Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one general-admission ticket to see the AENY–El Puente production of Wearing Lorca’s Bowtie at The Duke on 42nd Street (up to a $40 value, including ticketing fees). Senior tickets are regularly $25 each before fees, and student and youth tickets are regularly $17.50 each before fees. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following shows:
- Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m.<p>
AENY–El Puente’s inaugural production of Wearing Lorca’s Bowtie unites some of Spain’s top writers, actors, and musicians with an award-winning lineup of American designers, seamlessly blending borders to bridge generations of New York artists. During the 75-minute performance, a talented cast appraises modern-day hardships through the scope of Federico Garcia Lorca, a celebrated Spanish poet from the early 20th century. Struggling to surmount cross-generational hurdles such as an unstable economic environment and gas-guzzling paintbrushes, the collection of creative minds seeks to shun big-city seclusion just like Lorca—through individual artistic passions. As audiences bask in a multisensory mosaic of music, dance, and poetry, uplifting themes inflate theater airs with messages of camaraderie and demand for more vibrant yellows in watercolor kits.