Going to the theatre lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbours argue about how to pronounce “gnocchi.” Hide behind the fourth wall with this Groupon: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to see Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show at LSPU Hall (up to a $25 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, March 15, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18, at 8 p.m.<p>
Hailed by Vue Weekly’s David Berry as “the best performance I’ve seen this year” upon its 2009 debut, Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show unfolds across a series of charming and poignant pieces chronicling the locals of Fort McMurray. Toronto’s Architect Theatre, Layne Coleman, and the cast spent weeks in the budding town on the edge of the tar sands to get a sense of how the economic boom has affected its culture from a compassionate and deeply human perspective. Greg Gale’s sweet, wisecracking truck driver, Jonathan Steinen’s land-reclamation officer, and Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman’s local girl with big plans fill the stage with flashes of sweetness and wit that illuminate the lives of both transient and permanent residents of a modern frontier.
Since Resource Centre for the Arts’ inception in 1972, notable alumni including Mary Walsh and Rick Mercer have gone on to national prominence, paving the way for budding artists to cultivate their creativity with the theatre’s innovative special presentation series. The company deftly suspends disbelief in a newly renovated 198-seat theatre with state-of-the-art equipment and bathtubs filled with spirit gum for quick mustache changes.
Though LSPU Hall features discounts for students and seniors, this Groupon still offers the best deal available for all customers.