JUNE 7 @ 7:30 PM

Pants Role (noun): A role in which an actress appears in male clothing, doing a better job than a man could, and frickin’ killing it, being the boss, and showing off her legs while she’s at it.

For one night only, on June 7 at 7:30 pm, Simple Machine and Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company present an ovaries-to-the-wall Variety-Show Fundraiser, featuring Boston’s finest leading ladies. They’ll take the stage at The Rockwell in Davis Square and offer up songs, scenes, and speeches originally written for men, all to support this fall’s production of OR, by Liz Duffy Adams.

Performers include Leigh Barrett, Anne Gottlieb, Christine Hamel, Maureen Keiller, singer-songwriter Jennifer Greer, and many more. The evening’s entertainment will be hosted by Maiden Phoenix’s own Alyce Householter and podcaster and Margaret H. Willison, writer, social media bon vivant, and regular 4th chair on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour.

Besides the performances, there will be games, raffles, and plenty of drinks. Attendees can bring a donation of feminine hygiene products for chances at additional prizes. All boxed feminine hygiene products will be benefit Distributing Dignity. The show is 21 plus. Tickets are just $15.

We’ll raise a glass (and some funds) for our Fall production of OR, a play by Liz Duffy Adams, about one riotous night in the life of Aphra Behn: poet, spy, and England’s first professional female playwright.

The Rockwell
255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

Tickets $15
Ages 21+

More about OR, at