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 $12, you get two tickets to a show at The Overtime Theater in the Blue Star Art Complex (up to a $24 value). This deal is valid for any show in the 2011 season prior to the expiration date.
Winner of the San Antonio Current readers' poll for Best Local Theater Company of 2011, The Overtime Theater produces innovative original plays and musicals as well as spirited adaptations of old classics. Like the birth of a Qinling panda, each Overtime production has never been seen before onstage, nourishing theatergoers with the freshly crafted stage fare of passionate playwrights. Use today’s deal to treat a friend or special dog groomer to the poignant political comedy of Ugly People (August 19–September 17), the existential drama of Life, or a Reasonable Approximation Thereof (July 8–August 6), or the smooth jazz and blues of DOA: A Noir Musical (September 30–October 29), a creative adaptation of the 1950 film classic.
In addition to performing never-before-seen musicals, dramas, comedies, and dramadies, the thespians at The Overtime Theater collaborate with local visual artists to prominently display paintings and other works within the hallowed halls of the Blue Star Art Complex. Before taking their seats, patrons can peruse the lobby and its vast array of locally produced, high-quality artstuffs.