Legendary entertainers Kenan and Kel made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get two tickets to a show by Level Ground Arts (a $50 value) during the 2011 season. All shows run Friday and Saturday nights at 8:15 p.m. Choose from the following scheduled shows:
- Requiem for a Heavyweight: February 25–March 19
- Metropolis: April 8–May 30
- A top-secret regional premiere: June 3–June 25
- The Drowsy Chaperone: August 5–August 25
- A Samurai Nosferatu: October 7–October 29
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame: November 11–December 3
The diverse group of open-minded thespians in the Level Ground Arts troupe caters to local theater hounds with daring renditions of contemporary and classic plays and musicals. Watch as the stage morphs into a dystopian realm of skyscrapers and line-dancing robots in a staged adaptation of Fritz Lang’s silent expressionist film Metropolis, performed with no dialogue and with an original live score. The Drowsy Chaperone, a hit Broadway show that debuted 1998, will impress spectators in the mood for musicals with a loving homage to the jazz-age spectacles of the 1920s. A Samurai Nosferatu aims to engage the audience with action-packed sword duels that take place inside a cramped coffin, and Requiem for a Heavyweight tells the intense tale of a boxer who may be one punch away from death or brain damage.
A secret regional premiere also surprises curious theater-goers with a yet-to-be-revealed play. Additionally, fans of canonical literature will find solace in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a lyrical treat centering on the disfigured Quasimodo’s inspirational quest to play for the Paris football team and to woo the cheerleader Esmerelda in Victor Hugo’s classic tale of love, endurance, and jet-powered jockstraps.