Columbus Day, Monday, October 8
The Davis Square Theatre
255 Elm St. in Somerville
7pm welcome party, 8pm-10pm show
all ages, $10/$7 sliding scale
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The Boston Poetry Slam and Simone Beaubien present the next installment in a new monthly series!
The Encyclopedia Show Somerville is an event franchised from the original series founded in Chicago in 2008, wherein invited artists from a variety of performance disciplines present all-new, original works on sub-topics of a single theme. A recurring cast of hosts and characters welcomes the artists with open arms and minds, while the resident Fact Checker is charged with maintaining the integrity of the Encyclopedic Truth of the show.
Our theme for the October show will be THE MOON! Presenting all-original guest performances from:
- Megan Thoma, Encyclopedia Show: Providence founder and Rhode Island teacher, will bring an educational poem about MOON SNAILS;
- Meg Waldron and Robyn Bateman, on tour from Portland, Oregon, will perform a poem together about BLOOD MOON;
- Selina Johnson of the Boston Youth Service Network poems some ideas about LUNAR ECLIPSE;
- Matt D, Boston comedian, will consider VARIOUS AND SUNDRY COMEDIC TOPICS including those relating to The Moon;
- Obehi Janice of Fufu and Oreos presents a theatrical piece on the ORIGIN OF THE MOON;
- Jonathan Clark reads fiction about FIGURES SEEN IN THE MOON;
- Betty Widerski, astronomer, uses an electric violin to explain TIDES;
- Cal Folger Day musically interprets what it means to SHOOT THE MOON.
- Additionally, our house band, The Michael J. Epstein Lunarial Spaceship, will present a highly edutaininal musical interlude about the LUNAR LANDER.
In addition to our invited artists, we encourage you to welcome the work of our recurring cast members:
- Aimee Rose Ranger and Kevin Spak provide deft and earnest CO-HOSTING
- The Michael J. Epstein Library offers MUSICAL SUPPORT
- Food writer Chef Bro presents an educational treatise on the history of MOON PIES
- And Intern Steve Subrizi pretty much just tries not to mess up the show.
Live Fact Checking is reluctantly provided by Jack van Sly from the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene.
This show in our monthly Encylopedia Show: Somerville series takes place at the Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St. in Somerville. Doors and the theatre bar open for a pre-show welcome party at 7:00. The show begins promptly at 8:00 and finishes at 10:00, including a short intermission. This is an all ages show! Admission is $10, or $7 for students, teachers, or guests in Prohibition-era dress.