Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today’s Groupon to New City Stage Company. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a two-show FlexPass, which grants any two tickets to shows (excluding opening nights) during the 2011–2012 season (a $35 value).
- For $20, you get a season pass Plus, which grants single admission for a student or senior to all three shows (excluding opening nights) during the 2011–2012 season, as well as any performance of Savage/Love and Tongues (a $44 value).
- For $25, you get a season pass Plus, which grants single admission for an adult to all three shows (excluding opening nights) during the 2011–2012 season, as well as any performance of Savage/Love and Tongues (a $52 value).
New City Stage Company fosters local talent and a new generation of playwrights while kindling community dialogue with full seasons of contemporary classics and new works. The 2011–2012 season kicks off with the Philadelphia premiere of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them in December, a madcap and thoughtful comedy about America’s ongoing war on terror and labyrinthine play titles. Theatergoers can return in March for Terrorism, a newly revised take on the Presnyakov brothers’ surprisingly funny story of collective dread, or for the world premiere of Mac Rogers’s espionage thriller Asymmetric, which concludes New City’s exhilarating sixth season in May.
Season passes also include admission to Savage/Love and Tongues, a poetic prologue to a season that explores personal privacy and governmental skepticism. The performance, which includes a pair of movement-based plays, tickles eager ears and reluctant black bears with live music as it unfolds atop the Symmetry Dance Wellness Studio’s stage. All other performances are held at the Adrienne Theater, and seating is general admission, ensuring tardy patrons won’t interrupt impassioned monologues when stage-diving across seated audience members.
New City Stage Company
Although the New City Stage Company attracts equity actors and union crews, fostering local talent has been a priority since it began producing in 2006. Commissioning and mounting professional productions of contemporary works and classic plays, the company strives to stimulate patrons and students with shows that are often edgy and thought provoking, like a finely whetted Rubik’s cube. But whether hosting a Philadelphia premier or staging an award-winning rarity, the theater group always places an emphasis on the work of local playwrights and performers.
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