The history of theater goes all the way back to the 1970s, when audiences were eager to see "living movies." See how far these unfilmed talkabouts have come in only 40 years with today's Groupon: for $6, you get one ticket to the comedic play Simply Divided, presented by Theatre Guild Valdosta at the 'Dosta Playhouse in downtown Valdosta on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. (a $12.50 value).
Theatre Guild Valdosta showcases a cast of passionate, all-volunteer players who enthrall audiences in community productions. The original comedic play Simply Divided spotlights four women friends who share laughs, life stories, and wisdom over a table inside the last diner standing in the town of Simply, Alabama. South Georgia native Jeff Lovett wrote the play, nimbly capturing an unemployment-induced cloud of moroseness that blankets Simply. The dialogue explores the town's many dilemmas and the hope that is sparked when a new teacher arrives at the local high school. Groupon customers will get the best seats available on a first-come, first-served basis when they call to redeem.
Formerly a Depression-era cinema, the 'Dosta Playhouse has since cheered up with renovations that restored its art-deco charm. In addition to its talented stuffing, the building's towering, mint-green exterior attracts many a theatergoer to enter beneath the glowing marquee.
122 N Ashley St.
Valdosta, Georgia 31601