Theater challenges audiences by blending the real and the imaginary, much like a neighbor who accuses you of giving her goiters with your brain. Enhance reality with this GrouponLive deal.
- A Clockwork Orange or a three-play pass to A Clockwork Orange, The Pillowman, and Brainpeople
- Where: Luna Theater Company
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $14 for one ticket to see a Wednesday or Thursday performance of A Clockwork Orange on October 30, November 6, or November 7 at 7 p.m. (up to a $23 value)
- $15 for one ticket to see a Friday–Sunday performance of A Clockwork Orange on November 1, 2, 8, or 9 at 8 p.m., or November 3 at 6 p.m. (up to a $28.50 value)
- $45 for one ticket to see every show in Luna Theatre’s current season, which includes A Clockwork Orange, The Pillowman, and The Brain People (up to an $85.50 value). Click here to view all show-dates and times.<p>
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess’s dystopian morality tale of ultra-violence and teen hooliganism has been adapted numerous times, from Stanley Kubrick’s (in)famous film to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s stage production, which featured a score by Bono and The Edge of U2. But none of the adaptations have been quite like Burgess’ own, which he dubbed “a play with music.” Wearing distorted masks, the performers use the physically exaggerated movements of Italian theater’s Commedia dell’arte to portray teenage criminal Alex and his equally destructive “droogs.” Amidst a cappella musical numbers and Burgess’ imaginary “Nasdat” dialect, the gang wrecks havoc until Alex is arrested for murder. From there, he’s subjected to horrifying experiments that may or may not render him fit to be a normal member of society.
The Pillowman is the kind of grim yet human work that could only come from the mind of Irish playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh, the man behind the darkly funny crime flicks In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. In what’s arguably his most famous play, McDonagh introduces us to Katurian, an author of short horror stories who gets arrested for a string of child murders that mirror these grisly tales. As his interrogation grows more intense, the script explores the power of fiction and the moral responsibility of the storyteller, demonstrating a wit and depth that garnered the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play.<p>
Jose Rivera’s Brainpeople is a feat of magical realism that transports audiences past the apocalypse and into the minds of the mad. On the anniversary of her parents’ death, a disturbed heiress invites two strangers to her mansion for what could be a last supper, offering them a large sum of money if they can make it through dessert. The tale becomes surreal and macabre when we plunge into each character’s consciousness and discover how truly lonely they are.<p>
Luna Theater Company
Barrymore Award nominated and twice honored with “Play of the Year” by Philadelphia Weekly, Luna Theater Company earns its acclaim with gutsy, provocative productions that stick with audiences long after they’ve left the aisles. With a penchant for the tragicomic, Luna’s works are often intense, always intelligent, and, like a never-ending game of pin the tail on the donkey, constantly exploring the darkness of the human psyche.<p>
Luna Theater Company
620 S 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147