Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce gnocchi. Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Lasso of Truth
- When: February 26–March 6
- Where: Marin Theatre Company
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
$27 for side-section seating on Sunday, March 2, at 7 p.m. (up to $49 value)
$29 for center-section seating (up to $54 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Wednesday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m.<p>
$29 for side-section seating on Friday, February 28, at 8 p.m. (up to $55 value)
$35 for side-section seating on Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m. (up to $60 value)<p>
Lasso of Truth
Most people don’t think twice about Wonder Woman’s appearance; her breastplate, indestructible bracelets, and Lasso of Truth have all become a ubiquitous part of pop-culture iconography. But some, including playwright Carson Kreitzer, believe the superhero’s look alludes to bondage and discipline, a fetish practiced in real life by Wonder Woman creator, psychologist, and inventor of the lie detector, William Moulton Marston.
A controversial figure in life, Marson was also in a polyamorous relationship with his wife and girlfriend, both of whom inspired his most famous character. This romance makes up the heart of Kreitzer’s new play, Lasso of Truth. As live actors tell one side of the story, comic book panels pop up behind them to show another perspective, one that often contrasts or comments on what’s happening onstage. Blended together, the two disparate tales become a truth that The Hollywood Reporter calls “stunning and compelling… raw and bold, brutal and ironic.”<p>
Marin Theatre Company
Although Marin Theatre Company once showcased everything from films to concerts and poetry readings, they now focus primarily on new plays. Their reading series, for example, helps writers across the U.S. develop scripts that are still in progress or gotten eaten by their dog, while their Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize annually honor the nation’s most compelling new voices in theatre.<p>