New Theatre, which has just kicked off its 26th anniversary season with Ronald Mangravite's adaptation of Henry V, is reaching out to that coveted, elusive younger audience in a smart way. Students under 25 can buy a six-play student season pass for just $60. That's less, in most cases, than the cost of one ticket to a touring Broadway show.
For that $60, subscribing students get to see Henry V (running through Sept. 10), A. Rey Patamat's Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Oct. 14-30), the world premiere of Chambers Stevens' Twain and Shaw Do Lunch (Dec. 2-18), the world premiere of Robert Caisley's Winter (Jan. 27-Feb. 12), the commissioned world premiere of Juan C. Sanchez's Property Line and one other to-be-announced show (May 18-June 3).
Sure, there are other inexpensive ways for students to sample Miami's cultural riches, particularly via Culture Shock Miami, where students 13-22 pay $5 for admission to select shows/events or get two museum admissions for $5.
But New Theatre's deal is a thrifty way for theater-curious young people to see a season's worth of shows, the majority of them new contemporary plays. Pretty cool.
New Theatre is at 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. For info, call 305-443-5909 or visit the company's web site.