$25 for “The Colored Museum” Satirical Play for Two Presented by Theatre VCU at Raymond Hodges Theatre (Up to $50 Value)

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Startling satire dramatizes the African-American experience in a series of vignettes that deconstruct stereotypes and racist caricatures

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Expiration varies. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Raymond Hodges Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Theatre VCU's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see The Colored Museum, presented by Theatre VCU at the Raymond Hodges Theatre. For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $50 value). Choose from the following performances:

  • Friday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 17, at 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance.

One of the first major works by Tony-winning playwright George C. Wolfe, The Colored Museum deconstructs the racism of modern society with a sense of humor as sharp as a scalpel and as blunt as a strongman’s hammer. The brutal satire is presented as a series of surreal, yet familiar vignettes, or “exhibits,” chronicling the cultural misconceptions and realities of the African-American experience. In “Exhibit One: Git on Board,” a stewardess reels through her preflight spiel on the luxury slave ship Celebrity, warning her charges to fasten their shackles before takeoff. “Exhibit Two: Cookin’ with Aunt Ethel” sees a blues-singing bayou queen host a cooking show about turning sadness and rage into beautiful art. Later, in “The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play,” Wolfe turns his razor pen on some of the more sentimental excesses of African-American theater itself. None are safe in this audacious, incisive, and sometimes uncomfortable play, presented by Theatre VCU in celebration of Black History Month.