With the exception of disputed pro-football coin tosses and extreme debate clubs, the stage remains the only venue where arguments are regularly settled with a sword fight. Behold a dramatic settling of differences with this Groupon: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets to Love vs. Time, presented by the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival at SU’s Warehouse Theatre (a $24 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.<p>
The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival––known for its theatrical productions held in the park, under a roof, and on the grass––assembles a cast of local artists and performers to interpret 28 of Shakespeare’s sonnets in a multimedia extravaganza that mixes music, dance, film, and dramatic presentations. The festival’s new production, Love vs. Time, explores a question that haunts many of Shakespeare’s works and anyone who has ever married a clock, which is, “What’s the most important force in one’s life—love or time?” The show helps onlookers answer this internal quandary through the emotional choreography of My Fusion Flow, the thought-provoking photographs of SU Newhouse students, the music of Ben de la Garza, and a host of other performances and displays. As the visual and musical guests frame the impassioned argument in gesture, two narrators advocate opposing positions with phrases drawn from a variety of Shakespeare’s sonnets and standup-comedy routines.