How to Score $20 Theater Seats That Don’t Suck


Killer-square-webExpense is a major caveat for most millennials when it comes to taking advantage of the wealth of cultural activities that abound in New York City. It’s fair to say the attendance rates for 18- to 30-year-olds are inversely proportionate to ticket prices (at least for the good seats), the exception being special occasions, like when your parents come to visit and you want to impress them with tickets to a Broadway show you undoubtably selected because they were the cheapest at the TKTS counter. Theatre for a New Audience, however, offers $20 tickets anytime to anyone age 30 and under, as well as students of any age. All you have to do is show a valid photo I.D. The third and final show of the theatre’s inaugural season is now in previews. It’s a newly translated version of Eugène Ionesco’s The Killer, starring Michael Shannon, who you might recognize as Nelson Van Alden, the former FBI agent turned freelance muscle for the mob on Boardwalk Empire. The $20 ticket special is called The New Deal and is available at the box office. I tried out The New Deal discount last night. The play was absurdly funny and equally as dark at times, and I was able to appreciate all of it from sixth-row center in the orchestra–a seat that definitely didn’t suck. –JG

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