McDaniel Theatre offers ‘Pay What You Can Night’

December 08, 2008

Mindful of the current difficult economic times, McDaniel College Theatre is offering its first-ever “Pay What You Can Night” for the Dec. 18 performance of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall.

For the Dec. 18 performance only, tickets that have not been sold in advance will be available at the door for whatever price patrons can afford to pay. “Pay What You Can” tickets will go on sale at 7 p.m. that evening at the box office window. These tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come basis, cash and exact change only, with a limit of four tickets per customer.

“Pay What You Can Night” strives to make the show accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, by minimizing the financial barriers often associated with purchasing tickets to quality theatre. “Snow White” director Ira Domser said he hopes the offer will enable people who could not normally afford regular ticket prices to see the show.

“Our goal is to make ‘Snow White’ available to everyone regardless of their financial situation, especially during this difficult time,” Domser said. “It’s our little holiday gift for the community.”

This Westminster premiere is a new and enchanting take on the romantic classic fairy tale. It is presented in the opulent style of the British Holiday Pantomime, a cultural phenomenon that combines the slapstick comedy of Commedia del’Arte with the clever humor of Benny Hill and Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The performance is recommended for children ages five and older.

Tickets may still be purchased in advance at the regular prices. For information, call the box office at 410-857-2448.