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 see any 2011–12-season Theatreworks production at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater on the University of Colorado campus. University of Colorado–Colorado Springs students receive free admission to productions. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a theater outing for two (up to a $95 value). The outing includes:
- Two general-admission tickets (up to a $60 value)
- A $20 concessions voucher
A Theatreworks mug (a $15 value)
- For $70, you get a theater outing for four (up to a 175 value). The outing includes:
- Four general-admission tickets (up to a $120 value)
- A $40 concessions voucher
- A Theatreworks mug (a $15 value)
Roaring laughs and gasps of surprise emanate from the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater as Theatreworks draws open the curtain on its 2011–12 season and aims to add even more plaques to its wall of awards and accolades. Social issues dominate the early season as provocative playwright Young Jean Lee explores the historical confluence of theater and religion in Church and Shakespeare expert Tina Packer plumbs the underexplored world of the Bard’s female characters in Women of Will. In Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, a large cast enriches August Wilson’s tale of a 1900s African-American boarding house with rich music, dance, and skywriting elements.
An intimate black box theater with seating for about 200, the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater situates audience members as close to the action as the fourth wall allows. Hungry attendees need not sneak backstage to steal prop fruit bowls, as a concessions stand keeps stomach grumbles from disrupting the action with cookies and popcorn ($2–$4), sodas ($3), and specialty cocktails ($5–$6).
Murray Ross has been artistic director of Theatreworks almost since the company was founded in 1975. In his 30 years at the helm, he has adapted and written more than 100 works for the stage. His pen has carved out originals such as I am Nikola Tesla as well as adaptions of Huckleberry Finn and Plato's Symposium. These have all seen life at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, an intimate venue that allows for dynamic, ever-changing stage configurations.