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The last date listed for Bad Daddy: The Musical was Wednesday August 24, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The disco-fueled interactive dance party known as The Donkey Show, very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, puts you smack in the middle of the action in a funky lounge setting. Featuring two full bars and a dance floor, the Diane Paulus-created wonderland was inspired by Studio 54 in its heyday, when celebrities and art icons would mix and mingle with kids from Queens, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be shaking the speakers. While you and the rest of the audience drinks, dances to disco classics or just checks out the action, the motley crew of characters in this glammed-up, sex-fueled version of Shakespeare's play re-enact the hilariously chaotic tale of a magic elixir that wreaks havoc at the nightclub. But it's mostly just a cool boogie-filled bash. Learn More
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This was a play that explored extremes and looked at today's now aging baby boomers who were once pitted against their parents, now dealing with today's young adults who seem self obsessed, attached to their cel phones, facebook, twitter texting, sexting, and social networking. There's a lot to see, hear and experience, including dancing, music, lights and video. It is very current and provides comic and tragic moments, and the end really pulled everything together.The play moves fast and there is a lot to see, experience, and think about. The acting and staging were excellent. I highly recommend this show.
Quotes & Highlights
- "An impressively smooth show that strikes a chord with its portrayal of tenuous family bonds." --Santa Barbara Independent
- "The plot will bring anguished furrows of recognition from baby boomers, and nods of solidarity from their cell phone-toting children." --Santa Barbara Newspress
After a successful premiere in Santa Barbara last summer, Bad Daddy: The Musical travels east to Harvard Square, where a colorful cast of characters gathers to celebrate Daddy's 50th birthday party at OBERON.
But Daddy's not in a celebratory mood. He's been hit hard by the recession, and his estranged daughter would rather hangout with her cell phone than her father. Daddy thinks that cell phone is a gateway drug to a chip in the brain. She thinks it's a bridge to the future, and anyone who has a problem with it, should step the f**k out of the way.
It's the Millennials vs. the Boomers in the WTF Company's dark comedy about communication breakdown in the 21st Century, and it's all set to a catchy adult-alternative rock score.
Bad Daddy: The Musical is the first play by former journalist Rick Cipes, who has written for more than 40 publications including: L.A. Times, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. Weekly, AOL, Playboy and ESPN Magazine.
About the Ticket Supplier: OBERON
OBERON is the second stage of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), a destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square.