Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely because of the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today's GrouponLive deal to see one of two plays at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a left-stage or right-stage ticket to one of six performances of Finian's Rainbow on the Unicorn Stage (a $34 value).
- For $20, you get a balcony or rear-orchestra ticket to one of six performances of Period of Adjustment on the Main Stage (a $47 value).
One of the oldest professional regional theater groups in the country, the Berkshire Theatre Festival delivers world premieres, time-tested classics, and contemporary gems throughout the summer. Today's deal invites visitors to preview performances of two plays: the Broadway musical Finian's Rainbow, which runs through August 27, and the Tennessee Williams classic Period of Adjustment, which pogo-sticks across the stage August 16–September 3. Finian's Rainbow follows an Irishman who's landed in a small American town with a stolen pot of gold that lures angry leprechauns and other surprises. Guests will giggle as the magical crock gives a senator a surprising makeover and swoon as Finian's daughter sings love ballads to local beefcake Woody Mahoney. With a stunning two-piano arrangement and a double dose of political satire, this production will please music enthusiasts and lovers of folklore-themed knock-knock jokes alike.