Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Pay What You Can-Can

The crazy sounds that swept London are now crossing the pond and invading the U.S.

Yeah, so sit back and let the cool sounds of corporate underwriting of tickets wash over you and take you on the magic carpet ride.

Nick Hytner's well-publicized discount ticket plan at the National, has taken root here in New England.

The Huntington Theatre Company offered tickets for Radio Golf at $25.00 for all seats on the first day of public sales.

New Rep in Watertown offers pay what you can night in September for The Pillowman.

And now Trinity Repertory Company, underwritten by The Rhode Island State Lottery, offers pay what you can on the September 15th also for their production of The Cherry Orchard.

Also Trinity is getting some help from Corporate Sponsor Ocean State Job Lot to provide a limited amount of 20.00 tickets to all shows.

I will try to take advantage of one of these pay what you can nights and see what happens.

1 comment:

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