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: for $24, you get tickets for two with popcorn and drinks to see A Bucket of Blood at The Living Room (up to a $50 value). Choose from the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, March 21 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. or 11 p.m.
- Sunday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
- Monday, March 26 at 10 p.m.
- Thursday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1 at 8 p.m. <p>
A Bucket of Blood —an original adaptation of Roger Corman’s 1959 horror flick of the same name—currently soaks the main stage of The Living Room with its red-dyed corn syrup and backing soundtrack of live jazz. The musical comedy chronicles the rise and fall of Walter Paisley, a simple busboy in a Greenwich Village coffee shop who discovers his true medium when he accidentally kills his landlady’s cat and conceals the crime in clay. Like a caterpillar that transforms into a land shark, Walter rises in the art world and becomes something far more sinister as he expands his artistic ambitions to the female form. The show’s ruminations on envy, artistry, and morality filter through the comedic lens of director Cody Wyoming and author Mitch Brian.
Shawnna Journagan and Rusty Sneary founded The Living Room as a not-for-profit way to bring theater to audiences in the friendliest, most accessible way possible. The venue keeps evenings casual with popcorn, sodas, and cocktails in the lobby, as well as an eclectic array of easy chairs and lamp-lit tables scattered throughout the performance space. Though subsequent shows have not yet been announced, past productions include Love Song, which explores the issue of mental illness.