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    Bellona, Destroyer of Cities

    Adapted and directed by Jay Scheib after Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren
    May 13 at 7:30pm, May 14 at 7:30pm and May 15 at 2pm
    The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    Jay Scheib brings the dystopic and violent vision of Samuel Delany’s epic sci-fi novel, Dhalgren to the stage. Using smashing choreography and live video action, this sexy cast of characters explores the limits of life at the end of the world. Bellona combines passages from Delany’s novel with original material as well as video and photography by director Jay Scheib and artist Carrie Mae Weems.

    Beowulf — A Thousand Years of Baggage

    by Banana Bag and Bodice
    May 13 at 8pm and May 15 at 6pm
    A.R.T.’s OBERON

    This SongPlay adaptation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf harkens back to the raw and rowdy storytelling of the Scandinavian mead halls. The show features a 7-piece band including dueling trombones, bass clarinet, accordion and saw, combining Weillian cabaret, 40's jazz harmony, indie rock, punk, electronica, and Romantic Lieder into a cacophonous swirl.


    by Ryan Landry, featuring Larry Coen
    May 14 at 1pm and 4pm Huntington Theatre Company’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    Everybody wanted to talk to the mysterious old lady in Alfred Hitchcock's slasher masterpiece Psycho. Now, after the bloodbath, Mrs. Bates pulls back the curtain and tells HER side! Larry Coen stars in Ryan Landry's twisted take on Hitchcock's masterpiece. WARNING: NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH!

    The Un-Official Guide to Audience Watching Performance

    by Raphael Xavier
    May 14 and May 15 at 2pm
    A.R.T.’s OBERON

    Xavier shifts the rhythms of rap and propels narratives through break dancing to draw parallels between the performer's body, which is inscribed by life's experiences, and the stage itself, putting the audience in one of his shoes laced with stand-up to boot.

    Grand Theft Ovid

    by Eddie Kim
    May 14 at 4pm
    A.R.T.’s OBERON

    Characters from World of Warcraft, Halo Reach, and Grand Theft Auto 4 perform tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Middle and high school students turn into digital “puppeteers” when they operate projected images of their favorite games. This production combines ancient text with modern technology to create an original theatrical experience.

    City Council Meeting

    by Aaron Landsman
    May 15 at 6pm and May 15 at 4pm

    Borrowing tales from half-a-dozen cities where Aaron Landsman sat in on government meetings, as well as improvised testimony from you the viewer, this piece imagines public discourse as art and vice versa. Come early and you could end up as the Mayor of this night. Come late and you may lose your voice.

    Fornicated From the Beatles

    by Mikhael Tara Garver and The New Ensemble
    May 14 at 8pm
    A.R.T.’s OBERON

    A generation born to parents who fell in bed to the yearning rhythms of John, Paul, Ringo, and George – searching for their own tune to come together. Born from a moment when the unexplainable power of music rocked the world. Music that resonates still. This club piece asks, “What do we reveal when we come together and we think no one is watching?”

    Join the Conversation! Brunch

    May 15 at 12pm
    Huntington Theatre Company’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    Enjoy live music and mingle with other festival-goers to talk about the weekend’s adventures and experiences. Exciting performers to be announced.

    The Momentum

    by CollaborationTown

    May 15 at 2pm
    Huntington Theatre Company’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    Unhappy? Listless? Broke? Alone? Let the Laws of Attraction massage your vibrations and change your life in the self-help-sploitation The Momentum. Remember: It’s not self-help if you don’t help self.

    Festival Closing Party featuring THE LISPS

    May 15 at 8pm
    A.R.T.’s OBERON

    The closing party features The Lisps and delightful surprises cooked up by OBERON and its eclectic artists. The Lisps are a New York-based band whose songs borrow liberally from vaudeville, science fiction, and Americana. Their hyperactive performances typically involve bloody tambourines, wrestling, lipstick smeared melodicas, old filing cabinets, and film reels suspended by rusty chains.

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