Music | Comedy | Storytelling
In December 2015, we began producing events in West Acton. The response surpassed expectations. To date, we have sold more than 10,000 tickets to a wide variety of music, comedy, and storytelling events and have also hosted events in Concord, Arlington, Framingham, Lincoln, and Maynard.
upcoming events & Tickets
Look at our calendar for details on upcoming events.
Purchase discounted tickets online today. Tickets for comedy and storytelling events are available online for our next show in each series. Tickets for subsequent shows will be available the day after each performance. Return policy: Online tickets may be refunded (minus fees) up to a week before a performance date.
WE BRING GREAT COMICS TO THE ’BURBS
We continue to select a lineup of the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who have joined us have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, TruTV, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for numerous well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs.
Our host, Mike Dorval. After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best." Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. His album “We Need To Talk” documents his distinctive worldview and performance chops. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.
Bar provided by True West Brewery.
SPRING/fALL 2019 SCHEDULE
Friday, June 28
Friday, September 20
Friday, October 18
Friday, November 22
Jazz, blues, folk, and more — in a comfy setting
“Fugitive at the Door” is a music series in West Acton Village presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been producing music events at various venues in the western ‘burbs. In 2018, Fugitive partnered with Orange Door Kitchen to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, flamenco, and more — whatever strikes our fancy . . . and yours.
Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space that was formerly Savory Lane and The Local Table. It is totally transformed. It feels more like a comfy living room/kitchen than a commercial space. And they are very welcoming hosts.
We present “Fugitive at the Door” on Wednesday evenings. Chris and Meredith serve a few small plates and snacks each evening and providing a full bar including some excellent wine offerings. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.
Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.
FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 11: Molly Flannery & Haley Peltz (Jazz Standards, Brazilian Jazz, Folk)
Wednesday, October 11: Mystery Performer (to be disclosed mid-summer)
Wednesday, November 20: Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices (Jazz Standards, Lot of Crooning)
Wednesday, December 11: R.D. King with Special Guest (Fingerpicking champion, Original Guitar solos)
Fugitive Productions features high-quality, “blow-your-hair-back” dance bands. Our regular performers include The Love Dogs, Jeff Purchon & Friends, HighCamp, The Johnny Hoy Band, The Big Little Band, and The Response. We’ve also hosted Jimmy Connor & Lauren Weintraub, The Daniel Miller Band, The Salty Dawgs, 35th Parallel, BJ Magoon, and Four-Legged Faithful, among others. This fall, we’re pleased to introduce an exciting new venue/partner in Maynard. “Sanctuary” is in a converted church in Maynard center. The room is large and gorgeous (of course), offers a large wooden dance floor, and is serviced by it’s own big, beautiful full bar and in-house restaurant.
The Love Dogs — Saturday, September 21 (Sanctuary, Maynard)
HighCamp — Saturday, October 5 (Maynard Country Club)
Jeff Purchon & Friends — Saturday, October 26 (Sanctuary, Maynard)
Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish — Saturday, November 16 (Sanctuary, Maynard)
Fugitive Stories — Award-winning & Local storytellers
In the spring of 2016, Massmouth of Boston partnered with Fugitive Productions to bring storytelling to West Acton. The community response was so enthusiastic that in the fall, Fugitive Stories was born as a partnership of Fugitive Production’s David Gerratt and multiple Moth and Massmouth story slam winner Rose Saia. After a year-and-a-half of co-producing Fugitive Stories, Rose moved on to a host of other local storytelling endeavors. Fugitive Stories continues to bring a stellar line-up of experienced Boston-based slam winners to our stage along with local community members, most of whom are telling their stories for the first time in front of an audience. We are busy getting the word out about our events in Acton, Arlington, and other occasional locations. Come on down for true stories told live, and bring a friend or three.
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FOR EVENT INFORMATION
Details and ticket information for the next event at each location is available on our Upcoming page.
ACTON SCHEDULE (West Acton Villageworks)
The Gallery at West Acton Villageworks features award-winning storytellers at each event.
Sunday, September 22 — “Really?”
Sunday, October 20 — “Simply Irresistible”
Sunday, November 17 — “Ready or Not”
Storytelling begins at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. The event runs until approximately 7:30pm.
Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a sweet treat on your way up.
Or stop in at West Side Creamery, just a few doors down for some excellent homemade ice cream and bring it on up.
Fugitive Stories events at Kickstand Cafe have been well received by folks in Arlington.
Thursday, June 20 — “True Enough”
Thursday, July 25 — “Last Chance”
Thursday, August 22 — “The Heat Is On”
Thursday, September 26 — “Really?”
Thursday, October 24 — “Simply Irresistible”
Thursday, November 21 — “Ready or Not”
Storytelling begins at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. There is one intermission and with the evening ending at approximately 9:30pm
Click here to purchase tickets online.
The cafe will be serving food and beverages before the event and during intermission. Check out what you can get at Kickstand Cafe.
CONCORD SCHEDULE (Concord center for the visual Arts)
To be determined
WATCH FUGITIVE STORIES ONLINE
Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017
(Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.)
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