"Barbicide"

The Players Theatre

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The plot of Sweeney Todd is reworked in a new setting, pitting the murderous barber against a gangster named The Judge in 1964 Queens

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2012. Limit 10 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Players Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects The Players Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30min before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see Barbicide, presented by The Theatre Project at The Players Theatre. For $10, you get one ticket for general admission (up to a $20 value, including all fees). Each show is at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7:30 p.m. The theater is not wheelchair accessible. Choose from the following shows:

  • Thursday, November 1
  • Friday, November 2
  • Saturday, November 3

Set in Queens at the time of the 1964 World’s Fair, Sean Pomposello’s Barbicide reimagines the gruesome tale of Sweeney Todd with noir-ish monologues and a dose of La Cosa Nostra. An Italian American barber named Toddesco returns to his old neighborhood in Flushing after a 20-year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, bent on revenge against The Judge, the gangster who set him up. The question is how—until Ms. Lionetti, the owner of the pizzeria beneath his shop, offers a wicked suggestion that would let him vent his wrath and her survive a terrible meat drought. The play explicitly draws attention to the thin line between good and evil with some unique casting choices: Arthur Aulisi plays both the righteously enraged Toddesco and his nemesis , and Paulette Olica portrays not only the ambiguously motivated Ms. Lionetti but also the mysterious beggar woman who lurks outside The Judge’s home.

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    The Players Theatre

    115 MacDougal St.

    New York, NY 10012

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