"The Sunset Limited"


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In a Nutshell

Dialogue-driven play from the acclaimed author of No Country for Old Men and The Road examines life, death, race, and fate.

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Expiration varies. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 6/25 for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects New Century Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $15 for one ticket to see New Century Theatre’s Production of The Sunset Limited
  • Where: New Century Theatre
  • Seating: best available at time of redemption
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>


  • Thursday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m.<p>

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The Sunset Limited

The play never reals his name. For symbolism’s sake, he’s known as “White.” White is a professor. White is an atheist. White is about to jump in front of the Sunset Limited—the train that runs from New York City to L.A. “Black” is an ex-con. Black is a man of faith. Black saves White’s life at the platform, then escorts the suicidal stranger to his apartment in Harlem. Here, the polar opposite characters debate life, death, faith, and whether White should try to meet the Sunset again. In doing so, they pose several challenging questions to the audience that are far from black and white.<p>

The New York Times called The Sunset Limited “a poem in celebration of death.” Upon its world premiere at Chicago’s illustrious Steppenwolf Theatre, the Chicago Tribune hailed it as “brilliant,” yet “[not] what you could easily think of as a play.” It’s a fitting statement for a stage-work subtitled “A Novel in Dramatic Form.” And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the playwright happens to be a novelist—Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy. Best known for mental and moral potboilers of prose such as All The Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, McCarthy stirs the synapses with his dark philosophies while inserting armrest-shaking tension between syllables. Tommy Lee Jones recently directed this tension on the small screen in an HBO film adaptation of The Sunset Limited, which starred himself as White, Samuel L. Jackson as Black, and Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of “Sunny,” the surly, wisecracking train.

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