Seeing a good actor on a stage feels a lot like seeing them in their living room, right down to the raw immediacy of their anger when they see you spying through the window. Maintain the legally required distance with this GrouponLive deal to see a show at The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls. Choose between the following options:
For $5, you get one ticket to The Importance of Being Earnest (a $15 value). Tickets are valid for one of the following shows:
- Thursday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 9, at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 14, at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
For $10, you get one ticket to see the Richter Uzur Duo concert on Friday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. (a $20 value).
In its inaugural performance, the JACC's new theater troupe delights audiences with Oscar Wilde's sophisticated farce The Importance of Being Earnest. Subtitled A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, the play epitomizes Wilde's sparkling wordplay and his masterfully subtle satire of Victorian social norms. The plot follows two English gentlemen as they attempt to win the hearts of two young ladies by attempting to assume the identity of the titular Earnest, a charming libertine invented as an alter ego by one of the men. Featuring withering takedowns of 19th-century propriety, the play's erudite dialogue splits sides and sends parasol-toting matrons into attacks of the vapors.
Made up of classically trained guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur, the Richter Uzur Duo builds intensely muscular interpretations of classical standards and beloved rock songs. The group's repertoire includes pieces from their collaboration, String Theory, which has been praised by Guitar International for its "wide range of expression, beauty, excitement, and artistry." Unusual pieces such as "Kashmir," based on the Led Zeppelin song of the same name, transpose the band's swirling melodies into densely textured duets of gruff cello overlayed by dexterously plucked guitar. Other gems include a mash-up of Misirlou, a traditional Greek tune featured in Pulp Fiction, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Bumblebee, which is played by beekeepers every spring to lure bees out of their underground tunnel dwellings.
The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center
In 1921, the citizens of Post Falls, Idaho marveled as horses pulled two church buildings to the corner of Fourth Avenue and William Street, combining them and kindling the spirit of collaboration that fuels the structure's current resident, The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center. Here, gothic-revival and vernacular architecture converge, brimming with more than a century of stories and earning a spot in the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the building's past and into its present, it has persisted as a haven where the community gathers to socialize, learn, and question suspected witches. These days, the facility hosts activities that strengthen the mind and body, such as fitness classes and cooking courses. An upstairs gallery showcases the work of local artists from North Idaho and Eastern Washington as well as works by national artists, and the main-level celebration hall's raised stage and space for up to 200 seats acts as a venue for concerts, weddings, and crowd-surfing practice.