A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown, reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to The How and the Why at the McCarter Theatre Center (a $60 value), located in Princeton. Choose from the following three performances:
- Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
With its storied 75-year history and more than 200 performances each year, the Tony Award–winning McCarter Theatre Center has consistently provided professional, talent-laden drama since it hosted the world premiere of Our Town in 1938. With this deal, you'll observe The How and the Why, a poignant meditation on family and womanhood penned by In Treatment producer Sarah Treem. Catch stars Bess Rous and Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl, who play evolutionary biologists grappling for answers the night before an important conference. While many theaters feature views obstructed by open flames, each seat inside the intimate, 360-seat Berlind Theatre Auditorium provides excellent visibility of the stage, besting theaters that have seats obstructed by piles of discarded mannequins. This Groupon nets seats within the theater's A and B sections.
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