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 a politically minded creation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get a theater outing to see Crossed, presented by Teatro Luna at Luna Central (up to a $33 total value, including fees). The outing includes the following:
- One general-admission ticket (up to a $23 value)
- Two drinks (up to a $10 value). Click here for a list of drink options.<p>
Choose from the following shows (doors open half an hour before showtime):
- Sunday, February 12, at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 19, at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 26, at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, March 11, at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.<p>
Groupon holders can redeem tickets at will call beginning two hours before 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 piece 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: “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 Gabrielle Giffords’s 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, forming an extravaganza that received a “Recommended” stamp from the Chicago Reader. Audiences can slake their thirst in between laughs and dramatic gasps with two zesty refreshments culled from a drink menu that includes virgin pear sangria, sparkling juice, or a champagne cocktail.
Though Teatro Luna holds a lottery for discounted $15 tickets before each show, this Groupon is still the best deal for most.