Ancient Greeks were the forefathers of modern theater, using off-the-cuff storytelling to talk their way out of chariot-speeding tickets. Relish the timelessness of an ancient art with today’s Groupon: for $81, you get a three-play introductory package, which includes one ticket to each play, at La Jolla Playhouse (a $162.50 value). Choose from the following options:
- Third-weekend Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.: A Dram of Drummhicit on June 4, Peer Gynt on July 16, and Milk Like Sugar on September 17.
- Closing-weekend Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.: A Dram of Drummhicit on June 11, Peer Gynt on July 23, and Milk Like Sugar on September 24.
- Third-weekend Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.: A Dram of Drummhicit on June 5, Peer Gynt on July 17, and Milk Like Sugar on September 18.
- Closing- weekend Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.: A Dram of Drummhicit on June 12, Peer Gynt on July 24, and Milk Like Sugar on September 25.
The multiple Tony Award–winning La Jolla Playhouse stacks each spectacular season with audience-enchanting plays that often matriculate to Broadway and off-Broadway success. This year’s season kicks off with the world premiere of Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley’s comedy, A Dram of Drummhicit. Directed by the playhouse’s artistic director Christopher Ashley, fresh from a Tony win for the musical Memphis, this play follows a comedic culture clash in small-town Scotland as an American businessman breaks ground for his dream golf course—and digs up bodies in the process.
Next on the roster is this season’s production of Peer Gynt, adapted and reimagined from Henrik Ibsen’s original epic by director David Schweizer. Audiences ride along on wanderlust-propelled Peer Gynt’s rollycoaster, as he pursues fame and fortune with the single-mindedness of a swarm of rabid bees.
The theatrical trio concludes with the world premiere of the gritty drama Milk Like Sugar, written by Kirsten Greenridge and directed by Rebecca Taichman. Much like a flight-dreaming platypus or a wistful blade of grass, 16-year-old Annie lives in limbo between her unsatisfactory life and the fearsome unknown of her future. Torn between dreams of escaping her quicksand-like town and a dangerous pact made with close friends, Annie depicts the challenges of growing up through poetic dialogue spliced with cutting humor.
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