Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see The Smell of the Kill at Temple Theatre. For $26, you get two tickets for main-floor center seating. Choose between the following performances:
- Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. (up to a $42.34 value, including all fees)
- Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. (up to a $51.62 value, including all fees)
Doors open one hour before showtime.
The Smell of the Kill
Long acquaintances but never fond friends, Nicky, Debra, and Molly find the dull routine of their monthly couples’ dinners dramatically disrupted one evening. As their husbands practice their golf strokes offstage, the three women gradually reveal the dark realities behind their marriages, to the tune of embezzlement, stalking, and affairs. As luck would have it, the guys manage to lock themselves in the basement meat locker, and their wives face a diabolical and darkly comic choice: free their husbands, or leave them to their freezer-burnt fate? The Gazette praised Michele Lowe’s play for “the Mamet-ish banter, the quick-fire jokes and the emotional violence,” which offer plenty of meaty dialogue for the leading ladies.
Built in 1925, the Temple Theatre first served as a vaudeville venue, later becoming a host for road shows, burlesque, and movies. However, the theatre closed in 1965, and would be subjected to disrepair, vandalism, and skeleton xylophone recitals for more than 15 years. A 1981 restoration project returned the theatre to its former glory. Today, seated under the gilded chandelier and wooden trim, theatergoers lose themselves in the thoughtful dramas enacted upon the stage.