Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Love, Loss, and What I Wore at The Gem Theatre. For $29, you get one ticket for reserved seating assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (up to a $58.85 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, February 9, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, February 16, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 19, at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, February 26, at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, at 6 p.m.
Based on Ilene Beckerman’s bestselling book and set on stage by screen scribes Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore unfolds the poignant and funny stories behind the clothes women wear. One hundred minutes of stories about fitting-room afflictions, bra-buying trauma, and coping with mascot-costume separation anxiety fill an experience that the New York Times describes as “a big bowl of buttered popcorn.” At times heartwarming, at others heartbreaking, Ephron’s loosely knit network of narratives aimed at ladies and their allies aged 11 and older shows the wry but gentle touch seen in her films When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle.
Connected by a single lobby, the Gem and Century Theatres share a history that dates to the early 19th century and includes a record-setting full-building move of 1,350 feet to save it from demolition. Inside, meticulously restored woodwork and tiling provide a haven for the eyes when overpowering belly laughs force them to turn away from the stage.