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 Central Square Theater. Choose between the following options:
- For $99, you get a three-play peak subscription for two (a $242 value).
- For $59, you get a three-play peak subscription for one (a $121 value).
Subscription holders can attend three of the four remaining shows of the 2012–2013 season, running through Sunday, June 2. Doors open one hour before curtain. Tickets are valid for the following showtimes:
- Friday at 8 p.m.
- Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sunday at 2 p.m.
Arabian Nights (Through Sunday, December 30)
Based on One Thousand and One Nights, the celebrated collection of Middle Eastern and Asian folk tales, Arabian Nights brings Scheherazade’s stories to vivid life with prismatic visuals and puppetry. Enacting popular tales from the text, the production intertwines suspense, romance, and comedy.
The Mountaintop (Thursday, January 10–Sunday, February 3)
On April 3, 1968, the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. returns to his Memphis motel after delivering his final speech, where he declared, “I’ve been to the mountaintop.” When a maid arrives at his room with coffee, the pair forge an unlikely relationship as they explore topics both political and personal. Described by the Daily Telegraph as “magical, spiritual, and touching,” Katori Hall’s script portrays the reverend as he wrestles with the nation’s future and his own destiny.
Operation Epsilon (Thursday, March 7–Sunday, April 28)
Nearing the close of World War II, the Allies have captured 10 of Germany’s top nuclear scientists, including Otto Hahn and Werner Heisenberg. The group is held under constant surveillance at an opulent English estate, in hopes of discovering the extent of their knowledge about the American nuclear program and Germany’s own progress toward an atomic bomb. Based on the real transcripts of their conversations, the play grapples with the march of scientific progress and its catastrophic risks.
Distracted (Thursday, May 9–Sunday, June 2)
No one can seem to agree on what’s wrong with Jesse, a 9-year-old boy who is constantly in trouble at school. Doctors and school officials offer diagnoses such as attention deficit disorder and environmental toxins, leading to a prescription of Ritalin. But Mama and Dad aren’t sure the pill is the answer to their son’s troubles, and as the other actors seem to lose focus, the production questions the real source of the problem: Jesse or his world.