Playwrights Realm Will Offer "1 to 5 Ticket Drive" for The Hatmaker's Wife

News   Playwrights Realm Will Offer "1 to 5 Ticket Drive" for The Hatmaker's Wife
The Playwrights Realm has announced a "1 to 5 Ticket Drive," a special ticket initiative available for the first five preview performances of the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife.

Through the "1 to 5 Ticket Drive," tickets for the first preview (Aug. 27) are uniformly priced at $1, and ticket prices increase by $1 for each preview performance that week: Aug. 27 - $1; Aug. 28 - $2; Aug. 29 - $3; Aug. 30 - $4; Aug. 31 - $5.

Tickets for Sept. 3-4 are $15, and tickets for the rest of the run are $30. The Hatmaker's Wife officially opens at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater Sept. 5.

Directed by Rachel Chavkin, the cast includes Megan Byrne as Wall, Peter Friedman as Meckel, Frank Harts as Gabe, Marcia Jean Kurtz as Hetchman's Wife, David Margulies as Hetchman and Stephanie Wright Thompson as Voice.

"At The Playwrights Realm we believe first and foremost that great plays begin with great playwrights, and we are committed to providing a nurturing environment for the playwrights we work with," artistic director Katherine Kovner said in a statement. "A huge part of that is connecting them with the audience for their plays and helping to build a larger community to support them. The '1 to 5 Ticket Drive' is an initiative we are pleased to offer to ticket buyers in hopes that by removing financial barriers the work of emerging talents like Lauren Yee can be seen by as many people as possible."

Here's how the show is billed: "A young woman (Thompson) moves in with her boyfriend (Harts) expecting domestic bliss, but instead has trouble getting comfortable. Her strange new home seems determined to help out — and soon the walls (Byrne) are talking. They reveal the magical tale of an old hat-maker (Margulies) and his long-suffering wife (Kurtz), who runs away with his favorite hat." The creative team includes scenic design by Carolyn Mraz, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker and sound design and original music by Ryan Rumery.

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