Dallas — For today's giveaway, we have tickets for the area premiere of Nicky Silver's The Lyons, presented by Uptown Players at the Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas. The show opens Friday, May 2 and runs through May 18. These tickets would be the Friday or Saturday performances on opening weekend, May 2 and 3. Curtain is at 8 p.m.
Here's a description of the play: The Lyons, a dark family comedy about a New York City clan with nothing but bitterness and damage to bind them, completed its Broadway run in 2012. The play opens in the hospital room where the Lyons family patriarch, Ben, will soon be expiring from cancer. The end has been coming for months, but Ben and his wife Rita haven’t told their adult kids, partly because they didn’t want to burden them and partly because they’re emotionally stunted and as self-absorbed as your average Kardashian. Lisa, a single mom and a bit of a daddy’s girl with a history of relationship drama gets to absorb the blow first, because their son Curtis, a gay writer who is full of dark secrets, is running late, per usual. Rita, whose briskly efficient manner masks a deep-seated, implacable hatred for the man she’s been yoked to for 40 years, will deliver the news between criticisms of Lisa’s wardrobe and inquiries about the right look for the living room she intends to redecorate as soon as Ben has kicked it.
To be entered to win tickets, email email@example.com with UPTOWN LYONS in the subject line. In the email, include your name, address, phone number and best email contact. Also, let us know if you'd like to attend on Friday or Saturday, May 2 or 3.
The deadline to enter is 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, but we'll start picking winners as soon as they come in, and notify them right away.
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