York Theatre Company Will Offer Free Tickets for Ionescopade to Toys for Tots Donors

News   York Theatre Company Will Offer Free Tickets for Ionescopade to Toys for Tots Donors
On Dec. 19 The York Theatre Company will offer one free ticket to the first performance of the "musical vaudeville" Ionescopade, which is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2012, at 7 PM, to the first 100 people who donate a toy to Toys for Tots at the theatre that day. (The York Theatre at Saint Peter’s Church is an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots.)

Line may not start assembling until 11 AM in the theatre lobby. Giveaway will begin at noon when the box office opens. Toys must be new and unwrapped; one ticket per person. Additional toy donations do not count toward additional tickets.

Ionescopade, taken from the works of Eugene Ionesco, features music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden and was originally conceived by Robert Allan Ackerman. The upcoming production will officially open Feb. 2 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter’s.

Bill Castellino will direct and choreograph the limited engagement with music direction by Christopher McGovern, scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Nicole Wee and lighting design by Mary Jo Dondlinger.

Casting will be announced at a later time.

Ionesco is famous for his plays The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros, The Chairs and Exit the King (which recently enjoyed a hit revival on Broadway). "Plays, playlets, and poetry by this master of the Absurd transport us into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world’s realities," according to the York. Tickets are $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820 or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (enter on 54th Street, just east of Lexington).

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