Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing, presented by the Theatre Institute at Sage at the Schacht Fine Arts Center Theatre in Troy (up to a $20 value). Choose from the following shows:
- Saturday, February 11, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m.
The Theatre Institute at Sage’s kid-friendly productions complement its mission of bringing classic stories into the community via intrepid student performers. One of William Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies, Much Ado About Nothing weaves the tale of two pairs of lovers navigating the romantic labyrinths of unrequited desire, mistaken identity, and planning a wedding in iambic pentameter. The show’s all-female cast neatly reverses the Elizabethan tradition of men playing women’s roles and women playing stage props, filling the redbrick Schacht Fine Arts Center with a girl-powered spin on the play’s inimitable blend of high jinks and high art.
Though the Theatre Institute at Sage offers discounted student tickets, today’s Groupon still offers the best deal available for all customers.