Comedic genius Robert Dubac to come to Durango Nov. 14-15

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Robert Dubac will perform a part of one-man shows in the FLC Mainstage Theatre in on Durango Nov. 14 and 15. Tickets are on sale now.

By Indiana Reed
Special to The PREVIEW
The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College presents comedic genius Robert Dubac Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 14 and 15. By special arrangement, Dubac’s one-man shows will be staged at the FLC Mainstage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. each night.
Dubac is known as a supremely skilled performer who challenges convention with his profound insight and wit. He draws on decades of showbiz experience as a writer, actor and stand-up comedian to create solo shows that explore social mores, political ideas and the complexity of the human experience with unparalleled humor that is both intelligent and absurd. He is said to belong to a unique breed of humorists, compared to the best of Lily Tomlin and Mark Twain, creating unique, satirical characters and combining the raucous laughter of stand-up comedy with the excitement of live theater.
Dubac’s “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” has become a worldwide phenomenon, having been translated into dozens of languages and performed in just as many countries.
Noted The Chicago Tribune, “Humor rules! The Male Intellect is a crafty and thought-provoking concoction, a show of emotional depth and understanding. Dubac has a winning charm and the play has a doozy of an ending.”
With his most recent production, “The Book of Moron,” Dubac searches for truth in a world that runs on hype and spin.
Writes The Huffington Post, “In The Book of Moron, Dubac delves into the hypocrisies of society, providing laugh-out-loud humor for all of us. This is high-concept comedy that is both provocative and brainy … a master!”
In addition to his theatrical endeavors, Dubac has found significant success in the mainstream entertainment industry. After being chosen to study with a select group of actors under the personal tutelage of the late great Sanford Meisner, he appeared in many feature films including “Too Hip for the Room,” “After the Game,” “Cold Ground,” “Sketch Artist,” “Stitches,” “Innocent Obsession” and “The Rookie.”
His TV credits range from comedic turns in sitcoms like “Growing Pains” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” to drama, with appearances on programs such as “Life Goes On” and “Jack and Mike.” He also worked in the melodramatic style of ABC’s soap opera “Loving.” He launched his career as stand-up comic and opening act to the royalty of rock ’n’ roll.
Working behind the scenes, Dubac has recently co-written and directed the new avant-garde solo show “Oddville,” starring Dave Shirley. He directed the off-Broadway production of “Man 1, Bank 0,” and produced and directed the premiere performance of “¡Satiristas!” at The Actors Gang in LA. He also produced and created “The Barbarians of Truth,” an edgy and satirical comedy show.
In addition to his touring schedule, Dubac is working on the script for his next solo show, “Stand-Up Jesus,” an irreverent look at reverence. He is also producing a DVD of “The Book of Moron,” as well as an audio CD titled “Piss and Moan.”
View a promotional video of Dubac’s “Book of Moron” at http://ow.ly/xps630gcZDG.
Tickets for Dubac’s stage presentations ($25 general admission) are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or visiting the ticket office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All sales are final.

This story was posted on November 9, 2017.