- $32 for one G-Pass to see The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China (up to $53.10 value)
- When: Monday, October 26, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Victory Theatre
- Seating: orchestra level
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Click here to view the seating chart
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China
Unless you hang out with cartoon chefs, it’s rare that you see plates spinning in midair. But with The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, all types of animated feats spring to life. That’s because for more than 65 years, the troupe has developed one-of-a-kind acts that tap into the centuries-old traditions of acrobatics and contortion. On stage, an upside-down acrobat may balance atop a tower of chairs while another uses one hand to hold himself on top of a man’s head. Elsewhere, performers form surreal pyramids, spin plates, and charge the stage on the backs of elaborate Chinese dragons. And although the acts themselves may drop jaws, the company’s history is just as impressive—they were invited to the White House in 1972, using their positions as arts ambassadors to help reestablish diplomatic relations between China and the U.S.
When Victory Theatre opened in 1921 as part of the Main Street Hotel Sonntag complex, the denizens of Evansville were fed a daily diet of high-class vaudeville: a silent movie, comedy skit, organ music, and then a 10-piece orchestra. In 1928, that dependable formula changed when “talking” pictures arrived, and the venue remained a Loews movie theater until 1971. Having survived a late ‘70s stint as a teen-oriented nightclub and a site for Partridge Family reunions, the Victory emerged triumphant after an extensive 1999 renovation. Now with room for 1,900 audience members, the entertainment mecca hosts top-tier musical and comedic touring acts and plays home to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.