Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce “gnocchi.” Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal to Ascension Community Theatre in Gonzales. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a one-person 2012 season pass for balcony seating (a $90 value, including all fees).
- For $85, you get a two-person 2012 season pass for balcony seating (a $180 value, including all fees).<p>
Passes are valid for all three of the following shows, which are performed Thursday–Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.:
- Forever Plaid, performed March 1–4 and March 8–11.
- The Music Man, performed July 12–15 and July 19–22.
- A House Not Meant to Stand, performed November 1–4 and November 8–10.<p>
Forever Plaid weaves the tale of a 1960s men’s harmony quartet killed in a car crash on their way to their first big gig and their miraculous return to earth for one last show. The musical charms audiences with lively onstage banter and pocket-watch-swinging while a revue of the group’s finest songs tickles ears with heartfelt euphonies. Winner of the 1958 Tony for Best Musical, The Music Man immerses audiences in the intrigues of conman Harold Hill as he tries to fleece the small town of River City, Iowa, into letting him organize a boy’s marching band and a pyramid-building scheme, stumbling his way into unexpected romantic and professional success. Tennessee Williams’s last play, the darkly comic A House Not Meant to Stand unspools over a Christmas in the dysfunctional McCorkle family, exploring the interplay of alcoholic paterfamilias Cornelius, his less-than-lucid wife, Bella, and their prodigal youngest son, Charlie.