Before Dionysus aced his audition for God of Theater, the drama-loving deity held the dubious title of God of the Talk Show Paternity Test Reveal. Enjoy a dose of highbrow theatrics with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get one ticket to a 7:30 p.m. performance of Big River at the Kroc Theater, located in The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (up to a $15 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, August 4
- Friday, August 5
- Thursday, August 11
- Friday, August 12 </p>
Sharing a roof with its parent organization, The Salvation Army, the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s fine arts and education program nurtures the dramatic arts with a focus on bringing family-friendly productions to the stage of its Kroc Theater. Big River takes a musical theater approach to Mark Twain’s beloved The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the community-minded cast and crew works hard on their year’s biggest production, giving Mr. Clements his due by putting on a show as thrilling as hitching a ride on the beard of a passing giant. Accompanied by the original award-winning score by Roger Miller, the all-local troupe passionately enacts lively Huck Finn and his valiant effort to help his friend Jim, a slave, reach independence at the mouth of the Ohio River.
Prior to the day of the event, tickets await their new owners at the box office. Like a game of musical chairs, seating is first-come, first-served, with the last guest standing earning a spot on the theater’s rearward-facing Stool of Shame.
1865 Bill Frey Dr. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301