I hate the word affordable as it is usually used to describe $300 a night hotels, however in this case it is apt. TDF is the most well-known source for less expensive tickets. 20@$20 is great for certain Off-Broadway shows. Smaller theatre companies often have a pay what you can night, where they literally allow you to give as little as a penny. If you don't have the penny, volunteer. You can usher or do other work for all kinds of theatre in order to see the show; the Fringe Festival NY is famous for their volunteer program.
2. Small Theatre companies. The Amoralists have always done interesting work and the Bats at The Flea continue to impress, season after season. I regret not seeing their Bible adaptation. These are not the places one goes to see Our Town revivals. This is interesting and often riveting work being do...
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