Like the chalk line down the middle of feuding siblings’ bedroom floors, the line between comedy and tragedy is thin and can lead to melodramatic outbursts if crossed by mistake. Watch as the pros cautiously tread the boards with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $16, you get one general-admission ticket to see A Behanding in Spokane, presented by Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions, at The Studio at Vertigo Theatre Centre (up to a $33 value, including all fees). Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose from the following three performances:
- Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 15, at 8 p.m.<p>
A Behanding in Spokane plunges audiences into a dark, uproarious universe extracted from the mind of Martin McDonagh, a renowned playwright nominated for four Tony Awards in the last decade. After experiencing widespread success in New York, the one-act performance waltzes across the border, aiming to introduce Canadian crowds to the absurdities of American life. Through a scope of strange obsessions, prejudices, and tense baseball-card-trading scenes, A Behanding in Spokane splits sides with an eccentric cast of characters led by Carmichael, a man in the midst of a lifelong search for his missing hand. Sharing the spotlight with the handless enigma, an inquisitive hotel clerk lobs laugh bombs toward viewers, and the twisted dialogue between a pair of con artists tickles the ribs like a mustache growing from one’s sternum.
Based on availability, Vertigo Theatre Centre offers discounted tickets to students one hour before each performance’s starting time. Groupon customers should plan ahead to receive the best deal.
115 9 Ave. SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P5