"Tamburlaine the Great" at Theatre for a New Audience on December 22 Through January 4 (Up to 52% Off)

Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center

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The Deal

  • $39 for one ticket to see Tamburlaine, Parts I & II (up to $82 value)
  • When: select dates, December 22 through January 4; choose a showtime upon purchase.
  • Where: Theatre for a New Audience
  • Seating: orchestra or mezzanine
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
  • Click to view the orchestra and mezzanine seating charts
  • Bloody Merry Holiday Party – “Slay” bells ring on December 22 and 29, when your ticket includes one beverage coupon and admission to our post show Holiday Party with the cast. Join us for music, drinks and food (both available for purchase) and short backstage tours, including a peek at the “blood” room.
  • Talkbacks - Join us on December 21 and 28 for post-show talks with lead actor John Douglas Thompson

This three-hour play has a 30-minute intermission, during which food is available for purchase. Parental discretion is advised for children under 14 due to gunshots and stage blood.

Tamburlaine the Great

Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan contemporary and influencer of Shakespeare, looked to the life of Central Asian emperor Timur when writing his war epic, Tamburlaine. At the start of the play, the title character is a nomadic shepherd and bandit in Scythia, but the Persian emperor wants him dead. When a party comes to do the deed, though, Tamburlaine convinces them to join him in overthrowing the emperor—beginning a life that would be defined by bloodshed. Though met with fierce opposition, his force of will leads him to rule half the world.

Revived many decades after its last major New York production in 1956, this play benefits from the expert guidance of director Michael Boyd, a four-time winner of the Olivier Award who’s served as the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Obie and Drama Desk winner John Douglas Thompson stars, calling upon his internationally-acclaimed classical acting skills to conjure the shrewd and aggressive Tamburlaine.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Theatre for a New Audience. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Theatre for a New Audience's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Theatre for a New Audience

Theatre for a New Audience has been turning new audiences into loyal audiences for more than three decades. Called "the most sophisticated purveyor of revivals in the major Off-Broadway leagues" by the New York Times' Charles Isherwood, the company has racked up nominations and awards from Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle for its stagings of both Shakespearean and contemporary plays alike. And the company doesn't just treat audiences to performances by F. Murray Abraham and Kathleen Chalfant, or productions guest-directed by Tony winners Julie Taymor and Bartlett Sher. It also introduces public-school students to Shakespeare through hands-on workshops—a less haunting introduction to The Bard than a Ouija-board interview.

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