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 Groupon: for $29, you get two tickets to Marry Me a Little performed by The Harbor Lights Theater Company (up to a $60 value) at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island. Choose from four performances:
- Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m.
- Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m.
Harbor Lights Theater Company ushers in accessible, inventive, and thought-provoking theater productions to the Staten Island community, reeling in top-level actors from the immense talent pool of New York City. With Broadway standout and artistic director Tamara Jenkins at the helm, the 2011 season kicks off with Craig Lucas's Marry Me a Little, the story of two lonely neighbors struggling through life in their tiny studio apartments without realizing that their soul mate is just a few walls and a cat-call away. This musical features songs by famed lyricologist Stephen Sondheim, so astute listeners may recognize memorable ditties from shows such as Saturday Night, A Little Night Music, Follies, Company, and more.
The production finds a home at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden's Veteran's Memorial Hall, an intimate, 150-seat theater haven. Built in 1854 as a chapel, the bright and open space is ripe for stunning solos and up-close views of actors accidentally getting married. Come early and explore the Snug Harbor Cultural Center grounds, often a beautiful backdrop for television shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Law & Order, and major motion pictures such as A Beautiful Mind and Little Children.
Though Harbor Lights Theater Company offers a two-ticket "date night" special online for $50, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
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