Eyes and ears need regular entertainment to keep them from moving to the back of the head in a huff. Keep audiovisual senses happy with this GrouponLive deal to see Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre in their final four weeks in New York City. For $39, you get one ticket for general admission to any show between December 12 and January 5 (a $79 value). Performances take place on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., or Sundays at 7 p.m. Extra performances are scheduled for Sunday, December 23, at 10 p.m. and Sunday, December 30, at 10 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by phone using code FBGRP39.
Fuerza Bruta seizes its last chance to widen eyes, raise pulses, and make necks crane in awe as it enters the final weeks of its successful run. Set to a soundtrack that ebbs and flows from thumping club tunes to calm New World music, the kaleidoscopic show sparks a heated night of eclectic dancing for onlookers of all ages. The performance demolishes the fourth wall, extending the stage over audience members' heads as suspended performers seem to walk on air and climb a Technicolor wall of cloth. Dancers also splish, splash, and trade financial advice on a clear mylar tarp covered in water that dangles from the ceiling. Colorful, flashing lights illuminate the waterlogged body movers while a man bolts headfirst through a wall and attendees lose themselves in dance.
Daryl Roth Theatre
It’s hard to tell what’s going on behind the elegant metal grillwork covering the windows of the building that still bears the name Union Square Savings Bank carved into its stone. That’s due to the blackout drapes—the vintage 1840 Greek Revival monolith has been a theater since 1996, when Daryl Roth took it over and got rid of all the dusty old money inside. The theater producer has staged half a dozen Pulitzer-winning plays beneath the 40-foot ceilings and opened up the unobstructed space to an array of other spectacles.