Geared primarily toward high school and college students, Cygnet produces student matinees for appropriate mainstage productions. In 2015-16 we’ll present free student matinees of Hay Fever, The Vortex, A Christmas Carolt and The Rocky Horror Show.
In order to deepen students’ understanding of the play, its context, its author and other relevant topics, study guides are produced for teachers and a discussion is held after the show.
For many of the students, this is their first time attending a live theatre performance, and based on student comments, a large number of them love the experience so much that they plan to return. The majority of students come from underserved communities.
Consider sponsoring a matinee for $5,000, or a bus to bring students to the theatre for $300. Tickets for students can be underwritten with as little as $200 for 10 students.