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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/10/2007

Theater on the Cheap

By Erin

If your budget is limiting your theater ambitions, take heart. There are a few stellar pay-what-you-can opportunities for this month's stage productions.

Pay-what-you-can for the first look at MetroStage's presentation of the Jonathan Larson musical "Tick Tick ... Boom!" The story about a struggling playwright, set to a pop-rock soundtrack, makes the whole pay-what-you-can theme quite fitting. Tickets go on sale an hour before the 8 p.m. curtain tomorrow, Oct. 11.

Washington Shakespeare Company treats audiences to four pay-what-you-can previews of "Caligula" tomorrow through Sunday. The story by Albert Camus chronicles the tyrannical rule of the Roman emperor. Luckily, WSC won't be too tyrannical about the previews. If you miss those performances, every Saturday matinee from WSC is pay-what-you-can.

Solas Nua isn't offering a pay-what-you-can preview for "Made in China," but tickets are just $10. Starting tonight through Sunday, enter the coupon code "deal" at the Solas Nua box office site or just mention it at the door of the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The season-opening show features martial arts, shady criminals and other colorful characters in an imaginative tale of the Dublin underworld.

Round House Theatre invites audiences to its Silver Spring auditorium for pay-what-you-can previews of "Redshirts," a tale of scandal in college football. The theater collaborates with Penumbra Theatre of St. Paul in this story of success and integrity. Pay-what-you-can to see the 7:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, Oct. 17 or 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets go on sale an hour before showtime, but because of limited capacity it is recommended that people arrive on the earlier side.

Later in the month, pay-what-you-can to see Woolly Mammoth's world premiere of "Current Nobody," a contemporary gender-bending take on the "Odyssey." The previews are at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30. Tickets are sold 90 minutes prior to showtime.


By Erin  | October 10, 2007; 12:36 PM ET
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Looking for a Romantic Cheap Date, willing to drive? This weekend only - Night of the Living Dead, Oak Grove Theater, 845 Quicks Mill Road (Va. 612), Verona

Last weekend we took a drive through Shenandoah Valley, Sperryville Rt 29/211 and Luray to 81S to Verona to see fall colors and Night of the Living Dead as performed by Amperand Arts. $8, starts at 8 pm. run time about 90 minutes. Finding the entrance to the wooded theatre was tricky.

This play was exceptionally well done, on par with many I've seen by professional theatre groups in DC. We were back in Manassas area by 11:45 p.m. no fall foilage traffic. Perfect day trip.

Read more about it in the local Staunton news

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