Alfred Hitchcock once said, “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out,” which explains his penchant for casting crustless sandwiches in every leading role. Chew on exciting art with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $14, you get one general-admission ticket to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by the Kaleidoscope Theatre at McPherson Playhouse (up to a $28.75 value). Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose from the following performances:
- Saturday, November 26, at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, November 27, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, December 2, at 7 p.m.<p>
The Kaleidoscope Theatre enhances classic plays and innovative new works with lush staging, rich storytelling, and modern themes to appeal to young audiences. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a fairy king makes mischief with a bottle of love potion, unwittingly creating love triangles and making his own wife adore a donkey. The enchanted adventure stages the largest cast of the theatre’s season, and VillageNow.net raves, “A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream celebrates a return to Kaleidoscope history and roots - manipulating fabric, light, and movement to tell the story.” Detailed costumes evoke the magical deep forest as well as the acid-washed doublets popular in Elizabethan England. Audiences arriving early enjoy views of the historic 1914 theatre’s five chandeliers and gilt-framed stage.
The Kaleidoscope Theatre offers discounted tickets of $25 for students and seniors.
Five chandeliers light the historic 1914 McPherson Playhouse, whose staggered balconies face the gilt-framed stage where the Kaleidoscope performs most of its plays and holds all of its cast slumber parties. For almost 40 years, the theatre's artistic and technical staffers have enhanced classic plays, adaptations, and innovative new works with lush staging, rich storytelling, and modern themes to appeal to younger audiences.