Free Night of Theater 2007: See a bit of drama, on the house
Time again for your annual chance to sample what area thespians do, at no cost
With those kinds of numbers, is it any wonder that Latifah Taormina, executive director of local sponsoring organization the Austin Circle of Theaters, and the rest of our friends at ACoT all are excited about Free Night of Theater III taking place later this month? The official night is Thursday, Oct. 18, but participating area companies aren't restricting themselves to that evening. Some are offering free tickets to performances on Oct. 18, 20, 25, and 27 and Nov. 1, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 14. To see what shows are being offered and when this year, direct your browser to www.freenightoftheater.net and select "Austin" in the "Find Shows" window. Currently, 14 different productions are listed, but more should be added by Thursday, Oct. 11, the first day you can begin reserving tickets online. Already the list is about as diverse as local theatre gets, with offerings from Different Stages, Salvage Vanguard, Second Youth Family Theatre, Teatro Vivo, Hill Country Community Theatre, Shrewd Productions, City Theatre Company, the UT Department of Theatre and Dance, and the improv groups Parallelogramophono-graph and the Frank Mills. Classical comedy, world-premiere musicals, plays for youth, great American drama, Austin-penned plays, improv, and you can see whatever strikes your fancy for free. If you like the sound of that, make that reservation and go. The free-ticket fine print: Limit two tickets per person. All tickets subject to availability. Reservations must be made between Oct. 11-20. Tickets must be picked up at least one hour before showtime, or they may be released. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.