For more than a decade, the Providence Players of Fairfax have graced the regional theater stage with well-crafted, crowd-pleasing productions. Michael Cristofer’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama The Shadow Box takes shape at the James Lee Community Center, mixing pathos and humor with a stirring peek behind the hospital curtains at a day in the life of three families dealing with terminally ill brethren. Dramatic without being maudlin, the play celebrates relationships, family, and the inevitable conclusion of all carbon-based life forms with wit, dignity, and unflinching realism. The play contains mature language and themes, so parents should leave wee ones at home and spare them a mouthful of soap.
Get footloose and shimmyish to free the harem girl you've kept sequestered in your sequester-chamber. Today's Groupon gets you an introductory four-class course to belly dance basics at Saffron Dance for $39 (an $80 value, new students only). Plus, you'll get your own sensuous hip scarf to accentuate your percussive drops and shimmies (think of it like a graduation cap, except very slightly sexier). This is the perfect crash course for anyone looking to work out, have fun, and celebrate the power of undulation. Note: Courses start on Sunday, October 18, and run for four weeks. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
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