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School Matinees and Resources

$5. A fiver. A five-spot. That's how much it will cost your students to attend one of our shows. We think students benefit immeasurably from the chance to see live performing arts, but we also know that it's important to be sensitive to the financial realities of lower-income students and cash-strapped school systems. Therefore, all students, no matter how big or small your group, get into our student matinees for only $5 a ticket. And all chaperones, no matter how many you bring, get in FREE.

Moreover, all study guides, pre-show workshops, post-show Q&As, and backstage tours are free to student groups.

If you'd like to bring a group, you can contact our PR director for more information about reserving tickets and planning a pre-show workshop.

Our student matinee shows during the 2018-2019 season:

Snowflakes, or Rare White People 

Directed by Gabriel Harrell
School Matinee Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.
The Rand Theater

We start our season funny, with Dustin Chinn's pointed, futuristic comedy Snowflakes or Rare White People, in which a cadre of nearly-extinct white hipsters escape the museum exhibit in which they live, bringing perilous level of Caucasity to the rest of society. Snowflakes also marks the first time we've taken a play from our New Play Lab and brought it back for a full production, and we're so thrilled for a second opportunity to engage with Chinn's sly, hysterical commentary.

Due to the themes and language in our production, we recommend our matinee for upper middle school and high school students. If you have questions about the suitability of a particular show for your student group, please contact us.

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Wild Thing 

Translated by Harley Erdman from La Serrana de la Vera by Luis Vélez de Guevara
Directed by Gina Kaufmann
School Matinee Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. 
The Rand Theater

The original script of Wild Thing was written in 1613 by Luis Vélez de Guevara, yet it confronts gender in a way that feels astonishingly of-the-moment. Professor Harley Erdman created a brand-new translation of this long-ignored work that we can't wait to show you.

Due to the themes and language in our production, we recommend our matinee for upper middle school and high school students. If you have questions about the suitability of a particular show for your student group, please contact us.

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Sweat

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Gilbert McCauley
School matinee April 10 at 10 a.m.
The Curtain Theater

Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat deftly and unflinchingly examines the complicated ways race, class, and gender intersect in a struggling factory town. When you see it, you'll see why playwright Lynn Nottage received so many accolades for writing this play, which was created through interviews with the citizens of Reading, PA.

Due to the themes and language in our production, we recommend our matinee for upper high school students. If you have questions about the suitability of a particular show for your student group, please contact us.