Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hangin' in the TenSpot

Posted by Billy Christopher Maupin

Here's the deal! High school students can join the Barksdale Theatre Workshop (for FREE) by emailing Chase Kniffen, Special Projects Manager, or by calling him at 783-1688 x 14.

THEN...those students can purchase one or two high school TenSpot tickets for our critically-acclaimed production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Doubt: a Parable, by John Patrick Shanley for only $10 each! (Note: Regularly priced tickets are $38.)

TenSpot tickets are available for the following performances:

Wed Mar 5 – 8 pm,
Thurs Mar 6 – 8 pm,
Wed Mar 12 – 2 pm and 8 pm,
Thurs Mar 13 – 8 pm,
Sun Mar 16 – 2 pm,
Wed Mar 19 – 8 pm,
Thurs Mar 20 – 8 pm,
Sat Mar 22 - 2 pm.

Tickets will be on an "as available" basis. When these discounted tickets are sold out, they are sold out, so call the box office ASAP!

Students must pick up these tickets themselves with ID. Students without an ID can fill out a form listing their name, age, contact information, and high school or home school affiliation.

So, if you're a high school student, email or call Chase today to sign up for the BTW! Then call the box office to reserve your seats for Doubt: a Parable!

--Billy Christopher Maupin


Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm confused. I understand the high school ticket rate; that's great. But what is the Barksdale Theatre Workshop? Is it really some type of free workshop for high school students?? Thank you.

Jessica said...

Barksdale Theatre Workshop (the BTW) is the high school theatre initiative of Barksdale Theatre, connecting high school students with Central Virginia's leading professional theatre. It began in 2005 when Bruce Miller and Chase Kniffen met with a group of area high school drama teachers to find out what they thought would be of use to them and to their students.

There is no charge or membership fee associated with joining the BTW, and TenSpot tickets are just one of the benefits of membership. As part of the BTW, we also provide programs like our summer opportunities for high school actors. (Disney's High School Musical, last summer's smash hit, co-produced with The Steward School, is one example.) Special "Meet the Cast" events, information about our audition opportunities for high school students and an online listing of area high school productions are also part of the program. For more information, check out our Students page.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jessica. And also Bruce for your separate blog posting. I thought it might be related to the summer show but wondered if there might be other opportunities for some teens I know. Very helpful answers. Congrats on all that effort!

Jessica said...

Many thanks! :)