One of the major problems live theatre has is attracting young audiences. Producing Artistic Director Grant McGowen, a 30 under himself, is offering a program for 30-unders to receive special ticket discounts to Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre shows just by using the promo code ‘30under’.
“Our plays are relevant, entertaining, and well suited for young people. Unfortunately, many young people are head over heels in debt from student loans and would rather stream an episode of The Office from their laptops, than take a chance on seeing an unknown play with unknown actors recommended by their hip grandmother. It’s not that people my age don’t want to see theatre. It’s that there is a huge risk attached to it, and paying the water bill might just take priority,” says McGowen.
McGowen’s play Wall Street Wedding opens 2/6 at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre. McGowen says the raucous new comedy about marriage and friendships is “guaranteed laughs in these hard economic times.”