Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce gnocchi. Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal to see Art at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get one ticket for front balcony seating (up to a $76.25 value, including all fees).
- For $28, you get one ticket for orchestra seating (up to an $87.75 value, including all fees).
Before it was a Tony-winning Broadway production starring Alan Alda, Victor Garber, and Alfred Molina, Art was a French-language play making its debut at Paris’s Comedie des Champs-Élysées in 1994. Penned by Yasmina Reza, Art follows the 15-year friendship of Marc, Serge, and Yvan, who clash over Serge’s purchase of an expensive piece of art. The disputed magnum opus—a white canvas with a few lines on its surface—remains on display throughout the entire show. As the three friends alternate between conversations and monologues, their interactions delve into deeper territory, revealing conflicting values and disparate outlooks on the world.
Though this merchant sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
A former vaudeville performance space and movie palace built in 1928, the California Theatre of the Performing Arts hearkens back to a bygone era with its majestic Wurlitzer organ, which is played during silent-film programs, and a time portal linked to the childhood home of Alexander Pantages. The theater’s deep-red stage curtains and ornate, vaulted ceilings also steep the senses in a vintage ambiance. Thanks to this comforting nostalgia, as well as the heartfelt scenes that unfold onstage, the space seems much cozier than a 1,718-seat auditorium has any right to.