Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, Paul Rudd and Edward Asner
A new season of "30 For $30," a partnership between Playbill and NY1 that offers an evening of affordable theatre and intelligent conversation to young theatregoers, kicks off Sept. 28 with the comic drama Grace, starring Paul Rudd.
The program, which began in 2010 with the Tony-winning play The Normal Heart, offers $30 tickets to patrons age 30 or under.
Following the Friday evening performance, Playbill editor Blake Ross and NY1 theatre reporter and producer Frank DiLella will sit down with the entire cast to talk about the play and the impact that young people can have on the theatre.
Here's how the work is described: "In alternating scenes of hilarity and poignancy, life turns surreal for an eclectic foursome whose destinies collide in the Sunshine State. A wide-eyed young couple (Rudd & Arrington) head south with big plans to open a chain of Gospel-themed motels. When an agitated rocket scientist (Shannon) and a prickly pest-control man (Asner) enter the picture, the couple's ordered world is thrown into utter chaos."
Other shows that have participated in "30 For $30" include Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays and The Mountaintop, with Samuel L. Jackson.
For tickets, use the code "GR30UNDER" (valid online or in-person at the box office through Sept. 28). Patrons must pick up tickets at the box office with a valid ID showing the age of 30 or under. For each ticket, an ID must be shown. There is a two-ticket maximum per transaction.