Like an alley-oop dunk or an album featuring Paul Simon, plays are often more impressive as solo efforts. Enjoy solitary stagecraft with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one ticket to The Parting Glass at the Barrow Street Theatre (a $35 value). This deal is valid for any scheduled performance from July 19 through July 31. Seats, available throughout the entirety of the theater, will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at the box office.
Abbey Theatre veteran Ray Yeates takes audiences on a guided tour of the Irish émigré’s psyche with an uplifting one-man performance set amid the Irish economy's stunning collapse. In this standalone sequel to his internationally produced In High Germany, acclaimed playwright Dermot Bolger reconnects audiences with Eoin, an expat back in the country of his birth after an extended stay in Germany. Armed with no more than his sharp wits and the stitching on his polo shirt, Ray Yeates convincingly transforms the intimate West Village stage into Dublin Airport for a riveting 75-minute performance. Making use of airports’ birthday-clown-like tendency to evoke existential dread, the play extracts an uplifting story of friendship and family from the midst of a late-night boarding area.
The uplifting ode to the Emerald Isle makes its home at the Barrow Street Theatre, a 199-seat venue that lures audiences off Broadway and away from seedy back-alley opera houses with a consistently high-quality string of productions. The show runs Wednesdays–Sundays, with matinee and evening performances on Saturdays.