A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical GrouponLive deal: for $55, you get two tickets to any available seats at Studio Tenn's production of Guys and Dolls at the Franklin Theatre (up to a $110 value). Choose from the following performances:
• Friday, August 19, at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, August 20, at 7 p.m.
• Sunday, August 21, at 2 p.m.
• Thursday, August 25, at 7 p.m.
• Sunday, August 28, at 2 p.m.
The Broadway smash Guys and Dolls has enamored audiences for more than 60 years, winning eight Tony Awards in its original run and now resurrected for Franklin audiences by the critically lauded Studio Tenn Theatre Company. The tale takes place in Depression-era New York City, where two gamblers risk everything for love, money, pride, and control of the TV remote. Charm machine Sky Masterson (John Hickman of Broadway's Jersey Boys) accepts a bet to woo strait-laced mission worker Sarah Brown, risking his winning streak and the structural integrity of his giant ego. Meanwhile, wily crap-gamer Nathan Detroit (Jared Bradshaw, also of Jersey Boys) tries to weasel out of his engagement to cheeky showgirl Miss Adelaide and into a pair of skinny jeans. Hearts will flutter as Sarah sings "If I Were a Bell" after a romantic escapade with Sky and will warble with glee during hits such as "Luck Be a Lady," "A Bushel and a Peck," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat."
Enjoy a chosen pair of seats at the historic Franklin Theatre, which glimmers with the same art-deco charm as the original 1937 model following a four-year renovation. As the first actors to grace the venue's stage, Studio Tenn Theatre Company aims to make an indelible impression in visitors' minds and silly-putty collections.