A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical Groupon: for $22, you get a five-ticket flex pass, good for any show of the 2010–11 season at Strand Theater Company in Charles North.
Strand Theater Company presents original, evocative plays with an emphasis on providing women opportunities for roles as actors, directors, playwrights, and set designers. Strand's upcoming 2010–11 season kicks off with the critically acclaimed The Glory of Living (October 7–23), which relates Rebecca Gilman's visceral and complex story of a 16-year-old girl married to an ex-convict twice her age. When the holiday season arrives and families start glazing their mistletoe with a mixture of eggnog and ham essence, you can get in the spirit with A Peppermint Patty Christmas (December 2–18), which portrays a character vowing to speak the truth when she heads home for the holidays. A dramatic adaptation of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking (February 3–19) is a compelling one-woman play, written after the loss of Didion's husband and daughter. The season wraps up with the socially minded One Flea Spare (April 21–May 7), Naomi Wallace's sharp play based in seventeenth-century England and called "one of the finest works of dramatic literature" by playwright Tony Kushner.
With Strand Theater Company's dedication to unconventional theatrical methods and gifted thespians, you'll leave the theater in a contemplative, thinkful mood. And with the flex pass, you can bring four friends and attend one show or go solo and attend five performances. Flex tickets can also be used for the Friends and Neighbors Festival, which is a series of plays that occurs over the summer.
Reservations must be made to redeem tickets. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.