Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Witness truly dramatic close-ups with this GrouponLive deal to Stripped the Play at Culture Club. Performances are held at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from May 25 to June 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one general-admission ticket to any performance (a $50 value).
- For $250, you get a VIP party package for six at any performance (a $500 value). The party package includes the following:
- Reserved seating on front-row couches
- One bottle of champagne
- A photo with the cast
Though they seem to bare it all on stage, the boys of Stripped mask tenderness beneath their ripped, rugged, ultra-macho personas. In a meta-theatrical take on the classic male revue, the script's winking ribaldries and secret angst blend serious theater with a bachelorette-ready good time. This run of the show sees writer, director, and actor Geoffrey Cantor return to the stage for the first time in nine years as Steve Savage, the troubled troupe's fun-loving ringleader and MC. Between all-out in-character performances, the soulful strippers struggle with crises of identity, love, and age, just like any more-clothed member of society.
Culture Club ensures that the party onstage segues seamlessly into a well-rounded night on the town. '80s kitsch flashes throughout the sprawling dance club in the form of light-up floors, giant Pac-Men tragically just out of reach of the ceiling's delicious disco balls, and giant posters for Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club.