Great actors get to perform the classic roles of dramatic literature, such as Hamlet from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Giggles from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Giggles. See some roles that shaped the world with this GrouponLive deal to see Imitation of Life at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. For $75, you get a VIP package for two (up to a $217.30 total value, including all fees). The package includes the following:
- Two VIP tickets for seating in the lower-level front section (up to a $132.30 value, including all fees)
- Photo on the Valentine’s Day carpet (a $20 value)
- Valentine’s Day sweet treat (a $15 value)
- Names listed in the Valentine’s Day playbill insert (a $20 value)
- Valet parking (a $10 value)
- $20 worth of concessions<p>
Choose between the following 7 p.m. performances:
- Friday, February 15
- Saturday, February 16<p>
Doors open one hour before each showtime.
Commemorating Valentine’s Day weekend, the VIP package treats each show-going couple as royalty, starting with convenient valet parking in front of the theater. A photo op on the carpet gives lovebirds an immortal memento and a shout-out in the playbill insert provides a plausible alibi for any crime apart from breaking into the playbill-printing factory. After snagging a sweet gift and loading up on concessions, couples settle in for the latest installment of Harold Washington Cultural Center’s Broadway in Bronzeville series, which transports beloved productions such as Annie and Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity to its sweeping stage. Adapted from the novel by Fannie Hurst, Imitation of Life tells the tale of two women in the 1930s—one a widowed white woman, the other a black woman hired to be her housekeeper—and their intersecting lives through the years. Along with their daughters, the women become like a family and strike gold in the housekeeper’s family pancake recipe. John Ruffin directs a talented cast as they explore pertinent issues such as race, family, and female independence during the Depression in this textured, pulsating drama.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
Named in honor of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, the Harold Washington Cultural Center hosts theatrical and musical events that echo the center’s mission of African-American cultural preservation. This event helps celebrate the 10-year commemorative anniversary for the Harold Washington Cultural Center. In addition to its entertainment, the center performs community outreach each year to serve more than 45,000 youth through arts programs, teen summits, and special events.