Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn "stage left" at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today's GrouponLive deal for one ticket to see The REP's production of A Child's Guide to Heresy at The Pittsburgh Playhouse's Rauh Theatre. This Groupon is valid for any of the 12 performances between September 10 and September 24. The show runs Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime, and seating is first come, first served based on availability. Choose from the following options:
• For $12, you get one ticket to an 8 p.m. performance on a Thursday (up to a $24 value, not including parking; student tickets are $7).
• For $12, you get one ticket to a 2 p.m. performance on a Saturday or Sunday (up to a $24 value, not including parking; student tickets are $7).
• For $13, you get one ticket to an 8 p.m. performance on a Friday or Saturday (up to a $27 value, not including parking; student tickets are $8).
Pittsburgh Playhouse, a three-theater performing-arts center at Point Park University, brims with provocative new work helmed by its professional company, The REP. Instead of doing their taxes while wearing a red riding hood, Groupon holders can enjoy the grownup fairy tale A Child's Guide to Heresy, Kendrew Lascelles's story about the clash between good and evil. Set in 13th-century England, the play revolves around a 9-year-old boy named Tom and a powerful bishop known as Constantus. After a fateful meeting with the bishop, Tom embarks on an extraordinary journey involving alchemy, demons, and mysterious rituals. Directed by Robert A. Miller, producer of the Academy Award–nominated film The Crucible, the play explores how innocence vanishes after the first time you TP the neighbor’s yard.
In addition to writing A Child's Guide to Heresy, Kendrew Lascelles penned The Aryan Couple, which was made into a Hollywood film starring Martin Landau. His acclaimed one-act play Trophy Hunters has been performed by various troupes across the country, including Los Angeles's Company of Angels, the Denver Center Theater Company, and groups of sentient bowling trophies trying to stay alive. Parking is available at the theater, with additional parking along the street, and discount parking at Magee Women’s Hospital at the entrance on Halket Street.