Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theatre, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's onstage instead with today's deal: for $30, you get a season subscription to Playwrights Theatre (a $60 value), recognized by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as a Major Arts Institution since 2003.
Playwrights Theatre stages productions of up-and-coming plays each year through its New Play Development program. The 2010–2011 season keeps the theatre's long-standing commitment to fresh ars theatrica with three works: Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan, MoM A Rock Concert Musical by Richard Caliban, and Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie by Julie Jensen. Your season subscription to Playwrights Theatre entitles you to view all three performances, receive a 50% discount on two tickets for family or friends, gain admittance to opening-night parties, and attend post-show talkbacks about new-play development and the inside story on plays. You'll also receive a pass to the FORUM staged reading series, enough to attend a reading of each of the series' 13 new plays and discuss the material with artists in an intimate setting.
Playwrights Theatre was founded by a community of theatre professionals in 1986 to provide writers with a chance to hone their craft, entertain the public, and think about babies every single day. Since this illustrious beginning, Playwrights Theatre has grown into a local talent trove and acts as a Planning Council member for the Governor's Awards in Arts Education. Shows are held at varying times and locations; consult the schedule for more information.
If you wish to use your Groupon to attend the season-opening fundraiser on September 3, an extra $75 will be charged at the box office.