Doudna cuts price due to low sales

Due to low numbers, the Doudna Fine Arts Center has decided to slash the ticket prices for the Lucky Plus Dance Company’s production of “Punk Yankees” scheduled for this weekend.

Dan Crews, director of patron services for the Doudna Fine Arts Center, said this is the first time this is being done in a last-minute attempt to increase attendance.

For their “Punk Yankees” performance, Crews said the dance theater group will integrate live performance, video and social media elements in order to explore copyright and intellectual property.

As of Wednesday afternoon, a little more than 30 tickets out of 250 total have been sold for the show.

With the discounted price, students and community members can buy two tickets for the price of one.

Per pair, general admission tickets cost $15, senior tickets cost $12 and student tickets cost $7.

Crews said he believes the timing may have contributed to the low-ticket sales.

“It got caught right behind the holidays, so people weren’t as willing to pay for the tickets then,” Crews said. “And unfortunately, they haven’t picked up since class resumed.”

The Chicago-based dance theater company will perform 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Although the center will not take any profit loss if tickets are not sold, Crews said he hopes the reduced ticket price will garner interest for the performance.

“Essentially, this group explores free speech – something we sometimes take for granted,” he said. “It would be a shame for the Eastern community to miss out on this up and coming group.”