Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see Boeing-Boeing, presented by Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre. Choose from the following options:
For $21, you get one ticket for orchestra seating (up to a $43.50 value). Choose between the following performances:
- Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.
For $19, you get one ticket for orchestra seating on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. (up to a $38.50 value).
As the sun sets in Paris, American architect and well-traveled playboy Bernard prepares to indulge in yet another wild night of the Swinging ‘60s, but little does he know the turbulence that awaits him. Bernard recently promised sole ownership of his heart to three flight attendants from three airlines, and much to his bafflement, all three show up at his door on the same night. A French farce recently revived on Broadway, Boeing-Boeing follows the quartet as doors slam, truths are uncovered, and one man simultaneously navigates the hearts and minds of his three fiancées.
Since playwright Julian Wiles founded Charleston Stage in 1962, it has grown to be one of the largest professional theater companies in South Carolina. Throughout Charleston Stage’s illustrious history of more than 150 productions, more than a million total audience members have joined in thunderous applause, which happens when they clap their bare feet in unison. However, entertainment is only one element of the theater's mission: its after-school program provides training to more than 200 aspiring thespians a year, and its ArtReach workshop disperses members of its acting roster to schools throughout the state.
Dock Street Theatre
An institution that stretches back to 1736, the original Dock Street Theatre was the first American building specifically designed for theatrical performances. Although that first incarnation most likely burned in the Great Fire of 1740, further forms carried it through the centuries as a hotel occupied by such figures as John Wilkes Booth’s father and Robert Smalls, a hero of the Civil War. In 1936, the WPA carved the current form of the theater out of the shell of the old hotel. More recently, the venue received a $19 million makeover and now sports crystalline acoustics, seismic security, and fresh new seats for stellar views of charismatic characters and stagehands playing Rock, Paper, Scissors in the wings.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Dock Street Theatre
135 Church St.
Charleston, SC 29401