Legendary entertainers Kenan and Kel made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $6, you get one general-admission ticket to The Legend of the Sword in the Stone at Georgia Shakespeare, located on the campus of Oglethorpe University. This ticket is good for your choice of one performance; the show runs from July 20–August 7, Tuesdays–Saturdays. Groupon holders must reserve tickets at least 48 hours in advance.
In its 25th season, the Georgia Shakespeare theater company continually ranks as one of Atlanta's critical favorites, producing bold, stirring renditions of Shakespearean classics, as well as works by the best writers of every generation. With today's deal, slip on your summer armor and pull Excalibur out of your Toyota's engine block for the theater's family-friendly performance of T.H. White's The Legend of the Sword in the Stone, part of the Family Classics Series, which portrays the relationship between the future King Arthur and the wise wizard Merlin.
The spacious, comfortable Conant Performing Arts Center features free parking and is the perfect spot for a shady preshow picnic under the covered terrace. Sip a coffee or tea from the theater's Groundlings Café while taking bets on which act will include a climactic medieval paintball duel.
Georgia Shakespeare is a critics' pick for Best Theater Company by Creative Loafing. Though there are no reviews for The Legend of the Sword in the Stone yet, the company has received stellar reviews for past performances from publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Brookhaven Reporter:
- Georgia Shakespeare gets special credit for its compelling staging of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s most notorious and difficult play. – Creative Loafing
- The performance of “Shrew: The Musical” was absolutely terrific and incredibly entertaining. That seemed to be the universal opinion of those in attendance that night. – John Schnaffer, Brookhaven Reporter