Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see Let's Kill Grandmas This Christmas at Theatre at St. Clement's. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get two tickets for best-available seating, plus a $20 dinner credit for Chelsea Grill (up to a $150 value, including all fees). The Chelsea Grill dinner credit is valid Monday–Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- For $40, you get one ticket for best-available seating (up to a $75 value, including all fees).
Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas runs Wednesday–Monday from December 20 to 30; check out the full schedule here. This show is recommended for those aged 17 and older.
A raucously perverse take on the holiday season, Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas delves into a family's murderous dysfunction as it gathers to celebrate goodwill toward man. After writing up her $2.2 million will, Grandma Cathy invites her unbalanced brood to her upstate Victorian mansion for some year-end festivities. In a complicated scheme to get the money sooner, Cathy’s sinister granddaughter, Leigh, conspires with her sister’s dull husband, Brett, on a plan to knock off Granny. The money-grabbing task––which involves convincing Leigh’s husband to do the dastardly deed––is made all the more urgent by Grandma's will-threatening relationship with a younger man. Teeming with hilariously farcical send-ups of the holiday spirit, the show's dastardly deeds and profanity-laced tirades tickle funny bones with a darkly comic take on the season's usual feel-good platitudes.
Theatre at St. Clement's
The beautiful redbrick walls of Theatre at St. Clement's' shelter innovative Off-Broadway shows. Memorable productions from the theater's four-decade history include the New York premier of David Mamet's American Buffalo and the world premier of Sam Shepard's La Turista.