Today's side deal scores you a $12 general-admission ticket (a $25 value) to see Outlying Islands at Upstream Theater, a Riverfront Times pick for Best Theater Company 2009. You'll get to choose from one of four show dates: April 22, 23, and 24 at 8:00 p.m. and April 25 at 3 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The shows take place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, inside the Big Brothers Big Sisters Building at 501 N. Grand (corner of Olive).
Elizabeth Birkenmeier, Scott McMaster, Jerry Vogel, and Jason Cannon bring Scotland playwright David Greig's sensual show to life for mature audiences. Set on a remote island off Scotland's coast and directed by Philip Boehm, the play explores three characters entangled in a web of sexual tension on the eve of World War II. The lyrical play is at once a keen exploration of human nature, a moving study of young emotion, and a powerful snapshot of a world teetering on the brink of cataclysm.
One of St. Louis's most daring and thrilling theater companies, Upstream was founded in response to the absence of European theater in the area. Ever since, the company has used consistent innovation, fresh international perspectives, and powerful graviton beams to move their audiences. Get this Groupon to take in their latest performance, as well as spend time away from TiVo.
- This painstakingly methodical, handcrafted attention to detail from a collective of artisans results in unique theatrical encounters. – Dennis Brown, Riverfront Times
- In one production after another, Upstream has explored a kind of theater that lives not just in language but in visual images — maybe mainly in images. – Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Masters of ineffable atmospherics, the company effortlessly grasps the crisis of men trapped between the flesh and the spirit. And, more often than not, the results are weirdly mind-expanding. – Richard Green, Talkin' Broadway
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