Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with this GrouponLive deal to see Helter Smelter at the Chrysler Theatre on Thursday, July 5, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get two tickets for best-available seating (a $59.90 value).
- For $55, you get four tickets for best-available seating (a $119.80 value).
Helter Smelter reintroduces audiences to "New Brunswick's Blue-Collar Philosopher," Lucien, a fictional, opinionated millworker who first made a brief appearance at a dinner theatre in 1984 and has since been the star of four full-length plays. As Helter Smelter unfolds, Lucien, dressed in a blue flannel shirt unbuttoned at the collar, settles on the shores of the Bay of Chaleur to fish smelt with his nylon net. The bilingual character then endears himself to the audience by delivering a tongue-in-cheek soliloquy about world issues, politics, and his inability to form meaningful relationships with mermaid figureheads. Suddenly, global warming disrupts his respite by melting the icy surface of his frozen shantytown, thus isolating his fishing hole from the rest of Canada and triggering a hilarious tirade chock full of government criticisms.