Theatre Week brings affordability to center stage

Local theater companies are providing audiences with an opportunity to experience live performance at a discounted rate.

A Little Late Night Music
Photo courtesy of Signature Theatre

Now through Oct. 1, Theatre Washington and Today Tix hosts Theatre Week, providing audiences with affordable access to local theater performances. Tickets range in price from $15-30, and performances will be held at 1st Stage TysonsPeter’s Alley Theatre Productions and Signature Theatre.

“Our primary goal is to entice people to try something new, which includes drawing in people who have never experienced a live performance,” says Amy Austin, Theatre Washington’s president and CEO.

Get the details on each venue’s Theatre Week offerings below.

Jesus Hopped the A Train
Photo courtesy of 1st Stage

1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean

Play: Jesus Hopped the A Train

Cost: $15

Awaiting trial for murder in New York Prison Rikers Island, Angel Cruz meets a serial killer who has found Jesus and is born again. The meeting sets Cruz down a course that will change his trial forever.

What you can expect: “An intense and powerful performance which makes you think and question what really constitutes good and evil,” says Eileen Mandell, community relations director at 1st Stage.

Rapture, Blister, Burn
Photo courtesy of Peter’s Alley Theatre

Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions
Theatre on the Run: 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington

Play: Rapture, Blister, Burn

Cost: $15

Graduate school roommates Catherine and Gwen reunite in their 40s to find themselves unsatisfied with their life direction. The girls, along with Gwen’s husband, Don (who once dated Catherine), search for happiness.

What you can expect: “An evening of witty comedy mixed with poignant drama that is sure to provoke lively discussion post-show,” says Aly Ettman, founder of Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions.

A Little Late Night Music
Photo courtesy of Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington

Musical: A Little Night Music

Cost: $35

Taking place in Sweden one night in 1900, this play finds four strangers tangled in love affairs.

What you can expect: “To laugh and cry. It is a funny and very moving story. Anyone who enjoys musical theater, especially the work of Stephen Sondheim, will love this show,” says James Gardiner, deputy director of creative content and publicity at Signature Theatre.