Imagine being among the first group of people to have ever seen The Taming of the Shrew. Your friends scoff at you having gone to see some weird play nobody’s ever heard of, but you know you’ve seen something special. “I don’t know man,” you say. “I have a feeling this Shakespeare guy’s going to be big.” Oh, the glorious rightness! You could’ve handed out the I-told-you-sos like business cards.
We’re not saying that you should go see Before You Ruin It, a comedy set in the early days of eight-bit video games, because it’s destined to become world-renowned. But the play, with its exploration of the nature of creative enterprise through the art and science of game development, is funny, relevant, and making its world premiere in early February. Do you really want to waste your chance to see it first?
Watch one of the premiere performances of Before You Ruin It at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 9, at the Lyceum Theater, located near 901 South Forest Mall at ASU’s Tempe campus. Tickets are $8 to $16. Visit herberger.asu.edu for more.