Reality is often difficult to tell from the ephemeral clutch of dreams, as both contain bedazzled hamsters and elderly marionettes wailing about their ungrateful daughters. Enjoy a mix of dreams and reality with today's deal: for $60, you get a one-year membership to the 2010–2011 season at THEATREWORKS , a $161 value. Shows are held at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater on the University of Colorado campus. Current members can purchase this Groupon to extend their membership for one year.
THEATREWORKS serves a hearty helping of both classic and contemporary theater productions that have won numerous awards for artistic excellence and professional acting. A one-year membership offers theater enthusiasts one ticket for any performance per production to eight different productions and a preferred subscription rate for tickets to a number of special events throughout the year. In I Am Nikola Tesla, the audience discovers how the famous scientist visited Colorado Springs and experimented with electricity and pigeons, and Ben Franklin’s Tea Party explores the possible effects of bringing the oft-quoted founding father to the 21st century for a news conference. Capsule 33, the tale of an unhappy astrophysicist, is a family-friendly production and the first indoor play powered only by clean energy.
Students of history and folks who think that history only exists as far back as Barbara Streisand's starring role in the 1983 film Yentl will both find something to appreciate in THEATREWORKS' thoughtful productions. Season members can also enjoy the benefits of THEATREWORKS’ VIP Zone, which features free drinks and snacks, as well as discounted meals at area restaurants. Check the calendar for show schedules, and indulge your desires for creative drama without forcing everyone at work to dress like tap-dancing chimney sweeps.
Call the box office to register your subscription. Seats are subject to availability.
Murray Ross has been artistic director of Theatreworks almost since the company was founded in 1975. In his 30 years at the helm, he has adapted and written more than 100 works for the stage. His pen has carved out originals such as I am Nikola Tesla as well as adaptions of Huckleberry Finn and Plato's Symposium. These have all seen life at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, an intimate venue that allows for dynamic, ever-changing stage configurations.