Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an under-seat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon: for $21, you get a balcony ticket to the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Bus Stop at the Boston University Theatre. Although the Huntington Theatre Company offers $25 seats to patrons 35 and under through its 35 Below program, today's Groupon still offers you the cheapest way to see the show. Choose from the following dates:
- Sunday, October 10, at 7 p.m. (up to a $43 value)
- Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $43 value)
- Wednesday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $43 value)
- Friday, October 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $55 value)
Perhaps best known as a Marilyn Monroe movie from 1956, William Inge's Bus Stop begins with a snowstorm that strands a busload of passengers at a diner outside Kansas City. As the motley band—which includes a lovestruck cowboy and the nightclub singer he longs for—spend the night together, they fill the cold air with bluster, heartache, and laughter as they reach out tentatively for love. Huntington's former artistic director Nicholas Martin artfully unfolds the whole thing over the course of two hours, with two 10-minute intermissions for the audience to catch its breath after laughing and running wind sprints up and down the aisles.
As one of Boston's largest and most respected theater companies, Huntington Theatre Company brings together Boston's best (such as local thespians Karen MacDonald and Will Lyman) with Tony-winning talent (Nathan Lane, Phylicia Rashad)—assembling an annual cast of 130,000 to play its enthralled audience. Whether the company is performing a new play or a hallowed classic, expect top-quality production values, world-class acting, and a more dramatically satisfying conclusion than the free-throw contest you ended your wedding with.
The New York Times featured the Huntington Theatre Company, and the Boston Globe mentioned the company’s production of Bus Stop. Yelpers give the theater an average of four stars, and more than 1,700 Facebookers are fans:
- While the Huntington had close ties with some local writers under its previous leadership, Mr. DuBois and Ms. Timmel said that the current economic landscape for regional theater made it crucial to communicate with those whose work might appeal to people who traditionally have not been a part of the theater’s audience. And for some of the writers being produced, the Huntington’s interest is making Boston a more interesting place to do new work. – Patrick Healy, New York Times
- I adore the Huntington! The shows they bring here are always high quality, the stage is lovely. I can always count on a great time! – Fer M., Yelp
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