"Ever thought about going to see a play, but didn’t have the dough? Well, five local theaters want to make theater-going easy for you. They will be offering free tickets to shows as part of a national program aimed at developing audiences for live theater.
There’s no catch. Beginning at noon on Oct. 5, all you have to do is log on to www.freenightoftheater.net to reserve tickets to shows being offered at the American Cabaret Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Civic Theatre, Phoenix Theatre and Madame Walker Theatre Center. Most shows will be on or around Oct. 18. Users will have up to 48 hours prior to curtain of the actual Free Night date to reserve tickets until available tickets are gone. This means you should book your tickets by Oct. 16.
Last year, Free Nights in other cities proved to be quite successful in attracting new audiences to shows — and many of those folks came back and bought tickets later on. This is the first time it’s been tried in Indy.