Venue Details

The Rockwell
255 Elm St. Somerville, MA 02144
Venue website Get directions
3.2 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Alex
100 events 23 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary
37 events 22 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Shweta
9 events 5 reviews

Its not comic.It's philosophical. Lacked the comedy and humor I was looking for on a sunday evening!

reviewed Jul 22 2012 report as inappropriate
View All 10 Reviews
More Information


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.

Broadway In Boston presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> Blue Man Group Boston Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise <em>A Wild Affair</em> <em>The Bridges of Madison County</em> <em>Charlotte's Web</em>