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Event Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8:00 pm

The Moth At Davis Square’s Somerville Theatre


Tickets to The Moth sold out in a matter of minutes on the morning of February 27. We apologize if you were unable to get tickets. 

The-Moth-SquareWBUR Presents “Learning Curves: The Moth in Boston”

Date/Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8 p.m.
Venue: Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA
Afterparty Venue: Flatbread, 45 Day Street, Somerville, MA
Delivery Information: Tickets will be sent via USPS. Please expect to receive your ticket no later than April 4th.


WBUR is your ticket to The Moth this spring, when the popular New York storytelling ensemble returns to town for another Mainstage performance on Thursday, April 11, 8 p.m., at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

Hosted by Brian Finkelstein, the evening will feature a curated lineup of celebrated writers, actors and other unique storytellers who will each explore the theme of “Learning Curves” with their true tales of ordinary life, told live on stage.

And if that’s not enough of The Moth for you, we invite you to join us at the afterparty immediately following the show at Flatbread Somerville (located right around the corner from the theater) for delicious, all-natural, wood-fired-clay-oven pizza, drinks, bowling, and a chance to meet the storytellers and your fellow WBUR listeners. For just $75, you’ll get a ticket to both the show and the afterparty.



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  • Kevin

    $65? wow.

    • http://twitter.com/LouiseWBUR Louise Kennedy

      Because demand is so high, and because this is a fundraiser for WBUR, we did raise the price slightly this year. But please note that the monthly Moth StorySLAM, which we present with the Moth at Oberon in Cambridge, costs just $8 for general admission and $16 for a premium ticket. The next one is March 19, and tickets will be available through wbur.org a week before the event. Like these, though, they do go fast!

      • http://twitter.com/ldanis ldanis

        I’m not a fan of Oberon as a venue and I also think it is really small, is the moth boston open to other/larger venues in the area?

  • Tealgreenblogger

    The Moth website says WBUR members can buy tickets on the 26th. But HOW??

    • Krist

      This morning, I received an email in the account associated with my membership.

    • NateGoldman

      Glad to hear you’re interested in attending The Moth
      in Boston! Tickets actually went on sale today, February 25th,
      through an exclusive email offer available to WBUR Members. General Public
      tickets will be available online on February 27th. For questions,
      you can reach WBUR Membership at 800-909-9287.” -Nate, WBUR

  • lpanneton

    Hoping to get tickets…

  • Fernando

    I was trying to purchase a ticket right before 9am and when I place the order at 9am I got repeated error messages. Called to WBUR members at 9:05am to know what was going on, and I was told that the tickets already sold out…. There is something wrong with this process.

    • http://twitter.com/karen_g Karen Galvez

      Very disappointing to see it sell out so quickly. This is the second Moth show that was sold this way. Frustrating.

  • Tony

    I’ve totally given up on the Moth in Boston. Oberon tickets are impossible to get and the Somerville Theater sells out even before the announcement that tickets are on sale arrives. Please take me off the mailing list as this is just too frustrating.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.wallace.hannon3 Mary Wallace Hannon

      you should try Massmouth – we’d love to have you. massmouth.ning.com for more info, we have tickets for our big mouthoff at the Cooledge Corner theatre on April 17 available – after competing in 24 slams in Boston – the best will mouthoff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.day.7739 Alan Day

    I got an email from The Moth after 2:00 pm today, well after the tickets were sold out. People, please set up and operate a fair process. This is not good customer relationship management. Not getting tickets is one thing. Being left out by WBUR, where I’m a member, as well as The Moth, where I’m a donor, is unpleasant.

  • llida

    I too am a WBUR member and received no advance notice of this; just received info via my “moth” subscription… very disappointing

  • Guest

    Wow, it’s great to see that The Moth is so successful! Supply and demand tells me we need more Moth & StorySLAM events in the Boston area!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.wallace.hannon3 Mary Wallace Hannon

      as you see, I posted info on the Boston’s storyslam non-profit.. Massmouth, which has tickets, but not for long! If you love hearing and telling stories- you’ll love the down-to-earth feel of these local novices and professionals mouthoff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.wallace.hannon3 Mary Wallace Hannon

    Fear NOT Moth fans.. Boston has it’s own moth, known as Massmouth (in its 4th year) with a huge Mouthoff after 24 slams at the Cooledge Corner theatre… want to hear Boston’s best locals mouthoff. April 17? plenty of tickets – check us out: massmouth.ning.com for more info.. .Semi finals are happening this month – Doyles in JP (March 10 sold out), Club Passim, Monday March 18 6:30-9pm, and Rosebud Bar & Grill Saturday, March 23, 3-6pm (I’ll be in that one!)

  • Jane H.

    I joined WBUR because I was told Moth tickets would be offered to WBUR members a day before they’re offered to the general public. On the Moth website, a March 19 show is scheduled for the Oberon Theatre. Today is one day before a week before the March 19 show, and yet there’s no posting for tickets anywhere – WBUR, Oberon Theatre, or The Moth. Does ANYONE know what’s going on??!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CNSingh Chandra Singh

    this is the 4th show that i have tried to get tickets to and every single time its sold out. Please get a bigger venue, or more show times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dfischman Dennis Fischman

    Where’s the waiting list? I’d like to put in for two tickets if they become available.

  • peter burns

    I’m not a happy camper…there must be a better way to get tickets. A bigger venue maybe or tickets to members of BUR…I can’t beat the reaper and get tickets…fix it.

  • http://twitter.com/TakeASeatVT Take A Seat

    If you didn’t get tickets to this event, fret not! Head over to Brattleboro, Vermont (just 2 hours from Boston) on Saturday, April 20 for an evening of hilarious storytellers from The Moth, This American Life and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. http://www.facebook.com/takeaseatvt

  • RichardBond

    There are a lot of people who have been left out. There should be an amateur storytelling open mic’ on the sidewalk nearby.

  • LovedPeopleLovePeople

    If you can’t get into the event, just attend a local storyslam. there r tons hosted by massmouth, a local moth, though i don’t think they’re related officially, they just do the exact same thing, year round, all over the state, esp. in and around boston… massmouth.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.angiolillo.94 Paul Angiolillo

    Link at right says “But there is a wait list.” Where’s the link to it? Not obvious (to me).

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