WOB kicking off summer season with treasure hunts
Way Off Broadway, Iowa’s only professional musical theatre company and the residential company at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts will kick off its 2013 summer theater season with three treasure hunts May 25.
The treasure hunts will start at 1 p.m. at the former Symplicity flower and gift shop on East Burlington Avenue. WOB has purchased the building, and it is being re-done to be the “Intern House” for the visiting WOB summer interns.
The first, the children’s hunt, is the easiest and will take place mostly around the downtown square and will be within walking distance.
The second hunt will be more difficult and will involve traveling away from the square.
The hardest hunt will travel across the Fairfield area and will have the most difficult clues. The clues will be a combination of trivia, Fairfield history, puns, riddles and maybe a little musical theatre knowledge.
Tickets for the easiest hunt are $25 for up to four members on a team; one member must be an adult. The team finishing the hunt in the quickest time wins a prize package worth more than $150.
Tickets for the more difficult hunt will be $35 for up to four members of the team, and the prize package will be worth more than $250.
The most difficult contest will have tickets at $50 per team with up to four members, and will have a prize value of more than $500.
WOB president Geof Northridge and the WOB board thought the treasure hunts would be a great way to explore Fairfield while the teams used their brains and bodies to quickly move between the clues with the quickest time.
All treasure hunters must return to the Intern House before 5 p.m. If any of the hunts are not successfully completed, whichever team got the furthest will win. A drawing will be held in case of a tie.
During the hunts, WOB will have food, fun and music at the Intern House.
Tickets for the treasure hunts are on sale at Everybody’s Whole Foods, from local members of the summer program or at the Intern House May 25. For information, contact Randy West at 919-0580 or www.wobroadway.com.