Watching a play can help people achieve emotional catharsis, along with screaming into a fish tank and slam-dunking the Earth into a wormhole. Release your emotions into the ether with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get one ticket to Shear Madness at Flat Rock Playhouse’s Playhouse Downtown space in Hendersonville (up to a $34 value). Choose from the following showtimes:
• Wednesday, August 3 at 8 p.m.
• Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m.
• Thursday , August 4 at 8 p.m.
• Friday , August 5 at 8 p.m.
• Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m.
Shear Madness, the first play inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame and the nation’s longest running non-musical production of all time (Guinness Book of World Records), will unspool its riotous yarn atop the freshly minted boards of Flat Rock Playhouse’s Playhouse Downtown. Largely improvised and fueled by frequent audience promptings, the play follows a pair of gumshoes as they investigate a murder in a local beauty boutique. The duo probes a slew of shady suspects, as well as the audience and the lighting crew, for clues and leads; spectators ultimately indict the offender after some interrogating of their own, resulting in a different and equally uproarious performance each evening. Director Christopher Tarjan presides over a gut-busting troupe of previous cast members with the fluency and knack for comic timing developed over two decades of working with the play.