A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical deal: for $15, you get a section II ticket (a $30 value) to the Arizona Theatre Company's production of The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Herberger Theater Center on East Monroe Street. Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The Arizona Theatre Company has been delighting audiences with upward of 200 live stage performances for 44 years, showcasing an array of dramas, including classics and contemporary plays. In Charles Ludlam's Irma Vep, two actors—the multi-talented Bob Sorenson and Oliver Wadsworth— portray every character of Mandacrest Estate with bullet-beating costume changes as well as a slew of vampires, werewolves, and other creatures that are as creepy as they are hysterical. Dubbed "a delightful baptism in farce" by the Phoenix New Times, Irma Vep features ridiculous plot twists, a magically interactive set, and elaborate costumes that keep seat edges occupied and abdominal muscles flexed in laughter-induced position. Most of section II seating is in the theater's balcony seating, giving Groupon customers a thrilling view of this horror-meets-satire show.