The history of theater goes all the way back to the 1970s, when audiences were eager to see "living movies." See how far these unfilmed talkabouts have come in only 40 years with today's GrouponLive deal: for $100, you get a four-ticket weekday flex pass to Trinity Repertory Company (up to a $200 value, based upon show and full-price main- or prime-level seating). The four tickets can be used in any combination over multiple weekday visits, and may not be redeemed for A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, special events, or book-in shows. Shows take place in the Chace or Dowling Theaters, and seating is assigned to Groupon customers on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Trinity Repertory Company boasts a veteran staff of theater professionals that includes one of the few resident acting troupes remaining in the country. The 2011–2012 season is rife with such pathos-laden productions as Clybourne Park (October 14–November 13), a biting riff on Raisin In The Sun that examines race and real estate, and Shakespeare's convenience-store comedy, The Merchant of Venice (February 3–March 4). Resident playwright Deborah Salem Smith's Love Alone (February 28–May 27) delves into the nature of human grief as part of an in-rep program of new work from a trio of playwrights. Attendees can visit Trinity Repertory's website for a full list of productions, showtimes, and a photo gallery tracing the evolution of Henrik Ibsen's sideburns.
Trinity Repertory Company occasionally features discounted single-ticket rates on its site for students, educators, military personnel, firefighters, police, and emergency-medical-services employees, as well as occasional pay-what-you-can performances.
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