Theater showcases humanity's rawest emotions and actions so that audiences can more easily spot cramped muscles trying to take over society. Explore worldly secrets with this GrouponLive deal to see Traces at Union Square Theatre. For $39, you get one ticket for orchestra seating (an $86.60 value, including all fees). Choose from the 34 performances listed here.
Traces showcases dancing, sports, and high-flying acrobatics without the safety of a net or strings. Abstractly set in a makeshift shelter following an unspecified catastrophe, seven urban acrobats begin rebuilding their world the only way they know how, through the use of creative bodily expression and a stockpile of Tootsie Rolls. Time recognized Traces as one of its "Top 10 Everything of 2011," and Time Out New York called the show a "sexy, gritty spectacle."
The barrier between stage and seating is shattered during the performance as the cast often addresses the audience directly, not as their character but as themselves. Productions of the show change to suit the skills of its current players, and include skateboarding tricks over human hurdles, exactingly choreographed roller-blade routines, leaping through hoops, and brachiating from pole to pole to pack the 90-minute extravaganza with adrenaline.