Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from "busting a gut" to "splitting your sides" to "tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain." Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to one show of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s three-play Summer Series at Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get two tickets for best available reserved seating to Man of La Mancha, The Odd Couple, or The Pirates of Penzance (up to a $90 value, including all fees).
- For $72, you get four tickets for best available reserved seating to Man of La Mancha, The Odd Couple, or The Pirates of Penzance (up to a $180 value, including all fees).
These performances run consecutively from June 7 to July 22. Schedules vary for each play.
Celebrating the carefree spirit of the summer, Connecticut Repertory Theatre rolls out a red carpet of lighthearted comedies. Terrence Mann, back after a triumphant turn as Henry Higgins last season, takes the lead role of Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha (June 7–16), a darkly comical, bittersweet musical that highlights the novel's idealistic themes by staging a play within the play. Mann cemented his legacy on Broadway as the original face behind Rum Tum Tugger's whiskers in Cats and the only actor to ever portray Inspector Javert without going mad. He moves to the director's chair from July 12–22 to helm Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. Under Mann's direction, local favorite Steve Hayes, remembered as Horton in last year's Seussical, puffs up his ego for the big-headed role of Major-General Stanley, whose daughter is in love with a young man duty-bound to a band of charitable buccaneers. Earlier in the summer, Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak and TV personality Joe Moore duke it out as famously opposite roommates Felix and Oscar in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (June 21–July 7).
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