This month we have discounted theater tickets for The Gallery Players production of the classic farce The 39 Steps and the American Premeire of Poison with Origin Theatre. Plus, members receive further discounts to a variety of events including the Choral Society’s annual Holiday concert, The Pipes of Christmas and a Reception with The English-Speaking Union, welcoming Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York, Antonia Romeo.
To request discount codes or for more information about how to redeem any of the offers below, please email GEORGE@stgeorgessociety.org
The 39 Steps
Gallery Players of Park Slope invites the members of St. George’s Society and their guests to join them for The 39 Steps. A comic thriller sure to delight! Part spy story, part romance, part homage to music hall and Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is a fun romp through London and the Highlands of Scotland.
This production is conceived of as a troupe of actors who have been left and are trying to put on a show with only found objects. Full of references to both Hitchcock, English Music Hall and the American Musical theater, all will enjoy its mad-cap pace and suspenseful end.
Gallery Players is in its 50th season and is Brooklyn’s premier Off-Off Broadway theater. The 39 Steps was the winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the 2008 Tony Award for Best Lighting and Best Sound Design.
Date: Oct 29 – Nov 13,
Venue: 199 14th St. Brooklyn, NY
Special Offer: Tickets from $18 (normally $25)
Reception hosted by The English-Speaking Union
Honoring & Welcoming the new British Consul General in New York
Antonia Romeo was appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Director-General Economic and Commercial Affairs USA in July 2016. She is responsible for promoting the UK’s economic profile, foreign policy, and national security priorities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut’s Fairfield County. In addition, Antonia directs the economic, business and prosperity work of the UK Government across the whole of the United States, including oversight of the North American operations of the Department for International Trade (DIT), the foreign commercial arm of the UK Government. She is also Her Majesty’s Government’s Special Envoy to the US technology companies.
Date: Nov 3, 5:30 pm
Venue: The English-Speaking Union, 144 East 39th Street
Special Offer: Tickets from $25 (normally $35)
In Poison words are used to conceal the truth and maintain boundaries as a couple meet again after a painful separation. Try as they might to avoid speaking about what happened and what has happened since, their fragility and doubt seep in through the cracks and wounds are opened anew.
The international smash hit has been seen in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Russian, Danish, Swedish and now into English. It was staged all over continental Europe, Russia, South America and Mexico and will be premiered in China and South Africa in the coming year.
Date: Nov 10 – Dec 11
Venue: The Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street
Choral Society’s 2016 Holiday Concert
The Choral Society and Orchestra of Grace Church in New York, under the direction of John Maclay, will present its annual Holiday Concert.
This year, the program features works by Mozart, Palestrina, Handel and Tavener, and the group’s enduringly packed-to-the-rafters audience carol sing with organ. The seldom-heard “Missa longa” (KV 262) (which is not long at all!) is the most accomplished of Mozart’s Salzburg masses.
Date: Dec 2, 8:00 pm & Dec 3, 3:00pm
Venue: Grace Church, Broadway & 10th Street
Special Offer: Tickets from $25 (normally $30)
Victoria Wood: As Seen in The Big Apple
A one-off Comedy tribute event to celebrate one of Britain’s favourite comedians, Victoria Wood, who died unexpectedly in the Spring. The OPTimistiks’ production, directed by Origin Theatre Company’s George C Heslin, will feature live stagings of favourite characters, sketches & scenes from the multi-award winning actor, comedian, musician & writer. Includes Acorn Antiques, Two Soups, Kimberley & the Ballad of Barry & Freda [aka the ‘Can’t Do It’ song]. All proceeds to Victoria’s nominated charity, Jessie’s Fund, to provide musical therapy for seriously ill children.
Date: Dec 3, 3:00 pm
Venue: 158 West 72nd Street
Special Offer: Tickets from $20 – with 2 drink minimum (normally $30)
The Pipes of Christmas
From the bold sounds of the pipes and drums, and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, The Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul. The concert features the music of Christmas accompanied by a selection of readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.