Has #PortlandTheatre hit Peak Shakespeare? We think so. The evidence seems to be everywhere. At least when it comes to asking an audience to pay money for tickets to see Shakespeare.
Tickets for TWELFTH NIGHT at Portland Shakespeare Project (full production with equity actors) have been going for $8 for weeks and you can now get CYMBELINE at Anon It Moves for FREE. That’s right – $0 on Goldstar.
Shakespeare in the park for free is fun. But beware diluting the already declining Portland appetite for theatre with shows people won’t even go see for free.
Doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with quality. Has to do with the number one question for any product: Does the audience want this?
Time to rein supply back to get in synch with actual demand.