Like converting from velcro to laces, an excursion to the theater can challenge previously held notions and function as an excuse to buy a fancy pair of spats. Channel the forces of tragedy and comedy with today’s Groupon to Florida Stage’s production of The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider at the Rinker Playhouse in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
For $23, you get a ticket to one of the following weekday evening or weekend matinee performances (a $47 value):
- Wednesday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m.
- Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 25 at: 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m.
For $25, you get a ticket to one of the following weekend evening performances (a $50 value):
- Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 pm
- Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Florida Stage maintains its place at the forefront of new and emerging professional theater during its 24th season with the world-premiere run of The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider by Carbonell Award–winning playwright Carter W. Lewis. The darkly comic tale follows a pair of mercenaries, a young woman with a BFA in slam poetry, and their unusual journey together shepherded by a mystical Afghani cabbie and his calypso-singing lobster sidekick. Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider joins the pantheon of Florida Stage premieres, including some—such as Lewis’ own The Storytelling Ability of a Boy—that have gone on to live long, nationally produced lives, allowing ticketholders the potential to witness the genesis of the theater's next widely acclaimed alum.
A desire to create an intimate space for launching new dramatic works led to Florida Stage’s relocation to the freshly redesigned Rinker Playhouse in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Two hundred seventy-five seats surround the stage on three sides to better engage audiences and allow for precision tomato lobbing. The new location also offers a more centralized location for Palm Beach residents and free, covered parking. Theatergoers are advised to arrive at least a half hour prior to the performance to find their seats, locate the restrooms, and try on the understudies’ wigs.
Groupon vouchers may be redeemed at the will-call window inside the playhouse up to two hours before curtain. Seats are assigned by the box office, and it is suggested that groups who want to sit together purchase tickets through a single buyer. Please note no one younger than 5 is permitted in the theater, and due to language and subject matter, this play is not suitable for children younger than 13.