Discount theatregoing just got a little easier in Washington DC. The TICKET-place half-price booth, established in 1981, recently moved to a new location at the Old Post Office Pavilion on 12th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
A collaboration between the Kennedy Center and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, the booth's new home is near the the F Street Mall and Metro Center.
According to Washington DC critic Barbara Gross, writing about the booth's move for the upcoming Late Summer issue of "This Month ON STAGE" magazine, TICKET-place's previous home for four and a half years was the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University. Before that, the booth was simply a kiosk in the middle of the Mall -- one that occasionally got rammed by parking cars. Its new venue, officially opened June 10, has been fashioned by DC set designers James Kronzer and Victor Shargai.
Hours for the DC booth are 11 AM-6 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. (Tickets for Sunday & Monday shows are sold on Saturdays.) Cash, ATM cards and travelers checks are accepted.
For a daily listing of half-price tickets on sale in the area, call (202)TIC-KETS. --By David Lefkowitz