Like the chalk line down the middle of feuding siblings’ bedroom floors, the line between comedy and tragedy is thin and can lead to melodramatic outbursts if crossed by mistake. Watch as the pros cautiously tread the boards with today's GrouponLive deal: for $32, you get one ticket to see Wild Animals You Should Know, performed by MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (up to a $65 value). Seating will be in the rear-orchestra section. Click here to see available showtimes.
For more than 20 years, MCC Theater has engaged audiences with emotionally charged new works penned by established and up-and-coming playwrights alike. Making his New York debut with Wild Animals You Should Know, young stage scribe Thomas Higgins weaves a tale of innocently erotic intrigue between two teens on a Boy Scout trip with one of their fathers. Led by director Trip Cullman, the powerhouse cast—featuring Tony Award winner Alice Ripley—will act its way through the sexually charged game of cat and mouse, drawing in viewers with onstage emotions that are at least one-and-a-half times more real than regular feelings. The riveting performance takes place in the intimate Lucille Lortel Theatre, whose 198-seat space allows audiences to catch each emotional nuance and crowd-surfing stagehand.
MCC Theater offers $20 tickets to patrons under the age of 30, as well as student rush tickets in limited quantities for each performance. Be sure to check online availability to ensure you're getting the best deal.
Liev Schreiber. Laurie Metcalf. David Duchovny. Kathleen Turner. These are just a handful of the lauded actors who have graced MCC Theater's productions throughout the years. Surprisingly, the company didn't start with its eyes trained on the stars with the highest wattage—the founders came together in 1986 to create a workshop-like space to develop their own artistic voices as actors, directors, and writers. After the peer-led classes proved fruitful, they staged showcases and later full-scale off-Broadway productions that attracted the talents of renowned artists. Today, MCC continues to produce buzzed-about works that tackle ethical dilemmas and world premieres by playwrights on the rise.
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