing to lose themselves in a night of dream, abandon, and ecstasy…Do you dare enter?


Presented by OBERON

Saturday, May 11th at 11:00Am

Tickets $10

Mike the Bubble Man has been all over the U.S. with his 45-minute interactive children’s bubble program. Starting Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11am, he will be presenting this engaging and educational program on OBERON’s stage—the beginning of a recurring family-friendly summer feature. The $10 ticket price demonstrates Mike and OBERON’s commitment to making children’s entertainment affordable and accessible. Loved by school groups, museum visitors, libraries, and parties alike, Mike the Bubble Man strikes a perfect balance of fun and learning for any age. Coming to OBERONwill give the community a regular place to take children on a Saturday morning with all the added advantages of having Harvard Square to explore!

“Mike the Bubble Man is one of our biggest hits here at Imajine That. His bubble show is an unforgettable experience. He amazes both children and parents with his engaging performance.” —Imajine That

“Mike's natural playfulness and enthusiasm shine, making the presentation fun and educational for anyone lucky enough to see it.”       — Alissa Daniels, Science Program Manager Boston Children's Museum

“This show is an educator’s dream!”        — Riverbend Montessori School


Tuesday, May 14th at 8:00pm

Tickets $12-15

Literary Death Match marries the literary and performative aspects of Def Poetry Jam, rapier-witted quips of American Idol’s judging (without any meanness), and the ridiculousness and hilarity of Double Dare. Each episode of this competitive, humor-centric reading series features a thrilling mix of four famous and emerging authors (all representing a literary publication, press or concern — online, in print or live) who perform their most electric writing in seven minutes or less before a lively audience and a panel of three all-star judges. After each pair of readings, the judges — focused on literary merit, performance and intangibles — take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary about each story, then select their favorite to advance to the finals.


Tuesday, May 21st at 8:00pm

Tickets $8-16

The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country.  New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit/Ann Arbor have multiple shows each month. Louisville and Pittsburgh, added last year, are thriving. And this fall we're thrilled to add Boston, Milwaukee, Portland and Seattle!  The shows are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme.  The brave of heart, or those with stories they're aching to tell, prepare personal, true tales.  When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth hat.  A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five mintues!  The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner.  After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

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

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