Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn “stage left” at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today’s Groupon to LA Theatre Works. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get one ticket to see Completeness on Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 22, at 3 p.m.; or Sunday, October 23, at 7 p.m. (a $49 value).
- For $65, you get a three-play pass good for any October, November, or December performances (a $137 value).<p>
LA Theatre Works culls the talents of distinguished actors such as John Lithgow and Annette Bening, whose voices reverberate off theater walls during intimate and aurally compelling audio plays. Audiences turn listening tubes toward a stage stripped bare of all but the actors, granting overworked eyes a break from trying to make out the marionette strings attached to each actor’s limbs. Freed from the constraints of sets and costumes, Itamar Moses’ Completeness spotlights the vocal cords of Jason Ritter of the NBC series The Event and Mandy Siegfried of Grey’s Anatomy in a love-entangled tale of two young scientists treading romantic waters amid work-related pursuits.
Recordings of the performance will later hit radio waves on public stations across the nation. Those grasping three-play passes can sit in on a trio of Completeness performances or limit listenings to a single session and return in November for a reimagined reunion between Nazi nuclear scientist Werner Heisenberg and his mentor Niels Bohr, cofounder of the Manhattan Project, in Copenhagen, which stars Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina. December’s performance features Amy Madigan untangling the catastrophic secrets of Sam Shepard’s classic, Buried Child.
LA Theatre Works also boasts a library of more than 400 recorded performances hailing from the pens of playwrights as diverse and varied as Sophocles and David Mamet. The company’s weekly public radio show draws the ears of seven million listeners annually, with additional broadcasts making their way across the pond and throughout silver dental fillings around the world.