Acting classes teach students how to cry on command—a skill that's especially useful when feigning investment in a relationship or pretending to whittle an onion. Live out your own sob story with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a six-week Acting for Non-Actors class at Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre (a $188 value). Tuesday classes begin February 7, and Wednesday classes begin February 8.
The professional instructors at Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre empower all types of dramatis personae with targeted acting training. Boasting more than 20 years of stage and screen experience, instructor Ryan Kitley leads aspiring actors on a six-week introduction to lifting the spirits of audiences more effectively than Mary Tyler Moore tossing a puppy into the air. Students dissect individual scenes for both the stage and taped on-camera scene work, working together while they forge the communication skills and confidence needed to thrive as performers. The session concludes with a film screening during class, following by a performance of onstage scenes for a live auditorium full of supportive friends, family, and ionic columns.