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Mermaid Hour

April 26 - May 19
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For Pilar and Bird, parenting a trans tween is all about guessing how to get it right when they’re not even sure what that means—and it doesn’t help that they’re not on the same page. Vi just wishes they would keep up: she’s busy navigating her first crush on super-cool Jacob, obsessing over her favorite YouTube vlogger, and just about ready to make herself an internet sensation. Fast-paced, funny, and heartfelt, The Mermaid Hour finds all three confronting the gaps between who they are and who they wish to be.

Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary

Performances April 26th-May 19th @ 2 Arrow Street in Cambridge, MA

We invite our audience to have a conversation about how parents navigate their child’s trans journey, including challenges and access to gender affirming care, as well as how trans and queer youths celebrate self-knowledge, joy, and community.
Content Advisory:
This production includes transphobic language such as misgendering, as well as mature content such as swearing, references to anatomy, and sexual activity. Every family and individual approaches mature content differently. Moonbox considers this play suitable for those 12+.


Closed Captioning available for ALL Performances

Audio Description May 18th 2pm with pre-show starting @ 1:30pm

ASL Interpretation 8pm on Saturday May 11th & Sunday May 12th at 3pm!



Since 2008, the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts has been providing critical assistance to low-income transgender people in MA. In addition to our monthly drop in groups in Boston and Worcester, we provide rental and utility assistance, food assistance, transportation to medical appointments, financial literacy, and personal supplies. In 2023 TEF opened our Transitional Housing Program, which strives to eliminate homelessness amongst the transgender community in Boston. With a current waitlist of 180 individuals, our THP provides housing for 8 transgender individuals who have been struggling with homelessness among other challenges. Residents live in the house for up to one year, providing them time to save up money to secure permanent housing.

Start: April 26
End: May 19
Event Categories2023-24 Season, Productions
Venue Name: Arrow Street Arts
Address: 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Organizer Name: Moonbox