The history of theater goes all the way back to the 1970s, when audiences were eager to see “living movies.” See how far these unfilmed talkabouts have come in only 40 years with today’s GrouponLive deal for tickets to the Hawthorne Players’ production of I’m Not Rappaport at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get two tickets (a $28 value in advance, a $32 value at the door).
- For $32, you get four tickets (a $56 value in advance, a $64 value at the door).<p>
Choose from the following performances, and from any available seats:
- Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 5, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m.<p>
A community-theater troupe with a soft spot for neglected classics, the Hawthorne Players have been acting their way into audiences’ hearts since 1945. This season, the thespians perform the comic I’m Not Rappaport, winner of a 1986 Tony Award for best play and best program font. The curtains rise on a pair of octogenarians—one black and one white—sitting on a bench in Central Park. Throughout the play, the men gruffly ward off familial and social pressures that threaten to end their independent lives and force them into retirement homes. As the duo bickers, reminisces, and shares companionable silences, the audience gains insight into each man’s life while chuckling over spats as rambunctious as a discotheque in a hayloft. Guests may redeem their Groupons for any available spot in the nearly 570-seat theater, giving them access to a bird’s-eye view of the quaint Central Park setting or an up-close-and-personal glimpse of stagehands playing poker in the wings.