Robert Dubac’s ‘The Book of Moron’ comes to Greensboro
Actor, comedian and humorist Robert Dubac said the best way to describe himself is if Mark Twain and Lily Tomlin had a baby together.
Dubac is returning to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s Odeon Theatre from Jan. 18 through 21 to show off his newest one-person show, The Book of Moron.
I spoke with Dubac by phone on Jan. 10. He said The Book of Moron is about the current culture of America.
“I wrote this show about five years ago, but its all caught up now,” Dubac said. “Maybe I kind of second guess things five years ago when I first started doing it. It is basically about everyone who is so confused, and we don’t know what is true and what is not true.”
Dubac describes The Book of Moron as having a “real smart, intelligent kind of humor.”
He said it is more along the lines of Mark Twain rather than Louis C.K.
“I think when you go to the theatre, and you do something poignant and provocative,” he said. “It does have to be smart, so people will think that they are getting their money’s worth.”
In the show, Dubac said he becomes different characters that help solve the problem of stupidity. “All those characters are stupid as well as smart, so we can see ourselves as anyone up there on stage,” he said.
Dubac said that this show is for all ages, and he especially wants to see teenagers at the show.
“We are trying to get them in there before they watch too much T.V. and get stupid,” he said. Dubac said that if any teenager ages 13 to 19 want to attend the show, they can come for free if there are available seats. All they have to do is go to “Robert Dubac- The Book of Moron” (@thebookofmoron) Facebook page and send him a message with their name. Dubac said teenagers do not have to come with their parents; they can just be dropped off to watch the show.
“I’ll babysit your teenagers,” Dubac said. “Just don’t [be upset] when they come home with a different point of view.”
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115378/2394326) or call the box office at 336-373-7400.
By: Heather Dukes
Triad Stage proudly presents one of the greatest American play ever written, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. In a cramped apartment on the South side of Chicago, a struggling family awaits a life insurance payment that could change their circumstances. A Raisin in the Sun runs Jan. 28 – Feb. 18. at The Pyrle Theater in downtown Greensboro. Opening Night is Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can performances are Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6 and 7. Wine Tasting is Friday Feb. 9, prior to the evening’s 8 p.m. performance. Showtimes for A Raisin in the Sun are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. Sunday evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. The last show is a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. There will not be an evening performance. There are no matinee performances during previews.
High Point Theatre will be performing Musical Thrones- A Parody of Ice and Fire on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the High Point Theatre, located at 220 E. Commerce Ave. Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running Silence! The Musical, Jon and Al Kaplan, Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire brings your most beloved and behated characters to life as you journey through seven seasons of the Emmy Award-winning Game of Thrones series. The cost of tickets for the front orchestra reserved is $45, for the rear orchestra and balcony reserved is $40. Room and show packages are available for this performance.
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