Shakespeare in Venice

A special preview screening party at Oberon “Carnivale in Venice” featuring costumes, interactive theater, guest DJ, dancing, and a rare live performance by Boston’s rock aristocracy, The Upper Crust. April 13, 2011 Doors at 8pm. Tickets available NOW at

The Upper Crust, Boston’s most controversial band, have thus far, in the modern age, released four recordings, “Let Them Eat Rock”, “The Decline and Fall of the Upper Crust”, “Once More Into the Breeches”, and “Entitled” — a catalogue that exemplifies their quest for perfection in the field of Rocque and their quite natural preoccupation with the travails of a life of privilege and the many misunderstandings — at times humorous, at times tragic, but always infuriating — that invariably accompany it.

The party celebrates Controversy Films’ trip to Venice in May to film on location as production of the new feature length documentary, Nothing is Truer than Truth, continues this spring. Director Cheryl Eagan-Donovan and crew will visit the neighborhoods and landmarks referenced in the Shakespeare plays and visited by Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, during his continental tour in 1575-76.

OBERON is home to the international smash hit, The Donkey Show, a pulsing disco fantasy based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Sponsors for the event include AV Presentations and Women in Film & Video New England .