FREE THEATRE TICKET PROGRAM EXPANDED TO ALL HIGH SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Hillsboro, OR – As a result of major new grant funding from The Standard Insurance and the PGE Foundation, Bag&Baggage Productions (Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre) is expanding their unique free ticket program for high school students to include every high school in Washington County. The program, called TEN4ONE, is an easy and accessible way for any high school student in the county to attend any performance of a Bag&Baggage show for free.
The process is simple: A student simply arrives at the theatre (the Venetian Theatre, located at 253 E Main Street in downtown Hillsboro) at least 30 minutes prior to any regularly scheduled performance and shows a valid student ID card. The student is then provided a free ticket, no questions asked. There is no limit on the number of tickets a student or school can receive and no limit on the number of performances a student or school can attend.
Over the past three years, the program was limited to the 10 high schools in western Washington county (including Hillsboro, Banks, Cornelius, and Forest Grove). Now, with additional funding from foundations and corporate trusts, schools from across Washington County are able to participate.
Bag&Baggage has a reputation for provocative interpretations of classic works of American and English dramatic literature and has been hailed as one of the highest quality theatre companies in the region. Students and teachers are encouraged to visit the Bag&Baggage website at www.bagnbaggage.org to find out more about the program and to see the shows planned for the 2013-2014 Season.
Highlights of the season include the Oregon premiere of Simon Levy’s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, running from September 26 – October 20 and a Shakespeare-zombie mash-up called Twelfth Night of the Living Dead which combines Shakespeare’s witty romantic comedy with the contemporary zombie-craze, running October 26 – 31. Future productions include a world premiere, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, called It’s A (somewhat) Wonderful Life, the North American premiere of a heavily adapted version of Shakespeare’s last tragedy, Lear (performed by only 5 actors and featuring live music composed by Bridgetown Orchestra) and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Dates of all performances can be found online at www.bagnbaggage.org or by contacting the Bag&Baggage box office at 503 345 9590.
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At Bag&Baggage, we believe every student in our community can benefit from being involved in the performing arts. Rigorous research has taught us that the value of theatre is priceless — it can help our children improve reading and language skills, explore complex social and philosophical questions, develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts and build connections within our community. As arts budgets across the region continue to face cuts, Bag&Baggage has risen to the challenge with the Ten4One Program.
The concept is simple — for every $10 donated to the Ten4One Program, we’re able to offer 1 area student a free ticket to a Venetian Theatre Season performance. The program has become so successful, and received so much support, that we are able to offer free tickets to ANY STUDENT FROM ANY WASHINGTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL during the 2013-2014 Season!
This is the best part: If you are a student at any of the following high schools in our area, you are entitled to a free ticket to ANY of our regularly scheduled performances. Simply show up at the box office on the night of the show and provide us with a valid student ID from your school and you will receive your ticket. It is just that easy! Of course, you can also call us at 503 345 9590 or email email@example.com to find out more.
Aloha High School Arts and Communication Magnet Academy
Bank High School Beaverton High School
Catlin Gabel School Century High School
Durham Education Center Faith Bible High School
Forest Grove High School Gaston High School
Glencoe High School Heritage Christian School
Hillsboro High School International School of Beaverton
Jesuit High School Liberty High School
Merlo Station High School Miller Education Center
Oregon Episcopal School Oregon Islamic Academy
Southridge High School Sunset High School
Thomas Edison High School Valley Catholic School
Westview High School