Shakespearean drama resonates with modern audiences because of its deep penetration into the human spirit and gratuitous scenes of kings riding around on segways. Immerse yourself into the Bard's high-tech staging with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets to Henry V from Dreamwell Theatre on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (up to a $24 value).
Dreamwell Theatre has mounted more than 50 plays in 12 years, their intimately stage productions often praised by local publications such as the Iowa Theatre Blog. In the midst of its "War and Consequences" season, the ensemble stiffens its sinews and summons up its blood to recreate the Battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare's arguably most famous military work. Part of a historical tetralogy, Henry V is crammed with choleric clashes and sanguine speeches as the title character leads his troops into combat. The house opens 30 minutes before showtime, giving guests ample time to amble to their spots and check their longbows at the door. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
10 S Gilbert St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52240