Without the applause of an audience, actors have no way of knowing how well they've died. Stand and ovate with this GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets to Raconteur Theatre Company’s production of Accomplice at MadLab Theatre (up to a $30 value). Choose from the following dates and times:
- Friday, August 17, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 23, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, August 24, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, August 25, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, August 26, at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, August 30, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, August 31, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, September 1, at 8 p.m.
Tickets for students and senior citizens are $10 each. This show is not family-friendly.
In Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice, four lost souls trade quips and plot each others’ murder during a stay at a bucolic country estate – or else none of that happens. In fact, there isn’t much that’s certain in the Edgar Award-winning mystery spoof: not the characters’ names, nor their motivations, nor even the setting itself. After a whirlwind of homicidal ambitions, potential nudity, and theatrical in-jokes, audience members are sworn to secrecy, a vow many gladly take not only to avoid ruining the surprise, but also because they just might be implicated. Though Holmes is perhaps best known as the singer-songwriter behind “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),” Accomplice is not his first foray into genre-bending theater – 1985’s uproarious Drood (for which he won two Tonys) had its ending determined afresh each night by audience vote, inspiring other directors to let their viewers choose between Les Miserables and Les Joyeux.