ARONOFF CENTER – JARSON-KAPLAN THEATER
OCTOBER 25-26, 2019
Tickets on-sale Friday, August 9 at 10:00 AM
CINCINNATI, OH – Robert Dubac’s Off-Broadway solo hit, BOOK OF MORON, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. (And “idiocracy” isn’t even a word. How dumb is that?)
Robert Dubac’s BOOK OF MORON plays the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater for three performances only: Friday, October 25 at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, October 26 at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets are $55 and go on sale Friday, August 9 at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-2787 [ARTS], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.
The New York Times raves, “Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity, BOOK OF MORON crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics, and the media. It may be offensive to some, but there’s laughter for all!”
One man’s pain is another man’s comedy. Especially when he’s in a coma and his five inner voices won’t stop yakking. How he wakes up from this nightmare is hysterical!
BOOK OF MORON is a fast-paced, hilarious production that combines satire and theater into what is being described by critics as: “A terrific show, witty and incisive, provocative and smart, an erudite comic trek.” “★★★½ stars!” “Razor sharp!” (Denver Post). “Dubac is a master of his craft” (Huffington Post), “and always a laugh a minute.” (Examiner.com). “BOOK OF MORON is a hilarious and thought-provoking performance delivered with biting wit. Not to be missed!” (Austin Republic). “A 21st century Mark Twain.” (Littleton Independent). “You’ll laugh until it hurts!” (Aurora Sentinel).
Garry Shandling calls it, “The funniest show you’ll ever think at!” Dana Carvey, the Church Lady from SNL declares, “If funny were a religion, Bob is nothing short of a miracle!” And Kevin Nealon from SNL adds, “Start laughing really hard now or you’re going to miss a lot from laughing so hard during the show!”
In BOOK OF MORON, Dubac portrays ROBERT, an everyman who has lost sight of the bigger picture. He’s been bombarded by so much hype and spin that he can’t remember who he is or what he believes. Does he have a purpose? Can he think for himself? Is the truth in the details or in the pudding? He hasn’t a clue. He racks his brain searching for answers but finds nothing but voices.
First his VOICE OF REASON convinces him to think outside the box but not without a fight from his INNER MORON. Then his COMMON SENSE teaches him critical thought so he can think for himself instead of relying on the Media. Next his INNER CHILD shows him how to use just enough innocence to question authority without getting spanked. Then his INNER ASSHOLE urges him to use both four syllable and four letter words to battle censorship. Along the way he finds his SCRUPLES who encourage him to open The Door of Truth. But when it hits him in the head, he realizes the ultimate paradox — the truth hurts and is funny at the same time.
Before it’s over, his VOICE OF REASON returns to solve partisan politics with an idea so absurd it borders on brilliance, while his COMMON SENSE levies a Stupid Tax on ignorance while scolding religion for taking the “fun” out of fundamentalism.
It’s all for one and one for all as ROBERT’S inner voices take him on a freight train of provocative thought to find the bigger picture and wake up from the coma of modern day life.
Robert Dubac belongs to a unique breed of humorists, bringing to mind the best of Lily Tomlin and Mark Twain. He creates characters that boggle our minds with biting wit and rapid-fire satire while simultaneously crafting a simple story that binds us all together. His ability to combine the raucous laughter of stand-up comedy with the startling thrill of live theater continues to fill seats everywhere; as nothing like this can be seen on TV, that’s for sure.
If you are yearning for some satire that cuts with a clever intelligent edge; if you are tired of adolescent comedies generated by the mediocrity of television; then buckle up for a hilarious joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy with Robert Dubac’s BOOK OF MORON!
It’s comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?
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