2016/17 Season

Subscriptions are no longer on sale for our 2016/17 Season. Check back here in late spring for information on our 2017/18 Season. 

 

The 2016/17 A.R.T. Season 

Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education
August 20 - September 17, 2016.
No longer available with a subscription, click here to learn more about the production.
The Plough and the Stars
September 24 - October 9, 2016.
No longer available with a subscription, click here to learn more about the production.
Fingersmith
December 4, 2016 - January 8, 2017.
No longer available with a subscription, click here to learn more about the production.
Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women
January 19 - February 5, 2017.
No longer available with a subscription, click here to learn more about the production.
A series of complementary work will be presented at A.R.T.’s OBERON during January 2017.
The Night of the Iguana
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Michael Wilson
On the edge of the Mexican jungle, a group of troubled travelers seek shelter from a storm. Directed by Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man), Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama follows a hotel proprietress and the scandal-soaked Southern preacher who turns up on her veranda. A Nantucket portrait artist traveling with her ancient grandfather, a bus full of fuming Texan college administrators, and a party of vacationers round out the roster of misfits in this drama about how far we travel to outrun the demons within.
 
February 18 - March 18, 2017. 
Arrabal
Book by John Weidman 
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla 
Choreographed by Julio Zurita
Directed and Co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo 
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and the propulsive music of the band Bajofondo, the show features an ensemble and band direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (choreography, Invisible Thread, Memphis, Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!, Next To Normal) with music by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries) and book by Tony Award nominee John Weidman (Contact, Assassins) Arrabal invites audiences into the underground world of Buenos Aires’ tango clubs for a dance between the present and the past. Produced in association with Truworthy Productions.
 
May 12 - June 18, 2017.


FAMILY HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

James and the Giant Peach
December 17, 2016 - January 8, 2017.
No longer on sale, click here to learn more about this production.

 

OBERON PRESENTS 2016/17

The 2016/17 OBERON Presents Season features headline performances as well as four curated series of theater, dance, performance art, and multimedia events. Click to view a calendar of events.
 
HEADLINE PERFORMANCES
  • Our Carnal Hearts
    November 9 - 12, 2016. Click here to learn more about this production.

     
  • A Ride on the Irish Cream
    Cabaret and performance artist Erin Markey (There's A New Emergency Contact in Town) returns to OBERON. Anchored in the memories of a Michigan backyard, this coming-of-age musical explores the thrills and terrors of the relationship between a girl and her family's pontoon boat. February 28 - March 4, 2017
     
  • ONTHEFLOOR
    Driven by pumping bass, glitter, and dance theory in near-equal parts, The Dance Cartel takes Cambridge by storm in this whirlwind of electrifying movement. April 27 & 28, 2017
CURATED SERIES

• Sound Society at OBERON, a new music series of one-night only events co-curated by local producer and musician Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter, Parsonsfield) featuring exceptional musicians, bands, and special guests in performances designed for OBERON.

• I.D. Festival, presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, celebrates the diverse experiences of the trans community, explores issues of gender identity, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories.
 
• GLOWBERON, In partnership with the Afterglow Festival, founded by Quinn Cox and John Cameron Mitchell, this season-long series brings world-class cabaret and solo performance to Cambridge.
  • Lady Rizo
    ‘Cabaret Superstar’ (New York Magazine), comedienne and chanteuse, Lady Rizo, revives the genre by creating theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. In 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and also sings and records with multi-platinum recording artist Moby. Her distinctive, electric performance stylings take over OBERON for an unforgettable evening. March 9, 2017
 
• The Mini Series: Performance for Small Audiences, designed for audiences from one to twenty-five. These intimate experiences blur the boundaries between performer and spectator, challenging our notions of form and content. Priority access tickets are currently available to 2016/17 Subscribers and Donors by calling the ticket office. An extremely limited number of tickets will be on sale to the general public on September 8, 2016 at noon.
  • temping
    By Wolf 359

    This strange and comic tale performed for an audience of one via a PC, a corporate phone, and a laser printer thrusts you into the role of a temp covering for an actuary on holiday. You'll update client records, send emails, and eavesdrop on intra-office romance as you discover the secrets of your new employer. March 7 - 19, 2017
     

  • Violet
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
    Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts
    Directed by Sammi Cannold

    A musical ride on a moving bus for 25 people, Violet tells the story of a young woman who travels cross-country to seek treatment for a disfiguring scar. Presented in collaboration with the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training. April 4 - 15, 2017

     

     
And don't miss The Donkey Show directed by Diane Paulus, continuing for its 8th season at OBERON every Saturday night.
 

Click here to read the full 2016/17 Season Press Release.

 

Search form

May

S M T W T F S
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 

Past Productions:

Browse years

SUBSCRIPTION BENEFITS
  • The best seats at the best prices
  • Complete flexibility to choose your dates
  • Free unlimited ticket exchanges, subject to availability and must be requested 24 hours in advance
  • Advance access & exclusive pricing on additional tickets
  • Discounts on parking and with A.R.T. restaurant partners
  • $5 tickets to all non-mainstage A.R.T. Institute productions
  • Invitations to special events & performances
  • Discounts on select OBERON shows
  • Discounted tickets for Huntington Theatre Company productions

 

 

SaveSave