Patrons of University Players now have one more way to enjoy their outing to the theatre, thanks to a new project of WindsorEats. Through its We Heart the Arts program, the local establishment is offering a 20 per cent discount on beverages to anyone holding a ticket for that day’s University Players performance.
Guests who visit the location at 400 Erie St. East can enjoy a lively atmosphere before or after the show, and owner Adriano Ciotoli hopes it will encourage patrons to purchase tickets in advance so they can show them to receive the discount.
Marketing co-ordinator Kristen Siapas is delighted with the initiative.
“University Players is thrilled to partner with WindsorEats on We Heart the Arts,” she says. “We know WindsorEats is the perfect place to visit before or after the show, and our patrons love the atmosphere and the location. We’re so proud to be partnered with an organization that believes in this community, and has such a strong history of creating the best food, drink and entertainment experiences in our region.”
The first production of the University Players 2023-24 season is Mac Beth, an adaptation by Erica Schmidt of William Shakespeare’s MacBeth. The piece offers a fresh look at one of the bloodiest tragedies in Shakespeare, retold in the bard’s text by a group of young people set in today’s digital age.
It takes place in an urban underpass, where seven young people in school uniforms meet to devise the show, forming a Mac Beth club of sorts. The play builds in intensity as the retelling of the tale unlocks the most vicious and brutal tendencies of the teenage girls, culminating in a shocking and violent end.
The production runs the weekends of Sept. 22 and 28. Buy tickets through the University Players online box office.