Actors have the daunting task of bringing fictional people to life, which can be complicated by a character’s exotic accent or preference for somersaulting everywhere. Roll alongside a triumphant performance with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Sirens, presented by the Citadel Theatre Company, at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest. For $36, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $73 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, February 9, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m.
- Thursday, February 16, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 19, at 3 p.m.
- Thursday, February 23, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m.<p>
Citadel Theatre Company traverses the peaks and valleys of human experience with a diverse repertoire of dramatic, comedic, contemporary, and classical works. In February, playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer hems theatergoers into the seams of a sputtering marriage during Sirens, which was showcased at the 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays. After Sam and Rose build their entire relationship on the financial fortune of a chart-topping song, their ties begin to fray as Sam looks up an old flame by scouring social-media websites and visiting a retirement home for firefighters. Rose, in an attempt to yank Sam out of his rut, schedules a romantic cruise for the couple, where mythological temptation further illuminates Sam’s predicament. Citadel Theatre’s 150-seat tiered setup regales guests with optimal sight lines, and the venue’s thrust stage allows actors to test the crowd’s temperature with their big toe prior to cannonballing into each performance.
Citadel Theatre Company offers discounted ticket prices to students and seniors.