Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn “stage left” at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a theater night for four at Detroit Repertory Theatre (up to a $100 value). The theater night includes the following:
- Four general-admission tickets to see any regular performance of the 2011–12 season (up to a $20 value each)
- Four drinks, including beer, wine, coffee, or soda (up to a $5 value each)
Now in its 54th season, Detroit Repertory Theatre regales audiences with premiere performances of relatable comedies and dramas. Season opener Engagement Rules, running through December 23, splits sides with a comical analysis of love, spotlighting two couples who fight to maintain their relationships through personal turmoil and heated arm-wrestling matches. Burying the Bones (January 12–March 18) weaves a thought-provoking story of a woman haunted by the ghost of her missing husband in post-apartheid South Africa, and Dead and Buried (March 29–May 20) and Taking Care of Mimi (May 31–June 24) fill the spring with inspiring tales of camaraderie and hardship.
As a neighborhood-based institution, Detroit Repertory Theatre aims to strengthen and transform its surrounding communities with grassroots artistic development. Its intimate proscenium theater seats up to 194 guests and their shadows, and art from local artists peppers the lobby gallery.