The Penny Jive
Friday, August 16th and Sunday, August 18th at 8:00pm
"Clouded by glamour, glory and glitter is The Penny Jive, where the ElectroSwing plays on and on until you forget your days at the bottom of the barrel and the bottom of the bottle. Where lust, murder, marriage & betrayal are mere party favors of another droll evening strolling the jack-knifes edge of life.
Find yourself swept up into the world of Mac the Knife in an entirely new re-telling of a penny dreadful story older than bath-tub distilleries. Imagine Brecht/Weill's "Threepenny Opera," and John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" had a kid with the adopted child of Django Reinhardt and Daft Punk, and that kid owned a night club that played EDM and Swing Music and buffered it all with cage dancers, burlesque & vaudeville... what you have is this rollicking immersive ElectroSwing clubnight theatrical!"
"The Penny Jive seeks to take the two intrinsic and opposing textures of ElectroSwing and the music of Kurt Weill to produce a show that melds the in-your-face fun of spinning DJ talents---curated by Jive, an ElectroSwing monthly every first Friday in Boston--- with an electro-noir nightclub immersive theatrical spectacular. Once passed through OBERON's front doors, the audience is transported to The Penny Jive nightclub, sipping poison with Jenny Diver and Polly Peachum, as well as being surrounded by a rotating cast of scintillating circus, vaudeville variety and bodacious burlesque guest performers."