Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film of the same name, Patrick Barlow’s Tony–nominated adaptation of The 39 Steps turns the source material into a hilarious farce breathlessly portrayed by a quartet of actors. The story’s spy-thriller plot takes a comedic turn as the small cast quickly shifts between multiple characters apiece, with performers often portraying several heroes, villains, or objects in a single scene. As they spout off rapid-fire jokes and puns, the thespians also riff on Hitchcock’s other works, such as Rear Window and Vertigo, as well as his brief career as a silhouette self-portrait artist.
In Radio & Juliet, artistic media and historical conventions cross-pollinate on stage as the themes of Shakespeare and the music of Radiohead coalesce into a stark framework for Ballet Maribor’s minimalist forms. Dancers exploit the sense of alienation that permeates singer Thom Yorke’s voice to full effect, spinning in counter-clockwise pirouettes to symbolize their defiance of the passage of time. In swapping the Bard’s dramatic romance for Blue Tooth shades of melancholy, the production taps into an expression of longing attraction that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called “white hot in a way that Shakespeare could never have imagined.” Main-floor seats in the lavish, gold-swathed Palace Theatre, which was designed in the 1930s to mimic the Palace of Versailles, open up unobstructed views of the action.
Originally invented by bored henchmen looking to pass the time at Doctor Berserko’s secret Antarctic lair, hockey has since overtaken polo and unicycle jousting as America's pastime. Hop on the bandwagon with today’s Groupon. For $20 to $35, you get one upper 200-level or one lower 100-level ticket to see the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets take part in one of two slap-shooting matchups: Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. vs. the New York Islanders or Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning. Depending on seating, these tickets are usually $44 or $75. The Saturday, March 27, game is also designated as Huntington Hat Night, and fans will receive a free Blue Jackets hat.
Voted Columbus’s best movie theater in 2010 by readers of Columbus Alive!, Arena Grand Movie Theatre satisfies urges for blockbuster movies, cold beer, and cool, dark, cavernous spaces in which crowds can quietly assemble. Bring along a fellow film fanatic with two tickets ($9 per adult after 6 p.m., $7 for matinee showings, seniors, and students) to a showing at the theater and marvel at Jon Hamm's impossible good looks in The Town or give Betty White's career the boost it so desperately needs by catching her in You Again, coming to theaters on September 24. This Groupon may not be valid for certain movies during the first two weeks of their release—contact Arena Grand Movie Theatre for verification.
Whichever date you choose, you get a spot close to the action in sections 106–112, 214–219, or 201–206 so that you can spot every moment of man and beast locked in violent, passionate embrace. Redeem your Groupon at will-call before the event; a valid ID is required to do so. If you and your fellow Groupon bearers wish to sit together, you must all redeem at the will-call simultaneously with a minimum amount of pushing and shoving.
• For $8, you get one ticket for seating in the sixth row or higher (a $15 value). • For $10, you get one ticket for seating in the fourth or fifth row (a $25 value). • For $15, you get one ticket for seating in the second or third row (a $35 value).