Over its centuries-long existence, theater has changed countless lives, giving actors a chance at stardom and helping oversized curtains escape abuse by the hands of singing nannies. Take part in this big-hearted art form with today's Groupon: for $40, you get one ticket to a preview performance of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (up to a $75 value). Previews run from May 12 through June 6 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.
For nearly four decades, the intellectual incubators at Playwrights Horizons have hatched award-winning productions of thought-provoking, emotion-evoking plays, nurturing new generations of writers and theatrical performers. The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World makes its New York debut in a joint effort with the crafty thespians at the New York Theatre Workshop, who themselves have fostered more than 100 dramatic new works over the past 27 years, including Jonathan Larson’s RENT and Doug Wright’s Quills. Together, these two show-stopping institutions weave a tale of rock-and-roll ambition cast against against the backdrop of the 1960s, a time when music was raw and Oprah’s guidance was nowhere to be found. Audiences will sit on the edge of their seats as the characters from this brand-new musical grapple with the dark side of parental obligation and the limits of talent––all based on a true story.
Groupon holders suitably impressed by Playwrights Horizons' dedication to quality theater and bouncer-less bathrooms can prolong the magic by taking up the opportunity to buy a membership for the 2011/2012 season at a 50% discount (normally $55). Members receive perks including discounts on all six season productions, as well as priority seating, invites to meet-the-artist discussions, and more.
Though rush tickets may be available at a discount on the day of a performance, this Groupon represents the most reliable deal available.
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