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 (up to a $34 value).
- For $25, you get a four-show FlexPass, which grants any four tickets to shows (excluding opening nights) during the 2011–2012 season (up to a $68 value).
- For $35, you get a six-show FlexPass, which grants any six tickets to shows (excluding opening nights) during the 2011–2012 season (up to a $102 value). <p>
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. New City’s FlexPass can be divvied up among any number of guests and any number of shows, allowing theater-goers to attend any and all of the four plays in the 2011–2012 season, or see a single show multiple times in a bid to befriend the cast and become a permanent understudy. The season kicks off in December with the Philadelphia premiere of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, a madcap and thoughtful comedy about America’s ongoing war on terror and labyrinthine play titles. Theater-goers 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. All 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.
Center City West
2030 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103