Live theatre tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the University Players’ production of Jane Austen’s Emma at the Essex Hall Theatre. For $10, you get one general-admission ticket (a $20 value). Choose from the following performance dates:
- Friday, February 10, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 11, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m.
The spirited thespian ensemble of Windsor’s University Players steals Cupid’s bow in their 53rd season, stoking the flames of theatre buffs and hopeless romantics with their engaging adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic comedy Emma. Addicted to the game of love, the titular matchmaker meddles her way into the lives of her friends in a quest to help them find romance. The amiable tale plucks heartstrings like a banjo autopsy when Emma falls in love herself, causing her inner romantic referee to panic as she tries not to fumble her heart. Like the motion picture Clueless, except with English dialogue, the timeless tale of Emma strikes a chord in generations of literature lovers. The plump and plushy seats of Essex Hall Theatre are perfect for canoodling couples, with intimate views allowing audiences to savour the performances and pluck the cartoon hearts emanating from the stage.