Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal to see The Blood Countess, presented by DangerHouse Productions at Victory Theater. For $13, you get two tickets for reserved seating in sections 105, 107, 108, 117 and 120 in rows 20–29 (a $30 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Tuesday, February 14, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, February 16, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m.<p>
The Grand Guignol gorehounds of DangerHouse Productions put a stake through stuffy theatrical experiences with their visceral and unstaunched presentation of The Blood Countess. Amid the ambiance-drenched Victory Theater, a former 1920s movie house and Baptist church, the cutthroat play salutes Elizabeth Bathory, the unsung hero of vampirism, who destroyed lives and loofahs with her love of exfoliating blood baths. The story follows three American college kids who hike to Transylvania, hoping to find Bathory and make her more famous than Dracula. A DJ scores the slaughter, and four lucky audience members are invited to be tied and gagged onstage, making the play 10 times more wholesome than an Andrew Lloyd Webber outing. DangerHouse Productions sticks it to the squeamish with liberal bloodlettings, creative lighting, and realistic deaths that keep the Grim Reaper grinning. Laden with adult language and carnal acts, the play is decidedly intended for ages 16 and older. Valentine’s night audiences are privy to an opening gala, featuring dancing and savory, plasma-free chocolate wine.