Free tickets...with a catch

January 28, 2009
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Free tickets are being offered for theaters throughout the city. But the catch is one you don't have much control over...your age.

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?
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  • I am going to try to get my grandson, Matt Sabens, to attend the Pirates of Penzance with me.

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