Jeune for the Jeune: a Deal on "Deception"
I'm not in the habit of recommending shows that I haven't seen. But a couple of people I respect have told me that Theatre de la Jeune Lune's production of "The Deception" is something I must check out. So I'm going to see one of the last performances of this production, which runs until Nov. 25, and I'm passing along a few tidbits about it to you as well.
Besides the glowing word-of-mouth reviews, two other factors compel me to pass on this third-party pseudo-recommendation: first, including tonight's show, there are a mere seven performances left, so it's a time-sensitive issue; plus, there is a pretty incredible ticket deal for the under-25 set that I think is worth talking about.
City Pages' theater critic, Quinton Skinner, first tipped me off to the show. He says it's visually stunning, an assertion this video trailer supports:
What about this ticket deal, then? Jeune Leune offers "Anytime Rush" tickets for people under-25 that are just $9 with ID. Here's how they explain it:
In an aggressive policy shift to help develop a next wave of theatre lovers, Jeune Lune has instituted “Under-25” prices of $9 for all shows this season. Under this new program, anyone under the age of 25 — student or not — can buy tickets in advance or at the door for about the price of a movie. The hope is that this kind of pricing will encourage younger audiences to more often include theater-going in their ever-expanding entertainment menu.
If you're less than a quarter century, that's enticing. I'm not, but I certainly support efforts like this to get more people out to enjoy shows. I plan to head out and enjoy this myself next week, and maybe I'll see a host of folks -- over 25 and under -- there as well.
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