What You'll Get
Before the advent of community theaters, acting primarily took place in outdoor festivals and preteen bedrooms on the morning of an algebra quiz. Savor the practice of pretending with today's Groupon: for $16, you get two general-admission tickets to a performance at Aux Dog Theatre (up to a $32 value), on Monte Vista Boulevard.
Kicking off a grand reopening with a fresh creative direction, Aux Dog Theatre is a non-profit organization that stages a potpourri of community-supported productions to enlighten audiences with classic and modern works. Theater junkies can experience performances selected from an eclectic array of five productions through August 14, all of which are presented in high-def and glasses-free 3-D.
Through March 6, actors recite the poetic words of Shakespeare's definitive tragedy Othello, before Oscar-award winner Ethan Coen’s Offices engages crowds with a dark comic reflection on losing one’s humanity, from March 25 to April 17. In May, Treasure Island captivates parents and children with an adventurous, family-friendly adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece with a playful toy-theater design. This June, Corpus Christi presents a controversial passion play set in modern-day Texas, while Laughing Stock finishes off the summer season with a meta-comic story of an overtaxed community theater.
Each performance ferrets out the dramaturgical devils hidden in the details with a thorough focus on designing innovative and functional sets, lights, costumes, and sound. Aux Dog Theatre fastidiously provides clean and cozy seating that leaves audience members screening calls from their own home furniture.
Aux Dog Theatre offers a pay-what-you-will deal for the first Sunday matinee performance of each show; plan ahead to make sure you’re redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required; subject to availability. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid for resale. Not valid with other offers. Tax Included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.