Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theatre by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get two general-admission tickets to see Sauce Brune presented by Simoniaques Théâtre at La Nouvelle Scène (a $60 value). All performances are in French. Choose from the following shows:
- Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m. This show includes English supertitles.
- Friday, December 2, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 3, at 3 p.m.
- Saturday, December 3, at 8 p.m.
As Ottawa’s centre for francophone theatre, La Nouvelle Scène houses four founding companies that sate culture cravings with challenging and entertaining pieces. Simoniaques Théâtre’s Sauce Brune follows four lunch ladies working at a high-school cafeteria as they humorously bond over the indignities of their job, their coping mechanisms, and their puzzlement over why every dramatic moment is punctuated by a light cue. Performances take place in La Nouvelle Scène’s 150-seat Salle Caisses Desjardins, engaging audiences up-close with intimate black-box setting. Though all performances are in French, the show on Thursday, December 1, features English supertitles, allowing monolingual theatregoers to enjoy the play without the hassle of making up all the dialogue in their head.
_ La Nouvelle Scène’s rates fluctuate based on membership and age_.