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 GrouponLive deal to San Jose Stage Company. Choose between the following options:
- For $89, you get one five-show subscription for the remainder of the 2011–12 season (up to a $228 value).
- For $169, you get two five-show subscriptions for the remainder of the 2011–12 season (up to a $456 value).
The remainder of the 2011–12 season includes the following productions:
* Every Christmas Story Every Told: November 23-December 18
* Winter Benefit Concert featuring the music of Buddy Holly: January
* Buried Child: February 14–March 11
* Buffalo’ed: April 4–29
* An as-yet-unannounced musical: May 30–June 24
Subscription holders also receive discounts on future ticket purchases, a $10 dining discount valid at 18 restaurants near the theater, special offers and event invitations at The Stage, reserved seating, a flexible exchange policy, and discounts on theatrical classes.
For 29 years, San Jose Stage Company has entertained Bay Area audiences with innovative performances of classic American plays and piercingly urgent new works. The off-Broadway company upholds its reputation for pushing envelopes in its intimate 200-seat theater, spouting productions such as the back-by-popular-demand Every Christmas Story Ever Told, which showers audiences with seasonal cheer with a fast-moving and irreverent take on holiday staples such as Frosty, Rudolph, and It’s a Wonderful Life. In January’s winter benefit concert, performers celebrate the solstice with the music of Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly, paying homage to the artist with thick-rimmed eyeglasses made of candy canes. The San Jose players delve into the American experience with a midwinter staging of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, as well as the world premiere of Buffalo’ed, which retells the story of the African American Buffalo Soldiers stationed in the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century. The company will conclude its season with a blockbuster musical; negotiations are underway to determine which showstopper will follow on the heels of last season’s sold-out production of Avenue Q.