Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theatre by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get a theatre outing for two (up to a $51.40 total value, including HST and fees), which includes:
- Two general-admission tickets to Ride the Cyclone at Theatre Passe Muraille (up to a $38.90 value)
- Two drink vouchers (up to a $12.50 value)<p>
Choose from the following performances: * Thursday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. * Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. * Saturday, November 12, at 2 p.m.<p>
Doors open 30 minutes before the show. All seating is general admission and first come, first served.
In its 42nd season, innovative Theatre Passe Muraille joins Acting Up Stage Company, a troupe dedicated to advancing Canadian theatre, to stage the whimsical, uproarious musical Ride the Cyclone. Lauded by the Vancouver Sun as “a work of genius that defies description,” Ride the Cyclone follows the fate of six teens in a small-town choir, who meet their demise while riding a rickety rollercoaster at a travelling fair. After the accident, the six teens enjoy the relatively rare privilege of expressing themselves after death, a right usually granted only to holograms of the wealthy. In wildly original song-and-dance routines, the teens attempt to accept their abrupt deaths while sharing tales that illuminate the angst of their generation. The talented young actors masterfully balance dark comedy with light steps as they sing and dance their way through a play that won the SummerWorks Prize for Production and the NOW magazine Audience Choice Award in 2010.
Housed in a historic heritage building downtown, the Theatre Passe Muraille ensconces audiences in a 180-seat theatre as intimate as Hamlet’s uncomfortably revealing soliloquies. Once a bakery, the building still has its original loading doors and stable windows outside. Inside, exposed brick walls and wood floors lend the space an industrial, vintage appeal.
Theatre Passe Muraille offers pay-what-you-can admission to Saturday matinee performances, with a recommended ticket price of $15.
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