Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce “gnocchi.” Hide behind the fourth wall with today’s GrouponLive deal to Springfield Contemporary Theatre at the Vandivort Center Theatre. For $22, you get two general-admission tickets to any performance of either of the following shows (up to a $44 value):
- Evita, running March 16–31. Showtimes are posted on SCT’s website.
- Enron, running April 19–28. Click here for showtimes.<p>
Springfield Contemporary Theatre fills drama-hungry minds and the vintage 1908 Vandivort Center Theatre with beautifully staged renditions of classic works and original plays. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical Evita follows the tumultuous life of the famed first lady of Argentina, detailing her humble beginnings, rise to power, and embarrassing compulsion to break out into rock-opera tunes, including the indelible “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” Described as “a darkly exhilarating portrait of hypertrophied capitalism” by Time Out New York, Enron whisks adult audiences on a fantastical retelling of the doomed company’s ascent and fall. The young talent of Drury University Theatre will join SCT’s local actors and guest professionals in an acerbic portrait of CEO Peter Skilling as a tragic anti-hero.
Though Springfield Contemporary Theatre offers discounted tickets to students and seniors, this Groupon still offers the best deal available for most customers and performances.