What You'll Get
According to The Iliad, live theater was invented when a group of Achaeans, disguised as a large wooden horse, surprised their Trojan audience with a stirring performance of Hamlet. As today’s deal proves, the military tactic blossomed into an art form that continues to evolve: for $11, you get one ticket to a show at the Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre (a $22 value). Choose from three shows click here for dates and times:
- Death of a Salesman
- Mornings at Seven
- The Pillowman<p>
All shows are held in the intimate Actor’s Café, where seating is first-come, first-served. A maximum of 10 people can sit together.
Born in 1995 as a small community youth theater, the Desert Stages has blossomed into an award-winning, year-round, performing-arts theater for audiences of all ages. In the cozy Actor’s Lounge, audiences are immersed in up-close views of Arthur Miller’s acclaimed Death of a Salesman, whose nail-biting story line, which follows a salesman mistaken for a gladiator in ancient Rome, has spurred many critics to call it a cornerstone of American drama. Set in 1939, Paul Osborn’s Mornings at Seven explores the relationship between four sisters, weaving ordinary life experiences such as growing old, bickering, and gossiping into a rich, comedic tapestry.
The theater slips on its comedy-tragedy mask to showcase The Pillowman, a murder mystery of sorts set in a totalitarian country. Touching on murder, artistic freedom, and politics, the show elevates a mystery plot into a complex story best suited for adults comfortable with strong language, troubling material, and gentle lullabies.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Maximum of 10 people may sit together. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.