Twenty four professional companies in the area are offering 3500 free tickets as part of the national Free Night of Theater 2008, sponsored here by the League of Washington Theaters.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, October 1st at noon. Those online may place only one order (for no more than 2 tickets) per person. If this year is anything like previous years, most seats will be gone in the first 15 minutes, so the best strategy is to decide on your top choices – information is below – and at noon this Wednesday, go to http://www.lowt.org/fnot/fnothome.html.
But before you get ready to reserve those seats for yourself, think about this: FREE NIGHT is our one chance a year to expose new people to all the vibrant theater we enjoy year round. The theaters make the seats available hoping to see new faces and expand our theater going audience.
So we hope you will make a few calls or send a few emails: to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers – all those people you had been wishing were sitting beside you last season. Tell them to go online to make a reservation. Maybe recommend a show or two you think they will like. But remember – one person can reserve only one pair of tickets for the entire event.
FREE NIGHT OF THEATRE – 2008
For more details (show descriptions, dates available) click here.
Participating Theatres – Productions
Adventure Theatre – Harold and the Purple Crayon
Arena Stage – Citizen Josh & Next to Normal
Bay Theatre Company (Annapolis) – True West
Bethesda Theatre – Altar Boyz
Charter Theater – This Perfect World
Folger Theatre – 1 Henry IV
Forum Theatre – Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
Gala Hispanic Theatre – The Aging of the Plum
In Series – Fall[en] Angels & Puerto Rico, mi amor
Journeymen Theater Enemble – As American As
MetroStage – Pearl Bailey–By Request
Olney Theatre Center – The Underpants
Quotidian Theatre Company – Dublin Carol
Rep Stage – Intelligence
Round House Theatre – How the Garcia Sisters Lost Their Accents & eXtreme eXchange’s The X Plays Edition 7: Decision 08
Shakespeare Theatre Company – The Way of the World
Signature Theatre – The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Solas Nua – Take Me Away
Studio Theatre – A Beautiful Life & The Road to Mecca
Synetic Theater – Host and Guest
Teatro de la Luna – International Hispanic Theatre Festival: ‘De Ahí Vengo’ contando a mi abuelo / ‘I Come from There’ stories from my grandfather; La Mano / The Hand; & Más Loca que una Cabra / As Crazy as a Loon
Theater J – Honey Brown Eyes
Washington Shakespeare Company – All’s Well That Ends Well
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company – Boom
FREE NIGHT OF THEATER 2008 is a nationwide program sponsored by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), publishers of American Theater Magazine. The third annual national FREE NIGHT is Thursday, October 16. Washington’s performances start October 9 and end November 20th
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