Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Mary Stuart at Desert Rose Theatre in Mesa. For $18, you get two tickets to a performance (up to a $36 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
Founded by a pair of theater-loving sisters, Desert Rose Theatre cultivates family-friendly productions in an airy, new black box at Power Square Mall. Mary Stuart, written by 18th-century dramatist Friedrich Schiller and directed by Chris Michael Dennis, explores the relationship between Britain’s Protestant queen, Elizabeth I, and her Catholic cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, which grows thornier than a bouquet of porcupine quills when Mary gets sent to prison. Though Mary is captive, her ardor and popularity threaten to topple Elizabeth’s icy throne, unleashing a spate of high-stakes political maneuvers. Elizabethan-style couture by artistic director Katherine Stewart infuses the production with realism and stage curtains made of ruffled collars.
Though Desert Rose Theatre offers discounted admission for children, students, seniors, and members of the military, today’s Groupon is still the best deal available.