The Boston Comedy Festival Presents: An Evening with Robert Klein

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. In the spring of 2017, his documentary “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg” aired on STARZ.  The special is a hilarious look at his life and career, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, […]

Theatre@First Auditions for “The Revenger’s Tragedy”

Join us to audition for our next production! Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on May 20 & 21, 2019. THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY by Thomas Middleton Directed by Mary Parker The Revenger’s Tragedy, probably by Thomas Middleton, is a cynical satire of the revenge tragedies that were popular in the Jacobean era. The murders are violent […]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] is a madcap race to perform all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in about 90 minutes. The Reduced Shakespeare Company, an ensemble of eight committed actors, will stop at nothing to achieve this feat… even if it kills them. (And a third of his plays were tragedies, so death […]

The Fourth Wall Presents…Breakneck Julius Caesar

Breakneck Julius Caesar by Timothy Mooney “60 cardiovascular minutes that leave Mooney sweating, and his audience shouting ‘Huzzah!’” – Orlando Sentinel What is Breakneck Julius Caesar? Breakneck Julius Caesar is an interactive one-man event, with the audience taking on roles of Senators, Conspirators and “The Mob” in the course of the play. It comes to Boston by […]

The Boston Comedy Festival presents Comedian Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as, “…the best joke writer in America,” by British comedian Brian Delaney as, “…the best joke writer in the world,” and by Weird Al Jankovic as “…one of the funniest people on the planet.” Emo Phillips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world, including a multi-week run at the […]

Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim Round 3

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.   Hosted By: Will […]

Festival@First 10: Heroes & Villains

Festival@First 10: Heroes & Villains is a collection of 10 original short plays, many written by local playwrights, all on the theme of the heroes and villains in our lives. This lineup of ten-minute plays is so diverse – we’ve got a little bit of everything! Time travel back and forth to (maybe) wreck history. […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatre@First presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare directed by Hatem Adell Join us for FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy from June 14-July 1 in Nathan Tufts Park at Powderhouse Circle. ?? A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s “sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll” play. Two young couples run away into the woods of Athens […]

Palaver Strings & Strange News: Trapped

Palaver Strings and Strange News present “Trapped,” a collaborative music-theater performance. “Trapped” will feature scenes from Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Poe’s The Telltale Heart, Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Palaver alum Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the […]


Filmmaker Guido Contini is in the throes of an existential crisis as he is pressured to come up with his next great film idea. Haunted by his childhood and challenged by romantic struggles, Contini tries to maintain the balance between reality and his imagination. Nine is a gripping, avant-garde drama full of romance, tension, and spectacle that […]

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival to Benefit BARCC

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival to Benefit the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Suggested Donation $20 100% of proceeds goes directly to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center <> This Friday a team of actors, playwrights and directors will come together as the stopwatch starts on Theatre@First’s next 24-hour play festival!  In just one day we will […]

The Fourth Wall Presents…Delirium by Martin Dockery

A true story of looking for meaning in the mysterious connection between love and death. ????? “Delirium is a fast-paced, energetic, and hilarious one-man show.” – Theatre in London What is Delirium? Acclaimed storyteller Martin Dockery retraces the narrative of his grandfather’s book on butterflies, connecting his own true stories to universal themes of love and death. Equally comical […]