The Great Lakes Theatre Festival is going all bestial this Spring with a couple of shows featuring man-beast creatures: You've got your Shakespearean donkey, queering relations in the fairy world of Midsummer Night's Dream, and you've got your tabloid headline grabbing tale of Bat Boy: The Musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and a story by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming.


Bat Boy opens April 8, and Midsummer Night's Dream opens April 22, so you've got plenty of time to plan. Performances run through May 16.

And if you're reading this, you're in luck, because we've got free tickets to either of these shows, and we're just itching to give them to you. But of course you've got to play the game.

Perhaps you remember that beloved bastion of truth-telling, the Weekly World News. Hardly a week at the grocery store checkout line goes by that we don't mourn the loss of that paper with its stories of big foot, alien abduction, and believe it or not weirdness. It's where Bat Boy gets its mojo.

E-mail me your favorite real or invented headline for the Weekly World News, and we'll hook you up with a pair of vouchers for free tickets to either of these GLTF shows. They're good for any performance other than opening night for either of these shows. You just take them to the Playhouse Square box office and swap them for your tickets.

So: E-mail mgill at with your headlines, and I'll hook you up with some free tickets.

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