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17 Star Starred
Davis Square Theatre
Davis Square 255 Elm St. Somerville, MA 02143
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The weather was cold and snowy. I wore jeans and a button-down shirt.
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3.2 average rating
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18 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 21 2012

very cool, very different, very funny, interresting story line. Loved the music and the actors were excellent in their rolls

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 20 2012

Captivating actors & actresses. The band had a good groove. Venue is small and intimate. Story had a good beginning.

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14 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 21 2012

All I can say is good thing the tickets were free ... left at intermission. No story line.

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The Big Funk, an absurd comedy written by Pulitzer Prize winning author John Patrick Shanley, opens with an argument over who – of the 4 characters- is the hero of the story  There’s Fifi, a svelte woman who is immediately informed that she’s pregnant with twins and is due the next day; Her husband Omar, a circus performer who not only makes a living throwing knives at a 1" black dot 35 feet away but who has a reputation for doing it very well; His friend Austin, an out of work actor who wears a drip-dry suit in order to give a woman he’s just met a nice bath; Jill, a campaign manager, looking for a soul mate; And Gregory, a man who carries a family-size jar of Vaseline petroleum jelly in a brown paper bag, ready at any time to apply it toward someone’s humiliation.  How do these people function in a society filled with cynicism?  Who is the hero?  What is the Big Funk?   Incorporated into each performance will be the hottest funk/pop/rock bands in the Greater Boston area, which will play original music in service of each performance.  

July 13 & 14: Cosmodrome

An eclectic blend of soul, funk and hip-hop.  Enchanting lead vocals by Madison McFerrin.

July 20 & 22: George Woods

Soulful funk-folk with a classic and jazzy feel.  Lighthearted touch and tender, evocative lyrics.

July 21: Sarah Blacker

Boston sensation, jazzy singer-songwriter

This show contains some strong language and brief nudity.

About the Ticket Supplier: Raucous Bacchus Production Company

Our mission is to use the power of live theatre to ignite the senses, heighten awareness, and inspire hope and vulnerability. And, of course, ROCK!