Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to Stage Coach Theatre. For $15, you get two tickets for general-admission seating to one of two plays concluding the 2011–12 season (up to a $30 value). Choose from the following shows and dates:
- Cockeyed on Thursday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Cockeyed on Saturday, June 9, at 8:15 p.m.
- Laughter on the 23rd Floor on Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Laughter on the 23rd Floor on Saturday, July 14, at 8:15 p.m.
- Laughter on the 23rd Floor on Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m.
- Laughter on the 23rd Floor on Saturday, July 21, at 8:15 p.m.
Student, senior, and military discounts are available for the Thursday performances.
On the cusp of their 32nd consecutive season, Stage Coach Theatre puts on new and classic plays for the community, with a special predilection for high-speed comedies. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air writer William Missouri Downs penned this season's Cockeyed, an existential rom-com centered around Phil, a recent college graduate who majored in philosophy and falls for a woman who doesn't even know he exists. At first, Phil chalks this up to her glass eye, but he soon realizes that she literally cannot see him. Armed only with a logical mind, a treasure trove of five-dollar words, and a burning desire to be with his apathetic true love, the protagonist must prove the seemingly self-evident premise of his own existence.
Written by old-school jokesmith and legendary playwright Neil Simon, Laughter on the 23rd Floor closes out the season with an all-access peek at the writers' room of a popular TV comedy in decline. Based on Simon's experiences working on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows in the '50s, the play stars thinly veiled versions of legends, such as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Caesar himself, who is mirrored in showrunner Max Prince. The scribes quiver before the boozy, wall-punching Prince, whose mastery of laughs onstage only hints at his overwhelming personality in private. Even as the writers unravel and the stakes soar ever higher, the jokes fly across the stage like ping-pong balls at an octopi table-tennis tournament.
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