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 free-wheeling thespian life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one adult ticket to Sex on the Beach at Roy Arias Studios & Theatres on West 43rd Street (up to a $47.50 value). Performances will continue through August 27 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. with one Spanish-language performance on Saturday, July 9 at 9 p.m.
Sex on the Beach stars Roy Arias in a one-man comedy about the Caribbean’s sex industry. The 80-minute show introduces theatergoers to the lives of a hustler, a Cuban escort, and a transvestite as each character comes to terms with a colorful past and faces an uncertain future. The intimate theater situates spectators near the onstage action and provides clear views of Arias handily juggling the portrayals of different genders, backgrounds, and law-school affiliations. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks ($5+) are available for purchase at the theater’s fully stocked bar and can be enjoyed during the show.