Everybody’s favorite pastime in Boston, and on Twitter, seems to be bemoaning public transportation and digging into the MBTA services—or lack thereof.
But if riding the T everyday and complaining about the guy sitting next to you clipping his nails, or the woman eating smelly food isn’t enough to get you by, you might want to check out “T: An MBTA Musical,” which kicked off its opening night recently.
Due to an “amazing response” already, just after one show, Harvard Square’s Oberon Theater, the spot hosting the play, has extended the show dates until July 13.
The extension will begin Friday, June 29 and run three weeks.
The play chronicles the misadventures of three T riders trapped beneath the streets, riding the rails of the underground transit system, as they try and find a villainous version of the MBTA’s General Manager.
Jeff Mosser, director of the “T” musical, said the cast and crew couldn’t be happier about the success that has already come from just one performance.
“It’s incredible. The people at Oberon have been really good to us. They have a small army of technicans and marketers working on our behalf,” said Mosser, who picked up an award last year for directing the play.
Following their first year success, the musical was lauded for its originality and direction.
“T: An MBTA Musical” picked up nods from Broadwayworld.com for “Best Fringe Musical Director” and a few others, said Mosser.
This is the second year the play has hit the stage, but this time, the team was able to expand its production value and add additional songs.
Described by producers as “a journey of three 20-somethings whose lives have been derailed by the MBTA’s shortcomings,” the musical adventure include talking puppets, songs about etiquette on the T and guest appearances by mock-officials and Charlie himself.
“It just adds to the madness of riding the MBTA,” said Mosser.
Mosser said the play was possible this time around because of the helpful donations from fans that they were able to raise using the crowd-funding website Indiegogo.com.
“We were able to augment the show…to so much more than it was,” said Mosser.
All shows are at 10:30 pm on Fridays and are followed by a “T” Party, where patrons can stay to mingle with the cast and crew of the production.
The only date there is not a performance is Friday, June 22, according to Mosser.
Tickets for the show can be purchased here: www.cluboberon.com/events/t-