Music | Comedy | Storytelling
In December 2015, we began producing events in West Acton. The response surpassed expectations. To date, we have sold more than 11,000 tickets to a wide variety of music, comedy, and storytelling events in West Acton, Concord, Arlington, Maynard, Framingham, and Lincoln.
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 — WEST ACTON & SUDBURY
In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Fugitive Comedy Night” in West Acton. Wes Hazard and Mike Dorval, the curators and hosts of our first seasons, have brought us some of the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. Our West Acton Villageworks comedy nights have met with such a great response that we’ve added another monthly venue at the newly renovated “29” restaurant in Sudbury. Now, you’ll have a chance to see great professional comedy twice monthly.
We Bring Great Comics to the ’Burbs!
The comedians who have joined us have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, The Jim Jeffries Show, 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.
SUDBURY — “29” 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. 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.)
WEST ACTON — “VILLAGEWORKS” HOST, BETHANY VAN DELFT
Bethany’s “hip and grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and notable appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and NickMom. Her monthly show, “Artisanal Comedy,” has been named “one of the top indie nights to check out.” Unashamedly in touch with her inner nerd, Bethany enjoys being a panelist on “You’re the Expert” and “Literary Death Match,” and is thrilled to be Mainstage storyteller and host for The Moth. (Full Bar. Full dinner menu by reservation. Late night bar menu. Table service. Details soon.)
West Acton Villageworks • FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
Friday, September 20 (tickets available online now)
Friday, October 18
Friday, November 22
twenty-nine Restaurant, Sudbury • FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
Friday, October 4
Friday, November 1
Friday, December 6
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: Will Dailey (Acclaimed Independent Recording and Performing Artist)
Wednesday, November 20: Lori Zuroff & The Diana Mascari Quartet (Jazz Standards, Lots of Crooning)
Wednesday, December 11: R.D. King (Fingerpicking champion, Original Guitar solos) with Special Guests Lindsay Straw & Jordan Santiago
Fugitive Productions features high-quality, “blow-your-hair-back” dance bands as well as other featured Main Stage performers. 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. “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 restaurant.
The Love Dogs — Saturday, September 21 (Sanctuary, Maynard)
HighCamp — Saturday, October 5 (Maynard Country Club)
Jeff Purchon & Friends — Saturday, October 26 (Sanctuary, Maynard)
The Response — Saturday, November 2 (Sanctuary, Maynard)
Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish — Saturday, November 16 (Sanctuary, Maynard)
Late night cabaret in SUDBURY
This October, we’ll be hosting a new kind of musical evening on a couple of Saturday nights at Twenty-Nine restaurant in Sudbury. From 9pm until midnight, our house band leader and keyboardist extraordinaire, Molly Flannery, will be inviting some of the best vocalists and side musicians in the area to sit in with the band — Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Latin — a little bit of everything. If you purchase tickets online, you can book a table for dinner and get the best seats in the house. Or you can purchase tickets just for the performance and order from the bar menu well into the night. Twenty-Nine offers simple, honest, authentic rustic Mediterranean fare. They seek to redefine the suburban restaurant experience into one that is relaxed, cozy, and intimate — a place folks go to enjoy a great meal, great drink, and great company. Fugitive’s events take place in the ample second floor dining room which sports a big, beautiful bar, several comfy banquettes, as well as small tables and high-tops. We’ll be providing more information soon. Help make these evenings a wild success, and we promise to add more dates!
Saturday, October 12 — Guest performers include vocalist Isabel Stover, trumpeter Anna Callahan, and bassist Sven Larsen.
Saturday, November 9 — Guest performers to be announced. Tickets available in mid-October.
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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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.
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, 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)
Wednesday, November 6 (Concord Center for the Visual Arts) — “Observation & Imagination”
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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