It's the tenth year for Free Ticket February, presented by The League of Indianapolis Theatres (which, given its name, should also have a softball tournament in the summer but, alas, doesn't). The admirable program is designed to get young people to sample the performing arts--and not just shows that target (or pander) to their age group.
Your mission: Encourage at least one teen in your life to take advantage of at least one of the following offers. Let me know how you do.
INDIANAPOLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA , 940-9607.
"Music and War," Jan. 31 or "Buster Keaton’s 'The General','" Feb. 20. Twenty tickets available to each.
INDIANAPOLIS CIVIC THEATRE, 923-4597.
"Enchanted April," Jan. 30-Feb. 15. Twenty-five tickets available per performance for ages 13-19. Limit four per party. Adult ticket purchase required.
INDIANAPOLIS OPERA AT CLOWES MEMORIAL HALL, 283-3470
"Pirates of Penzance," March 13 and 15. Twenty tickets available for ages 13 to 19.
INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 635-5252
"To Kill a Mockingbird," through Feb. 21, and "Crime and Punishment," Feb. 10-March 8. Ten tickets to those aged 13 through 19 per performance. Requires one paid adult for every five teens.
PHOENIX THEATRE, 635-PLAY
"The Seafarer," Feb. 5-28. Ten tickets for ages 14-19 for each performance. Accompanying adults must purchase tickets.
PIKE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 216-5455.
BodyVox contemporary dance company, Feb. 28. Two tickets for ages 13 – 19 per each adult ticket purchased.
THEATRE ON THE SQUARE, 685-8687
"The Marriage of Marcus Tyler," Feb. 6-28. Ten tickets for teens aged 14-19 available for each performance. Accompanying adults must purchase tickets.
So what teens are you prodding into taking advantage of these offers?