What You'll Get
Get ready for some scary, campy, sexy fun from the turn of the 19th century, courtesy of the warped minds of D.C.'s Molotov Theatre Group. Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret features English translations of three nearly-forgotten one-act plays from the Theatre du Grand Guignol, the influential style of French horror theater that was popular from the 1890s to the 1960s. Stitched together by bawdy mistress of ceremonies Bella Donna, the production uses music, laughs and scares to take you back to a simpler time for the horror and suspense genre. Check out the event description below for more gleefully gory details on the one-act plays that'll be performed at the DC Arts Center.
This show will be featured as a case study in a textbook planned for 2017 on the Grand Guignol tradition, to be released by the University of Exeter Press.
This production may not be appropriate for children under age 13.
The running time is approximately one hour and 20 minutes.
About the one-act plays in Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret:
The Lighthouse Keepers: A father and son, caring for a remote lighthouse, settle in for the long haul, with the next boat of provisions weeks away. Then one of the two reveals a secret that locks father and son in a struggle to the death.
Tics (or Doing the Deed): A sex farce about a young couple visiting the country estate of a wealthy doctor and his wife. What the women don’t know is when things get hot, the men can’t keep from hiding signs of their arousal.
The Last Kiss: A young man, convalescing in a hospital after having been scarred by a jealous lover, invites the woman to his room to make peace with her. As things progress, “peace” may not really be what he’s after.The tickets identified in this promotion are made available through Goldstar. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by DC Arts Center in connection with this deal.
The Fine Print
There will be no late admission and no readmission. This show includes fight scenes, simulated murder and disfigurement, as well as sexual situations. ALL SALES FINAL. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. Ticket value includes all fees. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon, Goldstar, the venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.