Ancient theater architects used complex arrangements of proscenium arches to obscure actors’ secret identities; today, the same work is done by an invisible fourth wall. Explore the interpretive richness of opaque walls with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get a ticket to Spoon Lake Blues at the Alliance Theatre, part of the Woodruff Arts Center on Peachtree Street (up to a $29.50 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 19 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Winner of the prestigious Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2007, the Alliance Theatre has launched original Broadway hits, including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and it has a 40-year history of family-production excellence. This April, Josh Tobiessen's Spoon Lake Blues will make its world premiere on the Alliance Theatre's stage. Laden with disorganized crime and desperate scheming, the bold comedy and live-action movie follows brothers Denis and Brady through a series of robberies made in an attempt to save their Appalachian home from debt collectors. The play challenges stereotypes and paradigms as Brady robs and proceeds to fall in love with Caitlin, a wealthy, educated woman who immediately takes pity on the brothers and their situation.
Although the Alliance Theatre presents performances for both youth and adult audiences throughout the year, parents are recommended to leave their mini chaperones at home, as the show references mature themes and beard-growing ability.