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Veronica's Room
Oct 9–Nov 3
Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 Allen Parkway
713-527-0220
stagestheatre.com 

This morning, Stages Repertory Theatre announced a one-day flash sale for tickets to Veronica’s Room, the 1973 Ira Levin thriller that opens on October 11 (with previews October 9 and 10). The conditions of the sale are nearly as byzantine as the play’s plot—every three hours from 9 a.m. to 8:59 p.m. the ticket price will increase by two dollars, beginning at $15 and ending the day at $21. With normal ticket prices ranging from $35 to $45, that represents potential savings of over 50 percent off face value. To get the sales price, you must use a code word inspired by the play that changes every three hours (see below).

In Veronica’s Room, a young woman and her date are dining at a Boston restaurant when an elderly couple approach, introducing themselves as the caretakers of an old house outside the city. They tell the young woman that she looks just like the daughter of the family they used to work for, and, to prove the resemblance, they invite the young pair back to the house to look at old photographs. From there, the plot rapidly makes a series of unexpected turns, transforming from an intimate drama into an increasingly terrifying horror story.

Ira Levin, who died in 2007, is best known for his novels—including Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, and The Boys from Brazil—although he was also an accomplished playwright whose 1978 thriller Deathtrap was one of the longest-running plays in Broadway history. 

Customers may purchase up to six sale tickets per household, and can choose any performance. VIP and Premium seats are not available. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, Sep 17 ONLY (click here to purchase tickets)

9am–11:59am: $15 tickets (code word: door)

12pm–2:59pm: $17 tickets (code word: puzzle)

3pm–5:59pm: $19 tickets (code word: painting)

6pm–8:59pm: $21 tickets (code word: secret)

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