last night i scored two coveted third row aisle orchestra seats to the Shakespeare Theatre Companys production of Much Ado About Nothing..

for an extremely long time  i’ve had an annual  subscription to the Shakespeare Theatre Company last year i let it lapse sooo …i hadnt bought a ticket at the physical brick and mortar box office… in a reallllllly long time now that i think of it…EVER….little did i know i was doing it wrong…last night i walked up to the window 30 min before curtain time… i smiled broadly at the girl & asked if they could squeeze two more into the show for that night… she looked me &  my campadre over…“lets see what we can do”…she offered. then mi compadre said “oh! do you have a student discount?” and she began rummaging around for her student ID… the girl kind of nodded…  and while i knew that they offered “a limited number of discounted tickets to younger patrons”  i had never really thought about it…

the girl behind the window pulled out a seating chart… and i told her ” just whatever is your best available we will take it” … Voila! she pointed at the 3rd row … “Great!”  i said reaching for my credit card…“that will be $30.00” she said flatly… i must have looked shocked because she started to explain…”they are 15 EACH”  now like i said ive been going to that theater for a looong time.. so i knew those were $105.00 tickets…and lets face it i was a little  stunned that she assumed i too was a student… can you say ego boost?? …later i discovered it isnt really a “student” discount its an “under 35” discount whateves even better the more the merrier!

Look…maybe I AM  making much ado about nothing… (sorry couldnt help myself) but…you cant see a movie in this town for that price…TSC is arguably one of the best shakespearean theatres in the world…15.00 is an absurdly good price for ANY seat in the gorgeous new facility that is Sydney Harmon (there are NO bad seats)…

the show which is set in 30’s cuba and is full of  belly laughs cuban music dancing and steamy frolicking its a perfect lil mental vacation/get away from the cold that is a dc winter…

sooo there is really no excuse…

for gods sake…

come on down..the price is right!

xoxo

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