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Neither do we.
For Broadway ticket prices that low, you’d have to hop in your time machine and head back to the late 1930s. During the years of the Federal Theatre Project, patrons could see an FTP show like One Third of a Nation or Power for about 50¢ a ticket, or about $10 adjusted for inflation. In fact, the FTP was barred by Congress from charging more than $1 (or about $20 today) for tickets to any of the Project’s productions. The FTP was created to bring theater to the people and their ticket prices reflected that mission of equal access to the arts.
In setting ticket prices for The FTP Cabaret, we wanted to create ticket options that honored the legacy and mission of the FTP. In addition to our standard Pay-What-You-Can and $30 Hero Ticket options, we’ve also added $10 and $20 levels to reflect the ticket prices of the 1930s (adjusted for inflation, of course). Choose the ticket level that’s right for you and treat yourself to a night out, FTP style.
Performances start next week (!!!) and tickets are going fast! Reserve your seats for The FTP Cabaret today!
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.