- Admission to The Magic Flute or The Women of Lockerbie
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
The Magic Flute, November 7–9 at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre
- $8 for one ticket (up to $14 value)
- $14 for two tickets (up to $28 value)
The Women of Lockerbie, November 7–16 at the Theatre at Grand Valley
- $7 for one ticket (up to $12 value)
- $12 for two tickets (up to $24 value)
The Women of Lockerbie
In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in midair en route from London to New York, scattering debris over about 850 square miles of Lockerbie, Scotland. The casualties were tremendous: 243 passengers, 16 crew members, and 11 people on the ground were killed, and 21 homes were destroyed in an instant. Based on that real-life tragedy, The Women of Lockerbie follows an American mother as she searches for the remains of her son. Along the way, she meets a group of Scottish women determined to show love in the face of horror: they have set out to collect the clothing strewn across the countryside, clean it, and return it to the victims’ families as a symbolic gesture.
Modeled after the conventions of Greek tragedy, this lyrical drama won the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award and the silver medal at the Onassis International Playwrighting Competition. Playwright Deborah Brevoort herself will appear at the Louis Armstrong Theatre for a post-show talk-back following the opening night performance.
The Magic Flute
In this abridged, English language version of Mozart’s beloved comic opera, a foreign prince is entangled in a complicated web of schemes, counter-schemes, and grown men dressed as birds. Tamino is the disoriented royal, and things start getting weird when he’s saved from a poisonous serpent by three mysterious women who swear themselves to the Queen of Night. Their mistress’s beautiful daughter has been taken by a wicked sorcerer, and Tamino vows to rescue her. Joined by a clownish birdcatcher who dresses like his quarry and armed with a magic flute that can turn sorrow to joy, Tamino sets off on his brave quest—but soon finds himself caught in the middle of a battle between two powerful enchanters.
Theatre at Grand Valley
The official theater of Grand Valley State University takes drama seriously. With a small student-to-faculty ratio and instructors who necessitate hands-on experience, the learning troupe produces plays that range from Urinetown: The Musical to Shakespearean tragedies. And the company's love for theatre in all its forms spills beyond the stage, too, with the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival every fall celebrating Shakespearean values such as maintaining professionalism and a waxed goatee. The results of this immersion speak for themselves: alumni have gone on to work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, stage manage MGM Grand in Las Vegas, appear in a BMW commercial, and write a book about improvising.