Adam Ruben in Please Don’t Beat Me Up

Posted June 26, 2012, at 10:33 a.m.
Adam Ruben in Please Don't Beat Me Up
Adam Ruben in Please Don't Beat Me Up

Saturday, July 7, 2012 8 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris, Maine

For more information: Amanda Huotari; (207) 743-8452;

Celebration Barn Presents Adam Ruben in Please Don’t Beat Me Up

On Saturday, July 7 at 8 PM, Celebration Barn Theater presents Adam Ruben in Please Don’t Beat Me Up: Stories and Artifacts of Surviving Adolescence, a one-man show of brutally honest and funny stories of the horrors of puberty. Tickets are available by calling Celebration Barn’s box office at (207) 743-8452.

Fresh from performances at the Capital Fringe Festival, award-winning comedian and storyteller Adam Ruben shares true tales including a class election gone awry, embarrassing excerpts from his fifth-grade diary, and a manifesto of self-pity written while sitting at home dateless during his tenth-grade Homecoming dance. Complete with video and audio clips, Please Don’t Beat Me Up, named one of the top five solo shows of 2011 by Maryland Theatre Guide, has delighted crowds with the horrors of surviving puberty.

Adam is a writer, comedian, storyteller, and molecular biologist. For over a decade, he has performed at clubs, colleges, and private venues across the country. He is the author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School (Random House, 2010). For eight years, Adam has taught an undergraduate stand-up comedy class at Johns Hopkins University. He has appeared on the Food Network’s Food Detectives, Science Channel’s Head Rush, and NPR’s All Things Considered. In addition to his day job developing a malaria vaccine at Sanaria Inc., Adam travels the country, performing his show as a part of anti-bullying programs.

Please Don’t Beat Me Up: Stories and Artifacts of Surviving Adolescence starts at 8 PM on Saturday, July 7. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students/kids. Purchase in advance by calling the Celebration Barn box office at (207) 743-8452. Celebration Barn Theater is located just off Route #117 at 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris, ME, 04281. For more information, visit the theater’s website: