Without the applause of an audience, actors have no way of knowing how well they've died. Stand and ovate with this GrouponLive deal to see You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! at Cabaret at Theater Square presented by Pittsburgh CLO. For $20, you get one ticket for best-available seating at the time of purchase. Choose from the following showtimes:
- Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $39.75 value, including all fees)
- Saturday, February 2, at 2 p.m. (up to a $34.75 value, including all fees)
- Saturday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $44.75 value, including all fees)
- Sunday, February 3, at 2 p.m. (up to a $34.75 value, including all fees)
- Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $39.75 value, including all fees)
- Friday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $39.75 value, including all fees)
Doors open 90 minutes before showtime.
Written by real-life husband and wife Jeff Kahn and Annabelle Gurwitch, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! is an acerbic look back on a decade of marriage as interpreted by two very different (but equally funny) minds. Using biting remarks as an alternative to biting each other, the actors playing Annabelle and Jeff share deep-seated neuroses, lightning wits, and a willingness to hit below the belt—none of which can disguise the strong current of affection traveling underneath the bumpy ride of day-to-day life.
Over the course of 75 minutes, the two reminisce about their life together from their first date to their first fight at the end of their first date. Sex, therapy, kids, no sex, flunking therapy—all are fair game, along with even more serious matters of life and death that, according to the Washington Post, are still "handled with a smile and a laugh" in the source material. Robin Abramson stars as the couple’s female half, getting ample opportunity alongside costar Gregory Johnstone to display the “extraordinary emotional range” that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted in naming her 2009’s Performer of the Year.