Founded in 1997, Oberon is an off-off Broadway nonprofit theatre company. Now in our 25th season, we have produced over 60 full-length productions and more than 100 staged readings of original plays. Oberon now has two dozen active members and many more regular collaborators, including award-winning actors, playwrights, directors and designers.
Oberon Theatre Ensemble is an active player in New York’s independent theatre community. Each season we combine classic, contemporary, and new works in a format that allows each to highlight and enhance the other. We juxtapose new against old in a single evening or in a repertory schedule, with our ensemble of actors and directors nimbly jumping from one world to another to draw our audiences fully into the experience.
We believe in the joy of a well told story, the connection offered by a supportive community, and the magic of the theatre. Oberon actively works to share this magic with others by reaching out to the community. We offer discounted student and senior tickets to our performances, and create shows that we can bring to schools, senior centers, and hospitals. We have also presented shows free in Central Park and strive to keep all our offerings affordable.
Our commitment to cultivating and invigorating a diverse theatre community remains steadfast. In a time when Off-Broadway theatres are closing, ensemble theatre groups are all but unheard of, arts funding largely nonexistent, and theatres both large and small focused on finding the next big commercial hit, Oberon remains your community performance arts theatre.
ABOUT OUR RECENT PRODUCTION: SEPTEMBER 2022
THE MEMORY EXAM
Set in a future world when the simple act of forgetting can be fatal, vigilante laws turn neighbors, friends, and colleagues into spies and informants.
Playwright: Steven Fechter
Director: Terrence O'Brien
Set Design: Tamara Honesty
Lighting Design: Greg MacPherson
Sound Design: Charles Hatcher
Costume Design: Amy Sutton
Company Manager: Jenna Lazar
Casting Director: Helene Galek
Vernice Miller | Gus Kaikkonen | Bekka Lindstrom | Alfred Gingold
Three people in their autumn years covertly hire an expert who can coach them for the perilous Memory Exam. Failure is almost all but certain — but the coach has devised a method that depends on how well they can recall the specifics of their most enduring memory no matter how factual or fantastic.
THE MEMORY EXAM is a play about courage, survival, and the fear of losing your future because you’re forgetting the past.
This show SOLD OUT and has concluded its run, but you can help us produce our next play by donating below!
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