Sunday, November 18, 2007

Blog Discount offer: Doris to Darlene

I will be seeing Doris to Darlene: A Cautionary Valentine, a new work written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Les Waters (Eurydice), tonight at Playwrights Horizons and reviewing it shortly thereafter. In the meantime, the good folks over at PH would like to extend a discount offer to the readers of this blog. Here's everything you need to know if you are interested in ordering tickets:

Special Discount offer for Bloggers Posts
$35 (REG. $65) for performances November 16 – 26
$45 (REG. $65) for performances November 27 – December 23.
Limit 4 tickets per order. Subject to availability.

How to order (purchase by December 11 and mention code ‘DDBL’ to receive discount):

Online: Ticket Central and use code DDBL
Phone: Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily) and mention code DDBL.
In person: Ticket Central, 416 West 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenues

As always, students holding a valid school ID can purchase rush tickets at the low, low price of $15 beginning one hour prior to curtain, subject to availability. There is a limit of one ticket per ID, so if you want to attempt rushing the show with a friend or two, make sure that you all go to the box office together.

The plot sounds pretty interesting, especially if, like me, you're as passionate about opera as you are about theatre. From the website:

"In the candy-colored 1960s, a biracial schoolgirl named Doris is molded into pop star Darlene by a whiz-kid record producer who culls a top-ten hit out of Richard Wagner’s Liebestod. Rewind to the candy-colored 1860s, where Wagner is writing the melody that will become Darlene’s hit song. Fast-forward to the not-so-candy-colored present, where a teenager obsesses over Darlene’s music — and his music teacher. Three dissonant decades merge into an unlikely harmony in this time-jumping pop fairy tale about the dreams and disasters behind one transcendent song."

I'll be back soon with my review.

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