Venue Details

12 Star Starred
Davis Square Theatre
Davis Square 255 Elm St. Somerville, MA 02143
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Member Tips

Alex
Many nice places to eat in Davis Square
info Jul 23 2012 star this tip starred
Alex
Some street parking and a few pay lots around. Red Line to Davis for the T
info Jul 23 2012 star this tip starred
Alex
A very nice evening all around and my date enjoyed herself as well
info Jul 23 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
In the public lot, free parking in the business spots after 6:00PM
info Jul 23 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Went to Orleans afterwards, good Beer
info Jul 23 2012 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

11 ratings
3.2 average rating
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68 events
18 reviews
1 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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23 events
2 reviews
1 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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21 events
13 reviews
6 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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Website

http://www.raucous-bacchus.com/#!__page-0/events

Description

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!