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See American Buffalo at Seattle Rep Tonight For As Little As $1 (1/15 only)

January 15, 2013

home_ABYes, you saw that right. It’s Pay What You Can Night at the Seattle Rep and that means you may be able to get in to see David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” for $1. Or more, depending on what you want to pay.

That’s the beauty of Pay-What-You-Can performances like tonight’s show. If you want to see live theater and you can only afford $1, that’s what you pay. If, however, you can afford a little more, it’s worthwhile paying a bit more because it will likely still be less than the price of a regular ticket. The deal lasts as long as the tickets hold out. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Here’s the deal, according to alert reader Luna Bee:

It’s a preview performance and the show opens tomorrow, so keep in mind it may not be quite perfect.

Pay-What-You-Can tickets are sold on the day of show only. You can either get them at the box office window for a minimum of $1 each. Can’t make it when the box office opens around noon today and are worried about a sell out? You can order tickets over the phone by calling (206) 443-2222 for a minimum of $5 each. It’s not as cheap as $1, but still a bargain compared to $20 for the lowest priced ticket during the rest of the run.

Limit four tickets per person.

In case you’re wondering, here’s the way the Seattle Rep describes the play:

During one long day in a run-down junk shop, three men of great ambition and low morals plan a heist of a customer’s valuable coin collection. David Mamet’s breakout 1975 drama won an Obie and introduced audiences to “Mamet-speak,” a profane poetry which his aggressive characters wield like weapons to intimidate, cajole and manipulate each other. The results are hilarious, powerful and ultimately tragic in a play that’s recognized as a modern masterpiece.

Mamet’s tough-talking junk store con men don’t mince words. If you’re sensitive to profanity, be ready for some rough language. Because of the colorful dialogue, we recommend the play for ages 17 and above.

Thanks, Luna Bee.

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