Music | Comedy | Storytelling
In December 2015, we began producing events in West Acton. The response surpassed expectations. To date, we'd sold more than 8,000 tickets to a wide variety of music, comedy, and storytelling events and have also hosted performances 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.
In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Boston Comedy Night” in West Acton. The curator and host is Wes Hazard — a 2017 New England Emmy Award winner recognized as an Outstanding Program Host/Moderator; he was named one of “5 Boston comedians to Watch” by Boston Globe Magazine. In addition to delighting audiences with his own comedy he selects a lineup of the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who join Wes have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, 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. True West Brewery brings their bar and provides a 15% discount on food served in the brewery on the nights of our performances to folks who purchase advance online tickets.
SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE
- Friday, June 22
Tonight’s comics: Wes Hazard (our host), Peter Martin, Kathe Farris, and Orlando Baxter. Visit our Upcoming page for more information, to view bios of our talented comedians, and to order tickets.
fALL 2018 SCHEDULE
- Friday, September 21
- Friday, October 19
- Friday, November 18
Fugitive Productions features high-quality “blow-your-hair-back” local dance bands in The Gallery at Villageworks. 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 The Daniel Miller Band, The Salty Dawgs, Jimmy Connor and Lauren Weintraub, 35th Parallel, BJ Magoon, and Four-Legged Faithful, among others. Many of our patrons bring their dancing shoes to share their moves on our more-than-ample dance floor. True West Brewery brings their bar and provides a 15% discount on food served in the brewery on the nights of our performances to folks who purchase advance online tickets.
- Jeff Purchon & Friends — Saturday, March 10
- Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish — Saturday, April 7
- The Love Dogs — Saturday, May 5
- The Response — Friday, May 18
- The Big Little Band — Friday, June 8
- HighCamp — Saturday, June 23 (at Maynard Gold Course)
FALL 2018 SCHEDULE (coming Soon)
“Fugitive at the Door” is a new bi-weekly music series in West Acton Village, starting in the Fall of 2018, presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with West Acton’s newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. 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’ll be presenting “Fugitive at the Door” two Wednesdays a month. Chris and Meredith will be serving a few small plates and snacks each evening and providing a full bar including some excellent wine offerings.
Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.
A full list of performers and tickets sales for the first couple of events will be available shortly.
FALL 2018 sCHEDULE
- Wednesday, September 12
- Wednesday, September 26
- Wednesday, October 10
- Wednesday, October 24
- Wednesday, November 14
- Wednesday, November 28
- Wednesday, December 12
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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We encourage both experienced and first-time tellers to share their stories. Sign up here and we’ll get back to you.
FOR EVENT INFORMATION
Details and ticket information for the next event at each location is available on our Upcoming page.
ARLINGTON SCHEDULE (Kickstand Cafe)
- Thursday, May 31 — “Mother Knows Best”
- Thursday, June 28 — “Summer Breeze”
- Thursday, July 26 — “Some Like It Hot”
- Thursday, August 23 — “Time Out”
WEST ACTON SCHEDULE (The Gallery at Villageworks)
- Sunday, September 30 — “Missed Opportunity"
- Sunday, November 18 — “Just in Time"
- Sunday, December 9 — “Indulgence”
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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