2 Arrow St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Date Idea, Performing Arts
Mortified presents their annual Doomed Valentine’s Day show! We have compiled some of the best, worst, most awkward, and odd love-related pieces that Mortified has to offer. One by one, brave men and women will take the stage to relive their tortured adolescence by sharing their very raw, very real, very funny teenage diaries, poetry, song lyrics, illustrations, and more. Prom drama! First kisses! Awkward flirting! Mortified tackles it all, one hilarious performer at a time.
Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by NewsWeek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment Weekly , Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors -- in front of total strangers.
Where else can you hear grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Bon Jovi? Submissions come from a wide range of participants, from professional performers to total amateurs . All in the noble pursuit of self-degradation. Share the shame.