As 3-D films have encroached on theater's territory of showing ultrarealistic action, many theater companies have responded by filling their stages with ghosts, which are notoriously unfilmable. Reap the spooky benefits of real-time performance with today's GrouponLive deal: for $16, you get one general-admission ticket to see Growing Up Gonzales at The Jan Hus Playhouse (up to a $32.50 value). Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. every Thursday–Saturday from January 26 to February 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. Attendees must call ahead to reserve seating, which will be assigned on a best-available basis.
Growing Up Gonzales tugs audiences through a gauntlet of emotions during its 90-minute odyssey of loss, laughs, and reflection. Led by seasoned performer Andres Chulisi Rodriguez, the play's talented cast and crew breathe life into character Johnny Gonzales as he clears out the apartment of Cisco, his estranged and recently deceased brother. Theatergoers slither to the edge of their seats as Johnny explores Cisco's labyrinth of belongings, which includes everything from family relics to classified government maps of Candyland. The former home of the Light Opera of Manhattan, community-arts fixture The Jan Hus Playhouse provides a cozy, history-packed ambiance for each performance currently free of the Barbra Streisands and Jerry Seinfelds that previously infested the theater.