Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this GrouponLive deal: for $35, you get two tickets for best-available seating to see Ask Mrs. Honey B at the Meyer Theatre (up to a $70.50 value, including all fees). Choose from the following showtimes:
- Wednesday, October 24, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
- Thursday, October 25, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Ask Mrs. Honey B, the latest creation from Chicago’s Maripat Donovan, star and creator of the long-running comedy series Late Nite Catechism, transforms Meyer Theatre into a couples counseling classroom, where Donovan teaches the dos and don'ts (mostly the don'ts) of romance. Sinking her comic choppers into the role of Mrs. Honey Buczkowski, a former home-economics teacher determined to be a “Full Life Level”–certified life coach, she creates a new franchise for herself as the loud and sassy meddler with a big heart underneath her even bigger pink jacket. The bickering Travertinos, played by Scott Bielecky and Denise Fennell from the popular Tony and Tina’s Wedding , act as guinea pigs to Honey B.’s unpatented love guruisms and endure her sassy sarcasm as they try to keep their marriage fresh. The audience also gets a taste of Honey’s questionable therapy when Donovan uses her sharp improv skills to answer the questions of real-life lovebirds. Like all the Late Nite Catechism productions, Donovan’s comic feast walks a fine line between cynical satire and loving devotion. The production always keeps audience members on their toes, even as Meyer Theatre’s stately gold-leaf pillars and vibrant crimson accents set minds at ease.