Solo shows grant performers a panoramic showcase of their talents for memorizing, monologuing, and stepping over their own lines. Catch a one-man work of art with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour), a co-production with Meredith Vieira Productions, at The Wilma Theater (a $35 value before fees; up to a $39.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). Choose between the following dates:
• Tuesday, July 5 at 8 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 6 at 8 p.m.
Critically acclaimed by such reputable rags as the New York Times and Variety during its wildly successful off-Broadway run, This American Life contributor James Braly's darkly humorous autobiographical solo show, Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour), poignantly navigates weighty themes of love, family, betrayal, and death. Across an epic monologue on par with Winston Churchill's infamous word-by-word reiteration of Die Hard, Braly linguistically leaps between the bedside of his ill, engaged sister and scenes from his own marriage that deftly explore infidelity, childbirth, and other high-stakes marital speed bumps. The Wilma's stately 296-seat auditorium elegantly ensconces show-goers with raked seating, state-of-the-art sound, high-tech lighting, and jack-in-the-box cushions that routinely launch audiences into rapturous standing ovations.