Comedian and humorist Robert Dubac brings his witty, hilarious Off-Broadway solo hit, The Book of Moron to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater for a one-night engagement on May 5, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 2 at 10 a.m.
In The Book of Moron, Dubac portrays Robert, an everyman who has lost sight of the bigger picture. He’s been bombarded by so much hype and spin he can’t remember who he is or what he believes. Does he have a purpose? Can he think for himself? Is the truth in the details or in the pudding? He hasn’t a clue. He racks his brain searching for answers but finds nothing but voices.
First his “voice of reason” convinces him to think outside the box but not without a fight from his “inner moron.” Then his “common sense” teaches him critical thought so he can think for himself instead of relying on the media. Next, his “inner child” shows him how to use just enough innocence to question authority without getting spanked. Then his “inner a**hole” urges him to use both four syllable and four-letter words to battle censorship. Along the way he finds his “scruples” who encourage him to open “the door of truth.” But when it hits him in the head he realizes the ultimate paradox – the truth hurts and is funny at the same time.
Before it’s over his “voice of reason” returns to solve partisan politics with an idea so absurd it borders on brilliance. While his “common sense” levies a stupid tax on ignorance while scolding religion for taking the “fun” out of fundamentalism.
It’s all for one and one for all as Robert’s inner voices take him on a freight train of provocative thought to find the bigger picture and wake up from the coma of modern-day life. Dubac belongs to a unique breed of humorists, bringing to mind the best of Lily Tomlin and Mark Twain. He creates characters that boggle our minds with biting wit and rapid-fire satire while simultaneously crafting a simple story that binds us all together. His ability to combine the raucous laughter of stand-up comedy with the startling thrill of live theater continues to fill seats everywhere.
The Book of Moron is a fast-paced, hilarious production that combines satire and theater into what is being described by critics as: “A terrific show, witty and incisive, provocative and smart, an erudite comic trek.” “★★★½ stars!” “Razor sharp!” (Denver Post) “Dubac is a master of his craft” (Huffington Post) “and always a laugh a minute.” (Examiner.com) “A 21st century Mark Twain.” (Littleton Independent) “You’ll laugh until it hurts!” (Aurora Sentinel).
Robert Dubac’s Book of Moron will be here May 5 at 8 p.m. in James K. Polk Theater. Tickets are available February 2 at TPAC.ORG/shows or by calling the box office at 615-782-4040.