Thanks to a limited offer, you can see a $60 play at the Alliance Theatre this weekend for just $30 (plus a $5 service fee). But you must act quickly — quantities are limited. The show is a new work by local playwright Pearl Cleage, titled Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous. See the synopsis below.
We’re watching the deal and will keep updating this post as new dates are added.
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If you can’t find half-price tickets for the night you want to go, don’t despair. You can still knock $10 off the full ticket price by using the coupon code ANGRY10 at the Alliance website.
Tip: From the Alliance website home page, you’ll choose the show you’re interested in. Then, when you navigate through to the “Buy Tickets” page, look in the upper left corner (if you’re on a computer) for the field in which to enter the discount code. Don’t miss this step. In the Alliance system, you must enter the code FIRST, before you choose seats, instead of at check-out.
Usually, that $10 off code will not quite cover taxes and all the ridiculous fees charged by the Alliance (like $6 to print your own tickets at home). But it’s something — you could use that ten bucks to buy yourself a cocktail at the show!
Be sure you take advantage of any variable pricing offers that apply to seniors, students, or military personnel.
You can also get cheaper seats off to the side or in the balcony. The Alliance Theatre is small enough that there really aren’t any bad seats (unlike the Fox!)
Actress Anna Campbell and director Betty Samson accepted jobs in Amsterdam in the mid-1970’s, thinking these temporary positions would allow them to escape critics of their performance of scenes from August Wilson’s Fences that ignited a major theatrical controversy and came to be known forever after as ‘Naked Wilson.’ Though they thought the stay would be temporary, it is now 25 years later. Anna and Betty have received invitations to return to the states and attend a performance of their infamous piece. While Betty is confident in their return, Anna is uncertain about the homecoming after so many years in a self-imposed exile. She grows more concerned upon meeting Pete who has been cast in Anna’s role in the performance. Pete, an ambitious young actress whose previous experience is limited to adult entertainment, and Anna must learn to listen and appreciate each other’s perspectives and build bridges across generations. The women of Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous discover that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.
The Alliance Theatre is part of the Woodruff Arts Center complex, located at 1280 Peachtree St., in the heart of Atlanta’s busy Midtown area. If you drive, you can park in the attached parking deck, but it is pricey — usually a minimum of $15.
Considering the cost of parking, it often makes sense to take Uber or Lyft to get to the High Museum.
We highly recommend using MARTA to save money on your theater experience at the Alliance Theatre. With the Arts Center Station right across the street from the back of the Woodruff Arts Center campus, this is one of the simpler venues to get to on the train.
- Take any red and gold line train to the Arts Center MARTA station.
- Exit the train and follow the signs pointing to Arts Center Way, which requires going up three levels (avoid exiting via West Peachtree Street).
- Once you’ve reached street level, the High is just across the street. You’ll find a stairway and elevator that lead directly to the courtyard.
Note: If you are commuting from the blue or green line, you have to travel to the Five Points MARTA station and transfer to the first northbound train.