In a romantic comedy, a couple must overcome hilarious obstacles such as the disapproval of their parents or major construction on the only road between their homes. See if they make it with this GrouponLive deal.
- $15 for two tickets to see Build Your Own Adventure: The Secret of The Silver Chalice (The Beta Test!) (up to $33.04 value)
- When: Fridays and Saturdays, April 11–26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Buffalo Laboratory Theatre
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 6:45 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Build Your Own Adventure: The Secret of The Silver Chalice (The Beta Test!)
Although Robert isn't very lucky with the ladies, he's sure the girl of his dreams is out there. In order to find her, though, he must draw upon the same implements most men do: his charm, a magical silver chalice, and the guidance of the audience watching his every move. Loosely based on the Choose Your Own Adventure book series that captivated children of the '80s, Buffalo Laboratory Theatre's latest creation lets imaginations run amok while closing the gap between performer, audience, and author.
In a staged reading of an original script—hence the "Beta Test"—enacted by a cast of Buffalo's finest thespians, the audience determines the course of Robert's love life by pushing buttons on remote controls. Will he ask out the lovely girl-next-door, the brooding poet, or the bodacious bombshell? What should he wear? Where should he take his date? Unlike a Choose Your Own Adventure book, audiences can't cheat by flipping ahead a few chapters to make sure Robert isn't eaten by a dragon, but, since the play has 11 possible endings, they can determine whether he finds true romance or fails miserably.
Buffalo Laboratory Theatre
It isn't called a laboratory for nothing, even if the light fixtures aren't actually made from converted beakers. At Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, classic plays get experimental makeovers and new works make their stage debuts. Even if an audience believes they are watching a straightforward staging of a time-honored production such as Hamlet, they can rest assured that something is different—the actors might have relied on a unique rehearsal technique, or the director may have devised an entirely new presentational style. By keeping their work fresh and unpredictable, the artists at BLT aim to make every raise of the curtain a magical experience.