For Immediate Release: Press Contact: Kevin Moore
September 5, 2006 President of LOWT
The League of Washington TheatREs and
Theatre Communications Group
First Annual Free Night of Theater
24 TheateRs Offer More Than 1800 FREE tickets
Theatregoers will be able to reserve tickets through the League of Washington Theatres website, www.lowt.org, beginning at noon on Sunday, October 1, 2006. Patrons can reserve up to 2 free tickets and are encouraged to visit a theatre that they have never attended. Once tickets have been reserved through the website, patrons will be able to pick up their tickets at the individual theatre’s box office on the night of the show.
As of September 5, more than 1800 tickets (valued at more than $67,000) have been pledged for Free Night of Theater. Participating theatres include: African Continuum Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Catalyst Theater Company, Charter Theatre, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, GALA Theatre, Imagination Stage, Keegan Theatre, MetroStage, Olney Theatre, Rep Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Round House Theatre, Scena Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Teatro de la Luna, Theater Alliance, Theater J, Washington Shakespeare Company, Washington Stage Guild and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
“We’re thrilled to offer 1800 free theatre tickets to Washington-area audiences,” said Kevin Moore, President of the League of Washington Theatres. “We hope this program will allow ‘first-timers’ to see their first live theatre performance while giving regular theatregoers a chance to attend theatres they haven’t been to before.”
Free Night of Theater is an innovative way to explore the depth and
event builds on TCG’s successful debut of the program in 2005, when
8,000 people attended 150 performances in