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 Of Mice and Men, presented by Phoenix Theater at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. For $18, you get two general-admission tickets (a $36 value). Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.<p>
Based on John Steinbeck’s celebrated Depression-era novella, Of Mice and Men weaves the tragic tale of two ranch hands trying to fulfill their dream of purchasing their own farm. Arriving a at new ranch, the intelligent George Milton tries to keep his simpleminded but towering companion, Lennie Small, out of trouble in spite of his Herculean strength, propensity for touching anything soft, and the ironic tension of his diminutive surname. The talented thespians of the local Phoenix Theater bring the book’s memorable cast of characters to life with heart-tugging emotion and dramatic aplomb.
Originally built in 1891 as the Trinity United Methodist Church, Trinity-on-Main’s beautiful Romanesque exterior reaches into the sky with its soaring 108-foot tower whose peak festoons the air with euphonious chiming bells. The auditorium sits nestled beneath a soaring wooden roof made of delicately arching oak and dotted with colorful stained glass windows.