Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce gnocchi. Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal to see You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up at Vogel Hall inside Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Choose from the following options:
For $22, you get one ticket for loge seating at a Thursday or matinee performance (up to a $44.75 value, including all fees). Choose from the following shows:
- Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, at 4 p.m.
- Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m.
For $24, you get one ticket for loge seating at an 8 p.m. weekend performance (up to a $48.75 value, including all fees). Choose between the following shows:
- Friday, April 27
- Saturday, April 28
Written by real-life husband and wife Jeff Kahn and Annabelle Gurwitch, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up is an acerbic look back on 13 years of marriage as interpreted by two very different (but equally funny) minds. Trading biting remarks as an alternative to biting each other, the couple on stage share deep-seated neuroses, lightning wits, and a willingness to hit below the belt—none of which can disguise the strong current of affection traveling underneath the bumpy ride of day-to-day life. Over the course of about 70 minutes, the two reminisce about their life together from their first date to their first fight at the end of their first date. Sex, therapy, kids, no sex, flunking therapy—all are fair game, along with even more serious matters of life and death that, according to the Washington Post, are still "handled with a smile and a laugh."
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
During the day, the concrete heights of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts tower over the waters of the Milwaukee River like an imposing, postmodern fortress. As night falls, however, and patrons meander toward their evening's entertainment, the building’s façade glows with colorful, scintillating lights that hint at the eclectic performances inside. The elegant Uihlein Hall regularly hosts such august organizations as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Florentine Opera Company, whereas smaller, more intimate venues such as the Todd Wehr Theater situate audiences close to the stage so they can immerse themselves in dramas or hear the wail of a set builder who smashed his thumb with a hammer.