Now that trap doors and unleashed lions have been banned from stages, theater-goers must settle for well-acted, well-written plays devoid of inexplicable actor disappearances. Enjoy thought-provoking and only minimally threatening theater with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a level-two membership at Company One (a $129 value), the IRNE and Elliot Norton award-winning theatre-in-residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. Membership is good for one year from today's date, and you must register your membership. Today's Groupon has no purchase limit, so you can buy as many as you want and enjoy Company One's shows with friends.
With a level-two membership, you'll get:
- One four-show Company Card. Each "show" on the card is one ticket to a main-stage production, which you can use in any combination or across seasons.
- Unlimited $5 discounts on tickets to Company One shows for friends and family. Discounts are valid Thursdays through Sundays.
- Invitations to exclusive VIP member events, such as cocktail receptions, open rehearsals, and special performances.
- One free ticket to Company One's annual gala.
As a resident theatrical company at the Boston Center for the Arts, Company One has received ample acclaim for its provocative, cutting-edge productions, which explore socially relevant themes in innovative ways. Among Company One's upcoming main-stage productions is Grimm, a world-premiere collection of short plays inspired by the Brothers Grimm's folktales. Green-skinned spell-casters will note that one of the short plays is written by Wicked novelist Gregory Maguire, and the other pieces are written by additional Boston playwrights. The first show of Company One's upcoming twelfth season will be The Aliens, a gentle, compassionate, quietly devastating tale of three coffeehouse slackers grappling with love and death. The play, written by Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation), recently won the 2010 OBIE Award for "Best New American Play," and Company One's production will be part of the Shirley, VT. Festival, co-produced with the Huntington Theatre Company and SpeakEasy Stage Company. The second show of the season will be Neighbors, a biting post-racial satire that few companies have been brave enough to stage.
For patrons who love the world of theater but paradoxically hate plays, their Company One membership will arrive just in time to attend a member-schmoozing cocktail event being held at The Beehive on June 28, as well as a members-only open rehearsal for Grimm. Put on your best pair of dialogue-absorbing goggles, wrap a set-seeing scarf around your neck, and be entertained and enriched by the daring theatrical works of Company One.
For guaranteed seating to shows, please reserve at least 72 hours in advance.
Company One has been featured by local press including Boston Theatre Review, the Bay State Banner and the Boston Herald. Yelpers give the Boston Center for the Arts, where Company One is in residence, four stars:
- I have had the pleasure of reviewing much of the Company One 2009-2010 season. They have consistently demonstrated a great skill in play making, and I have often been drawn into the illusion they create. – CMSMITH, Boston Theatre Review
- After the Quake was particularly amazing- I was so impressed by how they transformed two Murakami stories into one cohesive play… – Jennifer N., Yelp
- What an amazing space! – Shannon C., Yelp