What You'll Get
Art is a mirror held up to the world, which is why the most gripping acting performances occur in retail-store changing rooms. Confront your true self with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $27, you get two preview tickets to Circle Mirror Transformation at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca on August 24, 25, 26, or 28 (a $54 value).
Having snagged praiseworthy honors at the 2010 Obie Awards, Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation journeys up the interstate for a Kitchen Theatre Company production that permeates the playhouse with an air of dramatic poignancy. The play follows a small group of lost souls from disparate walks of life that seek redemption in a community acting class. Although their motivations vary—one dreams of winning a Tony, another seeks only to assuage loneliness—these aspiring thespians grow together within an imagined circle that forges symbolic connections based on humanity’s universal love of Funyuns.
The Kitchen Theatre’s intimate 99-seat space encourages a direct engagement between actors and audience members, who are close enough to share camera-phone pictures of their cats between lines of dialogue. After the show, stroll through the lobby to view large works by local artists or check out the company’s upcoming 21st-anniversary-season schedule, which highlights works by artists of color and emerging playwrights.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Redeem starting on the day of the event. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Kitchen Theatre Company. Must provide first and last name at checkout. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Parking not available. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.