Arsenal Center for the Arts Coupons and Deals
If you're in the mood for something a little dark this holiday season, Shakepeare's bloodiest play is just the ticket. A violent cycle of corruption and betrayal is set in motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, his trusted friend. Macbeth achieves the power he believes he deserves, but the price is high. He must contend with his conscience, his ambitious wife and the influence of the mysterious witches whose prophecies guide him toward his destiny, where he discovers that power achieved by bloodshed can only be maintained by more bloodshed. Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece provides a glimpse into the human heart, with the "black and deep desires" that are often found in even the best of men and women.
Watching the '60s-era musical "Little Shop of Horrors" is much like spending time in a log cabin: It's a little campy -- and it ultimately gets you closer to nature. For today's deal, get up close and personal with a certain paranormal plant when you pay $31 (regularly $62) for one ticket to a performance of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown. Choose from 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. performances through May 20 to soak up Alan Menken's catchy doo-wop score in the Charles Mosesian Theater -- part of the third-largest nonprofit theater system in the Greater Boston Area. Follow the zany antics of Seymour, the nudnik florist shop owner, as he sates an otherworldly plant's appetite for human blood and pursues a love interest... and you'll soon understand why the bond among man, wild, and musical is ever-strong. Want more? Check out New Repertory Theatre on Facebook and Twitter.