Monotony! is the only show inspired by the mundane and finding humor in the trivial. Writers, comedians, and storytellers will take their passion for dull, the ultraspecific and the tedious and turn it into captivating and hilarious presentations. Topics will range from the science behind urinal cakes, the history of the rubber duck, to a comparative analysis of sailing knots. So come take a break from the titillation of modern life, and soak in the Monotony!
Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, a Jeopardy! runner-up, writer, comedian, and Ph.D. scientist. He has performed in several festivals all over the country and presented his research at as many international scientific conferences. He also once asked out Kate Middleton on a date, and she no-showed. But he's married now, so guess it worked out for everyone.
Selena Coppock (Red Oaks)
Obehi Janice (TED)
Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing)
Allison Leiby (President Show)
Joe Rumrill (Special without Brett Davis)
Matthew Schechter (Interior Foliage Design)
Dulcé Sloan (Daily Show)
Show 9:30. Tickets $8, $10 at the door. 21+
A Staged Reading
by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Eric Bentley, directed by Steven Maler
featuring Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams
Brecht’s series of 18 interconnected playlets describe what life was like in German households in the 1930s as the Nazis came to power. Written while Brecht was in exile in Denmark and first performed in Paris in 1938, these poignant stories dramatize the suspicion and anxiety experienced by ordinary people, particularly Jewish citizens, as the power of Hitler grew. The reading features renowned film and theater actors Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams.
Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, three comedians try to figure out what our expert studies all day. Created and hosted by Chris Duffy. Produced by Pretty Good Friends. Featuring Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers), Ken Reid (TV Guidance Counselor) and Obehi Janice (Fufu & Oreos).
It’s all about power in David Mamet’s groundbreaking drama about political correctness and perception. When John, a professor, tries to help his student Carol, is it a misunderstanding or inherent misogyny that causes trouble? Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport (The Whipping Man, Thurgood) and Obehi Janice (The Gift Horse), Oleanna crackles with the fiery dialogue of Mamet at his finest.
Off the Grid, the bold young company that brought you the critically acclaimed and award winning production of Blasted last season, is brewing up something completely new. At the intersection of witchcraft and politics is The Weird, a world of magic that communes with the contentious time our nation is in. The Weird brings together the forces of playwrights Kirsten Greenidge, Obehi Janice, Lila Rose Kaplan, and John Kuntz; director Steven Bogart; and actors Kara Arena, Taylor Beidler, Amanda Collins*, Ida Esmaeili, Rebecca Lehrhoff, Khloe Alice Lin, Rosie McInnes, Eliott Purcell, Alexis Scheer, and Ciera-Sadé Wade to collaborate and devise this new play.