Although the ancient Greeks invented television, they quickly returned to live theater after discovering there was nothing on but reruns of Xena: Warrior Princess. Partake in the first form of entertainment with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one set of three season tickets to The University of Toledo Department of Theatre & Film’s 2011–2012 season (a $40 value). The set of season tickets includes one seat to the opening night of each of the following plays:
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Valentine Theatre on Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. Premium reserved seating is assigned upon reservation and is located in the box seating area and on the main floor beyond the first three rows.
- King Oedipus at the University of Toledo’s Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre on Friday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. Seats for this show are general admission.
- In the Next Room at the University of Toledo’s Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. Seats for this show are general admission.<p>
Season-ticket holders may exchange opening-night tickets for other performance dates if they contact the box office at least two days before the show.
The students of the University of Toledo’s Department of Theatre & Film practice their creativity and hone their talent during a full season of winning productions. November blossoms with time-honored whimsy and fields of Pixy Stix as director and Assistant Professor of Theatre Cornel Gabara brings Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the lovingly restored 116-year-old Valentine Theatre. Following several plot threads, including the supernaturally altered infatuations of two young couples and the antics of a clownish troupe of actors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream deftly mixes fantasy and sidesplitting comedy. In spring 2012, a performance of Sophocles’s great tragedy King Oedipus transports audiences to ancient Greece, Freud’s favorite vacation spot. Inspired by the W.B. Yeats translation of the play, the director eagerly anticipates a lyrical script that will deepen the audience’s cathartic experience of Oedipus’s terrible fate. The season concludes on a lighter note with the Tony-nominated comedy In the Next Room (The Vibrator Play), which teasingly investigates the Victorian era’s progressive treatment for hysteria as well as Beatlemania.