Art has long influenced politics, from Thomas Nast using his editorial cartoons to take down Boss Tweed to the Mona Lisa spurring parliament to ban full smiles. Partake in politically minded creation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $11, you get one general-admission ticket to see Crossed, presented by Teatro Luna at the Viaduct Theater (up to a $23 value, including fees). Choose from the following showtimes:
- Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 11, at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, December 18, at 6 p.m.<p>
Groupon holders can redeem tickets at will call beginning one hour prior to the show.
An all-Latina theater company, Teatro Luna storms stages with edgy, modern plays that ask tough questions about relevant American, Latino, and Hispanic issues. Crossed, the troupe’s eighth original play devised by an ensemble, explores the modern immigrant’s experiences, delving into more controversies and conundrums than a series of Babar books about the ivory trade. Arte y Vida describes the show’s unique structure as follows: “Framed by scenes set in an airport, the production travels through a dizzying number of stories: some autobiographical, others ripped from the headlines, but all treated with enthusiasm and passion.”
From an uncomfortable inspection at airport security to the surprising reaction of a Latina after Congresswoman Giffords’ shooting, the play’s vignettes explore issues of race and immigration from many lenses. Like a good math teacher, the cast serves up the scenes’ thought-provoking problems with a healthy portion of humor, curiosity, and song and dance.
While Teatro Luna holds a lottery for discounted $15 tickets before each show, this Groupon is still the best deal for most.