Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn “stage left” at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today’s GrouponLive deal to UNO Theatre at the Weber Fine Arts Building at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and free on-campus parking is available to all theatergoers. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get two tickets to see The Government Inspector (up to a $30 value).
- For $60, you get two season passes to UNO’s 2011–2012 production series (up to a $120 value). The series includes the following performances:
- The Government Inspector (September 28–October 1, October 12–15)
- 12 Ophelias (November 16–19, November 30–December 3)
- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (February 22–25, February 29–March 3)
- Assassins (April 11–14, April 18–21)
UNO Theatre pulls back the curtain on another season of dramatic brilliance, presenting four musicals and plays that spotlight the collaborative vision of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s students and faculty. The Government Inspector kicks off the season and a town-wide changing of email passwords with a case of mistaken identity, as a St. Petersburg clerk sends a small Russian village into a tizzy in Jeffery Hatcher’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s satirical masterpiece. Playwright Caridad Svich brings Hamlet’s tragic heroine back from the dead in 12 Ophelias, a contemporary take on Shakespeare that substitutes dinner feasts with Pop-Tarts and Danish castles with Appalachian brothels. In February, the Weber Fine Arts Building’s intimate stage swelters and stagehands break into uncontrollable fits of meowing during renditions of Tennessee Williams’s classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins rounds off the season with a musical that delves into the history of presidential assassinations in America, climaxing with a surreal sequence that explores the rationale behind Lee Harvey Oswald’s nefarious act.
Although seating for all productions is general admission, theater capacity varies and patrons must call ahead to make a reservation. Reservations can be made online or by calling 402-554-PLAY. Tickets not picked up by 7:15 p.m. on the evening of the performance will be sold to patrons on the waiting list or bequeathed to the ghosts of 19th-century theater professors who haunt the aisles.
Please note that this Groupon does not reflect the best individual ticket value for students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (free tickets with valid ID) or students from other schools ($5 tickets with a valid ID).